Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

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Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Post by sporkles » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:20 pm

Whenever I really get into a book, I'll start imagining the characters as various actors, in order to really visualise the book in my head - usually, if the author is good, this happens almost entirely unconsciously, and I'll suddenly know how the character looks. And I often find myself thinking "wow, this looks really cool - I'd love to see it adapted as a film".

So, I've just read "Time" by Stephen Baxter - a really spectacular science fiction novel that I bought more than ten years ago, but never got around to reading until now, and it would be fantastic seeing this at the cinema, if done properly. I've also always felt that "At the Mountains of Madness" by Lovecraft would be absolutely insane.

So what are your pet yet-to-be-filmed books?

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Re: Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Post by stringtapper » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:46 pm

Well it's been filmed but it was no where near dark enough.

A proper adaptation of The Stand.
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Post by beats me » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:32 pm

Towing Jehovah. In summary God is dead literally and his gigantic corpse must be towed to the arctic to preserve. Adventure ensues.

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Post by andydes » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:31 pm

I don't know how it could possibly translate to film, but for what it's worth:

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Post by regretfullySaid » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:33 pm

Coincidentally, I was going to say Javascript For Ninjas, 4th paperback Edition
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Re: Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Post by TomViolenz » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Perry Rhodan:
This is a series of German pulp science fiction books that are as good from the stories and characters as any Star Wars idiocy. There are literaly 100s of books in the series. Reading them always made me wish for them to get the Hollywood popcorn movie with awesome special effects treatment! Just please leave Jeff Goldblum out of it, he will ruin it :x
A well made (think HBO or Netflix), long TV series would also be fine.

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Post by slatepipe » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:41 pm

andydes wrote:I don't know how it could possibly translate to film, but for what it's worth:

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hahahah yes - i got that book. i love the justified ancients of mu mu :D

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Re: Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Post by andydes » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:42 pm

One or more of Ian M Banks' Culture novels maybe?

Consider Phlebas is a good place to start.

Excession was very good too.

Also, I don't know if any of his non sci-fi stuff that has been made into film. Can't see why not?

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Post by slatepipe » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 pm

geek love by katherine dunne - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_Love

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Post by Tarekith » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:46 pm

A proper version of the Rama sci-fi series would be sweet. Ringworld maybe?

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Post by andydes » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:54 pm

slatepipe wrote:geek love by katherine dunne - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_Love
That sounds horrific.

I'll check it out. Thanks.

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Post by H20nly » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:18 pm

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starring Miley Cyrus as Mimi

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Post by H20nly » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:23 pm

and...

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starring Fran Cotton aka funken

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Post by aisling » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 pm

Hammer of the gods, the Led Zeppelin story.
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Re: Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:29 am

Snow Crash
By Neal Stephenson

Ghost Story
By Peter Straub
Done RIGHT. The version made in 1981 was a travesty that left out most of the contents of the book.

The Ceremonies
By T.E.D. Klein
Stands alongside Straub's Ghost Story as one of the finest novels of horror ever written.

I Am Legend
By Richard Matheson
Also done RIGHT for a change. The first version 'Last Man On Earth' made in 1964 is actually the most faithful to the book, & if it had not included the voice-over narration at the beginning would have been nicely grim. That said, I do love The Omega Man! :lol:

Iron John
By Robert Bly
Now this is a challenge to adapt for a film! But Bly is still alive & it could include him.

Anything by H.P. Lovecraft that was genuinely true to Lovecraft!
With all the films based on Lovecraft it is a challenge to find more than a very few that contain the spirit of Lovecraft. A real pity.

And yes, Stephen King's The Stand done right would be welcome.

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