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Book that needs to be a movie
« on: April 13, 2008, 12:53:04 AM »

Steven King's "The Dark Tower:  The Gunslinger"

Yeah I would probably dress up as Roland for the opening day.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 06:09:08 AM »
Good Subject!

How about Jack Lovejoy's The Hunters.

They only killed half the Dinosaurs... they made the other half watch!


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 06:30:08 AM »
This is a bit geeky of me, but if I ever got a chance to make any series of movies I wanted right now, I'd adapt the mid-90s middle-school book series, Animorphs into a six film series. I already have all six films layed out in my head, all I need are some rights and some funds. Anybody got a hundred billion dollars to spare?


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 07:54:22 AM »
Two by Bulgakov:

The Master and Margarita - They did film the Passion bits once and it's been a tv movie/mini series a number of times but I'd still like to see a film. . And hey according to IMDB one's coming in 2010 (I'm not giving them cash to find out more though)

The Heart of a Dog - which was done on Russian TV once.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 10:24:09 AM »
Paradise Lost, but only with CGI and if directed by someone compitent.

Uwe Boll and Michael Bay, GET OFF MY PLANE FILM SET


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2008, 11:05:19 AM »
I'd actually like to see few movies made from the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, and no i'm not counting the crappy PBS one where Cluny had a axe tail.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 11:13:06 AM »
Dresden Files and make it rated R.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 07:18:54 PM »
Get someone competent to make an actual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Terry Gilliam?

How long has Ender's Game been in development hell? Since forever? If you could find a way to get around all of the naked-boy-fighting, that'd be great.

OO! OOOOO!!! Bruce Campbell's MAKE LOVE! The Bruce Campbell Way would sweep the Oscars.

Actually, it reads like a movie anyhow. Take the next logical step, Hollywood. Get to work. NOW.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 08:21:49 PM »
How 'bout Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series?  Well, the early books, at least...

How long has Ender's Game been in development hell? Since forever? If you could find a way to get around all of the naked-boy-fighting, that'd be great.

I've heard it's been an issue to find kids intelligent enough to play the roles.  But, yeah, what an awesome movie that would make.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2008, 08:58:57 PM »
How 'bout Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series?  Well, the early books, at least...

How long has Ender's Game been in development hell? Since forever? If you could find a way to get around all of the naked-boy-fighting, that'd be great.

I've heard it's been an issue to find kids intelligent enough to play the roles.  But, yeah, what an awesome movie that would make.

I don't know...I love the books, but seeing a 7 or 8 year actually do the things Scott Card writes about.  I'm not sure it wouldn't look silly.  Besides, would a major studio make a picture like Ender's Game?

I'd like to see the Red Dwarf book's get made into a movie.  Not the series, which is quite different, as the books really fill in a lot of information and really expand the thing too.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2008, 09:09:29 PM »
I don't know...I love the books, but seeing a 7 or 8 year actually do the things Scott Card writes about.  I'm not sure it wouldn't look silly.  Besides, would a major studio make a picture like Ender's Game?

You're right.  To look good, it would probably have to be animated.  And even then, a stretch.  Still.  It can be done and someone should try.  Just not Disney.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 09:13:06 PM »
How 'bout Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series?  Well, the early books, at least...

How long has Ender's Game been in development hell? Since forever? If you could find a way to get around all of the naked-boy-fighting, that'd be great.

I've heard it's been an issue to find kids intelligent enough to play the roles.  But, yeah, what an awesome movie that would make.

I don't know...I love the books, but seeing a 7 or 8 year actually do the things Scott Card writes about.  I'm not sure it wouldn't look silly.  Besides, would a major studio make a picture like Ender's Game?


(*points at The Golden Compass*) Not exactly Ender's Game, but weird and problematic enough to suggest that a simpler-to-make and less controversial film like EG could get made. It's just going to take someone who has a passion for the material, and a studio willing to spend 150+ million on a movie about an unintentionally murderous child, his sociopath brother, space insects dying in a battle which was thought to be virtual (THERE's a major hurdle to overcome- how would that be shot without being changed?), and naked boys fighting in shower rooms. Unfortunately, Golden Compass killed New Line, the only studio insane enough to try something like that. Where would one find a kid with the acting ability to pull off what happens in the book without being annoying? Where would you find a director that could coax a good performance out of a kid? Could the movie be PG13? Would the studios allow more Asian kids than white? (that's something I've read Orson Scott Card complain about- the studio seriously wanted more white kids in the space ship than other nationalities- what the hell?)


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 09:22:34 PM »
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Where would you find a director that could coax a good performance out of a kid?

Could Speilberg be trusted?  I heard he got Drew Barrymore to cry in ET by telling her that her dog died.  Now, I'm not saying that's moralistic, but what a good movie scene.  And not that I'm saying he's put out much quality lately, either...

But we do need more directors capable of manipulating kids. ^_^


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2008, 09:25:59 PM »
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Where would you find a director that could coax a good performance out of a kid?

Could Speilberg be trusted?  I heard he got Drew Barrymore to cry in ET by telling her that her dog died.  Now, I'm not saying that's moralistic, but what a good movie scene.  And not that I'm saying he's put out much quality lately, either...

But we do need more directors capable of manipulating kids. ^_^

Another horrible, yet also kind of funny Speilberg moment: In The Color Purple, where Oprah gets surrounded by a bunch of white folks that are screaming at her and calling her "nigger", she had no idea that's what was going to happen in that scene. Cold, dude.

That said, considering the stories I've heard about Sam Raimi, I think he could manage it.


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Re: Book that needs to be a movie
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2008, 09:36:24 PM »
Haha!   But considering Spiderman 3, no, I don't want Raimi touching Ender.  No pun intended.