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[Insert media here] that should be movies?
« on: 02 Aug 2012, 20:03 »

It just [re]occurred to me as I was rereading "A Crack in the Line" that the book really would make and excellent movie, if done well. I hadn't seen a topic for this, so I decided to start one.

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The Withern Rise trilogy
The Ranger's Apprentice series
The Book of Dead Days
The Circle of Magic series
So you want to be a Wizard series

I changed the title to [Insert media here] because after BRS, I acknowledge that people can manage to make a pretty well-fleshed out concept out of almost anything.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #1 on: 02 Aug 2012, 20:39 »

Oh man...

the Dealing with Dragons trilogy
Sabriel, Lirael, & Abhorsen
everything Neil Gaiman has ever written
all those Mercedes Lackey trilogies

But they better be done right. I will volunteer to be a quality inspector for the first two.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #2 on: 02 Aug 2012, 22:24 »

I know there's at least a couple of Neil Gaiman things that have been made into movies - Mirrormask being one that I'm particularly fond of, and also Stardust, which I've never seen. Seems there's a number of TV miniseries that have been done, as well.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #3 on: 03 Aug 2012, 05:21 »

Stardust is a pretty good interpretation of the book. I quite enjoyed it. Coraline was also a Neil Gaiman book. Mirrormask, I'm pretty sure, was a movie first and then turned into a book, though Gaiman and McKean did the work for both.

Good Omens
The Axis Trilogy
More of Ray Bradbury's short stories/books.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #4 on: 03 Aug 2012, 07:46 »

There was a survival show called The Colony, and I would like to see it come back. I know that zombies are overplayed now, but to see if people would actually survive a zombie outbreak would be neat to see. You'd have to do it all CCTV camera style though, no cameramen.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #5 on: 03 Aug 2012, 09:29 »

Sabriel, Lirael, & Abhorsen

This. Those books are the absolute shit.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #6 on: 03 Aug 2012, 11:14 »

I would kill to see the Geneforge series made into movies. Like, just go stab a dude to prove my dedication.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #7 on: 03 Aug 2012, 20:49 »

Anne McCaffreys Pern Series (Yes, I know, it's been in 'Development Hell' for several years now, but I'd still like to see it.)
Barring that, her Tower & Hive series


Then there's this if some producer was to be really bold   :-D
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #8 on: 06 Aug 2012, 15:29 »

Snowcrash.
Rendezvous with Rama.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #9 on: 06 Aug 2012, 16:07 »

Rendezvous with Rama.
I'd say yes, but generally I avoid film adaptions of  books I have enjoyed very much. Even when the adaptions are not simply bad, and 99.9% are bad, the adaptions never match my mental picture of the book's world. One only has to look at the Rama "sequel" novels to see what happens when a third-rate, sex-obsessed writer gets involved, and there are many of those in Hollywood.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #10 on: 06 Aug 2012, 16:13 »

The Algebraist

Seriously, sci-fi epic that includes the most ridiculous villian I have ever encountered, warlord Archimandrite Luseferous of the Starveling Cult. The man has all of his teeth replace with diamonds, in order to have the most impressive grille in the universe. He is introduced in a scene where he is using the severed head of a rebel leader, who is attached to cables funneling nanobots and fluids for regeneration, as a punching bag, kills another assassin by genetically modifying his teeth to continue growing to eventually curve and pierce his brain, is hinted to have have had brain surgery in order to make himself more evil, is able to cum truth serum and various poisons/venoms and is strongly hinted to be sexually aroused by nuclear explosions.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #11 on: 06 Aug 2012, 17:42 »

That sounds hilarious. And sounds like it could be the best MST3K movie ever?
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #12 on: 06 Aug 2012, 18:32 »

I'd say yes, but generally I avoid film adaptions of  books I have enjoyed very much. Even when the adaptions are not simply bad, and 99.9% are bad, the adaptions never match my mental picture of the book's world.

That's what I mean by it better be done right. I think the reason I enjoyed The Hunger Games movie as much as I did, is that I didn't read the books until the major casting was done and a few photos had been released, so the movie was my mental picture while I was reading.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #13 on: 06 Aug 2012, 18:50 »

This is why sometimes I prefer to see movies before reading books because the books make me angry at the movies. Especially if I had just read the book and all of the details are fresh in my head. Except for most of LotR because oh my goodness there were way too many details, but even so, some things still irked me. (Mostly the huge presence of Arwen, who is barely in the books.) Some changes I find unnecessary and others to be critical mistakes.

I mean, movies are fun, but most of the magic of books is what happens in your head. The words just guide your imagination and let it take off.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #14 on: 06 Aug 2012, 19:16 »

More of Ray Bradbury's short stories/books.

Thiiiiiiiiiis if somebody did Fahrenheit 451 really well I would probably flip my shit
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #15 on: 06 Aug 2012, 23:21 »

Yes to Snowcrash but would also really like to see Anathem.
Yes to The Algebraist but would really like to see Matter, although I suspect that the ability to cram it into sub three hours and retain continuity would be a tad hard.
The Night Circus would be good as long as the costume budget didn't fall off a cliff. Would quite like to see DMZ and indeed anything else by Brian Wood.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #16 on: 08 Aug 2012, 07:50 »

I think Night by Elie Wiesel could be unbelievable if it was done right.



I'd like to see more books-turned-movies from David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs. I thoroughly enjoyed Running With Scissors and sadly, have yet to see any movies from Sedaris.

And of course, there's no shortage of Palahniuk movies but I'd go see Diary or Invisible Monsters the second they hit theaters.

Anyone remember The Oblongs? I'd watch them in a movie.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #17 on: 08 Aug 2012, 08:12 »

Diary could be trippy as fuck if they did it right. I'd see it.
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Re: [Insert media here] that should be movies?
« Reply #18 on: 08 Aug 2012, 18:27 »

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This is going to be a weird one, and one that no one here has heard of, but, "The Rehabilitation of Joan of Arc".

It was a book I read for a research paper that chronicled the records from rehabilitation trial for Joan of Arc (duh :P) in 1456, with eyewitnesses to the previous trial and men who served with her giving their testimonies of Joan.  Some of the accounts were incredible, because you got to see a side of Joan that you don't see in general history or the movies that have been made about her.  It would obviously be a movie with several flashbacks making up the bulk of the movie, but damn it would be good if done right.
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