Well don't give up hope Hypes, 'cause my ambition is to be a movie director and my one vow is not to mutilate good literature! I've been seriously considering making movies from Mieville's stories, once I've finished all my original ideas. Also I'd love to make Discworld movies, particualrly from the Night Watch series
Myla, just wanted to say that it's cool to see someone else has read and enjoyed Mieville and MacLeod. Maybe you could check out my reviews of The Light Ages and Perdido Street Station in the Reviews section and hopefully disagree with everything i've said?
When I was searching for a graphic of the Watchmen, I stumbled into something rather surprising: after news broke that the Watchmen movie was undergoing conversion from print to the screen, someone with absolutely too much time on his or her hands decided to do a mock-up movie poster for it. I'm afraid I don't have a credit for it (if it's yours - please tell me!) but some of the character is done rather brilliantly - check out Ozymandias and Dr Manhattan - if the casting and filming is half as good as this lone poster, I could be quite happy indeed.
I was going to say the Foundation series by Asimov but I just read that they are now in pre-production! I really hope they do them right, I would hate to see these turned into popcorn flicks like I, Robot seems to be.
The movie wasn't great, but it was just so incredibly smart-alecy and funny in the way it commented on the future society that it won through for me, and the effects were fairly wondrous. Still, I wouldn't be adverse to a better one.
As for me, The Voyage Of The Space Beagle. That would be a very cool movie. Or a version of Tarzan that was both good and faithful to the book.