"If only" Hollywood would do this...

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  1. Australis

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    Ooo, that'd be cool. Can't get Welles, but it's only a matter of time before image capture becomes sophisticated enough to recreate Grant and Veidt in a virtual format.

    Wow, how could I forget 3 of my favourite novels?! The Dream Park trilogy by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes. These are perfect for big screen treatment and have indeed been optioned in the past, at least once by Spielberg.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    I loved Dream Park, though it makes me crave a Burger King Whopper with cheese. I read it on my lunch breaks many years ago.:drool:
     
  3. God Magnus

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    Since I was a teen I've wanted a live action mini-series (or ongoing) of either Battletech or Exo-Squad. The sad part is, I believe a live action Battletech was greenlit a long time ago but it never took off. Ah well...
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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  5. Mistral

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    Not impossible. Technology is fast reaching a point where the rights to a dead tv star/movie star are going to be worth $$$.
    They can be plugged right into the picture, ala Forrest Gump.
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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    Give Terry Gilliam the money to do, well, whatever he wants.
     
  7. ToddKent

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    I would like to see:

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

    -A Pixar animated Super Mario Brothers

    -A movie version of Daniel Pinkwater's "Lizard Music" (a kid's book but really good...would make a killer movie)

    - A new feature length film from the Henson Company (like the Dark Crystal or Labyrinth) with 100% puppets and ZERO CGI

    -An HBO Trek series or a Trek TV mini-series (on any channel) of an era we haven't seen (The Romulan War? The Eugenics Wars?)
     
  8. Sindatur

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    Ooh, yes, The Dark Crystal Sequel, which keeps popping back into Development hell
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    You may get your wish, sort of. There's a tv miniseries in development.
     
  10. ToddKent

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    Awesome! Where did you hear that?
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    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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  12. Alex1939

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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.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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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.
     
  14. the G-man

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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.
     
  15. Gaith

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    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. :p
     
  16. Warped9

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    :techman: 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. :D
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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    I don't wish Hollywood would do these - but I do wish the BBC would!
     
  18. Warped9

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    It could be a natural on Syfy after Tin Man and Alice but I'd rather not have RHI on the production.
     
  20. JRoss

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    A full-color, shot-for-shot remake of Metropolis starring Diane Krueger.