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Offline Will

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2012, 09:12:29 PM »
I know it would be impossible due to the sheer length of each book but, the Wheel of time series would be awesome. They could even put in on HBO like Game of Thrones.

Fantasy settings make me really anxious.  Every movie or TV adaptation has to jump the hurdle of casting, making sure that they get it right and don't piss off the fanbase, but in fantasy worlds, everything is a potential minefield.  I imagine everyone has a different mental picture of Tar Valon, you know?  Or of how weaves might look, or the Ogier, or the Seafolk.  As much as I would LOVE to see it done, I know the chances of it lining up with how I imagine the setting are pretty much zero.

That said, if they do make an Eye of the World movie, I'll still be lining up to see it.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2012, 09:29:20 PM »
Fantasy settings make me really anxious.  Every movie or TV adaptation has to jump the hurdle of casting, making sure that they get it right and don't piss off the fanbase, but in fantasy worlds, everything is a potential minefield.  I imagine everyone has a different mental picture of Tar Valon, you know?  Or of how weaves might look, or the Ogier, or the Seafolk.  As much as I would LOVE to see it done, I know the chances of it lining up with how I imagine the setting are pretty much zero.

That said, if they do make an Eye of the World movie, I'll still be lining up to see it.

This, so much.

I'd love to see it as a mini series in the style of HBO's Game of Thrones because that is all just brilliant but its twelve books long and I'm not sure you could even fit one book into one season. And there would be the need to sort of... be selective the longer the books go on because even reading it a lot of the sub plots would eventually loose me.

On the same 'epic' scale is the Kushiel's Legacy series for me, I think it could be so very gorgeous and intricate and the cultures are amazing but to pull it off right there would need to be a massive budget so its highly unlikely.

Oh lesser known note, the Provost's Dog series, or the Beka Books by Tamora Pierce could make a kick ass, low fantasy gritty crime show I think. There's only three books, so maybe three movies [I don't think it would work well as a series] and all layered which such detail and twists... yeah. I would love to see that. However unlikely.


Apparently Pern might have its own TV series or films coming up.

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2012, 08:09:17 AM »
I would love to see The Legend of Drizzit made into either a movie or tv series. R.A. Salvatore has such great characters, but again comes the chances that they get messed up.

Some of the older Star Wars novels might make good movies as well like the Darth Bane series. Just make sure Lucas doesn't write the script or storyline....

she nearly spent 1/2 a book in bed in one of them. Flirt was a short story.. I read fast.. really really fast.. when I can read a hard cover from cover to cover in under  1 hour  45 minutes it's too light on content and too heavy on fluff.

Flirt was supposed to be like that... Other then introducing Nicky to the fold it really had no impact to the overall story. Then again in mine it had alittle thing after the story ended with Laurell telling how she came up with the idea. It was actually funny to find out that the resturant scene where they were flirting with the waiter actually happened to Laurell and her friends.

What has disappointed me was they way Asher ended up. I liked the character, but she turned him into an ass in these last few novels.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2012, 10:31:40 AM »
The Leviathan series by Scott Westerfield would make a good PG, PG-13 kiddie romp. Some good young adult fiction from that guy.

Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory series. Especially the Settling Accounts cycle. Though it might be too adult for even an R-rating. He throws around the big-bad N-word a lot. However, know that I'm from the South, so that should be a pretty good endorsement. Even if it does make the South in the book into the Germany analog.

Offline sexymomma

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2012, 11:40:41 AM »
I think Jemima J would have made a good movie. I forget the author but it was about this lady who was really over weight, and no one paid any attention to her until she lost all the weight. I won't ruin the plot in case someone decided to read it, but it was good enough for a movie I believe.

Offline Mordred

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2012, 01:28:19 PM »
Pretty much anything by Isaac Asimov.. but in particular, The Foundation Trilogy, The Robot Series, or his short story Nightfall. After that, apart from many others that pop into mind.. Replay by Ken Grimwood. To me, this has film written all over it.

I've always loved it when I hear of books I read and loved being turned into films or series. Game Of Thrones, of course.. that was awesome to hear although my impatience on that was crazy. Years ago, Jurassic Park.. heh, I totally tripped when I heard that would be a film. I'm sure there's more but.. those always pop into mind.

Ohhhh, one more. 3001 by Arthur C Clarke. That would simply be an absolute trip. And yes, The Wheel of Time.. although I gave up on that series in the 6th or 7th book. I still love it. Might continue them some day.
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Offline Melusine

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2012, 06:43:57 PM »
Kraken, by China Mieville. Even though the imagery is so surreal it'd be easy to botch it, I think with a good director and a good cast, it would make an amazing movie.

Offline Frelance

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 09:51:11 PM »
The Leviathan series by Scott Westerfield would make a good PG, PG-13 kiddie romp. Some good young adult fiction from that guy.

Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory series. Especially the Settling Accounts cycle. Though it might be too adult for even an R-rating. He throws around the big-bad N-word a lot. However, know that I'm from the South, so that should be a pretty good endorsement. Even if it does make the South in the book into the Germany analog.

