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Old 03-29-2011, 09:44 AM   #76
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Of course, it's from Frank Darabont, has a good track record with adaptations of King novels. Only other director in this category would be Mick Garris.
I wouldn't say that.

In fact, the only one who comes close to Darabont IMO is Rob Reiner.

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Just watched "Limitless" and I think the guy who directed it would be a good candidate for a remake of "The Running Man." Heck, Bradley Cooper would probably be good too as Ben Richards. It's time for a remake of the prophetic Running Man, closer to King's great book (Richard Bachman actually.)
Speaking of Richard Bachman, I wouldn't mind a stronger remake of "The Dark Half" either.

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Just watched "Limitless" and I think the guy who directed it would be a good candidate for a remake of "The Running Man." Heck, Bradley Cooper would probably be good too as Ben Richards. It's time for a remake of the prophetic Running Man, closer to King's great book (Richard Bachman actually.)
Speaking of Richard Bachman, I wouldn't mind a stronger remake of "The Dark Half" either.
As much as I enjoyed the Arnold cheese of the original movie, I also want a movie that's just like the story. That story is sooo different than what we got with Arnold.

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As much as I enjoyed the Arnold cheese of the original movie, I also want a movie that's just like the story. That story is sooo different than what we got with Arnold.
Yeah, the Arnold film was fun but had very little to do with the book.

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #80
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I read somewhere that Stephen King wanted the late, great John Candy to be the lead in "Thinner" and have him gradually lose weight throughout the film. King said it could have saved his life. I don't know about that but Candy would probably have been awesome in the role.
Anyway, I'd like to see a better "Thinner" Film, with today's FX technology and not just some dude in a fat suit.

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #81
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Just finished watching The Shining again. What an amazing movie.
I particularly love Philip Stone, (a Kubrick regular) as Delbert Grady and Joe Turkel (another Kubrick regular) as Lloyd the bartender. They are both very subtle and creepy, perfect ghosts.
They also both have the distinction of being the only two actors to have worked with Kubrick as a credited character three times

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I'd love to see King's take on the Superhero movie genre.

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I'd love to see King's take on the Superhero movie genre.
That would be great. I imagine it would be somewhat similar to Unbreakable, but fairly twisted.

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That would be great. I imagine it would be somewhat similar to Unbreakable, but fairly twisted.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:43 PM   #85
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Don't you want it?

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Don't you want it?


_ OK, who would you and anyone else interested want to play Pennywise in the supposed remake?

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I dont know who could. Despite the considerable flaws with the original, Tim Curry was pretty spot-on and was by far the best part.

I'm thinking Paul Giammati could be a decent choice, though.

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I should have said besides Paul Giamatti.
I mean, I love him and he could probably be a good Pennywise, but I was thinking more in terms of someone who's not been mentioned so much before.

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Why isn't a Running Man movie in development right now?
Bachman's prophetic novel is more relevant now than ever. And the Schwarzenegger film certainly didn't do it justice.

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After Chronicles of Riddick and Babylon A.D., I don't think anyone's really looking for too much dystopia science fiction right now unless someone like Ridley Scott or Peter Jackson is involved.

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You're mentioning two bad Vin Diesel movies.
I want a good Running Man movie now.

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The Talisman needs to be made into a movie or at least an HBO mini series.

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The Talisman is the next King novel I plan on reading just as soon as I'm done with Firestarter.

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Both Firestarter and The Talisman are great
Firestarter needs to be remade because the original film wasn't very good, compared to the novel.

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Fun as It and The Stand (my two favorite King novels) may have been, they weren't very strong adaptations at all. I'm glad to hear that they're both going to be done once again and hope that they'll be much improved over their previous adaptations. Same goes for Salem's Lot. I'd love to see that done correctly.
Agreed. Salem's Lot is my favorite Stephen King book. Just once I'd like to see a faithful adaptation.

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Both Firestarter and The Talisman are great
Firestarter needs to be remade because the original film wasn't very good, compared to the novel.
And the guy who played the dad in Firestarter tried to cut me in line at the box office at Phantom of the Opera once. So I can't watch that movie anymore without being reminded that he's kind of a jerk.

I thought Drew Barrymore and George C. Scott were great in that movie, though.

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And the guy who played the dad in Firestarter tried to cut me in line at the box office at Phantom of the Opera once. So I can't watch that movie anymore without being reminded that he's kind of a jerk.

I thought Drew Barrymore and George C. Scott were great in that movie, though.
I liked Drew Barrymore in it, but as much as I love Georges C. Scott, I thought he was a bit miscast in it. They should have gotten someone like Will Sampson. ("Chief" in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.")

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I really like horror anthologies and I've watched a few more lately
(like "Trick 'r Treat" which I enjoyed and Richard Matheson's "Trilogy of Terror", which was great.) But Creeepshow is still my favorite. Possibly George Romero's best film too.

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I'm kind of shocked that Steven Spielberg has yet to adapt anything by King. The two would go so well together IMO. If Spielberg had done IT back in the day, it would've turned out a thousand times better than it actually was, as far as I'm concerned.

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I'm kind of shocked that Steven Spielberg has yet to adapt anything by King. The two would go so well together IMO. If Spielberg had done IT back in the day, it would've turned out a thousand times better than it actually was, as far as I'm concerned.

Hopefully it can still happen. That would be so awesome.

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