Books Into Movie: What would You like to Direct?

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  1. Kroc1138 Registered

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    I know there are plenty of Aspiring Filmmakers (writers/Directors) here. So here is a scenario:

    What book/Comic/Graphic Novel would You Like to adapt into a movie?
    Would you be as faithful as possible or would you put a different spin on it?
    Who would be in the cast?
    Who be the Composer?
    What Music would be in the Soundtack?

    My choice would be Both Anne Rice Books from the Vampire Chronicles: The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned. However, Instead of ignoring Interview with the Vampire like the other "Queen of The Damned" movie I would link it. (and do what the WB Should have done an Made a Trilogy of the books)

    As far as being faithful, again I would be as faithful as possible to the Books, as much as Anne Rice was faithful in her screenplay.

    As far as Cast Goes For th most part I would keep it the same as it was for Interview with the Vampire: (ie: Lestat: Tom Cruise, Louis: Brad Pitt)
    But for the rest: (To Start)
    The Vampire Lestat:
    Magnus: Jermy Irons
    Gabrielle: Either Michelle Pfeiffer, Emma Thompson or Cate Blanchet
    Nicholas: Johnny Depp
    Marius: Either Sam Neil or Hugo Weaving

    Queen of the Damned
    Maharet/Mekare: Either Salma Hayek or Aishwarya Rai
    Akasha: Rosario Dawson

    Music: John Williams
    Sountrack: Some songs from Guns and Roses, Queen and Rolling Stones.
    Sympathy for the Devil (both versions)
    The Invisible Man
    Plus some Original Music from Lestat's Band.
     
  2. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Moon Knight or The Three Musketeers.
     
  3. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    moon knight wouldnt do very well. i mean it would, but to many people might see it as a batman imitation or whatnot. maybe it could get a 20-30 mill opening weekend. but since theres a batman franchise the odds are against moon knight.
     
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    A game of Throne and it's sequels..

    massive work, but damn cool :o
     
  6. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    Life of Pi

    Carve Her Name with Pride

    The Neverending Story

    Maniac McGee

    The Giver

    The Wizard of Oz
     
  7. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    These are hypothetical situations and ridiculous for you to be throwing out pojected weekend opening numbers for a movie that wont be made for the next 5 years.:confused:
     
  8. DarKush Registered

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    John Ridley's two novels "Those Who Walk in Darkness" and "What Fire Cannot Burn" that are about Soledad O'Roark, a mutant hunting cop in a United States that has outlawed metahumans/mutants.

    Cast:
    Main characters
    Soledad O'Roark: Rosario Dawson
    Eddi Aoki: Maggie Q

    MTAC (Mutant Hunting) Unit
    Cole Hauser
    Gina Torres
    Bill Paxton
    Esai Morales
    Morris Chestnutt

    Would also like to do Steven Barnes alternative histories "Lion's Blood" and "Zulu Heart", and Charles Saunders fantasy epic "Imaro".

    I would like to take the CrossGen series Negation and put that on the big screen as well. Also would like to see Milestone Comics Icon on the big screen.
     
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    The Catcher in the Rye
     
  10. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Sadly, Salinger has to die first.:(
     
  11. Abaddon Watching

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    That can be arranged.
     
  12. Silver Sable Wild Pack Commander

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    Why is that? :confused:
     
  13. Abaddon Watching

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    He doesnt want anyone bastardizing his work.
     
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    I hear he's crazy and chases his kids from his lawn with a shotgun.
     
  16. marcvader Lurker #1

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    The Warlord Chronicles:
    The Winter King
    Enemy of God
    Excalibur
     
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    all i know is that a moon knight movie wouldnt make close to 40 mill especially a C list character like him.
     
  18. Cmill216 Senior Case Officer

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    Farewell to Manzanar

    And I would be uber faithful.
     
  19. Hudson Registered

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    I am reading those at the moment.

    Also other books I would like to make into movies are:
    Drunken Irishman chronicles.
    Crimson Desert - Sergio Leone film meets Tolkien I guess.
    Winnie-the-Pooh.
     
  20. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Dracula

    Cast:
    Ralph Fiennes as Count Dracula
    Bryce Dallas Howard as Mina Murray-Harker
    Hugh Dancy as Johnathan Harker
    Brian Cox as Abraham Van Helsing
    Paul Bettany as Dr. Jack Seward
    Keira Knightley as Lucy Westenra
    Brad Dourif as Renfield
    Jude Law as Arthur Holmwood
    Eric Bana as Quincey Morris

    Music:
    James Newton Howard
     
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    Animorphs
    Chronicle of a Death Foretold
     
  22. Cmill216 Senior Case Officer

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    And with the VFX of today, it'd be great. Better than the horrid show. :down
     
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    I'd looooove to make an Adventures of Barry Ween: Boy Genius animated movie.

    I'd definitely like to fix the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie series by doing Life, The Universe and Everything (my personal favourite).

    Almost any book in the Discworld series. Probably Eric.

    I'd add On The Road, but I'm afraid no one anywhere can make justice to it.
     
  24. Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

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    I've seen the first episode. It's so boring:(
     
  25. Cmill216 Senior Case Officer

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    The books are really interesting, and the film would work in the "Young, Angsty Heroes" movement we've got going on. Sadly, the limitations of television back then (and the fact that it was on Nickelodeon) hurt the series.
     

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