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what should be the next big fantasy movie or show?

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by C.B. Jones, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. C.B. Jones

    C.B. Jones Dreamer

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    I think it should be the Prince of nothing as a T.V. show.But what do you think?
     
  2. I'm actually against the idea of striving to adapt every popular work of prose fiction into a visual form. I know that it's something Hollywood likes because it comes with a built-in fan base, but there have been enough disappointments (*cough* Eragon) that I'm content to wait for something original that's more suited for the format.
     
  3. Hap818

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    Magyk, Larklight, or Mortal Engines
     
  4. Mindfire

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    I'm still waiting for a Percy Jackson movie.
     
  5. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    But there already is a Percy Jackson movie... o_O;

    ...oh, I see what you did there. XDD
     
  6. Jess A

    Jess A Archmage

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    I've always wanted to see Robin Hobb's and Sara Douglass' books as well as Feist's Magician done as TV series/films - but I would be so picky about casting that it could be a catastrophe to me if characters are badly cast! Casting, plot, setting ... everything could be done wrong. For the most part, I think books are better left to the imagination and in print. I would love to see how they would adapt Douglass' bird-winged Icarii people, though. I can't even comment on Game of Thrones, since I haven't read the books yet.
     
  7. Elder the Dwarf

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    Hmmm... I would have to think about what they could adapt well. A mistborn script has been written, but I'm scared about that. It will be really tough to do allomancy right. If they did the original Dragonlance Chronicles, I would be pretty interested. Right now I'm reading Name of the Wind, and I think that could work. I think a movie about either Legend or Waylander could be done very well, but I doubt Gemmell has the name recognition to bring in huge box office numbers. Outside of fantasy, I would love to see Cornwell's Grail Quest or Gemmell's version of Troy turned into a film trilogy. The casting on the last one would have to be extraordinary though.
     
  8. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Movie??

    THE LEGEND of REAVER
     
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  9. JonSnow

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    The original Dragonlance Chronicles would be cool... not because the writing was that great, but because it still holds a lot of sentimental value for me. It was the first fantasy series I ever read, even before The Hobbit. It would be interesting to see what TNT or AMC could do with it...

    But more than that, I would like to see a series-type adaptation of Sword of Truth (Goodkind). It could run for many seasons if successful, which I believe it would be. It doesn't have the mature/purely brutal edge that Song of Ice and Fire has, but that might make it more attractive for younger audiences and sensitive adults.
     
  10. Kisara

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    Malazan Book of the Fallen! But only if HBO does the job. That would be thrilling and probably even outrunning TrueBlood.
     
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  11. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Three cheers for Malazan fans!
     
  12. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Warcraft, live action movie. If that ever finally happens. It's Blizzard, though, so maybe I'll be in my fifties when it comes out.
     
  13. Mindfire

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    Elder Scrolls: Rise of the Empire
     
  14. Ireth

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    I was always disappointed that Nelvana never made an animated adaptation of Brian Jacques' Mossflower along with the other three Redwall books they adapted. That would be amazing.
     
  15. Mindfire

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    Hear, hear! Although I'd prefer to see any more Redwall stuff done with high-quality 3d animation rather than 2d. Pixar needs to get on that.
     
  16. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    ^ This. Yes. So much potential awesome.
     
  17. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    If Pixar did Redwall, they'd change it beyond recognition, and it would be full of one-liners and innuedno-based jokes to appeal to adults while mystifying children.
     
  18. Donny Bruso

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    Amen. Stop butchering authors' hard work to fit in into a 2 1/2 hour block. I truly wish screen writers would come up with some ideas of their own instead of just swiping someone's hard work for a few bucks and making a travesty that convinces people that the book must be just as bad so they never read it.
     
  19. Mindfire

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    I don't know about that. Pixar has proved they can be serious too. Toy Story 3 had some pretty heavy stuff in it. But if Pixar doesn't meet your approval, perhaps Dreamworks then? Provided of course that they treat it more like The Prince of Egypt or How to Train Your Dragon and less like Kung Fu Panda and Megamind. (Although those movies were great too.)
     
  20. Jess A

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    I would prefer to see it in 2D.

    They did some Redwall and I think I picked a DVD up for $2, I forget where.

    They never continued it (I am surprised to hear that they did 3 books, I must have missed those). I always wanted to see Mossflower and Martin the Warrior done in cartoon. Somebody on DeviantArt was looking into making another cartoon. I don't know how far they got.
     
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