What books would you like to see adapted into movies?

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  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:25:45
    I know a lot of people hate it when their favourite books are adapted because the results are usually shit or at least far worse than the books.
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:28:01
    Snuff, by Chuck Palahniuk.

    I'd say all the Michael Connelly books about Harry Bosch but I don't think a movie would do a very good job with them. They should each be adapted for TV - maybe 2x2hrs each, even. There's enough material in them for that.
  • pjmaybe 23 Jul 2009 13:30:19 70,666 posts
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    Mein Kampf
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:30:40
    THEBIBLELOLAMIRITE?
  • Spanky 23 Jul 2009 13:31:52 15,010 posts
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    1984 with Will Smith as Winston Smith(with a name like that he's gotta be a n
  • Biggy316 23 Jul 2009 13:32:41 25,286 posts
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    Ringolevio
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:34:15
    The Last Wish. That's ignoring the godawful Polish TV-Movie they did of it.
  • localnotail 23 Jul 2009 13:35:28 23,072 posts
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    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    so much so that I have placed a copy in the library of Peter Jackson's production company in Wellington (Three Foot Six). He said he would get round to reading it after King Kong. Still waiting...
  • pjmaybe 23 Jul 2009 13:36:17 70,666 posts
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    Girl you have taste!
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:36:52
    Star Wars
  • Spanky 23 Jul 2009 13:37:13 15,010 posts
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    Female in liking book with Giant Horsey shocker.

    Other than that yeah, i approve.

    *edit GAAAAAH!
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:37:41
    Rendezvous with Rama.

    I love the book.

    Also The Stars, My Destination
  • Tonka 23 Jul 2009 13:38:52 30,901 posts
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    Vurt
  • S.J.Rogers 23 Jul 2009 13:38:58 3,593 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

    so much so that I have placed a copy in the library of Peter Jackson's production company in Wellington (Three Foot Six). He said he would get round to reading it after King Kong. Still waiting...

    Very good call. I love that book and i know that a remake of TDOTT is on its way... \o/

    I would love to see: The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, by Douglas Adams...
  • Azazel 23 Jul 2009 13:40:25 1,100 posts
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    Something by Ian M Banks.

    Or His Dark Materials. Properly.
  • pjmaybe 23 Jul 2009 13:54:15 70,666 posts
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    I cant help but think the new Triffids film is going to be a stinkturd.

    I'd (seriously) love to see someone make The Guardians (John Christopher) into a film. Always thought it was better than The Tripods.
  • localnotail 23 Jul 2009 13:54:41 23,072 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    Female in liking book with Giant Horsey shocker.

    I'd forgotten about the horses actually, I just like the whole post-apocalypse religion gone mad thing. And telepathy, obviously. It's a great book and would make a marvellous film.


    Vurt would be good Tonka, but I'm not sure how they would realise it. At all.
  • Deleted user 23 July 2009 13:58:40
    Pretty much anything by Alastair Reynolds
  • PearOfAnguish 23 Jul 2009 13:58:43 7,573 posts
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    dangerpuss wrote:
    Also The Stars, My Destination

    Definitely this.

    I'd like to see someone tackle The Peace War and Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge. Those could be epic if handled well.

    Consider Phlebas would be awesome, but I think it would work better as a mini-series. Same goes for a lot of sci-fi books. Fire Upon the Deep as a big budget mini-series could be amazing.
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2009 14:02:07 94,683 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    I'd say all the Michael Connelly books about Harry Bosch but I don't think a movie would do a very good job with them. They should each be adapted for TV - maybe 2x2hrs each, even. There's enough material in them for that.

    Lead role? I can't help but think of Charles Bronson, but he's too old now.
  • S.J.Rogers 23 Jul 2009 14:03:14 3,593 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    I cant help but think the new Triffids film is going to be a stinkturd.

    I'd (seriously) love to see someone make The Guardians (John Christopher) into a film. Always thought it was better than The Tripods.

    It may well be but here is to hoping its not... :-(

    /Crosses fingers.
  • pjmaybe 23 Jul 2009 14:03:14 70,666 posts
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    Stainless Steel Rat would be a peach of a film if they got the lead right (alas, the person who would've been perfect for the part - Steve McQueen - was born a few decades too early and died a few decades too early)

    Would also love to see someone do Rama properly.
  • StringBeanJean 23 Jul 2009 14:03:58 1,788 posts
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    The Catcher in the Rye will make a classic emo film when JD Salinger kicks the bucket.
  • glaeken 23 Jul 2009 14:05:41 12,070 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    MrED209 wrote:
    I'd say all the Michael Connelly books about Harry Bosch but I don't think a movie would do a very good job with them. They should each be adapted for TV - maybe 2x2hrs each, even. There's enough material in them for that.

    Lead role? I can't help but think of Charles Bronson, but he's too old now.

    Yep too old and also too dead.
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2009 14:06:29 94,683 posts
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    Is he? Blimey, missed that entirely!
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2009 14:07:00 94,683 posts
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    Fuck, it was 6 years ago! Jesus.
  • figgis 23 Jul 2009 14:07:10 7,721 posts
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    dangerpuss wrote:
    Rendezvous with Rama.

    I love the book.

    Also The Stars, My Destination

    They are doing a Rama film IIRC

    pjmaybe wrote:
    I cant help but think the new Triffids film is going to be a stinkturd.

    I'd (seriously) love to see someone make The Guardians (John Christopher) into a film. Always thought it was better than The Tripods.

    Can't help you but the Tripods is production.
  • pjmaybe 23 Jul 2009 14:07:37 70,666 posts
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    S.J.Rogers wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    I cant help but think the new Triffids film is going to be a stinkturd.

    I'd (seriously) love to see someone make The Guardians (John Christopher) into a film. Always thought it was better than The Tripods.

    It may well be but here is to hoping its not... :-(

    /Crosses fingers.

    I remember the last time Hollywood had a go at making it. They made a mess of it. The Beeb series was good (just had a repeat showing on BBC4 as it appens) but the effects were a bit shit and low tech. Hopefully they won't CGI the shit out of the Triffids.

    The Guardians would be good but the whole class divide thing would probably seem a bit twee and out of place if they made it today. No one really gives a rat's arse about the class divide anymore do they?
  • malteaserhead 23 Jul 2009 14:08:13 13,443 posts
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    too dead :D

    wikitrivia: Bronson's family was so poor that, at one time, he reportedly had to wear his sister's dress to school because he had nothing else to wear
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