Once upon a time Jean-Pierre Jeunet (of Amelie fame) was set to adapt this book, which would have been awesome. Since then Ang Lee's name has been attached (so has the dredded term "3D") and budget issues have set things back. Hopefully some day this project will actually come to fruition.
Margaret Atwood's tale of man-made apocalypse and its sequel are compelling (and kinda scary) books that could probably make an easy transition to the screen. The only thing about it that gives me pause are those "pigoons," which are super creepy in the books and, I would imagine, would be even creepier in film form.
Timothy Findley's take on the story of Noah's Ark is different in that it's a political allegory for gay rights specifically and civil rights in general. The role of domineering, hubris-prone Noah has Anthony Hopkins written all over it.
I read this novel recently and was startled by how direct it is given its subject matter and the year in which it came out (1952). It's a beautifully rendered story and offers two great roles for women. I'm actually really surprised that it hasn't been adapted into a film already.
Property is about slavery. It's also about women's rights and about the relationship between citizen and nation. Everyone, in some way, is treated as "property." Like The Price of Salt, the story features two great roles for women in the form of Manon and Sarah, her slave. Get on it Hollywood!