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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2012, 02:36:59 PM »
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).

I would hate to see it turned into a movie honestly. A mini series, like the Game of Thrones, would be amazing but I just don't think a movie could do the books justice. Not to mention the many 'climax points', Carey seems to have plots within plots within plots in some ways. If they tried to do it as a movie then I think it would just end up being like... two to three movies just to cover the first book in full. And that just increases from there with all of the traveling, twists and such.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2012, 03:40:59 PM »
If they can do the plot justice in either form, I wouldn't mind seeing it. But I also am wary to have any of my favorite series turned into anything cinematic. >>;;

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2012, 04:25:33 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).

Strangely enough I'm not too worried.. I got the lastest Laundry book on my ebook reader (as well as an Econ and CCNA text book) to read.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2012, 12:31:25 AM »
I would hate to see it turned into a movie honestly. A mini series, like the Game of Thrones, would be amazing but I just don't think a movie could do the books justice. Not to mention the many 'climax points', Carey seems to have plots within plots within plots in some ways. If they tried to do it as a movie then I think it would just end up being like... two to three movies just to cover the first book in full. And that just increases from there with all of the traveling, twists and such.

So it be like the LotR movies...  Three movies of dudes walking, except with the characters for this book.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2012, 09:29:37 AM »
So it be like the LotR movies...  Three movies of dudes walking, except with the characters for this book.

I would respectfully disagree to an extent. I mean, there is a lot of travel but even during that there's a ton of plot building normally. For instance her trip to Alba in the first book, the stuff that goes on with the T'siango, and then the sea crossing, when they land and meet the Twins, the march against the Usurper, and just... the traveling if often just as heavy with story as the 'stationary' bits. And that's just in the first book. 

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2012, 11:38:39 AM »
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

Please don't confuse this as ''another'' twilight.  It's anything but and is a few years old now. It's an amazing story. Some reviews were generous, some not so, but as someone that loves an occasional Vampire story + a mystery + a wonderful back story, this ticked all the boxes of a brilliant read.  It's a Vampire story of the really old kind with the Count himself as the main character, and yet he's not in the book in person but for a possible glimpse of him in the end ( or was it him? winks), but it's all about him. 

The movie rights to it were bought instantly within a short time of publishing, but seem to have stalled which I'm very disappointed in. It would make a truly fabulous story as the setting it's created in spreads two generations, through out Europe in the oldest of cities, all places the Count ''might'' have been as the hunt/investigation/mystery surrounding his existence moves from one place to the next. 

It's a book I would absolutely without thought recommend to anyone and I would dare them not to like it and if it every does make it to the big screen I will be the first in line to watch it.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2012, 09:19:02 PM »
The Space Wolf series by William King (at least I think that's the authors name....)

I loved those books and honestly I don't think any of the other books I've read about the Space Marines have come close. Although the Soul Drinkers books did threaten for a little bit...

Offline Saria

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2012, 10:08:03 PM »
Pretty much anything by Isaac Asimov.. but in particular, The Foundation Trilogy, The Robot Series, or his short story Nightfall.

They actually did make a Nightfall movie, but it was horrawfibul. I agree with you in theory, but Asimov has just never had any luck being adapted. Bicentennial Man? And, of course, I, Robot (which wasn't even a pretence at an adaptation)? >.< And even more shocking, last I heard Sony was planning an adaptation of the Foundation series... with director... Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, 10,000 BC). I swear that's not a joke. As nasty as I am, I am not cruel enough to make a joke like that.

Despite that, I do still have high hopes for a good Asimov adaptation. I'd love to see Harlan Ellison's script for I, Robot made (it uses a framing device where they're talking about Susan Calvin, and the I, Robot stories are flashbacks). Or a really awesome production of Caves of Steel would be sweet. Although, with Asimov's luck, if they ever made a Caves of Steel movie things would probably turn out the same way they did for the I, Robot movie, and it would just be a remake of Lethal Weapon 4 with Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw instead of Riggs and Murtaugh. ::)

If I had to pick books for adaptation... I think I would choose:

Neuromancer by William Gibson - The cyberspace scenes, and Molly in action, would be awesome. I know they did Johnny Mnemonic, but ugh. They could do so much better.

Hyperion by Dan Simmons - This would be the most visually awesome movie... ever... if they really capture some of the descriptions in the book. Hell, they could make six movies, one for each of the pilgrim's stories, and each one by itself would be awesome.

