With the decline of the superhero movie era upon us, Hollywood will probably start relying more heavily on its other cash cow: children's books. It's obvious why children's books are lucrative: they capture a wide audience with their friendly G and PG ratings and are already universally beloved because of their book counterparts. Plenty of directors have already gone this route (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lorax, The Hobbit) and reaped the benefits, so the question is, why haven't more directors caught on? Here's a list of the best director-book pairings imaginable.
1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as adapted by Tyler Perry
Who better to direct a film about characters with never more than one distinguishing personality trait than Tyler Perry? In his version, Brown Bear (the zany Madea character) will mispronounce things and do hilarious impressions of Stuck Up Whitey. By act two, Black Dog will confess to domestic violence and all the matriarchs will wear floppy hats. And at the end, we'll see the children, and they'll see us, and the abused Yellow Duck will stand up for herself, and most of the characters will get married.