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#1 Jul 07 2009 at 12:45 PM Rating: Good
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Any books you've been reading where you could almost taste the details and wished to see certain events in the book unfold with the latest special effects and actors? Ever read a book and imagined certain characters to be certain celebrities from movies?

After having read the Age of the Five trilogy (fantasy) by Trudi Canavan, I realized that the books would be absolutely perfect on screen. All those special effects, the landscape, the characters. Almost made me want to be a director just so I could see it happen (though I'd probably make an Uwe Boll-ish terribad product).

Also, Insomnia by Stephen King is one of my all-time favorite books (one of the few I've read more than once) and every time I read it, I see certain celebrities as the characters in the book. I've heard rumors that they're making a film, but IMDb.com has nothing on it yet.

So, have you read any books lately where you found yourself wanting to see the movie - even if it didn't exist (yet)?
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#2 Jul 07 2009 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
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Not a book so much as a gaming world. With the success of the now 2 Transformers movies, I'd love to see a Mechwarrior/Battletech/Robotech movie made. But hopefully not by the same people that made that Dungeons and Dragon movie.
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#3 Jul 07 2009 at 3:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not a book so much as a gaming world. With the success of the now 2 Transformers movies, I'd love to see a Mechwarrior/Battletech/Robotech movie made. But hopefully not by the same people that made that Dungeons and Dragon movie.


Or that Dragonlance "movie". Smiley: disappointed It made the Dungeons and Dragons movie look amazing in comparison.

edit: I was going to say that I'd love to see His Majesty's Dragon as a movie because I love that book (read it three times so far and the library is starting to call asking me to please return it) but then I realized it probably is a little too slow to make a great movie. Even if pretty much anything involving the dragons would be awesome.

So this would be my pick.

I need to stop hitting "edit" instead of "preview". <.<


Edited, Jul 7th 2009 4:29pm by isyris
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#4 Jul 07 2009 at 6:21 PM Rating: Good
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The Wind on Fire trilogy would make a good series of films, which is unsurprising given that the author used to write scripts.
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#6 Jul 07 2009 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
I'd like The Road to actually be released so I can compare it too the book.
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#7 Jul 08 2009 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Kastigir wrote:
Not a book so much as a gaming world. With the success of the now 2 Transformers movies, I'd love to see a Mechwarrior/Battletech/Robotech movie made. But hopefully not by the same people that made that Dungeons and Dragon movie.


I always liked that first Dungeons and Dragons movie. I know I'm pretty much the only one who does though.


As for a book, I'ld love to see Zelazny's Great book of Amber brought to the big screen. That could be quite good.
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#9 Jul 08 2009 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies of course. Happy to hear that a movie might actually be in the works for that one.

I'd also be interested in seeing an adaptation of Mistborn, I think the magic system they have (something to do with alchemy/metals, it's been awhile since I've read it) would lend itself well to the big screen.
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If they were done well, Eldest and Brisingr are some I'd like to see.
The Bitterwood/Dragonforge books are something I wouldn't mind seeing either, again if it was done well.
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#11 Jul 08 2009 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series. It'd be refreshing to see a vampire movie with a strong female lead for a change, and for books written for a teen audience, they're surprisingly creative.

Also, with all the making movies out of 80's cartoons, I want to see a She-ra Princess of Power movie! But only if they can make it decent... Although most likely they'd want to make a He-man movie first, since he's her brother and all.
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#12 Jul 08 2009 at 10:48 PM Rating: Good
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Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series.


I read those like, 15 years ago. The first few were pretty good, but the last couple sucked pretty hard.
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#13 Jul 09 2009 at 12:18 AM Rating: Good
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Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series.


I read those like, 15 years ago. The first few were pretty good, but the last couple sucked pretty hard.


That made me giggle.


Anyway, after what they made Legend of the Seeker, all my hopes for adaptations have been dashed.
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It'd be refreshing to see a vampire movie with a strong female lead for a change.


Underworld

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Also, with all the making movies out of 80's cartoons, I want to see a She-ra Princess of Power movie! But only if they can make it decent... Although most likely they'd want to make a He-man movie first, since he's her brother and all.


Masters of the Universe


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Dolph Lundgren was awesome.
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#16 Jul 09 2009 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
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There were rumors of HBO making a series out of "A Song of Ice and Fire" which I was rather interested in. I haven't heard anything about it quite awhile though. I wonder if they're still going to do it?

Edit: Hmm, I just got curious and started to look around. Apparently they are still planning on it and have a the pilot in the works. It looks like it'll be awhile yet before they even start shooting though, so like the books, we have to wait.

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#17 Jul 09 2009 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know why I forgot about Underworld, those are some of my favorite movies... I don't know that I'd agree with Queen of the Damned though, since Aaliyah's character is evil and all.

Didn't know about the Master's of the Universe movie though, that's interesting. They'd probably still want to make a new updated one though, before they made a She-ra one as it doesn't look like that was very popular.
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#18 Jul 09 2009 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
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The dragon riders of Pern would be a great series on HBO or the like.

The Preacher would be great as well.
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
I don't know why I forgot about Underworld, those are some of my favorite movies... I don't know that I'd agree with Queen of the Damned though, since Aaliyah's character is evil and all.


Evil or not Aaliyah was still the strong female lead in that movie. You can't change the casting just because the character's alignment is opposite of yours.
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The dragon riders of Pern would be a great series on HBO or the like.


Didn't they try that already? I seem to recall hearing something like that, anyway.
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#21 Jul 09 2009 at 9:33 PM Rating: Good
Preacher, the comic, is in development for HBO.
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#22 Jul 09 2009 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
I don't know why I forgot about Underworld, those are some of my favorite movies... I don't know that I'd agree with Queen of the Damned though, since Aaliyah's character is evil and all.


Evil or not Aaliyah was still the strong female lead in that movie. You can't change the casting just because the character's alignment is opposite of yours.


True enough. Perhaps I should have clarified with saying strong and positive.
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PigtailsOfDoom wrote:
I don't know why I forgot about Underworld, those are some of my favorite movies... I don't know that I'd agree with Queen of the Damned though, since Aaliyah's character is evil and all.

Didn't know about the Master's of the Universe movie though, that's interesting. They'd probably still want to make a new updated one though, before they made a She-ra one as it doesn't look like that was very popular.


Dolph Lundgren stars as He-Man. That should say enough though, he might have an engineer's degree, his movies never were all that good. (apart from one or two) Although I believe that they wanted to do the movie completely different but got stuck with a very low budget, forcing them to make the movie they did.

So yes, perhaps a remake would be nice of that movie.

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Yes, and then they can make a She-ra movie. =x Although, I can't really think of any youngish actresses that are blonde that could pull off playing Adora. The first one that pops into my head is Hillary Duff, and that would make me die a lot inside. I read on the link to the old Masters of the Universe movie that they were considering Bridgiett (sp?) Nielsen for Adora if the MotU film had been successful enough to make a She-ra spin off, but that would have just been weird... granted the only way I really know her is from The Surreal Life and her relationship with Flava Flav, so my perception of her may be quite screwed up.
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#25 Jul 11 2009 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Or that Dragonlance "movie". Smiley: disappointed It made the Dungeons and Dragons movie look amazing in comparison.



I know. My God, what were they thinking, they should have given it to someone who either read the books or knew how to make a movie. Personally, i think they should give it to dreamworks or Bruckheimer, since the two of them know how to make awesome movies.

Also, they should adapt Forgotten realms to the big screen, and make The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King.
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Preacher, the comic, is in development for HBO.


I checked google and it looks like HBO nixed it over the subject matter. Wish you were right.
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