Studio that owns Star Wars to remake Star Wars rip-off

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  1. marillion

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    If we're going to do more dragons, why not adapt "Dragon Riders of Pern?" I'm honestly surprised that hasn't ever happened. The Pern series was all the rage when I was a kid.
     
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    This!
    And another attempt at Earthsea
     
  3. wayoung

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    WB owns it, not Disney. There's an adaptation in pre production.
     
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  4. marillion

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    Wow.. I hadn't heard about that at all. I read a couple of the books when I was in middle school, but there's no way I could even try to explain anything about them now. It's been too long.
     
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    But he's still sleeping on a bed made of money so a win all the same! Amazing.
     
  6. Kai "the spy"

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    I have my doubts that it was Kurosawa who sued. Toho is more likely to have been the ones to bring the lawsuit, as they were the actual rights holders to Yojimbo.
    There's also the matter that Yojimbo itself borrowed heavily from two works of fiction by Dashiell Hammett, The Glass Key and Red Harvest. Not the least being having a protagonist whose name is never mentioned. For that alone, Kurosawa probably wouldn't have been angry over A Fistful of Dollars.
     
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  7. Set Harth

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    Sandworms don't have skeletons.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    Tell Lucas that.
     
  9. wayoung

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    GEOD didn't come out until '81. Even with it, there's no reason to suspect Sandworms always dissolve into little makers. The imperium knew how to kill Sandworms pre Dune via explosives or electrocution of each ring segment, but they didn't know about sand trout, so it stands to reason that dying violently does not produce sandtrout and leaves a body. Only dying via drowning, likely at a specific stage of the life cycle, has the body seperate into sandtrout.

    If every dead sandworm produced sandtrout and started the terraforming effect Spice would not be rare.
     
  10. The Nth Doctor

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    I've been begging for that one for years now. Supposedly a series has been in the works but that announcement was years ago. Still, I hold onto hope.

    And speaking of dragons, I'm looking forward to that adaptation of My Father's Dragon that's coming out this year on Netflix!
     
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  11. Cyrus

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    Ronald D Moore worked for a while to adapt it into a TV series. Don't remember why it was abandoned.
     
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  12. Gaith

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    And what about The Chronicles of Prydain?!

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    I used to think any potential film series would have to combine the first two books (as the animated Disney movie very loosely did), and leave out Taran Wanderer entirely due to it containing too little action, but a streaming service would be the perfect way to faithfully adapt each book to its own film, without requiring the mass-market appeal and marketing push of a theatrical franchise. Each movie would be as long as it needed to be, no shorter and no longer, and given that there's not that much action in the whole series overall, the budgetary demands would be modest enough.
     
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    Creative differences with the author's estate, no doubt. At least two attempts to bring Pern to the screen fizzled out while Anne McCaffrey was still alive, because she insisted on having the last word about creative choices, regardless of whether they would've worked on screen or not.
     
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    Shame, you'd think he'd have a plan.
    I don't know the Pern stories but I'd like to see some less homogenization in the movies out there. I thought what they did with The Dark Tower was just a crime just to make a disposable pedestrian movie.
     
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    No series plan survives the first encounter with the original author to mix things up :)
     
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    They got to within a week of filming the pilot -- it had been cast, they had built sets in the southwest -- and Moore ran into problems with The WB. The WB had the pilot script rewritten, Moore didn't like the direction the script-doctoring and could see what The WB wanted for the series, so he walked away.

    I have vague memories that the series wouldn't have been a direct adaptation of one of the books or have used any of the familiar characters, like the Dreamcast game which was set during a different Turn.
     
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    I actually go the Eragon book from my sister as a birthday present a few years ago, but after so much about how bad it is and how it's such a blatant rip off of Star Wars, I never haver bothered to read it. Not sure if I'll bother with the show.
     
  20. Admiral Archer

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    THIS. Possibly the most underrated fantasy novel series of all time. :)
     
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