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Old June 13th, 2011, 9:15 pm
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Scifi and Fantasy books getting the "Game of Thrones treatment"

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With the Game of Thrones being a smash at HBO and a new Hobbit movie in the works, the time is ripe for some great scifi and fantasy books to enter the world of television and movies as well. What do you guys think? What books do you want to see become movies in the near future?

For my part, I want to see Glen Cook's "The Black Company," Lian Hearn's "Tales of the Otori," Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars," Greg Bear's "Blood Music," and Trudi Canavan's "Magician's Guild." I love them all so much! Oh yeah, and while it was a game before they made any books, of course I'd want a Halo movie.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 1:03 pm
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Re: Scifi and Fantasy books getting the "Game of Thrones treatment"

Funny that you're asking... Just a few days ago my brother pointed out a German-language article to me about plans to turn "Startide Rising" (2nd of David Brin's Uplift series) into a movie:

http://www.sf-fan.de/aktuelle-meldun...-verfilmt.html

I was re-reading that book at that moment (have now finished and started number 3 - it's a really brilliant and addictive series!), and so was very happy to read that info. Unfortunately it turns out that the article was from 1998, so they must have shelved the movie, as so far I have seen nothing else about that project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startide_Rising
http://billwardwriter.com/startide-rising-review/
http://www.worldswithoutend.com/novel.asp?ID=31
http://www.davidbrin.com/upliftbooks.htm


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Old June 16th, 2011, 9:42 pm
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Dang, I hate it when that happens. I remember looking up Halo movies and getting all excited, only to discover that it must have been shelved. In another forum, somebody mentioned completing the Golden Compass series, "His Dark Materials." What do you guys think of that? For those of you not familiar with the books, the second and third book are far superior to the first one, which is unfortunate that it worked out that way...


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Dang, I hate it when that happens. I remember looking up Halo movies and getting all excited, only to discover that it must have been shelved. In another forum, somebody mentioned completing the Golden Compass series, "His Dark Materials." What do you guys think of that? For those of you not familiar with the books, the second and third book are far superior to the first one, which is unfortunate that it worked out that way...
I would have loved to see this series completed.


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Old June 17th, 2011, 7:23 am
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Dang, I hate it when that happens. I remember looking up Halo movies and getting all excited, only to discover that it must have been shelved. In another forum, somebody mentioned completing the Golden Compass series, "His Dark Materials." What do you guys think of that? For those of you not familiar with the books, the second and third book are far superior to the first one, which is unfortunate that it worked out that way...
I would have loved to see a second and third His Dark Materials movie made, but apparently they did a bad job with the first film. Still I would have loved to see Will and Lyra on the screen.


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I agree that the first one wasn't very good, but I might suggest that warrior polar bears is a hard sell, lol. Whenever I read the books, I always thought of it as the first book being the setting, while the second and third books being the actual story. Maybe that's just me...

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Re: Scifi and Fantasy books getting the "Game of Thrones treatment"

TV's a business. If shows can't cut it, that's life. Genre shows are no different.


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I would have loved to see a second and third His Dark Materials movie made, but apparently they did a bad job with the first film. Still I would have loved to see Will and Lyra on the screen.
Well, however bad the first movie was, adapting the other books in that series would require either mercilessly gutting all of the science/magic/religion or making films that enrage half the world.


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What books do you want to see become movies in the near future?
-Nobody? I figured the Harry Potter fans would know where it's at more then anybody else..
Plenty of responses here (over 56 pages): Books you would like to see made into movies


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Funny that you're asking... Just a few days ago my brother pointed out a German-language article to me about plans to turn "Startide Rising" (2nd of David Brin's Uplift series) into a movie:

http://www.sf-fan.de/aktuelle-meldun...-verfilmt.html
That's awesome! I haven't read that series in ages. Glad someone's doing something with it. I hope it doesn't get the treatment that The Postman did tho.


I would LOVE to see them actually finish the "Ender's Game" movie that they've been talking about since the kid from "The Sixth Sense" could play Ender, tho I would love to see it as a blend of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow


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For my part, I want to see Glen Cook's "The Black Company," Lian Hearn's "Tales of the Otori," Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars," Greg Bear's "Blood Music," and Trudi Canavan's "Magician's Guild." I love them all so much! Oh yeah, and while it was a game before they made any books, of course I'd want a Halo movie.
The only one I've read in the list above is Tales of the Otori. I'd love to see that series made into a movie or tv series!


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Magician's Guild would be intersting if they got the right cast together and took the pains to location scout. But frankly, it looks like there's only room for one well-made epic series at a time. Until GoT runs its course (and only if it runs its course without causing genre fatigue) will we see another attempt.


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