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke - Though there's next to no action, if it were properly made, the visuals of Rama would be... mind blowing. It would be a perfect suspense movie. ~nods~

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2012, 10:46:52 PM »
I would LOVE to see me some Molly 'Million' rocking around slicking and dicing. I reread that trilogy about once a year.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2012, 02:06:04 PM »
One that jumps to mind is the Broken Sky series by Chris Wooding. I really enjoyed reading that series back when it first came out. There was originally going to be animated series based on it that died out, unfortunately, but it would be perfect for another shot at a good adaption. (animated or live action)

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2012, 06:08:58 PM »
I wanna see the Newsflesh Trilogy turned into movies, but if it was done they'd have to do it without completely wrecking the idea! I loved it Feed, Deadline and Countdown oh my god three of the best zombie books I have had the pleasure of reading!

Another one which for me is a zombie book is the Return Man by V.M. Zito. This book had romance, thrills, horror, ninjas (hehe), zombies, a cure and the saddest ending of a book that I have read.

Also Callie, have you read Deadline and Countdown yet?

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2012, 02:50:20 PM »
The Space Wolf series by William King (at least I think that's the authors name....)

I loved those books and honestly I don't think any of the other books I've read about the Space Marines have come close. Although the Soul Drinkers books did threaten for a little bit...

If you were going to turn any 40k series into visual media, I'd go with some of Dan Abnetts stuff instead. The Ravenor series maybe.

Though if I were to see anything on the big screen, I'd want it to be the Horus Heresy. I've no idea how many films you'd need to do justice to that though. A trilogy at the very least, so a mini series might work better.

But at least Forgeworld have announced they're doing Horus Heresy campaign books now.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2012, 03:02:33 PM »
I'd like to see Starship Troopers get made into a movie. I sort of want to see Old Man's War on the big screen, but I suspect that it would be more satisfying if it played out as a series so they could have more room to breathe with things.

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.

Wait whoa which book has Anita having the sex with weres in animal form?

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2012, 03:51:11 PM »
You guys have already mentioned both of my favorites:

I'd so love a proper, massive 40k film... Probably the Tyrranid Wars or yeah the Horus Heresy even (I wouldn't even mind a single, shallow but very well made movie) and the Wheel of Time of course is what I have no doubt would be the most visually captivating film adaptation ever made. Battles are big and magic is bigger, and there's a plethora of colorful sets and characters.

On another note, I've always pictured Demian as a movie.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2012, 04:19:53 PM »
I wanna see the Newsflesh Trilogy turned into movies, but if it was done they'd have to do it without completely wrecking the idea! I loved it Feed, Deadline and Countdown oh my god three of the best zombie books I have had the pleasure of reading!

Another one which for me is a zombie book is the Return Man by V.M. Zito. This book had romance, thrills, horror, ninjas (hehe), zombies, a cure and the saddest ending of a book that I have read.

Also Callie, have you read Deadline and Countdown yet?

Yes.. yes I have. They went in day. Both of them.

I'd like to see a series don't out of Charlie Stross' Laundry series.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2012, 04:25:20 PM »
I'd love to see a modern remake of Sienkewicz's Quo Vadis, with the emperor Nero & his band of debauching henchmen, glam concubines, palace guards, gladiators and sly generals and courtiers vs the early Christians (and other more genteel Romans). The old 1951 film is very good, with superb oneliners and stunning sets and images, it's also a feast of kitschy decadence - a very gay film - but what would not be possible to achieve now, in the age of CGI and with less decorous standards for Hollywood movies? By the way, the makers of Gladiator probably borrowed some ideas from the 1950s epic.

Also curious what the Maccabees Rebellion movie would look like, though it was not a great idea to have Mel Gibson as director (or was it producer?)  and star actor for this strongly Jewish-related project.
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2012, 01:21:53 AM »
I would LOVE to see me some Molly 'Million' rocking around slicking and dicing. I reread that trilogy about once a year.
I know, right? :-) It's so sad they flubbed her so badly in that movie with Keanu Reeves.

I'd like to see Starship Troopers get made into a movie. I sort of want to see Old Man's War on the big screen, but I suspect that it would be more satisfying if it played out as a series so they could have more room to breathe with things.
You mean Starship Troopers made into a movie that actually had something to do with the book, right? :P Or at least made by someone who was actually able to finish the book.

But Old Man's War would make a wicked miniseries, especially because there are so many diverse alien species they end up fighting, each episode could be radically different. I'm actually doing a game here on Elliquiy loosely based on it.

But if you're going that road, it would also be wicked to see a movie made from Dorsai!. And I heard a rumour a while ago that there was going to be a movie made of The Forever War... by Ridley Scott... oh, I feel funny in my pants just thinking about it again. >,<

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2012, 09:40:35 AM »
I have a few series I think would be fun movies...

1.  The Honor Herrington Series by David Weber
     first: TREE CATS!!!  come on, who doesn't want a pairing like that? 
     second:  Kick ass female lead character
     third:  lots of interesting political drama

I could go on and on, but really if you haven't read this series, and you like military sci-fi, this one is really fun.

