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

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  1. Jorus_Kando Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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  3. Darth_Reign Force Ghost

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

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  5. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

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    Dungeons & Dragons II!


    Woohoo!

  6. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    Admiral_Thrawn60...

    //shudder
  7. B.J. Zanzibar Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Master

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Special Edition!!!

    WOOHOO!!
  12. CloneofPhanan Jedi Master

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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  16. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Master

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

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Terry Gilliam.

    Good Omens.


    Please. :D
  22. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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  23. Silac5 Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    Good Omens was hilarious! [face_laugh]
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