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Now that LOTR and Harry Potter have proven swords-and-sorcery films can be world-class blockbusters

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Jorus_Kando, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. Jorus_Kando

    Jorus_Kando Jedi Padawan star 4

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    ...What other fantasy properties would you like to see brough to the big screen?

    I've been dying for a Wheel of Time movie for a while. Maybe NOW it will happen.

    EDIT: I changed the thread's title so I don't get any more "SW is fantasy too" replies ;)
     
  2. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Fantasy...

    //shudder
     
  3. Darth_Reign

    Darth_Reign Jedi Master star 4

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    I wouldn't mind seeing Animes that were based on Final Fantasy 7 8 and 9.
     
  4. Jorus_Kando

    Jorus_Kando Jedi Padawan star 4

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  5. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dungeons & Dragons II!


    Woohoo!

     
  6. Crix-Madine

    Crix-Madine Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Admiral_Thrawn60...

    //shudder
     
  7. B.J. Zanzibar

    B.J. Zanzibar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's easy. Glen Cook's Black Company series and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
     
  8. Ender

    Ender Jedi Knight star 6

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    The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

    A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

    All I can think of right now. They would have to be more than one film.
     
  9. Kendu_Knight

    Kendu_Knight Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Hobbit, or "There and Back Again, a Hobbit's Holiday by Bilbo Baggins".
     
  10. Master_Ben

    Master_Ben Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Other than LOTR, Silmarillion, the Hobbit, Redwall books, Wrinkle in Time Trilogy, and Chronicles of Narnia, I haven't read any other fantasy books. Is the Golden Compass any good?
     
  11. That_Flashing

    That_Flashing Jedi Master star 5

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    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Special Edition!!!

    WOOHOO!!
     
  12. CloneofPhanan

    CloneofPhanan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, technically Harry Potter isn't a sword & sorcery movie, it's really just sorcery.
     
  13. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, the queen uses a sword in the chess game
     
  14. Bithysith

    Bithysith Jedi Knight star 5

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    The Wrinkle in Time series could be quite interesting... but it would be difficult to do the novels justice.
     
  15. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  16. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    I don't think the Farseer Trilogy would make a good movie, or even a movie trilogy. I?d rather make it one film, and compress the books together. A Song of Ice and Fire could never be made into films, in my opinion. The books are too long and too complex; every single scene is important.

    On the other hand, The Wheel of Time would make a great long miniseries or short television series. Each book could be four or five hour-long episodes, and you?d be able to show the entire thing in about two years (RJ is currently projecting 12 books, and at 4.5 episodes a book, you have about 54 episodes, or 27 episodes a year). The first year would take you until the end of Lord of Chaos (What a way to the season! The Battle of Dumai?s Wells is one of the greatest battles in fantasy fiction, and that would be such a high note to end on!). The second year does A Crown of Swords to the end.
     
  17. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    A well-made Gormenghast movie(s) would be great!
     
  18. IAmTheDarkSide

    IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wheel of Time was going to be a TV miniseries, but that fell through. Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody was going to be a movie, and was conceptualized as such even when she was first writing it, but I think it's stuck in some kind of pre-production limbo. Song of Ice and Fire would be an awful movie -- it's too segmented, complex and long to be adapted. Farseer wouldn't, either -- it's too internal and pyschological.

    One of the books that I'D LOVE to see a movie version of is Gemmell's LEGEND. Now that had some absolutely ass-kicking action scenes, memorable characters, and a cinematic feel.

    EDIT: They're already making Chronicles of Narnia.

    "Glen Cook's Black Company" -- These were some ass-kickingly fun books, too, but I don't think they'd translate well to film. The Myth Computer games are loosely based on them though.

    EDIT 2: Apparently, John Milius is finally working on his second Conan film, King Conan: Crown of Iron.
     
  19. Master_Ben

    Master_Ben Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I need to read some more fantasy books. I agree that Wrinkle would be too complex. I sure do hope that they get Chronicles right. Lots of CGI in that.
     
  20. Ender

    Ender Jedi Knight star 6

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    One of the books that I'D LOVE to see a movie version of is Gemmell's LEGEND. Now that had some absolutely ass-kicking action scenes, memorable characters, and a cinematic feel.

    Yes, this would make an excellent film.

    Waylander would be good as well.



    I don't think the Farseer Trilogy would make a good movie, or even a movie trilogy. I?d rather make it one film, and compress the books together. A Song of Ice and Fire could never be made into films, in my opinion. The books are too long and too complex; every single scene is important.

    Just a dream I have about the Martin series. ;) The Farseer series would be tough to do as well.

     
  21. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Terry Gilliam.

    Good Omens.


    Please. :D
     
  22. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Good Omens: good choice.
     
  23. Silac5

    Silac5 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The Riftwar Saga & The Serpentwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist.

    While were at it, 'Fairie Tale' by Raymond Feist also. Not exactly swords and sorcery, but definitely fantasy.
     
  24. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    Dave Duncan's The Gilded Chain would make a great action flick. RA Salvatore's Drizzt books would adapt well to the big screen.
     
  25. IAmTheDarkSide

    IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good Omens was hilarious! [face_laugh]
     
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