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Movies you would like to see made

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  1. avmunster

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    Was just reading up on The Hobbit and how it could be 4 years or so before they sort out the legal stuff. I would love to see this make it to the big screen.

    Was just wondering if anyone else had any stories etc they would like to see come to life?

    My kids cant wait for the Transformers `live` movie in 2007???
     
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    I was captivated by a Wilbur Smith book years ago called The Sunbird:

    "When the surrealistic pattern first shows on the screen of the darkened projection room, Dr Ben Kazin, hunchback director of an archaeological research institute fails to recognise it. Then, with mounting excitement, its significance dawns on him. For years he and his life-long friend and mentor, international financier Louren Sturvesant, have searched for firm evidence of the ancient, perhaps Phoenician civilisation which southern African oral tradition and odd archaeological relics have hinted at. Could this be it?

    In the face of superstitious resistance from their African team-members, Ben and Louren locate the cursed Hills of Blood in Botswana, and by fascinating detective-work Ben forces the bare earth to yield its secrets: an underground pool, ancient Bushman paintings, shadows thrown on the ground by moonlight ... Aided by his vivacious assistant Sally, supported by Louren, Ben overcomes all obstacles including violent encounters with African terrorists in the north, to unearth irrefutable proof of the existence of a dazzling Carthaginian settlement. But why so little trace of it? As they penetrate a secret inner sanctum in the rock, not only unimaginable treasure, but a macabre tableau offers some answers to the mystery.

    With a swoop in time, the action plunges back to the ancient world where a tragic battle for the survival of a brilliant people is played out. Tall, blond King Lannon, his hunchback poet-priest friend Huy Ben-Amon, a green-eyed priestess, and always the threat of the black hordes to the north - these are strange echoes of the modern story. Holding a 2000-year-old mirror to his tale of big-game hunting, terrorism and love, Wilbur Smith offers an intriguing solution to a mystery of African history, and brings off a masterly feat of imaginative storytelling."

    Always thought it would make agood movie but I wonder if I'd feel the same if I read it again now?
     
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    I'd love to see if they could bring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy to the silver screen - I'd be amazed if they could do it anything like the justice it deserves as well. Though I never thought someone could make a movie of the Lord of the Rings books so who knows???
     
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    What. Like this?
     
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    David Eddings Belgariad would be awesome.

    Pratchet/Gaimen Good Omens would be a Dogma beater.

    David Gemmel's Jon Shannow novels would knock Mad Max out of the water.
     
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    Any of Carl Hiassens novels for me. There similar style to elmore leonard but all based in florida and the everglades, comedy crime capers, with the added bonus of very strange characters.
     
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    I'd like to see a $150M, state-of-the-art-special-effects version of the The Tempest.

    And a sci-fi version of Hamlet. Ghost appearing on a radar monitor screen, the Norwegian captain as an 8-foot-tall battle robot (Norwegian spaceships stretching away into the distance in the background), the Gravedigger as another robot (malfunctioning a bit because of spending too much time out in the desert), etc.
     
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    Well knowing that the transferrence of to book to screen has not always a successful one I'm always a bit wary - LOTR die hard readers are still upset with the film but who cares!!

    My choices would be:
    The Times Odyssey series by Arthur C Clarke & Stanley Baxter especially the first -Times Eye

    Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Mark Haddon

    The Mahabharata - Sage Vyaas (still debated)- Ancient Indian epic
     
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    The Dark Knight Returns - now that they're getting a clue about how to do Batman this could be a great film. The storyboards already done!
     
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    Neuromancer , Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive. ( William Gibson)

    Damnation Alley ( Roger Zelazny) A proper version of the first recognisable post apocalyptic road warrior type theme. (imagine Mad Max crossed with Escape from New York...I'm looking into the rights situation on this myself). The movie with George Peppard has hardly anything in common with the book bar the title and post apocalyptic setting.

