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What do you think should be made into a movie or which movie do you think should be remade into a more modern version?

After reading the Game of Thrones (and its sequels) I would love to see this in a tv series or a movie quadrilogy.

I'd also like to see the Dragonlance books made into a movie.

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Definately not enough time in a 3 hour movie to do the Sing of Ice and Fire stories. I could see it being a 6 season TV show if it got the funding, but I don't know how well that would turn out.

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I'm afraid that if they tried it would turn out looking like Covington Cross did. Still, I wish that series lasted a few seasons.

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The Belgariad
EverQuest
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Angel (The buffy spinoff)
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Metroid.
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Metroid would OWN as a movie if they did it right. And by right I mean James Cameron directing and someone like that woman from Resident Evil as Samus.

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How about that psycho chick in Resident Evil and SWAT?
I can't place her name, she looks mexican. She's got this cute little psychotic thing going on..
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Michelle Rodriguez I think is who ya mean?

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Bingo.
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The Dark Tower would be fucking epic. Also, Dragonlance. With LoTR carving a path, I don't think these would be unfathomable at all! :D
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Myth: The Fallen Lords
Myth 2: Soulblighter

Early Bungie games that I believe would make awesome movies.
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EQ Veeshan would be fun to see as a movie!

Who would play Furor? :D

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Comic Books

Frank Miller's Dark Knight - How about a Batman not directed by a lame-brain commercial assclown? Guillermo del Toro to direct.

Watchmen - Various directors have bantered this idea around, and while Terry Gilliam is an excellent director, it needs to be taken more seriously IMO. Keep Danny Elfman away from the scoring and get a serious director like Peter Darabount (Shawshank Redeption) to direct and take it seriously.

V for Vendetta - A very odd comic series with the Wachowski Brothers actually taking a stab at a screenplay, http://www.screenwritersutopia.com/scri ... detta.html , get different writers and maybe Terry Gilliam to direct this one.


Books

Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)- Redo the movie and actually base it on Heinlien's work. No Michael Ironside, no Denise Richards, and make it a serious statement about faciest regimes congruant to the original book.

Bio of A Space Tyrant (Piers Anthony) - 5 book series could probably be boiled down to a three movie trilogy. Excellent Sci-Fi series which details the rise of a nobody to one of the most powerful men in the future.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever (Stephen R. Donaldson) - While not a huge fantasy fan, I did read my share growing up, and I thought this trilogy was as good as LOTR.


I suppose all of my choices would make poor choices in an economic sense. They are complex and require thinking on the part of the viewer which would make for an awful performance at movie theaters full of easily distracted American viewers.
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Canelek wrote:The Dark Tower would be fucking epic.
Exactly what I first thought of. That and Eye of the Dragon.

I'd also like to see the Drizzt stories somehow compressed into perhaps a 3 movie series. It's just as interesting to me as LoTR. The Sword of Shannara series would also make an interesting movie or two.

Old world EverQuest (pre-Kunark) would be a good movie.

I'd like to see Matrix 2 & 3 completely redone with completely new story lines. Screw that, just shoot the brothers in the head and forget it.

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Well they will probably make a movie out of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons since a studio bought the rights to them. Oh and they are already making a live action Neon Genesis using Weta Workshop(the guys that did LotR) to do the special effects so I can't really ask for that.
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m4yh3m wrote:Comic Books

Frank Miller's Dark Knight - How about a Batman not directed by a lame-brain commercial assclown? Guillermo del Toro to direct.
Yes, and you get a gold star.

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Manhattan Ghost Story... best movie never made.

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I'd like to see a 3 movie trilogy of Dragon Ball Z... that'd be frickin beautiful.

Goku going super saiyan at the end of the first to defeat the evil freeza.
Gohan climaxing the second movie and defeating Cell with the help of his father.
Goku proving that he is the most powerful in the universe when he defeats Buu and saves the galaxy to end the great series.

