15 Books That Will Never Hit Theaters Thomas Pynchon's 'Gravity's Rainbow'? Not likely By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Nov 20, 2010 1:17 PM CST 12 comments Comments Don't expect to see 'Maus' coming to a theater near you. (Flickr) (Newser) – The Great Gatsby is about to get the celluloid treatment again. And while we can only hope that Baz Luhrmann does it justice, a great book does not automatically equal a great film. (The Scarlett Letter much?) The Huffington Post lists 15 novels that it considers "unfilmable": Pale Fire, by Vladamir Nabokov: Truly a riddle, this footnote-ridden book revolves around a 999-line poem. The Waves, by Virginia Woolf: It's basically six monologues, making the book one big monologue. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon: It's not the book, so much as the author, that's the issue here. A famously private recluse, HuffPo can't imagine him giving anyone the movie rights. Maus by Art Spiegelman: This Holocaust-era biography/graphic novel about Spiegelman's father depicts the Jews as mice and the Nazis as cats ... just too serious for a cartoon. Notes HuffPo, it's tough when your pitch is: "Think Schindler's List, but with dogs and reindeer." Click here for the complete list, which, of course, includes a book by James Joyce.