By Margaret Lyons
February 26, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Leonardo DiCaprio’s film production company is considering remaking/”rebooting” The NeverEnding Story. My first solemn wish is that they cast Mischa Barton. I’m hoping they don’t go through with this. Not because I hold that book sacred, not because the ’80s movie is a particularly excellent adaptation, not because the lesser-known sequel staring the late Jonathan Brandis is also totally acceptable, but because there are way too many other books that could make fantastic movies.

Please, instead of remaking The NeverEnding Story, how about an awesome version of A Wrinkle In Time, which has never had a decent adaptation. How about The BFG? The Giver? The Girl With the Silver Eyes (way less popular, but a personal pick)? The Egypt Game? The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)? Give these books a chance!

Instead of another film staring Falcor the Luckdragon, what kids’ book would you like to see make the leap to the big screen? Let’s pretend, for these wish-making purposes, that the adaptation would be great. C’mon, a nerd can dream…

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