It'd have to be done correctly, none of this dungeons and dragons bullshit with terrible actors and storylines, if it wasn't done right i'd say trash it before release to make sure the public never saw it.
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I would also wish that Sphere by Michael Crighton would be remade, the book was amazing, the movie sucked hard.
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Crav wrote:Well they will probably make a movie out of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons since a studio bought the rights to them.
Angels and Demons should definitely be made, but only if they can accurately depict the Vatican... ><
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Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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Watchmen - Various directors have bantered this idea around, and while Terry Gilliam is an excellent director, it needs to be taken more seriously IMO. Keep Danny Elfman away from the scoring and get a serious director like Peter Darabount (Shawshank Redeption) to direct and take it seriously.
I think Watchmen is too visual to make a good movie adaption. I don't think the main story would be the problem and would probably make the transition fine. But there's more going on in Watchmen than the main story. Every panel is important or meaningful in some way in the comic. That's hard to transfer to film.
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"The script is good, the cast seem committed, and the producers have the foreign financing in place. What they need is a US studio to commit some money (I think it's about $15 million) to the project, and no US studio seems ready to take the plunge yet. My attitude on all Hollywood things is not to expect any of them to happen until I'm sitting at the premiere eating my popcorn. Worrying about the ups and downs of getting a film made could drive anyone to drink."
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Somthing else..

Zelda
Max Payne would be a good movie canidate
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Siji wrote:I'd also like to see the Drizzt stories somehow compressed into perhaps a 3 movie series. It's just as interesting to me as LoTR.
As much as I'd agree it'd be impossible. The Drizzt saga is probably one of my favorite fantasy/fiction storylines but.. it's closing in on 17 books total now. It'd literally be impossible to make it into a trilogy. They could skip a few books of course, but the entire thing would be impossible to compress without making it likw 6 - 10 movies or something. Maybe someone could try pulling off a Star Wars type deal ( 9 episodes~ ), but yeah. An awesome, yet unlikely, dream =(
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Kwonryu DragonFist wrote:EQ Veeshan would be fun to see as a movie!

Who would play Furor? :D


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Hrmmmm...

Elric - Moorcock
Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein
The Foundation Trilogy - Asimov
At The Mountains of Madness - Lovecraft
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Canelek wrote:
Kwonryu DragonFist wrote:EQ Veeshan would be fun to see as a movie!

Who would play Furor? :D


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Now i know, what i would like to see as a Movie!

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While Elric was a great series I don't know how that would be on film. They would have to dumb it down a lot for the masses. Not saying that it couldn't happen but didn't the series have excessive violence? In light of movies like Kill Bill I mean. This series would make Kill Bill more of a Disney film. Of course I could be totally wrong and it has been a long long time since I read the series.

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Red Storm Rising by Clancy would be the best war movie of all time! :D
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Bubba Grizz wrote:While Elric was a great series I don't know how that would be on film. They would have to dumb it down a lot for the masses. Not saying that it couldn't happen but didn't the series have excessive violence? In light of movies like Kill Bill I mean. This series would make Kill Bill more of a Disney film. Of course I could be totally wrong and it has been a long long time since I read the series.
Yeah quite violent...But I don't think it would require explicit, graphic violence...I think one could communicate the violence w/o resorting to showing it all...It would certainly be pleasantly dark...

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Bubba Grizz wrote:What do you think should be made into a movie or which movie do you think should be remade into a more modern version?

After reading the Game of Thrones (and its sequels) I would love to see this in a tv series or a movie quadrilogy.
As much as I would love A Song of Ice and Fire to be made into a movie(s), I'd have to agree with Pahreyia with the "not enough time." There is just so much happening in each of the books in the series. Just the first book, A Game of Thrones, would need to be split into a trilogy, just to cover everything in the book (the other books would be the same).

IF they ever decided to tackle A Song of Ice and Fire, I'd hope Peter Jackson would be doing it.

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Rivera Bladestrike wrote:I would also wish that Sphere by Michael Crighton would be remade, the book was amazing, the movie sucked hard.
/agree!

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id like to see Food of the Gods remade with todays technology
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Aslanna wrote:
Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Already in the works and due not long from now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155724/

Although status is listed as Unknown with the comment "Status described as 'stalled' by the director in a recent Onion interview. " so maybe not so soon. If at all!
Well, 15 years later it made it... not as a movie but as a series on Amazon. I think that's the right call since it would be hard to fit the whole book into a movie.

Overall I'd say it's worth a watch if you liked the book. I didn't really like the stylized narration sections in the first couple episodes but that dies down as it goes on. It's only 6 1 hour episodes so I'd say you should watch it if you have it available.
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I'm just reading the book now. I'll probably just wait until the Dark Tower show is out on Amazon and use a free trial of prime to binge them both.
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