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Old January 8 2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see?

With so many book and comic series being adapted, I was just wondering what series that are not being adapted or were badly adapted people would like to see on TV or at the movies?
My picks would be:
The Dresen Files: We did get the Syfy series, but they barely had anything to do with the books. I know they did do one episode loosely based on the first one, but I would love to see more of them getting closer adaptation. At the least I would love to see them include more characters from the books, like the Carpenters, Butters, The Alphas, Toot-Toot and the pixies, and the Fae.
The Hollows: This was almost a CW series, and I was really sad when it didn't get picked up.
Kate Daniels: I love these books, and would be beyond thrilled if someone did accurate adaptations of them.
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Old January 8 2014, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old January 8 2014, 04:06 AM   #3
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Re: What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see

Dark Phoenix.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:11 AM   #4
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Re: What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see

Isaac Asimov's Nightfall has been adapted twice for film, and failed miserably both times. God, I'd love to see a PROPER film version of this novel.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:18 AM   #5
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Re: What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see

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Dark Phoenix.
To further expand on that, I wouldn't mind seeing X-Men adapted more faithfully from the comics. And that includes making it an actual ensemble piece and not just a starring vehicle for Logan.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:31 AM   #6
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Re: What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see

You even have to ask?



7-8 hour HBO miniseries, please. (Sequel volumes optional - I love the books, but don't need to see them filmed.)




Also:




Thread discussion here.






And, don't forget:




I've got these all planned out, of course.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:56 AM   #7
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Isaac Asimov's Nightfall has been adapted twice for film, and failed miserably both times. God, I'd love to see a PROPER film version of this novel.
The the 1988 adaptation was one of the worst films I'd ever seen. I'd never even heard of the 2000 adaptation until you mentioned it. It's a shame this property has been just pissed away, though I've never read the novel, but rather only the original short story.

I don't think Dune has been given a proper treatment. Sci Fi Channel's Children of Dune has come closest, and their Dune came in as second-closest, in my view. The Lynch version had some good things going for it, such as the cast, the music, and the overall look, which though not perfect was more than adequate, but the liberties it took, especially in the story, weren't for my taste.

I'd love a Legion of Super-Heroes movie, with the full Legion of course. And an Inhumans movie.

Of course, my pičce de résistance is Piers Anthony's Macroscope.
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Old January 8 2014, 05:32 AM   #8
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Re: What never/poorly adapted novel/comic series would you like to see

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Dark Phoenix.
To further expand on that, I wouldn't mind seeing X-Men adapted more faithfully from the comics. And that includes making it an actual ensemble piece and not just a starring vehicle for Logan.
I'd gladly toss every X-Men movie thus far if I could get a trilogy written/directed by Joss Whedon.
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Old January 8 2014, 06:00 AM   #9
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Tarzan of the Apes.
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Old January 8 2014, 06:03 AM   #10
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Old January 8 2014, 06:04 AM   #11
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Another vote for The Dresden Files.
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Old January 8 2014, 06:08 AM   #12
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Dragonriders of Pern.

And I'll throw in Earthsea. Not because I'm hankering to see it, but a proper adaptation would ease the pain from that other version.
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Old January 8 2014, 06:14 AM   #13
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Dragonriders of Pern.
This was one of the novels I was going to suggest too. The other was Ringworld.
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Old January 8 2014, 06:15 AM   #14
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The comic series "Runaways" would make a good TV show.

Terry Brooks's "Running with the Demon" (And even the whole Word and the Void trilogy) could be a great movie/trilogy and is pretty much the only property of his that I think really deserves to be adapted.

"Snow Crash" seems ripe for a film adaptation, though it would probably require some retooling of the 80s version of the future it embodies.

It is well past time for "The Stand" to get a second try, either as a film or a limited series.

"Deadpool" of course, and I suspect that will actually happen sometime soon.

The X-Men films have never sat right with me as X-Men films. I like most of them, but they just don't feel like "The X-Men" to me.

"Gargoyles" deserves a live-action film adaptation. How Disney hasn't done this yet is completely insane to me.

"Wild Cards" is an interesting universe that could easily support a film franchise or a TV series.
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