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Old March 19 2011, 04:48 PM   #151
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Re: "If only" Hollywood would do this...

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I would like to see:

-A movie version of "Wicked" (the book, not the musical)

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You may get your wish, sort of. There's a tv miniseries in development.
Awesome! Where did you hear that?

Not sure. Entertainment Weekly maybe, or SFX magazine? Or maybe a TV Guide I flipped through in the check-out line?
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Old March 19 2011, 09:45 PM   #152
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I would like to see a loose adaptation of the warlock series by Christopher Stasheff.

A basic summary would be wizards in space that go to pre-industrial age civilizations to spread the seeds of democracy.

I don't think the democracy stuff has to stay, but I like the concepts of magic and space travel and influencing lesser technological races.

In the books they also have really cool sentient artificial intelligence, that should stay.
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Old March 19 2011, 10:42 PM   #153
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Ooh, I just thought of another one.

Why has no one made CAMELOT 3000 into a movie yet? That seems like a natural.
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Old March 20 2011, 01:10 AM   #154
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Re: "If only" Hollywood would do this...

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Impossible now that they are dead, but a 1940's Batman directed by Orson Welles, starring Cary Grant as Batman and Conrad Veidt as the Joker.
Back in 2003, Mark Millar started an internet hoax that Welles had been working a Batman movie in the 1940s but pulled out when the studio insisted on casting Gregory Peck as Bruce Wayne instead of letting Welles play the part himself. The hoax inspired a couple of YouTube videos that gives you a pretty good idea of what a Welles Batman might have looked like.
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Old March 20 2011, 01:19 AM   #155
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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution - another, much more book-faithful adaptation.
Oddly enough, the screenplay was itself written by Nicholas Meyer.
I know, and I asked him if he was pressured to make the changes, but he said he wanted to make them. Which fairly boggles my mind, because (IMHO) the novel is perfect and the screenplay a mess, but there you go. I'm still waiting for a better adaptation.
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Old March 20 2011, 05:00 AM   #156
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Re: "If only" Hollywood would do this...

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Impossible now that they are dead, but a 1940's Batman directed by Orson Welles, starring Cary Grant as Batman and Conrad Veidt as the Joker.
Back in 2003, Mark Millar started an internet hoax that Welles had been working a Batman movie in the 1940s but pulled out when the studio insisted on casting Gregory Peck as Bruce Wayne instead of letting Welles play the part himself. The hoax inspired a couple of YouTube videos that gives you a pretty good idea of what a Welles Batman might have looked like.
Cool! That really does stir the imagination.

If anything it makes me want even more to see a period piece Batman. And, oh hell, film it in black-and-white.
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Old March 20 2011, 04:36 PM   #157
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The original Ian Fleming James Bond novels
Yes! My thought exactly. Filming these books which take place in the mid-late '50s shouldn't be terribly extravagant compared to similar BBC productions of today. The actor would have to be just right.
I don't wish Hollywood would do these - but I do wish the BBC would!
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Old March 20 2011, 07:11 PM   #158
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Back in 2003, Mark Millar started an internet hoax that Welles had been working a Batman movie in the 1940s but pulled out when the studio insisted on casting Gregory Peck as Bruce Wayne instead of letting Welles play the part himself. The hoax inspired a couple of YouTube videos that gives you a pretty good idea of what a Welles Batman might have looked like.
Based on this I changed my avatar by taking an old shot from the 1943 serial and tweaking the shape and tone of the costume to look less ridiculous. I should get just the right shot of Orsen Welles to put under the mask. I also bulked him up just a bit.

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Old March 20 2011, 08:45 PM   #159
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You may get your wish, sort of. There's a tv miniseries in development.
Awesome! Where did you hear that?

Not sure. Entertainment Weekly maybe, or SFX magazine? Or maybe a TV Guide I flipped through in the check-out line?
It could be a natural on Syfy after Tin Man and Alice but I'd rather not have RHI on the production.
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Old March 22 2011, 10:41 PM   #160
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A full-color, shot-for-shot remake of Metropolis starring Diane Krueger.
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Old March 23 2011, 12:46 AM   #161
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Re: "If only" Hollywood would do this...

[QUOTE Ayn Rand's screenplay for The Fountainhead seems to totally miss the point of her own book.[/QUOTE]

You know, faithful adaptations of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged would be great. ESPECIALLY if they offend
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Old March 23 2011, 12:58 AM   #162
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I want to see a faithful adaptation of Elric or Hawkmoon. Due to time constraints they would probably make better mini series than movies.
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Old April 30 2011, 07:57 PM   #163
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Would love to see a faithful adaptation of Rendevous with Rama done as a mini series on HBO or Showtime.
Would love a new animated Trek series done clone wars animation style.
For now this is the closest there is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-MRNGGMiMU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mkFPsm_WVk
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Old April 30 2011, 10:04 PM   #164
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^^ Nice avatar...!
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Old May 3 2011, 04:58 AM   #165
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I would love to see either a film or a mini-series based on the 'Stainless Steel Rat' Series of books.


I'm probably the only one who knows about it on here though...
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