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BlackBlade
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As good as Yoko Kanno is, I'd be mostly happy with Nobuo Uematsu doing the music. If not him then Yasunori Mitsuda.

If anybody knows any western composers who write in that style I would LOVE to hear about them.

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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
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If not that then Seventh Son and Red Prophet as one movie.
Cramming an entire novel into just one movie is such a daunting task that it is rarely done well -- trying to cram two novels into one movie is a bad idea.
Well initially I thought because there was some overlap it would work out, but now that I think about it I think you are right.

I hope in 10-15 years a Harry Potter TV series is attempted. That could be potentially breath taking IMO.

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Chris Bridges
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"Chris, I think you should try your hand at writing us a screenplay for The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I have never read a book that is so beautifully set up to be filmed...and then never filmed!! What is that about?"

It was reported in 2004 that Tim Minear was taking a shot at the screenplay, and it's been mentioned off and on since then. Minear is a Heinlein fan but he's not blind to the problems of making a movie out of a great book -- it's not suited to be a movie, for one thing; too much philosophy, too long a span involved, etc.

I am, however, hopeful, because Minear is one of the few people I think could handle my favorite Heinlein book well.

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Cashew
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Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to see some sort of movie adaptation of the Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. They're set on Mars, written in the early 1900s by the guy who created Tarzan. They have everything you could want in a story: exotic locales, gorgeous heroines, evil scary 15 foot tall four-armed green Martians - with swords, edge of the seat cliffhanger action, awesomely manly earthman transported mystically to Mars, swordfighting, huge airbattles, you name it. John Carter, Warlord of Mars!! Woohoo!
Somebody please make it!

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Lisa
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John Carter of Mars is in production, I believe.
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You're kidding. Really? Wow!
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I'd like to see Eragon turned into a movie.
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quote:
it's not suited to be a movie, for one thing; too much philosophy, too long a span involved, etc.

I think it's perfectly suited to be a movie. The philosophy can be taken care of pretty swiftly, but the setting, exposition, climax, and ending just seem to be made for the screen. I thought that the first time I read it. I'd love to see what Minear or Joss could do with it.
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(besides Ender's Game, which is a duh sorta thing)

"Ruled Brittania" by Harry Turtledove

"Lovelock" by you-know-who [Hail]

"Lilac Bus" by Maeve Binchy

"Starship Troopers" by Heinlein, except this time stick to the story written by Heinlein

and a good biography of Fritz Kreisler, the violinist

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oh! and I forgot...a
a new Chevy Chase vacation movie, called
"Grandparent's Vacation"

This time he takes Rusty's kids on Disney-style cruise ship...lots of fun making fun of Wally World and all that
plus you could have a cameo of Anthony Michael Hall at the beginning and end when he goes to the airport to pickup and drop off his kids....to make it especially ironic, have Molly Ringwald as his wife....just cameo parts, really, they could manage it!

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I think someone should do Alan Moore's "Top Ten", not as a movie, but as a series or mini-series. Pretend it's a straight-up cop drama, keeping a straight face about the fact that everyone in the city is a superhero.

I'd love to see more non-Japanese animation that isn't aimed at children. I'm not talking about, say, Heavy Metal, but- no talking animals, cute sidekicks, musical numbers, spunky teenage heroines, or fart jokes. I'm hoping the Dragonlance movie isn't a complete debacle.

I'd love for someone to try to take on Zelazny's Amber books, or perhaps just the first two, but I doubt it will ever happen.

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I want them to make another prison escape movie reminiscent of 'The Shawshank Redemption', even though I dobut that there is any director out there that can tell a story as patiently as the Shawshank one.
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quote:
"Starship Troopers" by Heinlein, except this time stick to the story written by Heinlein
Same, for The Postman, by David Brin.

And The Miocene Arrow.

--j_k

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quote:
Originally posted by ClaudiaTherese:
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Originally posted by anti_maven:
Oh yeah... Or maybe a Stainless Steel Rat film.

