Would you want a EU book to become a movie?

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  1. Lonewolf89 Jedi Grand Master

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    Would you want a Star Wars book to become a movie? If so, what book?


  2. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    Either the entire NJO series... condensed, of course

    Or Courtship of Princess Leia
  3. Lonewolf89 Jedi Grand Master

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    The NJO idea sounds good. I'd be 'cinda nice to see our favorite characters through Lucas' eyes.


  4. Calli Force Ghost

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    Heir to the Empire
  5. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    No.

    I would like a TV miniseries based on the X-wing novels though.
  6. PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff

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    <wets his pants thinking of a RS TV series>
  7. ron corless Jedi Knight

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    I would give anything to see an NJO movie!

    I would love to see the Yuzzhan Vong on the
    big screen and of course to see Luke as an
    Obi-Wan type character leading the New Jedi
    Order.

    I hope it happens in the next 10 years.
    It doesn't have to be Episodes 7-9 but
    rather a spin off film.
  8. Jagged-Fel Jedi Padawan

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    A NJO movie would be pretty cool as would an X-Wing movie, but for my vote I have to go with either the Zahn Trilogy or the Duology; I love Thrawn and it'd be fun to see him outsmart all of my favorite Rebel characters.
  9. SCI_FI_NUT Jedi Knight

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    As much as i'd like to see a movie, 'I'll be a little more realistic. I'd be greatful if it was turned into an action cartoon. Something along the line of an anime. This would allow it to exist both as a series and sets of movies. It would also GREATLY help in getting the charecters to LOOK right, no worries about finding actors that resemble them. Then the only real acting concern are voices. Also by being an anime it would GREATLY reduce production costs without loosing battle sceens. It's alot easier and cheaper to animate massive space battles, ground wars, and large scale destruction then try to CGI them. All too often with tv shows the CGI will come out not looking "right", while the animation would be much more flexible. So while a Live action movie would be great an anime is more realistic and would allow the producers to more closely match the books.

    BTW anyone thinking all cartoons are just for kids and or are picturing teh "driods" cartoon. watch cartoon network at midnight on sundays and thursdays(cowboy bebop) for a couple of weeks and i'll guarrentee you'll change your mind.
  10. Cowboy_Jedi Jedi Youngling

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  11. Neo_Jedi Jedi Padawan

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    sci fi nut, thats cool, a few days ago me n my one friend talked about the EXACT same thing. i think a cartoon series would be the best direction for the EU to head. i think a well done fighters series would be HIGHLY appealing to hardcore fans, and would still get the young fan base that most studios aim for. jus think, rogue sqaudron, wraith sqaudron, have Karrde be a major part, a good bit of piracy/smuggling/bounties (drooling..)
    or, as u said, a well done adult anime would fit the NJO perfectly. the drama of chewies death, the conflict with Han and jacen, luke -n- mara, and a lord Shimmra that would give little kids nightmares till theyre 40... if only george would get his head out of his ass
    and as far as a movie goes, i think theres way to much in the NJO to even make a trilogy out of it, although seein a world ship thunder overhead following the opening scroll would probably make me blow my load. but for movies, i think the thrawn trilogy is no doubt the best candidate, it even fits the 7-8-9 pretty well in my opinion.
  12. Jayd Jedi Knight

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    I'd love to have Episodes 7-9 as the Thrawn Tril. I love that series.
  13. Arabwel Jedi Knight

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    I'm with Sturm Antilles here... Rogue miniseries is the way to go.

    Arä
    (Rogue Fanatic of the worsr kind)
  14. PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff

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    Why mini ???

    What I envision (and I think'd be great) is a RS TV series that happen during the 4 years of the NJO. 4 seasons, on the RS point of view, each beginning/ending of the seasons relating the events of the hardcovers, and of course, during the season, cross-overs with the paperbacks.
  15. Arabwel Jedi Knight

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    That's even more cool... I'd love to see that one happen...

    Ara
    (Rogue lover to the core, Wedge Estrogen Brigade-member, former Alt.Fan.Wedge Member and such...)
  16. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    As far as getting characters to sound right in an EU animated show, Mark Hamill already does a lot of voice-overs, so I bet they could actually get him to do an older Luke.
  17. Lonewolf89 Jedi Grand Master

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    How old is Mark Hamill anyway?


  18. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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  19. RingoJuna Jedi Knight

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    Sure, sounds like a great idea.
  20. Mavrick889 Jedi Master

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    A high quality cartoon series in the vein of the Batman animated series, written, produced, and directed by Paul Dini. Same art style as Batman and Superman as well. Make it anthology series, with each episode taking place in a different era, so the ideas don't get stagnant.
  21. solo_yt1300 Jedi Knight

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    Peronaly I don't like the batman: the animated series animation. But an anime version of anything in SW would be great.

    A loooong time a go I heard that rumor there was a going to be animated YJK series made by fox... I think i had heard they got as far as the pilot ep when it was nerfed. (correct me if i'm wrong.. it was a loooong time ago.)

