James Rollins's Sigma Fore: The Movie!!

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  1. JD

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    I don't know if anyone else here is a fan, but they just announced yesterday that James Rollin's Sigma Force books have been optioned for a movie by Dino De Laurentiis.

    Here's the announcement from his blog:
    I really like the fact that they're doing an original story. I'm a huge fan of the books, and I really wouldn't have wanted to see one of the books slice up the way things have to be to make the transition from page to screen.
    I just hope he uses the Guild and Seichan, they are easily two of my favorite parts of the series.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    I have them all but Sandstorm and got hooked after reading Map of Bones.
    It then took a few months but I just read Black Order last month. I have the third book in the series Judas Strain up next. Spacing them out cause his last book, Alter of Eden, wasn't Sigma but then I found out he is planning a 7th book in the series tenatively titled The Devil Colony.

    The two I've read were very intricate. Especially Map of Bones, I don't know if even a 2.5hr movie would suffice. They'd have to cut some sections out for sure.

    Thanks for posting this and its a project I'm going to follow!
     
  3. JD

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    ^Yeah, that's why I'm glad it's gonna be an original story, and not one of the books.
     
  4. aelius

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    I have to agree, trying to fit a Sigma book into a movie would not work.
    I am glad to see this though. I have been reading Rollins' books since he first started. Although I am glad he switched from standalones to the Sigma books. His standalones were very formulaic. I liked the formula, which is why I kept buying them, but the Sigma's are much better written. I guess that just comes with experience.
    I look forward to the movie.
     
  5. JD

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    I don't know about how anybody else feels but Michael Chiklis would be a perfect Monk to me.
    And Zhang Ziyi or Michelle Yeo need to be Seichan.
     
  6. Nathan_Heller

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    I am a huge fan of the novels of James Rollins and would welcome a movie, but the name Dino de Laurentiis associated with it makes me cringe. I keep thinking King Kong 1977.
     
  7. JD

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    Yeah, that was my thought too. Alot of the movies I've heard associated with his name have been really cheesy, both good (Flash Gordon) and bad (King Kong '77).