I agree will both those book series. I think the only series I read faster than Leviathan was the Uglies series by him. I would love to see the Uglies series made into movies as well as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

Also Into the black: Odessy One by Evan Curry would make a fantastic movie I think but then again I am addicted to Sci-fi so I could list 90% of the Sci-fi books I read/listen to as good books to make into movies.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 10:01:55 PM »
I agree will both those book series. I think the only series I read faster than Leviathan was the Uglies series by him. I would love to see the Uglies series made into movies as well as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

Also Into the black: Odessy One by Evan Curry would make a fantastic movie I think but then again I am addicted to Sci-fi so I could list 90% of the Sci-fi books I read/listen to as good books to make into movies.

Isn't Ender's Game in development for a movie?

Offline Frelance

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 10:06:14 PM »
Isn't Ender's Game in development for a movie?
It might be, I have heard for the past twelve years now that it is but then I find stuff saying that it isn't so I do not know what to believe.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 10:08:55 PM »
Redwall series by Brian Jacques or Shannara series by Terry Brooks.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2012, 10:13:37 PM »
It might be, I have heard for the past twelve years now that it is but then I find stuff saying that it isn't so I do not know what to believe.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2012, 10:32:08 PM »

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2012, 01:38:31 AM »
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

Offline Gavlois

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2012, 02:19:36 AM »
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Not to be confused with Lavinia's post.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2012, 02:30:41 AM »
The Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony. I think those would make an amazing series of movies.

Offline ThatRPGuy

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2012, 01:33:12 AM »
Hopefully this will actually happen, I'd kill to see a movie based on James Dashner's The Maze Runner trilogy. (Soon to have a prequel, just one month, Yay!!)

There's a finished script and a deal in talk with Fox, that has yet to be green-lit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The series spiked in popularity after The Hunger Games got made into a movie, thanks to Amazon's "if you like X, try Y" setup.

Offline Shjade

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2012, 02:42:15 AM »
What has disappointed me was they way Asher ended up. I liked the character, but she turned him into an ass in these last few novels.

Most of the best characters in that series either a) got horribly derailed (ex: Anita), b) got marginalized (Larry, Ronnie, etc.), or c) turned into total assholes (Richard, Asher...)

Offline The Golden Touch

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2012, 03:07:08 AM »
I would also love to see the Anita Blake series on the big screen as well or at least a tv series....

This sounds like a recipe for disaster. Since Anita's main power is the ardeur you're sort of asking for it to become porn. Since it includes her sex with weres in beast form, and mass orgy type sex. Please no... As much as I love the books.


Ender's game though, or Redwall- good ideas and not outside of the realm of movie magic.

Offline Shjade

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2012, 03:20:21 AM »
And even in the earlier books they'd have to deal with a lot of metaphysical shit that probably wouldn't film well. All her aura stuff, the way she senses weres and vampires and all that. A lot of it just wouldn't translate to visuals in a compelling way.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2012, 11:30:51 AM »
And even in the earlier books they'd have to deal with a lot of metaphysical shit that probably wouldn't film well. All her aura stuff, the way she senses weres and vampires and all that. A lot of it just wouldn't translate to visuals in a compelling way.

I think you could pull off anything before Narcissus in Chains.. after that.. it's all porn. I haven't even bought/read/sampled the last two books. I got the earlier books for my kindle but stopped buying the newer stuff LKH puts out. It was.. just not as good. She's shooting for the romance/porn novel crowd not the 'supernatural is normal' world. And sadly most of the stuff out there is following her trends. 

Offline Shjade

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
I think you could pull off anything before Narcissus in Chains.. after that.. it's all porn.

Well, I mean, think about Burnt Offerings. There are a few instances of physical conflict, yes, but about 75% of the struggle between the "good guys" and the Council is just metaphysical pushing back and forth: Padma's power running rampant across the shifters, Anita channeling power through the marks to calm things down, the Traveler and his all-over-the-place whatever, etc.

The movie would basically just be people talking to each other about how intense everything feels. Exciting!

Offline Ridcully

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »
"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.  It's begging to be made into a movie.

Very much agreed on, though I wonder: Will it work? The magic of the book lies, in my eyes, also (perhaps mainly?) in the exceptional writing Patrick Rothfuss pulls off.

There's rumours about a movie though. It wouldn't surprise me if we saw a movie coming up in 2014, because at the end of 2013 everyone will be into Fantasy again after going to see the second part of The Hobbit.

But who'll portray Kvothe? ^^

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2012, 11:45:27 AM »
Well, I mean, think about Burnt Offerings. There are a few instances of physical conflict, yes, but about 75% of the struggle between the "good guys" and the Council is just metaphysical pushing back and forth: Padma's power running rampant across the shifters, Anita channeling power through the marks to calm things down, the Traveler and his all-over-the-place whatever, etc.

The movie would basically just be people talking to each other about how intense everything feels. Exciting!

True.. but I think there are things you can do to fix that problem. (given the proper setting, writing and effects). though I agree that Burnt Offerings would be one of the harder ones of the first books.

Offline The Golden Touch

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2012, 02:34:35 PM »
Weirdly enough, Kiss the Dead, the newest Anite Blake book had the sex but was strangely less about it. It definitely took almost a complete 180 from where they were before. I appreciated the sex scenes but it was very much away from that this time.

Another series to be movie-fied: Kushiel series (Although there is a fair bit of sex but most of the time its just flashback type business or glossed over).