  22. JediStryker Jedi Master

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    Personally, I would rather the books remain in my minds eye.
  23. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    (part 1 of 2)

    The show could be called Star Wars Tales, SW Chronicles, SW Universe, etc.

    Ok, I'm gonna post this in both this thread and the other related one to cover all my bases (All your base belong to...sorry[face_batting] )

    This is an example of how an EU TV series could pan out as a semi-anthology epic series.


    2 Hour Premiere- Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire

    Season 1- "Birth of the New Republic"

    Episode 1- Shadows of the Empire, part 1
    Episode 2- Shadows of the Empire, part 2
    Episode 3- Shadows of the Empire, part 3
    Episode 4- The Truce at Bakura, part 1
    Episode 5- The Truce at Bakura, part 2
    Episode 6- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent, part 1
    Episode 7- Dark Forces: Rebel Agent, part 2
    Episode 8- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight, part 1
    Episode 9- Dark Forces: Jedi Knight, part 2
    Episode 10- Twin Engines of Destruction
    Episode 11- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, part 1
    Episode 12- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, part 2
    Episode 13- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, part 3
    Episode 14- X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble, part 1
    Episode 15- X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble, part 2
    Episode 16- X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble, part 3
    Episode 17- X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, part 1
    Episode 18- X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, part 2
    Episode 19- X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, part 3
    Episode 20- X-Wing: The Bacta War, part 1
    Episode 21- X-Wing: The Bacta War, part 2
    Episode 22- X-Wing: The Bacta War, part 3

    2 Hour Special- Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

    Season 2- "Empire Resurgent"

    Episode 1- X-Wing: Wraith Squadron, part 1
    Episode 2- X-Wing: Wraith Squadron, part 2
    Episode 3- X-Wing: Wraith Squadron, part 3
    Episode 4- X-Wing: Iron Fist, part 1
    Episode 5- X-Wing: Iron Fist, part 2
    Episode 6- X-Wing: Iron Fist, part 3
    Episode 7- X-Wing: Solo Command, part 1
    Episode 8- X-Wing: Solo Command, part 2
    Episode 9- X-Wing: Solo Command, part 3
    Episode 10- Courtship of Princess Leia
    Episode 11- Heir to the Empire, part 1
    Episode 12- Heir to the Empire, part 2
    Episode 13- Heir to the Empire, part 3
    Episode 14- Dark Force Rising, part 1
    Episode 15- Dark Force Rising, part 2
    Episode 16- Dark Force Rising, part 3
    Episode 17- The Last Command, part 1
    Episode 18- The Last Command, part 2
    Episode 19- The Last Command, part 3
    Episode 20- X-Wing: Isard's Revenge, part 1
    Episode 21- X-Wing: Isard's Revenge, part 2
    Episode 22- X-Wing: Isard's Revenge, part 3

    2 Hour Special- (An Episode 2/Episode 3-era story)

    Season 3- "The New Guardians of Peace and Justice"

    Episode 1- Dark Empire, part 1
    Episode 2- Dark Empire, part 2
    Episode 3- Dark Empire ][, part 1
    Episode 4- Dark Empire ][, part 2
    Episode 5- Empire's End
    Episode 6- Crimson Empire
    Episode 7- I, Jedi/Jedi Search, part 1
    Episode 8- I, Jedi/Jedi Search, part 2
    Episode 9- I, Jedi/Jedi Search, part 3
    Episode 10- I, Jedi/Dark Apprentice, part 1
    Episode 11- I, Jedi/Dark Apprentice, part 2
    Episode 12- I, Jedi/Dark Apprentice, part 3
    Episode 13- I, Jedi/Champions of the Force, part 1
    Episode 14- I, Jedi/Champions of the Force, part 2
    Episode 15- I, Jedi/Champions of the Force, part 3
    Episode 16- Children of the Jedi
    Episode 17- Darksaber, part 1
    Episode 18- Darksaber, part 2
    Episode 19- Darksaber, part 3
    Episode 20- X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar, part 1
    Episode 21- X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar, part 2
    Episode 22- X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar, part 3

    2 Hour Special- TIE Fighter

    Season 4- "End of an Era"

    Episode 1- Before the Storm, part 1
    Episode 2- Before the Storm, part 2
    Episode 3- Before the Storm, part 3
    Episode 4- Shield of Lies, part 1
    Episode 5- Shield of Lies, part 2
    Episode 6- Shield of Lies, part 3
    Episode 7- Tyrant's Test, part 1
    Episode 8- Tyrant's Test, part 2
    Episode 9- Ambush at Corellia, part 1
    Episode 10- Ambush at Corellia, part 2
    Episode 11- Assault at Selonia, part 1
    Episode 12- Assault at Selonia, part 2
    Episode 13- Showdown at Centerpoint, part 1
    Episode 14- Showdown at Centerpoint, part 2
    Episode 15- Showdown at Centerpoint, part 3
    Episode 16- Spectre of the Past, part 1
    Episode 17- Spectre of the Past, part 2
  24. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Season 5- "The New Jedi Order"

