Originally Posted by archiguy
Agreed, yet we keep seeing classic old series and movies "remade". And they usually stink. Why? Not because they have a new or better way to tell the story (Battlestar Galactica being one of the few exceptions). Because of the comfort and security of name recognition. They're piggybacking off an existing brand name that people have heard of.
I think "The Last Kingdom" was a great example and a great TV series .. while Bernard Cornwell may not have the name recognition some authors have, any one of his book series would be wonderful, if properly done, for TV .. the 1990's British film series "Sharpe's (fill in the blank) is a good example of Cornwell ..
Although Cornwell tends to stay within reality .. Historical fiction, really .. I could name off any number of Fantasy fiction that would be well deserving of TV or film treatment ::
The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip
Gentlemen Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson