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What comic/game/book do you think should be made into a movie?

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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:26 AM

MANTICHORUS


(In best Mal voice)With all this hubbub 'bout Batman Begins, I thought it mightn't be a bad idea to see what other Browncoats would like made into a movie, an' why.
(Normally) I nominate the Spectre- a really dark DC Comics character (think Batman, w/o the reluctance to kill). Created back in the 40's by the writer who created Superman, the Spectre is the most powerful superhero in the DC 'verse.
You see, this cop is gunned down by some crooks. As he's on his way to Heaven, he's given the choice of returning to Earth. He takes it, and becomes the Spectre.
Over the years, he gets darker and darker, at one point sentencing a whole country to destruction due to their rampant genocidal tendencies.
It later turns out he's the Wrath of God in mortal form. (This is all from the comics, honest.)
So amigos- what's your ideas?

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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:49 AM

KALATHENA


What an incredibly easy question. Here's my list:

In the Company of Mind by Steven Piziks

Corporate Mentality by Steven Piziks

Dreamer by Steven Harper (same guy, different pen name)

Nightmare by...well, you get the picture.

Steven is of the John Grisham school of How to Deal with Hollywood, too. Stand at the border of California; throw your manuscript to the producers; let them throw you back a big bag of money; run like hell.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 5:03 AM

HKCAVALIER


I've just rewatched a bunch of Ang Lee movies and loved them (even The Hulk, I don't know why folk hated that movie so, Nick Nolte deserved an oscar for that one). Ang Lee is such a virtuoso, working in many genres, but always making an important statement. So I'm kinda obsessed with the idea of him making a movie of Reading Lolita in Tehran. It would be like five Ang Lee movies in one. Scenes from Lolita beside scenes from The Great Gatsby beside Daisy Miller beside Pride and Prejudice all wrapped in an amazing memoir of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Now that would be a movie!

I hear they're making a movie out of His Dark Materials so yay! I'll be seeing that opening night!

Choke and Lullaby by Chuck Palawniuk would be great and disturbing as hell to see on the big screen.

I would love to see an actual Final Fantasy movie. I want chocobos and moogles and summoning spells that take five minutes to perform, gorram it! Not some silly sci-fi Ben Afleck cartoon!

HKCavalier

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Friday, June 11, 2004 5:11 AM

MANTICHORUS


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Look out for it, HKC.

Extra- I should have said TV shows as well...
I can think of one TV show I'd like to see a movie of. Don't know if y'all heard of it- it's called 'Firefly'. Lol!

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Friday, June 11, 2004 5:30 AM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


Comics: Midnight Nation by JMS is a leading contender (so is Rising Stars, but I think it's a bit harder to translate into a movie, and it's not even finished yet). Out of ongoing series, well, they're already doing mighty fine with X-Men and Spider-Man, so I'm pretty happy.

Books: I kinda wish Ender's Game would finally get made. And of course, the books from which I took my name, but I don't think they'd ever really work. I've been waiting for a good movie adaption to Neverwhere too (I've seen the miniseries, but I'd like to see it as a movie).
Really, there are so many contendors here, I could be here all day listing them.

Games: I'm not much of a video gamer, and I kinda get an instinctive fear whenever there's a video game made into a movie, because the track record has not been good. Now, there are some damn fine looking video games that I've heard of or seen on TV, so maybe that's changing, but I just have so much bad memories of things like Streetfighter, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Bros. (Though for non-video games, I wouldn't be opposed to the notion of a Delta Green movie)


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Friday, June 11, 2004 6:10 AM

HKCAVALIER


Hey Mantichorus, any word on what exacally Advent Children is gonna be? I hear it's gonna be a movie then I hear it's gonna be some kina exclusive thing-a-majig for the new playstation console coming out that it's only gonna be released in Japan, etc. What gives?

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Friday, June 11, 2004 6:26 AM

KINGOFKOINS


Hmmmm...I'd like to see the manga "Eden," by Hiroki Endo turned into a film. Very complex, very interesting. Ah, and "Bremen," by Umezawa Haruto, because it's THE PUNKROCKINGEST SERIES ON EARTH.

As far as games go, I think "Shenmue," while being incredibly difficult to do well, would make a fine film. It would just be almost impossible for it to get the respect it deserves in America.

Books...I want to see "Cats Cradle," done as a film. Also, a book that none of you ever heard of, entitled "Snail".

I don't read many American comics, but "The Walking Dead," could make the first zombie film to really rival "Dawn of the Dead," in terms of message and overall quality.


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Friday, June 11, 2004 9:34 AM

MRGREEN


The comic Sam and Max would make a good movie, they're detectives from the Spawn universe who got their own comic spinoff. Very gritty crime drama. Would probably be better as a TV series, on HBO, preferably.

Game to movie... hm, I always felt that a good game works because they are very interactive, something you lose in a movie... but if I had to pick one, I would go with a Space Quest game, probably 3. Would have to be a British production, and John Cleese needs to be in it somewhere. Or, preferably, get Monty Python together to do it!

As for a book... so few books survive the transition to film... but I think that someone should give the Wheel of Time series a try... It'd be a daunting task to try and condense it down, but I think that it would be doable. The problem would be that you would need like 10+ sequels to get the whole story (at one movie per book) that it won't ever happen.

I'll have to check out this Spectre comic, sounds interesting. Also, on the Batman note, why aren't they doing any of the Frank Miller Batman stuff!? The Dark Knight books are the best Batman out there.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 10:09 AM

FILMGODDESS


Not a big gamer but I definitely feel that they usually don't have enough story to fill a feature length film. So no Games.

Books are easy. I would want a good version of a "Wrinkle in Time" done instead of that over produced piece of crap that Disney put on TV the other night.

And anything by Chuck Pallaniuk. "Choke" and "Invisible Monsters" would be the best one's though. The good news there is that everything Chuck has written is already in some form of production. Yippee!

I'd also like to see someone do a good version of "A Brave New Word" and "1984"

Of course I can't wait for the 4th Harry Potter movie.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 10:34 AM

HKCAVALIER


Quote:

Originally posted by filmgoddess:
Not a big gamer but I definitely feel that they usually don't have enough story to fill a feature length film. So no Games.



Oh, oh, Filmgoddess, that is a very understandable and common misconception! Not all video games are driving and shoot'em up exercises in brutality. Forgive me if this is old news to you, but there's a whole genre of game mainly coming out of Japan called RPG's which encompass anywhere from 20 to 100 hours of storyline and cinematic set pieces (two or three seasons worth of the most beautiful tv shows you can imagine). Some of it is not only breathtakingly beautiful but also very heart-felt and satisfying from a literary standpoint (I've often thought of starting up a movie review style web site that focuses exclusively on the cinematic/novelistic aspects of video games).

I would never have discovered these RPG's unless I had inherited a Playstation from a friend of mine, never would have known they existed. I don't understand why game companies don't start marketing these games like movies or novels. Some of these games have beautiful trailers (which you will only find on video game web sites of course), but they never emphasize character or plot enough to make you want to find out what happens. The only way anyone seems to find out about these games is if they stumble upon them by accident--or I tell'em about it (hey, kinda like Firefly in that regard).

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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:27 AM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


Quote:

Originally posted by filmgoddess:
I'd also like to see someone do a good version of "A Brave New Word" and "1984"



I thought the 1984 version of 1984 was pretty good for the most part. Just the ending soured me some. Sadly, I think any other telling of the story would be farther off the mark.



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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:37 AM

ARDEN


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Originally posted by StarPilotGrainger:
Comics: Midnight Nation by JMS is a leading contender



I'm right there with you. I hope to work as a filmmaker some day, and I've long since decided that Midnight Nation might have to be a pet project of mine if I have the chance. I actually read the entire trade paperback in one sitting - I had a million other things to do that night, but I could not put it down. Rarely has a comic affected me so deeply, and been such a truly moving and unique story. Anyone out there who hasn't read it, give it a try. You won't regret it.

As far as other comics to get the film treatment, I'd love to see Marvel's Deadpool in his own movie. It's pretty much ready-made; humor (both light and dark) and action. It'd be fun and fantastic. Audiences tend to enjoy wisecracking heroes (ala Will Smith), and that's what Deadpool's all about.

I'd also like to see a feature version of DC's miniseries Kingdom Come, but I think that's a project that may never happen.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:37 AM

GUNRUNNER


I always thought Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising was good. I think it was one of the last good books written by him... Well The Sum of All Fears was a ok book and an ok movie with a bad lead actor.

Well this book is a bit long to be turned in to a Motion Picture but a TV mini Series would be good. Just correct some of the tech errors, don't try to squeese in Jack Ryan and it will be a fantastic movie/mini series.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:56 AM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


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Originally posted by Arden:
Quote:

Originally posted by StarPilotGrainger:
Comics: Midnight Nation by JMS is a leading contender



I'm right there with you. I hope to work as a filmmaker some day, and I've long since decided that Midnight Nation might have to be a pet project of mine if I have the chance. I actually read the entire trade paperback in one sitting - I had a million other things to do that night, but I could not put it down. Rarely has a comic affected me so deeply, and been such a truly moving and unique story. Anyone out there who hasn't read it, give it a try. You won't regret it.



I agree, it was one of the best comics I've read this past year (I only got in the last year). For those who aren't aware, it's 12 issues, a single story from beginning to end, non-superhero in nature (though supernatural), all collected into a big book now for easy purchase, written by the creator of Babylon 5, with great art. Check it out if any of that sounds interesting.

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As far as other comics to get the film treatment, I'd love to see Marvel's Deadpool in his own movie. It's pretty much ready-made; humor (both light and dark) and action. It'd be fun and fantastic. Audiences tend to enjoy wisecracking heroes (ala Will Smith), and that's what Deadpool's all about.



Actually, Deadpool is being made into a movie, from what I hear. Ryan Renolds (sp), who co-starred with Nathan Fillion on Two Guys and a Girl (and will soon be in Blade 3), will be playing the title character. I can see it. They're both funny Canadians with the same letters in their first and last name (Ryan Renolds as Wade Wilson has an odd ring to it.)

I've only read the Gail Simone issue of Deadpool, but I did like that, so I might give the movie a try.

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I'd also like to see a feature version of DC's miniseries Kingdom Come, but I think that's a project that may never happen.



I haven't gotten around to reading Kingdom Come, but I'm not too big on DC in general. From what I understand of it, yeah, doesn't look like it'd be too easy, except perhaps as a animated movie on TV or something.


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Friday, June 11, 2004 11:58 AM

FIREFLEW


Books:

I'd like to see a film version of Don Quixote - a good version though, not some spit up, crunched up hollywood .

I think a film version of the His Dark Materials trilogy (Phillip Pullman) would be good - if you know, done correctly, not just some hollywood drivel.


Games:

Hmm... Besides obvious (FF Series) I'd say Planescape: Torment - such a fantastic story, with some just - words cannot describe it's greatness.

Also good, Metal Gear Solid 2 would be a good film - hell, it practically is a film.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 12:13 PM

SIMONF


'Silent Hill' on the Playstation and PS2 done properly as a movie would be mind blowing. The only game series that has scared the heck out of me. Apparently it's being optioned as a movie but I reckon it will be the same anti climax that Resident Evil was on the big screen,

Comic book wise. 'Y the last Man' or 'Fables' would be great as movies. I would love to see Mark Waid's 'Empire' made but it would come over better as a tv mini series. Oh and anything Warren Ellis has written would be amazing on the big screen.

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Friday, June 11, 2004 3:11 PM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


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Originally posted by Fireflew:
Hmm... Besides obvious (FF Series) I'd say Planescape: Torment - such a fantastic story, with some just - words cannot describe it's greatness.



I never got around to playing Planescape Torment, but a movie set in the Planecape 'universe' would be awesome. That was probably my favorite tabletop D&D settings.

Star Pilot Grainger

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Friday, June 11, 2004 4:15 PM

NARMANOV


pullman's dark materials trilogy, already suggested but much anticipated...

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Friday, June 11, 2004 5:16 PM

GREGGALLINSON


The Bag Online Adventures of Coheed and Cambria, by Coheed and Cambria, as well as The Stars by Destination by Alfred Bester (with Ewan McGregor as Gully Foyle, Malcolm McDowell as Presteign of Presteign, and David Warner as Saul Dagenham).

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Saturday, June 12, 2004 3:35 AM

FIREFLEW


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Originally posted by StarPilotGrainger:

I never got around to playing Planescape Torment, but a movie set in the Planecape 'universe' would be awesome. That was probably my favorite tabletop D&D settings.

Star Pilot Grainger



Ah you really should, it's a fantastic game.

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Originally posted by Narmanov
pullman's dark materials trilogy, already suggested but much anticipated...



Have they done something about it? That'd be great. I met him actually a while ago - I shoulda suggested it.... Ah well, it's up to Film people generally for films....

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Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:11 AM

MANTICHORUS


Quote:

Originally posted by HKCavalier:
Hey Mantichorus, any word on what exacally Advent Children is gonna be? I hear it's gonna be a movie then I hear it's gonna be some kina exclusive thing-a-majig for the new playstation console coming out that it's only gonna be released in Japan, etc. What gives?

HKCavalier

Hey, hey, hey, don't be mean. We don't have to be mean, because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.



RE: FF7:AC
The official word from Square is that it's a DVD movie release set two years after the end of the game. The only confirmed returning characters at this point are Cloud, Barret, Marlene, Tifa, Vincent, and Reno and Rude.

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Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:15 AM

MANTICHORUS


Quote:

Originally posted by Fireflew:
Also good, Metal Gear Solid 2 would be a good film - hell, it practically is a film.



Check out: http://archive.gamespy.com/articles/march04/dice/converge/
About halfway down the page, it mentions that David Hayter (the voice of Solid Snake, and script writer for the X-Men films) is approaching Universal about making a MGS movie.

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Sunday, June 13, 2004 3:27 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I'm not into either games or comics. Got nothing against them, just never caught the spark from them. I read a lot, mostly SF and a bit of fantasy, so here's what I would like to see adapted.

Allies and Aliens by Roger MacBride Allen
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The War Against the Chtorr by David Gerrold
Not This August by Cyril Kornbluth
Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Little Heroes by Norman Spinrad
Steel Beach by John Varley
Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
+ practically everything by Robert Heinlein




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Sunday, June 13, 2004 4:05 AM

ARCBEATLE


Quote:

Originally posted by filmgoddess:
Not a big gamer but I definitely feel that they usually don't have enough story to fill a feature length film. So no Games.

Books are easy. I would want a good version of a "Wrinkle in Time" done instead of that over produced piece of crap that Disney put on TV the other night.

And anything by Chuck Pallaniuk. "Choke" and "Invisible Monsters" would be the best one's though. The good news there is that everything Chuck has written is already in some form of production. Yippee!

I'd also like to see someone do a good version of "A Brave New Word" and "1984"

Of course I can't wait for the 4th Harry Potter movie.

"You can't take the sky from me."



ps: the disny version of that movie is actually 2 hours shorter then the REAL one, which was only shown in europe, yet in theateres (a year or two ago) I hope the REAL movie comes to DVD here soon, I hope its better!

Also, a close bet to 1984 is "Equilibrium"(as said by like 84 of my freinds...) I havent actually seen it I admit, but simplyform what Ive heard its like 1984 and farenheit 451 put in a blender, as soon as I get a job I'm getting it from Amazon.com...

If people only beleive wahts in a movie, their damn well sure beleiving Serenity.

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Sunday, June 13, 2004 5:14 AM

EST120


i would have to vote for the final fantasy games (if they are done better than the last movie) but with the colossal box office failure of spirits within, i think that idea will never happen (how in the world can you spend $130 million and only make $30 million?! )

another game i would love to see as a movie would be the curse monkey island from lucas arts. perhaps with the success of the pirates of the carribean movie, movie people might consider it.


my choice, though i may get ridiculed, is the star of the guardians trilogy by margaret weis. i have no idea who would play the parts and i have no idea if it would work as a movie. if i were a billionaire (and i might be someday), i would have the movies made just for myself!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:31 PM

MANTICHORUS


A new idea from me- Y: The Last Man, a graphic novel/ comic series published by Vertigo. Here's a quote from the GN:
"A plague struck without warning and without mercy, all across the globe. Every mammal on Earth that bore a Y chromosone died in a matter of seconds. Out of billions of animals, only two were spared- a human named Yorick Brown, and his pet monkey, Ampersand. Why they survivied is a mystery."
Sounds like a helluva plot for a movie, doesn't it?

NB- I just found this site : http://www.efavata.com/CBM/Ylastman.htm
Someone's already ahead of me...


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MAL: Just the ones I'm better than." -Shindig.
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SIMON: Yes, I'm very proud." -Safe.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:30 AM

NUISANCE


I'd like to see American Gods turned into a movie, but they'd probably f--- it up. All those details included in the text were an important part of what made the book good. I'm not sure if they'd be able to translate it into a movie. The Neil Gaiman written item that I'd like to see as a movie: something set in the Sandman series. They would run the risk of being too faithful to the graphic novels creating a "been there, done that" feeling.

When I read an exceptionally good book, I tend to think, "They shouldn't make this into a movie because they'd ruin it." So, I'm probably not the best person to ask. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way....

I'd like to see a Pern novel on the big screen. I'd probably go with Dragonflight or part of the Harper Hall trilogy. In case anyone is lost, look up Anne McCaffrey.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:49 AM

MANTICHORUS


Check this out...: http://www.thezreview.co.uk/comingsoon/d/death.htm
Neil Gaiman's currently working on a movie version of Death: The High Cost of Living, which I think will be a must for all Sandman fans...
Not to forget Constantine, a Hellblazer movie... But I'm a bit pessimistic about this one. Keanu Reeves as John Constantine? (Hmm, black haired American guy to play blonde Cockney bloke...)
One last thing, Gaiman's BBc series Neverwhere is now out on DVD. http://www.neilgaiman.com/exclusive/NeverwhereDVD.asp

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"BADGER: You think you're better than other people.
MAL: Just the ones I'm better than." -Shindig.
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"MAL: Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.
SIMON: Yes, I'm very proud." -Safe.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 1:41 AM

NUISANCE


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Mantichorus wrote:
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 00:49
Check this out...: http://www.thezreview.co.uk/comingsoon/d/death.htm
Neil Gaiman's currently working on a movie version of Death: The High Cost of Living, which I think will be a must for all Sandman fans...



I checked out the site you mentioned, but since the tidbit was out of date as well as sketchy I had to seek confirmation (which I got on Neil Gaiman's website in the FAQs). Meanwhile, I looked at IMDb to see what they had to say about Neil. They report that the following titles are in various stages of production: Coraline, Good Omens, Books of Magic, and MirrorMask. They aren't the ones I would have chosen, but I'll see them if they get made.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 3:38 AM

ARAWAEN


I have to agree with Planescape, though hopefully they would do it more intelligently than the so-called Dungeons & Dragons movie.

I would also like to see a faithful adaptation of Lucifer's Hammer by Niven and Pournelle.

I also cannot fathom why no movie has been made of the Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Boroughs. They should also remake Land that Time Forgot.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 5:10 AM

CYBERSNARK


I'd love to see a Legend of Zelda animé miniseries/movie (not the american cartoon from the 80s). Heck, do two of them: an adaptation of Ocarina of Time and another for Majora's Mask.

Preferably done by CLAMP (the studio behind Cardcaptor Sakura and Angelic Layer), because of their skill with drawing ten-year-olds who look like ten-year-olds, non-spiky hair, and finally because CCS and AL have some of the best-animated fight scenes I've ever seen (Mei-lin vs the Fight Card is like some pre-teen version of The Matrix )

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 5:26 AM

ANTHONYT

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The Fallout series of PC games (not that Xbox nonsense) had a well defined universe and well developed characters, and I think it could translate well to a movie or movie trilogy.

(Something a shade better than Mad Max.)

--Anthony

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 6:12 AM

CHANNAIN

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Quote:

Originally posted by HKCavalier:
I hear they're making a movie out of His Dark Materials so yay! I'll be seeing that opening night!

Hey, hey, hey, don't be mean. We don't have to be mean, because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

"No matter where you go... there you are..."

I started reading Dark Materials, but there was much going on so I had to put it down and never found my way back to it. I did read enough to know it definitely needs to be made into a movie.

Lately I've been reading "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind and caught myself wondering who would be best to play the hero, Richard. I go back and forth between Tom Welling and our own Nathan Fillion, until I realize that seeing a movie made of this book would probably just get me steamed. I'm not automatically expecting it to be bad, it's just that the book is so FULL of so many details that I'd spend the whole time wondering over the decisions they made about what to add and what to keep out.

There was supposed to be another Buckaroo Banzai movie, once upon a time, and a series too. Sometimes the whole business sucks rocks, doesn't it?

"Where are we going?!"

We have art so as not to die of truth ~ Neitzsche
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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:11 AM

PEDME84


alas, the only comic book i've ever read is Fray. and i was a deprived child who wasn't allowed to play nintendo when i was a kid, so now i'm gaming stupid and can't play video games. i swear, i'd be on the first level for at least a year. but i have friends who are gamers and they've told me about games like final fantasy. i agree that would be a good movie. spirits within combined american and japanese storytelling techniques, and that just didn't work. but picking one and going with it would work!

but books! i do read books! i want lloyd alexander movies! his books were my harry potter. i have three fantasy projects that i would try to do if i ever got success as a writer (not including my personal projects). one is to adapt the Illyria Adventure for film.

if somebody else ever does it, i'm going to be so unbelievably distraught



- emily

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Monday, June 21, 2004 11:17 PM

MANTICHORUS


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
I'd love to see a Legend of Zelda animé miniseries/movie (not the american cartoon from the 80s). Heck, do two of them: an adaptation of Ocarina of Time and another for Majora's Mask.

Preferably done by CLAMP (the studio behind Cardcaptor Sakura and Angelic Layer), because of their skill with drawing ten-year-olds who look like ten-year-olds, non-spiky hair, and finally because CCS and AL have some of the best-animated fight scenes I've ever seen (Mei-lin vs the Fight Card is like some pre-teen version of The Matrix )

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Hmm, yeah, a LoZ series would be good, as long as it was a Japanese studio that did it, not just an American one who mimics the Japanese style (God Almighty, those are K-RAP!).

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Friday, July 2, 2004 3:13 AM

RAVENMYTH


I haven't been into many games and comics were awhile ago ( thought x-men were great even if they weren't exactly like the comics) but there are alot of books I would love to see made into films and most of them would be by Anne McCaffrey. She is by far my favorite author, any of the Pern books would be great, my favorite would be Moreta. Also some of her other series like The Tower and Hive series,Petaybee series,Freedom's Landing, Brain and Brawn, Pegasus.
Non-McCaffery books would be Dust by Charles Pellegrino, Witch World by Andre Norton, any Lazarus novel by Heinlein.
The ability to do so much more special effects could mean any SF novel could be done successfully. I loved Children of Dune and thought it was excellant.

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Friday, July 2, 2004 4:38 AM

RIVERCHILD


I just posted something similar on another thread called "Jewel in Cyberdrome", but then I saw this thread. There is an illustrated story being created by a fellow browncoat named JavidRho that would make an excellent movie (or TV series or cable miniseries, etc.) It is the first book in a series called Cyberdrome and can be seen/read at www.cyberdrome.org (note that the site is being rebuilt and will be back up on monday the 5th according to the author). The story is illustrated so reading it is kind of like watching a movie.

It has a large cast of characters (like our beloved Firefly) and deals with a number of personal and family issues (also like firefly). The setting, however, is nothing like Firefly so don't do there if you don't like topics like virtual reality, artificial life forms, and other high tech things.

RiverChild

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Friday, July 2, 2004 5:16 AM

EGGBERT315


Comics:
Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis
Preacher by Garth Ennis


I don't want a movie made from Watchmen by Alan Moore. I just don't think Hollywood would ever find a way to do it justice.

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Friday, July 2, 2004 7:38 AM

RADHIL


I'd third (or are we on fourth) the Midnight Nation movie. Incredible story, incredible world, incredible ending. As good as any moving novel or
gripping TV show I've ever had.

I read a blurb on aintitcool (hell that that site is, it's occasionally good for news) that a director was interested in it. Not sure if anything ever became of it though.

Rising Stars, for those who've mentioned it along with Nation, actually had a script written for it's first installment on big screen. That script and the movie plans was the source of so much controversy with Joe Straczynski that he pulled his own comics scripts, which is why the comic is still unfinished. I hear tell the last issues will now be out this fall sometime.

Radhil Trebors
Persona Under Construction

EDIT - Also, has anyone seen that Neverwhere series? Is it any good? I'd probably try and pick it up if it were worth it.

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Friday, July 2, 2004 8:22 AM

STARPILOTGRAINGER


I've seen Neverwhere.. it's.. well, not bad. The book's better, as is usually the case, and it suffers a bit from low-budget. I enjoyed it, but if you've already read the book other than the enjoyment of seeing it come alive (and it's fairly close to the book), it may not be worth it on its own.

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"Remember, the enemy's gate is down."
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Friday, July 2, 2004 10:09 AM

DUCESTECUM


Dragonriders of Pern please

"And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling"

Mal Train Job

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Friday, July 2, 2004 12:05 PM

DECKROID


As it turns out, they are making a movie out of my favorite comic... Sin City.

Best quote from Sin City...

"Sometimes helping out a friend means killing a whole lot of people."

Books... welll, I can think of a few thousand, but its nice to see that Harsh Mistress will finally come to the theater... even though they killed Starship Troopers. The movie was ok, but it wasn't the book! I guess I would like to see the first DragonLance series get the Lord of the Rings treatment. Just the first triliogy. After the Twins triliogy, the whole series went to go se.

Games to movies are hard for me to say. I like games, I like movies. I think the two ought to be kept separate. Kinda like how they keep taking 60s and 70s TV shows and making them into movies... STOP IT!!! The shows weren't that great to start with! What's next? Gilligan's Island?!? How about this, Hollywood.... try something original! Oh, wait. You can't. You are a business and like to earn money where it has been made before... heh heh heh... oops.

Sorry for drifting into rant mode...



I call her "Vera"

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Friday, July 2, 2004 1:08 PM

LUPINADDAMS



To sum up how bad the Keanu/Constantine flick will be;
John Constantine being made into an American with a Holy Shotgun is roughly as blasphemous to comic fans as the new Superman movie having Kal-El be raised as French...

...and as for the comic I want to see as a movie (or series of movies/adult HBO show etc)... unquestionably The Invisibles by Grant Morrison. It would be the movie the Matrix series should have been but never even got close to.

Don't even get me started on great SF novels that need filmed...

"You are what you do."
Andrew Vacchs

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Friday, July 2, 2004 1:10 PM

LUPINADDAMS


For all the Midnight nation fans (and I am one, bigtime)
"Shah, shah. Shah, shah. Shahshahshahshahshahshah...'


"You are what you do."
Andrew Vacchs

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Friday, July 2, 2004 6:14 PM

THELION


I'd like to see the Sword of Truth series as a movie. It's not terribly likely, as the author is somewhat reclusive, still, I think that if the movie stayed true to the books it would be epic on the scale of Lord of the Rings.

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Friday, July 2, 2004 6:43 PM

RADHIL


Quote:

Originally posted by LupinAddams:
For all the Midnight nation fans (and I am one, bigtime)
"Shah, shah. Shah, shah. Shahshahshahshahshahshah...'


"You are what you do."
Andrew Vacchs



That damn near killed me when I read that bit. I was rolling. Who says evil can't do Disney...

JMS and Whedon are rather similar geniuses, just in different styles. All I need is that "make everything dark but then tell a joke" to pop up at the top. I'd love to see them work together on something some day.

Radhil Trebors
Persona Under Construction

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Saturday, July 3, 2004 4:51 AM

JUMPY


Splinter Cell is all I can think of right now.

WAIT! How about Spider-ma.....oh never mind.


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Saturday, July 3, 2004 4:54 AM

DRACOS


Comics: More Hellboy dammit!

Games: The Fallout series, deffinately. I'd also love to see Planescape. The Baldur's Gate games too, but as a series so we can get all of the story and the really cool side-quests. Deus Ex, and Half-life if someone can do those well.

Books: Stephen King's Dark Tower series, The Rest of the Hitchhiker's Guide series, just about anything by Rob Salvatore, Dragonlance (core trilogy), and the Myst trilogy by Rand Miller and Robin Wingrove (or just Book of Ti'ana).

Is that it? Yeah, I think so.

-Dracos

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I wont play silly games."
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Saturday, July 3, 2004 5:00 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Dracos:
Comics: More Hellboy dammit!

According to Ron Perlman, they are indeed hard at work on the sequel (as of a few months ago).

He says that the script is even better than the first, but then don't all actors say that?

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Saturday, July 3, 2004 7:50 AM

ANKHAGOGO


Quote:

Originally posted by Dracos:
Books: Stephen King's Dark Tower series




I definitely agree in theory;but I'm always paranoid with my favourite books that it will be crap on the screen. Peter Jackson proved me wrong, but he is the exception.

Comics: Preacher. They keep talking about this, and there is an entry on IMDb for it. But James Marsden as Jesse Custer makes about as much sense as Keanu Reeves as John Constantine. I think I might rather see it anime. And I don't think that in this country a decent movie of Preacher could be made. Too much "blasphemy" -- Americans can take the killin', but mainstream doesn't wanna hear anyone talk about what a bleeping bleeper God is, especially a Texas boy in a collar.

"Well personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon."

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