    Episode 1- Vector Prime, part 1
    Episode 2- Vector Prime, part 2
    Episode 3- Vector Prime, part 3
    Episode 4- Dark Tide: Onslaught, part 1
    Episode 5- Dark Tide: Onslaught, part 2
    Episode 6- Dark Tide: Ruin, part 1
    Episode 7- Dark Tide: Ruin, part 2
    Episode 8- Dark Tide: Ruin, part 3
    Episode 9- Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, part 1
    Episode 10- Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, part 2
    Episode 11- Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, part 1
    Episode 12- Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial, part 2
    Episode 13- Balance Point, part 1
    Episode 14- Balance Point, part 2
    Episode 15- Balance Point, part 3
    Episode 16- Edge of Victory: Conquest, part 1
    Episode 17- Edge of Victory: Conquest, part 2
    Episode 18- Edge of Victory: Rebirth, part 1
    Episode 19- Edge of Victory: Rebirth, part 2
    Episode 20- Star By Star, part 1
    Episode 21- Star By Star, part 2
    Episode 22- Star By Star, part 3

    2 Hour Special- "Dark Journey"

    Season 6- "Balance of the Force"

    Episode 1- Enemy Lines: Rebel Dream, part 1
    Episode 2- Enemy Lines: Rebel Dream, part 2
    Episode 3- Enemy Lines: Rebel Stand, part 1
    Episode 4- Enemy Lines: Rebel Stand, part 2
    Episode 5- Traitor, part 1
    Episode 6- Traitor, part 2
    Episode 7- Traitor, part 3
    Episode 8- Destiny's Road, part 1
    Episode 9- Destiny's Road, part 2
    Episode 10- Destiny's Road, part 3
    Episode 11- Force Heretic : Remnant, part 1
    Episode 12- Force Heretic : Remnant, part 2
    Episode 13- Force Heretic : Refugee, part 1
    Episode 14- Force Heretic : Refugee, part 2
    Episode 15- Force Heretic : Reunion, part 1
    Episode 16- Force Heretic : Reunion, part 2
    Episode 17- (New Jedi Order Final Paperback to be Announced), part 1
    Episode 18- (New Jedi Order Final Paperback to be Announced), part 2
    Episode 19- (New Jedi Order Final Paperback to be Announced), part 3
    Episode 20- (New Jedi Order Final Hardcover to be Announced), part 1
    Episode 21- (New Jedi Order Final Hardcover to be Announced), part 2
    Episode 22- (New Jedi Order Final Hardcover to be Announced), part 3

    2 Hour Special- Either "Young Jedi Knights 2" OR "Rebel Alliance" (Tell the tale of the Death Star plans and the early days of the alliance, tying in the story with both Soldier for the Empire, material from the ANH Radio Drama and then end with a lead-in to A New Hope itself)

    (If a seventh season is possible [and why not, freakin' Voyager got 7 years, why can't we?] I would suggest doing "Tales of the Jedi" era stories as I map out below and makes things come full circle with the Jedi vs Sith...but you could also concievably go for post-NJO stories as well)-

    Season 7- "Tales of the Jedi"

    Episode 1- Golden Age of the Sith, part 1
    Episode 2- Golden Age of the Sith, part 2
    Episode 3- Golden Age of the Sith, part 3
    Episode 4- Fall of the Sith Empire, part 1
    Episode 5- Fall of the Sith Empire, part 2
    Episode 6- Fall of the Sith Empire, part 3
    Episode 7- Knights of the Old Republic, part 1
    Episode 8- Knights of the Old Republic, part 2
    Episode 9- Knights of the Old Republic, part 3
    Episode 10- The Freedon Nadd Uprising
    Episode 11- Dark Lords of the Sith, part 1
    Episode 12- Dark Lords of the Sith, part 2
    Episode 13- Dark Lords of the Sith, part 3
    Episode 14- Dark Lords of the Sith, part 4
    Episode 15- The Sith War, part 1
    Episode 16- The Sith War, part 2
    Episode 17- The Sith War, part 3
    Episode 18- The Sith War, part 4
    Episode 19- Redemption, part 1
    Episode 20- Redemption, part 2
    Episode 21- Redemption, part 3
    Episode 22- Redemption, part 4

    2 Hour special- Jedi vs. Sith

    If there was to be a Season 8 or beyond, I would suggest Episode 1-era EU or, again, whatever is post-NJO...but I think 7 seasons would be more than sufficient.
  25. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I wanted to add also that I mapped all that out simple to give an example of one way you could spread out the EU in a way that works well as a whole but can also be taken on a season-by-season basis (I tried to illustrate this by choosing appropriate places to end a season at and start the next from).

    Now, obviously, some stories may end up longer than others, so in many ways, that concept blueprint above can be altered to give some stories additional episodes and other stories fewer. Heck, many could probably be shortened to 2 episodes even though I've planned for 3. That would make excellent room for pure-anthology episodes based upon the short stories published in various forms (gamer, tales, anthology, etc) or even some other one-shots such as Enemy of the Empire, etc.

    I also again apologzie for the redundant postings to both threads but I figure I'd cover all my ground with this one since i bothered to lay everything out.
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