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Old February 26 2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Neverending Story remake

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...6ab15e86a4f615

I had been thinking that a remake would have potential.

Perhaps inspired by Pan's Labyrinth, I think it'd be cool to have it set in a dystopian society, where free-thought is discouraged and freedom of expression is disallowed. In this setting, "the Nothing", which symbolizes this stark reality, would be a greater, more immediate threat...
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Old February 26 2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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I love the book as well as Wolfgang Peterson's 1984 film adaption, hell I own the crap DVD. That said for once I wouldn't mind somebody else taking a shot at it as the 1984 version only liberaly adapts only the first half of the novel. A more direct adaptation would be my preferance this time around.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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Only if Limahl does the theme song again.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: Neverending Story remake

There was a miniseries or something too, but I never saw it. I love the first two movies and would be interested in this.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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kill it with fire. some books arent meant to be made into movies.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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kill it with fire. some books arent meant to be made into movies.
I thought the movie was at least as good as the book. Unlike many childrens' fantasy flicks, the film had heart and was actually quite disturbing in some places.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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Is nothing sacred anymore?

I'd rather see Legend II. I always thought Legend should be an anthology fantasy film series...
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Old February 26 2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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Now Campillo gave up a bunch of runs in the first... sad Spring Training so far for the Braves.
It's a neverending story of suck for them, isn't it?
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Old February 26 2009, 08:52 PM   #9
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I always liked Neverending Story and even the second movie. But yeah it would be kinda neat to see it redone with more modern effects, and maybe tell more of the story from the book. Even if they did it in a 2 or 3 movie plan, it could work. Given the current crop of fantasy movies and 80s nostalgia, it could do very well. Sure many will still say the original was great as is, but as long as they don't Tim Burton it like they did Charlie and Chocolate Factory.
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Old February 26 2009, 09:39 PM   #10
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While I don't loathe the idea, I confess it makes me more uneasy than happy. The first movie is just so perfect in my child's nostalgic heart. I really hated the second one, and avoided the third with all diligence. I did like the book when I read it, but always preferred the movie's simplified treatment and more sympathetic Bastian.

I wouldn't dismiss a remake out of hand, but they'd have to do something pretty amazing with the source material to convince me it's worth the trouble.
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Old February 27 2009, 12:17 AM   #11
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This makes me a saaaaaaaaaaaaaad luck dragon.
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Old February 27 2009, 12:40 AM   #12
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Great. I also want Legend and Goonies remake.
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Old February 27 2009, 12:45 AM   #13
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Norrin Radd wrote: View Post
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Now Campillo gave up a bunch of runs in the first... sad Spring Training so far for the Braves.
It's a neverending story of suck for them, isn't it?
I have no idea how that post got in this thread..
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Old February 27 2009, 05:36 AM   #14
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I love the book as well as Wolfgang Peterson's 1984 film adaption, hell I own the crap DVD. That said for once I wouldn't mind somebody else taking a shot at it as the 1984 version only liberaly adapts only the first half of the novel. A more direct adaptation would be my preferance this time around.
I've suggested this idea more than once, and many fans don't seem to like it. I enjoy the original movie as much as anyone else who grew up in the '80s, and it's certainly the best adaptation to date (the sequels don't count for me), but it is still only half the story. I'd kind of enjoy a director like Peter Jackson, whose work on LOTR is far superior than the more truncated versions that were made in the '70s and '80s. And that's a far tougher set of films to accomplish than NES.
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Old February 27 2009, 05:21 PM   #15
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No! No! No! Leave it alone!

That goes for Legend as well.
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