    The Player of Games (Iain M. Banks) Sci-Fi version of the Hustler ...with teeth.

    Gates of Fire (Steven Pressfield) Battle of Thermopyle although "300" based on the frank miller comic is currently in production and is essentially the same event.

    Valis : (Philip K. Dick) ...too strange to describe.

    A good film version of the Jim Chee novels ( bad version already made: The Dark Wind)

    The Krugg Syndrome (Angus McAllister) : Gregory's Girl meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers would be great to film this on location in Glasgow.

    Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) Best book I 've read in years and maybe his novella "Zodiac" as an offbeat eco-thriller comedy.
     
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    I've just finished reading this and I thought it would be good to see this in film. It would be tremendously difficult to make and I'm not sure it would be possible. For those that haven't read it, its written through the eyes of a boy with aspergers syndrome, how he sees things and why he reacts how he does. So without excessive voice overs it would be difficult.
    Great book - a challenge to a film director.
     
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    Id like to see a movie of two girls that go down my gym. [​IMG]

    :devil:
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Michael Morcock - Elric stories

    Also by same author - Michael Kane.

    I have read a lot of Michael Morcock, also he once sang with Hawkwind, think it may have been Sonic Attack.
     
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    i think i've seen that Razor - in HD and with DTS 6.1 :D all that moaning really makes the sub go "deep"..............................i'll get me coat.

    i'd like to see someone do Asimovs Foundations books - and people thought lord of the rings was unfilmable :rotfl:


    Gary
     
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    Would like to ditto Mr. D's Damnation Alley and Neuromancer. Would also love to see the once announced but then cancelled movie version of Harlan Ellison's Demon With A Glass Hand.

    Come to think of it, I would like to see a few cancelled Ellison screenplays come to the screen, including his scripts for The Spirit and I, Robot (you can read this one - available as an illustrated screenplay from Amazon. Superb - the Will Smith version lies whimpering in the corner in comparison.)
     
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    Starwars 7,8,9 :)
     
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    Seconded- It could be brilliant. It could just as easily be a huge steaming pile of poo.
    I've always liked the idea of Good Omens the Pratchett and Gaimen novel being turned into a film- would have to be British and low key to work properly however.
     
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    Discworld books. Now there's something unfilmable, without losing the innocence and humour.
     
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    Brian Lumleys "Necroscope series"

    Think someone posted a link that it might well happen a while back.

    Would love it to happen.
     
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    This immediately took my mind back to a certain Benny Hill/Hills Angels sketch.
    Anyone who saw it will know exactly what I'm talking about :devil:
     
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    i'm thinking Bob Todd?
     
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    Preacher - classic comic book fun - arseface is just the best comic character ever created :D

    An Anita Blake movie adaptation would have to be a R18 certificate cause of all the raunchy sex in the books, but I would definatly like to see a film.
     
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    :D Gary, you're a sick man :D
     
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    Staring down the barrel of my 40th, i'm thinking old! :D

    Gary
     
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    How about an English version of Band of Brothers to pay homage to all our brave boys and girls and show the world that it wasn't just the yanks who won WWII!
     
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    As much as I detest Leonardo Diwhatshisface he'd be great in this role, also it'd be cheaper as they wouldn't need any prosthetic make up.

    Val Kilmer gets my vote to play The Duke :cool: , he did a good job with Elvis and Jim Morrison. Let him play another icon of the 20th century.

    It'd be good wouldn't it though? Especially if they stuck close to the source material. As far as I'm concerned this series of books shows how desirable and dangerous the fangs and fur can be. :thumbsup:
     
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    :eek: You mean the English were involved? I thought that the Americans did everything :rolleyes:
     
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    Loads of SF still to be made into films:
    The Stainless Steel Rat series
    Eye In The Sky & Ubik (Philip K Dick)
    The Futurological Congress (Stanislaw Lem)
    Just about any Robert Sheckley story.
     

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