Hmmm…interesting thread…Well lets see if my understanding is in line:
Well let me say this, I would take over Gonzo, anyone that has seen Last Exile or Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo will know why. They have a talent for making very beautiful series and overall (minus a few bad series I can think of) are a good production studio. As far as what I would adapt (also assumes three from each grouping is acceptable )…
From video games I would pick
- Assassin’s Creed, I live action series that can have deep twisting plots and the medieval ages is one of my favorite time frames. This would be an awesome game to adapt, even if the story in the game maybe lacking.
- Shadow of the Colossus, this game was really fun but left out so much of the story (which you wanted to know)…with no sequel that I know of in sight I would like to see this turned into a series and expanded upon.
- Metal Gear, who doesn’t love this series of games? Pick any one of them and you will have more DVD pressings then you can handle.
From Books/Literary works:
- The Man in the Iron Mask, well I am a big Alexandre Dumas fan (the guy who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo) so I would say this book of his would also do well as a series. Deep plot and numerous twists coupled with loads of action and supense.
- The Black Tulip, yes another Alexandre Dumas book but this one is more like Le Chevalier D'Eon in the since it is about a brutal murder and has a deep love story. A little short compared to his other works but it is also very different in nature.
- Odyssey, yes a POEM! But this poem is far more like a novel then most poems or novels ever could be…If you have read or studied the Odyssey then you will know why I picked it. Greek mythology at it’s finest.
From Production stuff (movies/tv series)
- X-Files, I am watching Mushi-shi and that is the closest thing to the X-files in an anime adaptation I have seen, given how great Mushi-shi is….this series is a no brainer.
- Casablanca, a classic in every since of the word. It would be nice to see a fresh adaptation on this masterpiece. It has everything one could want in it from a plot stand point and then there is the romantic aspects for all you ladies out there
- The Godfather, yes mafia action at it’s finest…Gungrave is the only really good mafia anime I can think of (and it is vastly under rated IMO) so this would be a great work to turn into an anime.
So there you have it my picks