Nine Fairytales I want to be Retold
Hello, fellow Top Ten Tuesday participants. Or readers. Whichever you may be, welcome. Today, we get a super fun topic: FAIRYTALES. I mean, really, is there any genre more perfect? There's enchanting things and spells going on, adventures to be journeyed through, poison apples to be conjured, kick-butt heroines and heroes, creepy villains to thwart, and occasionally, that one kiss that conquers any and all magic.
There was a variety of things we could talk about within this topic, and because I'm planning on putting together a YA fairytale re-telling list for an article, either this or next month (which won't be appearing here, but on Silver Petticoat), I chose to talk about fairytales I'd like to see more of or the fairytales I want your recommendations for (i.e., which re-tellings within the story do you recommend?). In other words, these aren't necessarily my favorite fairytales ever or the only stories I like in the genre, rather they're stories I'd like to see adapted or as I already said, see more book re-telling's of.
The official Broke and Bookish August 4th topic:
Ten Fairytale Retellings I've Read/Want To Read
(or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love)
Beauty and the Beast
There are a lot of these out there, but considering the live-action film adaptation coming in 2017, I'm beyond excited for this story again. Sure, I always loved it, but with its impressive cast (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thomason, Luke Evans), I have extremely high hopes for the film.
Which re-telling's do YOU like and recommend?
Before you wonder at my crossing the lines between fairytales and legends, I know, technically this isn't considered a fairytale. But I couldn't resist adding it. I adore the story, but haven't really found a TV or film (and certainly not a book) version I 100% like. This is perhaps why I'm beyond excited for Guy Ritchie's (the man behind Sherlock Holmes with RDJ and the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E.) upcoming adaptation. It sounds amazing and its cast is shaping up to be pretty great.
Beyond that... any recommendations are welcome.
The Frog Prince
This is one I'm not all that familiar with... because I've not really read or seen anything based on it.
The Little Mermaid
I've been told by people in the know (a.k.a. my parents) that Disney's Little Mermaid was my favorite as a kid. I do like the story, so seeing Disney adapt this as a live-action film would be amazing. When I get caught up, I do anticipate seeing how ABC's Once Upon A Time tells the tale.
This isn't really a story on its own, rather a character who appears in fairytales like Cinderella. But Disney is rumored to be making a (live-action) film that centers on Prince Charming. Um, yes, please! I would love this, especially after the brilliant re-make we had earlier this year of Cinderella.
Want to talk casting ideas? They are most welcome. Chat them up down below.
After seeing a glimpse of Rapunzel in Into the Woods, seeing her story come alive on the big-screen would be amazing. Of course, Tangled is darling, but with all of these live-action films finding their way to production, I could see this story doing well.
Any book recommendations that re-tell the Rapunzel lore?
Again, not really a fairytale in the traditional sense, however it's a kind of "folk lore" legend, and I'm going with it. This one makes the list because there's also no version I am completely happy with. I loved the first season of BBC's take, but it kind of fell apart in later years.
Much as I liked Disney's Maleficent, I'd like to see them - or any production company, re-tell this fairytale more traditionally al-la 2015's Cinderella (Disney). Aurora was more afterthought in this film or a supporting character because Angelina Jolie's Maleficent was center stage. It was lovely because it gave us a new, more unique angle, but still, I wouldn't mind a classic adaptation.
Twelve Dancing Princesses
Don't really know much about this story to be honest... but it's an "unknown" and seeing it adapted would be amazing. Simply because, it's a fairytale.
There's my Top Ten Tuesday ramble for this week.
What about you? What topic did you feature for your list this week?
Share any of your thoughts on fairytales, recommendations, favorites or anything, plus don't forget your Top Ten Tuesday links. I wanna' visit.
(PS; there is also talk of an upcoming remake of Mulan. That's pretty epic!)