Has anyone ever made a Pern film? I think' they'd translate well.

I'll second both.
Thirded! I believe the Pern novels have been optioned, but all options have currently expired.

quote:
Originally posted by SteveRogers:
I think they need to make a movie based on So You Want to be a Wizard? by Diane Duane.

Those not only have a current option, last I heard she was working on a screenplay.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cashew:
You're kidding. Really? Wow!

Link the first.

Link the second.

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Cashew
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Thanks Lisa. After your first post on John Carter I googled it and found some stuff. It looks like it's kinda on the backburner. Appreciate the links though.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
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Originally posted by SteveRogers:
I think they need to make a movie based on So You Want to be a Wizard? by Diane Duane.

Those not only have a current option, last I heard she was working on a screenplay.
That excites me. That series is my guilty pleasure. I've read it a few times. I find them highly entertaining and an enjoyable read. I just recently bought the 8th one in paperback. It's really good so far.
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This is from the author's mouth.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jhai:
I'd love to see a good adaptation of a Steven Brust novel, although it'd be difficult to get the inner voice of Vlad just right - maybe a voice over?

I'm with you on this one. It would be intresting how they dealt with the mind talking between Vlad and his Jherg, and where they start the story at.

I'ld like to see Donaldson's Tomas Covenant as a movie. Just the first three though. They might have to tone it down a bit.

As for OSC books Ender's Game and wyrms would be intresting movies.

And has anyone else seen Mystery Men?? I think I am the only one who saw it and enjoyed it. I would love to see Mystery Men 2.

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Hmmm, that's very true about Vlad's inner monologues and dialogs with Loiosh. It's crucial to the storytelling, yet too many voice overs kill a movie (for me, anyway.) It would be hard to balance that.
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I'll be happy when the Dragonlance movie finally gets released. Supposedly they're casting and everything, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

I'd also love to see Foundation done as a PBS style documentary with the smarmy voice over telling us how important it all was. But I have an odd sense of humor.

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quote:
Originally posted by Puffy Treat:
I remember when ElfQuest was good.

Now it reads like the Pinis are doing fan-fic of their own characters. [Frown]

Yeah [Cry]
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Skellig, by David Almond.

It's a short, well paced, absolutely beautiful book. It would make a wonderful, wonderful movie.

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quote:
Originally posted by Puffy Treat:
Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen, done as a big budget full length all-star animated 2-D musical.

Oh man! Yes! I love this story! It's literally one of my favorite fairy tales ever! I would also love to see The Dancing Shoes by the Brothers Grimm be made into a 2-D movie. It would be amazing.

I second (third, fourth?) The Wizard of Earthsea and the Pern series. The Wizard of Earthseas miniseries on SciFi was horrible and didn't capture the essence of the books. They need to do that one right.

I would also like to see either a series or a set of movies based on Asimov's Foundation series. It's one of my favorite of all times and there's so much material you can use from it.

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Narnia, what say you of Heinlein's The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag? A pair like Nick and Nora Charles, on par with William Powell/ Myrna Loy charisma, trying to unravel Hoag and those behind the mirrors should be filmed too.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
Thirded! I believe the Pern novels have been optioned, but all options have currently expired.

Copperheart Entertainment still holds the movie option they got back in spring of 2006. They have yet to do anything with it. [Smile]
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I stand corrected. [Smile]

It may be too much to hope that it goes anywhere, though. [Frown]

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Fallout, I think it would kill if done right

And I mega xth the cry for Vlad Taltos movies.

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Too true, rivka. Purchasing the option is still miles upon miles away from the greenlighting of an actual Dragonriders movie.

Still, it's better than nothing.

The link Steve gave to Diane Duane's blog makes some very good points about the hopes and pitfalls of the option to a series being purchased.

For every Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia there's an Eragon.

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I read her blog regularly -- well, as regularly as I read any blog, which means not in the past few weeks. She was posting snippets of the in-process screenplay for a while.
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