Next, for some super fun fantasy, The Owl Mage Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey.  While targeted for a younger audience, older readers of the books will be not be disappointed in the story.  Lackey's stories have gay characters, one of the few series that I have read that do so, and even touch on it, a bet lightly.



 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2012, 10:30:57 AM »
I have a few series I think would be fun movies...

1.  The Honor Herrington Series by David Weber
     first: TREE CATS!!!  come on, who doesn't want a pairing like that? 
     second:  Kick ass female lead character
     third:  lots of interesting political drama

I could go on and on, but really if you haven't read this series, and you like military sci-fi, this one is really fun.

Next, for some super fun fantasy, The Owl Mage Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey.  While targeted for a younger audience, older readers of the books will be not be disappointed in the story.  Lackey's stories have gay characters, one of the few series that I have read that do so, and even touch on it, a bet lightly.

I have to admit the Owl Mage would go over better than the Last Herald Mage (much darker) but I'd like to see a Vanyel story with a dark 'Game of Thrones' vibe to it.

As for HH Series.. I would LOVE to see some of them go to media.. (still screaming at the end of the last book.. we got half a BOOK DAMNIT!)

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2012, 10:44:22 AM »
Joyce Carol Oates' Blonde was about to be filmed, with Naomi Watts in the lead as Marilyn Monroe, but the project seems to be on hold. That's one I would very much like to see. Naomi was simply created for the part of Monroe, she'd be a perfect fit both in her physique and her acting sensibility, matching what Oates is on to in her book. If made, the film could get her her first Oscar - unless she happens to get one for the upcoming Diana movie (and I don't think she will, it will probably be a worldwide hit at the box office though)

By the way it's a surprise there haven't been more films from Oates's books, she writes fabulous dialogue and often very dramatic stories. Literary critics used to slag at her for being too spectacular in the subject matter she chooses, and too prolific, but the movie and tv people really should have bneen thronging for permission to film some of her work, or even asked her to write directly for tv. Maybe she has been approached and just turned it down, but it looks unlikely: she's a writer who really wants to reach a wide audience without dumbing down. I can see why the "family-friendly" norm would have made it hard to adapt some of her books though.

 
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #70 on: July 31, 2012, 11:18:21 AM »
I have to admit that I'd like to see Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels turned into a series of films, admittedly, it would take quite a long time, since there are over 21 books in the entire series.

But, it'd be worth the effort, just to see Rincewind the Wizard, Twoflower, Cohen the Barbarian, and above all Death come to life from the books to the Screen, and the hilarity would keep those that have read the books interested, I personally just love the series and have been hooked since the third page of 'The Colour of Magic' and have steadily worked my way from cover to cover of each novel.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2012, 11:30:37 AM »
I have to admit that I'd like to see Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels turned into a series of films, admittedly, it would take quite a long time, since there are over 21 books in the entire series.

But, it'd be worth the effort, just to see Rincewind the Wizard, Twoflower, Cohen the Barbarian, and above all Death come to life from the books to the Screen, and the hilarity would keep those that have read the books interested, I personally just love the series and have been hooked since the third page of 'The Colour of Magic' and have steadily worked my way from cover to cover of each novel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld#Film_and_television

There are several out there already. Various levels of goodness. I definitely suggest Going Postal.

And a fan film too..
Run Rincewind Run!
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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2012, 12:42:29 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld#Film_and_television

There are several out there already. Various levels of goodness. I definitely suggest Going Postal.

And a fan film too..
Run Rincewind Run!

Oh-no, I mean, all made by the same person/company, and EXACTLY like the books, and in order, I've seen the current films, and they let me down in all opinion, especially Hogfather... The book was amazing, the film put me to sleep...

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2012, 03:07:30 PM »
Oh-no, I mean, all made by the same person/company, and EXACTLY like the books, and in order, I've seen the current films, and they let me down in all opinion, especially Hogfather... The book was amazing, the film put me to sleep...


I don't see it happening. Odds are it will be something his estate will have to do after his death in the next few years. I get sad everytime I think about that too. Baring a cure for Alzheimer's he won't live through the next decade.

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Re: Books you'd like to see made into movies..
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2012, 05:44:43 PM »


I don't see it happening. Odds are it will be something his estate will have to do after his death in the next few years. I get sad everytime I think about that too. Baring a cure for Alzheimer's he won't live through the next decade.

No, he won't, and he's my favourite author of all time, one of the few that can write for children and adults... In the same book.

It'll be a sad day when he dies, and I can sense the Yorkshire weather doing for Sir Pratchett what it did for Michael Jackson... And rain for a whole week...

But yeah... I have a TV and Film qual.

I can do better than the films already out there, and my qual's only a LVL 1