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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2012, 08:17:01 AM »
Also, we are assuming having talented filmmakers involved, too. Hollywood is mostly known for screwing up book adaptations because so many of the filmmakers and executives don't really understand why a particular book works, or what makes a good adaptation.

Maybe that would make a fun different thread: Bad book adaptations.
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2012, 08:36:41 AM »
In your example; who would you cast in place of Pine or Stratham? Within the bounds of this thread, that's who it'll be. :)

I wouldn't cast anyone for the role because as I said I don't want any adaptation.

But to get back on the topic track, I wouldn't mind if somebody took a bad book and tried to turn it into some decent.  For example, Ice Station by Matthew Reilly or Meg by Steve Alten, two of the stupidest books I ever read.  If someone could make a good film out of them or parody the hell out of them, it would be worth it.

Or how about adapting really controversial books into the medium?  Something like Mein Kampf as a satirical musical or Das Kapital as a mockumentary starring Jack Black as Karl Marx.
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2012, 09:32:26 AM »
Mel Brooks did turn Mein Kampf into a musical.  He called it "Springtime for Hitler."  It was such a success it put Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel in prison.  ;)
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2012, 03:34:31 PM »
I would just like to point out that there are many many classic films that are adaptions of books. Like every other type of film it all depends are how good the film makers and cast are.
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2012, 09:54:26 PM »
On hard to adapt books.  I would like to see an adaptation of The Areas of My Expertise.  Yes, it doesn't really have a narrative in the traditional sense, but there are recurring narratives and stories flowing through his books and I bet if you got a really innovative team to work on it, it would be a truly unique comedy.  Of course, maybe that's simply because I want to see the war between the government and the hobos captured on film.


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2012, 10:30:02 PM »
... or Meg by Steve Alten

Meg's been in development hell forever...Sad, really. Guillermo del Toro was rumoured to be attached to it at one point. That would've been awesome.


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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2012, 09:56:07 AM »
I would like to see Meg made into a movie at some point. The book read like it was designed to be movie fodder.