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twincarb




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Here's a thread that might fire the grey cells, like it says on the tin what book or books would you want to see as a movie?
My fave would be The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison.
Think along the lines of James Bond set in the future meets Monty Python, loads of fun gadgets and laughs galore or any of the Flint films set in outer space.
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Michael Moorecock's Elric of Melnibone. The Dragonlance novels. The Reality Dysfunction books.
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We had just discussed "heroes" that drove us nuts, and Elric was near the top of that list. I don't think I could watch a movie about him without screaming at him... Smile

Dragonlance would be awesome. I have always held great visuals of that series and the characters are fairly well developed for a D&D book. I really like that series.
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wintermute




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Dragonlance, from the chronicles to the war of souls make it a 20 hour epic saga just do it for god sakes!

Nueromancer,Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Idoru- this dystopian set of stories would put blade runner to shame!

Discworld- No one can deny the charm of Pratchett.
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shadownymph_PREV
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Piers Anthony's "Incarnations of Immortality" or the "Ox" & "Orn" stories.
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Oh, and any of the Alan Dean Foster "Phlinx" novels
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ninjabear




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PostPosted:     Post subject: be careful what you wish
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Think about some of the terrible adaptations out there; then ask yourself if you really want to roll the dice with one of your favorite stories.
They don't all come off as well as The Lord of the Rings saga---hell I'm still hoping someone will do a version of Starship Troopers based on the book!
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cooky37




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I thought the CG animated seriesof StarShip Troopers was closer to the Origional concept than the movie but still lightyears from the book
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cooky37




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I thought the CG animated seriesof StarShip Troopers was closer to the Origional concept than the movie but still lightyears from the book
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iswallowedabug




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Sometimes I prefer the movie.

Case in point -- Planet of the Apes. The movie ending was far
more compelling.

(and not as much dissing of scientists; which is also why I
prefer anything by Michael Crichton as a movie as well)
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derekm
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I would like to see "The Two Faces of Tomorrow" by James P. Hogan turned into a move. I think it has great potential if done right.
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iswallowedabug




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I'd like to see the Sandman comics/graphic novels by Neil Gaiman
turned into movies, ormaybe episodic TV (overall story arc of Dream
and the other Endless with different vignettes every installment).

True, I'd hate to see it lose something by changing the medium,
but I really liked Mirrormask (although that was developed
as a movie originally, I think), but I'd love to see them try.

Plus, I really miss Dream. And Delirium. And Death.
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spasmodeus




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I would like to see "The Lost Regiment" series by William R. Forstchen, turned into movies. It would be an ambitious project, with one movie per novel. Wink
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scryer41




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Hmmm..... How about Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures books? I loved those.
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iswallowedabug




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Asprin's Myth books are often side-splittingly, laugh out loud funny, but
there are so many puns and textual plays on words -- do you
think it would really translate to the medium of film?

I agree, though, that it'd be fun to see them try.
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