Saturday, November 22, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Dream Movie

Amy's Saturday question :

We've been blessed to finally start seeing some of our favorite Christian books come to life on film. So far, these have been largely low budget films, but they generally get the heart of the books across. But my question for you is...if you had an unlimited budget, what Christian fiction book would you like to see made into a film? Who would you cast in the main roles? Would you have a preference on director? Any songs you'd like to see on the soundtrack?

Oh wow, I love this question. I am going to be a bit selfish here and say my own book! LOL. So, this is really MY Dream Movie! Hee hee. Some of you have read my book, others will have to wait until we publish it in August. Anyway, the title is F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Be Careful What You Wish For. It is a Teen Fantasy. If you want to read the first chapter, you can go HERE. (I just finished doing a photo shoot of a girl that is PERFECT for the cover. I also did another shoot of her for the second book's cover. She is just SO cute! Okay, I'm calming down...a little. Hee hee.

I have thought about who I'd cast if I had the say in it, but I realize that it should be a relatively unknown cast. Sort of like Harry Potter and Star Wars had fresh talent. My dream would be someone like a young Hilary Duff as the main character, Mellie. She's spunky and funny, but can also deliver a tear or two.

For her best friend, Lizzy, a flower fairie, I would choose someone like Christy Carlson Romano. She is just adorable. I could totally see her all green with emerald colored curly hair.

Amanda Bynes would make a great Zandra, the she-elf, who is a bit ditsy but really sweet. Amanda plays cute and quirky really well.

I haven't thought about the love interest, Spike. He's an with spiky hair. Any ideas?

I'd love the director from the Lord of the Rings. Hey, I think BIG! :-D

Songs. I have so many that would be great...but I think Chris Rice's Candlesong is just perfect for the credits at the end. There is one part where Mellie is running and Psalm 23 goes through her head. I know there are several versions of that song that would work well. I like the Harry Potter soundtrack with the tinkling and majestic overtones...something like that in the beginning would be really cool.

Now that I've talked your ear off about my passion, I'd love to hear your comments! If you've read the story, who would you pick? And what music?


Sunny said...

Cant wait for you book to come out! I can definitely see Hilary Duff in a book about fairies!

Pam said...

This sounds like a book my daughter would love. She loves teen fantasy and books about fairies.
Not sure who should be cast, but an unknown cast, using lots of fresh talent, sounds good to me.

Smilingsal said...

How dreamy would that be: to cast your own book into a film with a BIG budget! Please come see my answer.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Oh Mimi - how fun!! I sure hope your book will come through on a WildCard Tour and that I can get in on it!!

I LOVE Amanda Bynes - she had done some really cute movies, and I loved her on What I Like About You - the show didn't last long enough!

:) Wendi

crittyjoy said...

What fun Mimi...and I think given the choice you should definitely choose your own book :o) And Peter Jackson as the director would ROCK! (ok so I am a huge LOTR fan so...)


I am off to read your first chapter now :o)


Kay said...

I might have to drop by to see this one. Can you get me a free ticket?