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Books you'd like to see made into movies
« on: June 20, 2012, 05:16:05 PM »
Invaders from the Infinite
by John W. Campbell
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The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its burden, however, was not conquest -- but a call for help! First contact was a job for the brilliant team of scientists, Arcot, Wade, and Morey,explorers of the Islands of Space. And what they learned was an offer of an alliance against an invading foe so powerful that no known force could turn them back!

i never heard of this till now but sound like a sell to me
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 05:20:48 PM »
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest - oh wait.

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest, then:

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Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

The drag queen mentioned there? An ex-Navy SEAL. Tell me that wouldn't make an awesome movie.



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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 05:27:55 PM »
rendezvous with rama. c'mon, morgan, get on that! :angry:
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 05:43:27 PM »
I would have - 20-something years ago when I first read them - liked to have seen the Admiral Thrawn Star Wars books by Timothy Zahn adapted.  All the cast would've been around the right age for it, and I remember thinking then that the book series was even better than the original trilogy.


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 06:16:50 PM »
I would love to see the Lost Swords series made into movies. Or maybe a good HBO series.



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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 06:50:37 PM »
The Stainless Steel Rat and its prequel A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 07:12:18 PM »
A Year at the Movies.



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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 04:23:48 AM »
A Year at the Movies.

This definitely.


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 11:05:05 AM »
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 02:29:23 PM »
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

They keep trying to make it and it never seems to happen.

Though it is not a perfect book, I rather like Joe R Lansdale's tongue-in-cheek horror book "the Drive-In" and think it would make a great movie.  Apparently Don Coscarelli (who has adapted Lansdale's short story "Bubba Ho-Tep") wanted to do it and even had concept art commissioned, but it never happened.

It's about a six screen drive-in threatre that suddenly gets cut off from the rest of the world by a smiling meteor during a showing of classic bloody horror films (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, the Toolbox Murders and so forth).  Cut off from the rest of the world with only candy, popcorn and soda to eat, people start turning to cannibalism.  Meanwhile, no matter what happens, the movies won't stop.

Also, if it does get made into a movie, have David Bowie's Drive-In Saturday play over the opening credits.

I'd also love to see an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's brain-twisting sci-fi/fantasy Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but I'm not sure how they'd do it, as there's actually 2 concurrent stories that alternate between chapters.

Oh, and the unfortunate passing of Ray Bradbury makes me want to see a feature length version of "Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed".  It's a pretty simple story, but it wouldn't be difficult to make a full length film of it.  Also, it should be directed by Duncan Jones.  Because all sci-fi movies should be.


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 01:54:38 PM »
Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett has had lots of starts and stops over the years with Gilliam attached to it at one point (may still be for all I know).  Would love to see this get made by the right people.

Also this would make a fun bio-pic:



Or maybe just a movie about the making of Evil Dead.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 02:24:47 PM »
Given Hollywood's track record with book to film adaptations, I'm surprised so many people want to see their favorite books turned into movies.  With few exceptions, I'd prefer my favorite books to remain as books.  In particular, I don't want Hollywood to touch The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester and Replay by Ken Grimwood because I'm worried that they'll ruin them.

Having said that, I'm not against the idea of taking a really bad book and turning it into a better movie. 


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 02:41:48 PM »

Having said that, I'm not against the idea of taking a really bad book and turning it into a better movie. 
When has that happened, though? I guess that would only happen if they got a much better writer for the screenplay than the auther was. But if the book is still the template...



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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 03:24:00 PM »
Having said that, I'm not against the idea of taking a really bad book and turning it into a better movie. 

So, a Dan Brown book, then?


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 03:30:19 PM »
No, he said a better movie.