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Chris_MacGuffin
Posted: April 27th, 2005, 7:40pm Report to Moderator
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We've all read books that just scream to be adapted for the screen, you know. What are some that you've read.

"The Gunslinger"
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Empire of the East, it is better than LOTR if you like the more modern fantasy with different settings and yet the same. Although the main characters name is Rolf, weird names.


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I have desired for the longest time to see the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (all 6 of them) adapted for the screen. I just started reading the long-awaited "Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" and those are shaping up to be just as good.

The rumor mill has that a studio did purchase the rights to the first six books, but we'll see if that comes to anything.


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THE COMEDY WRITER by Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly Bros.)


I'm looking for an easy-to-produce, low-budget ($7,000) script to be shot in the U.K. Any genre. FEATURE LENGTH ONLY!
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I like to see The Resort by Benntley Little made into a movie. That is a cool butt book, let me tell you.


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Remember "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Salinger(?)? It was like a mandatory book in the 11th/12th grade. That was an awesome book and I think it would be a great film that most teens would enjoy and could relate to. It's touching, disturbing, exciting and fun.


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Some books like Empire of the East are next to impossible to convert into screenplays because they have some very vague descriptions. Some books, older ones in which i love better than new age ones have very vague descriptions of the main characters and are mostly written in the first person perspective and are kinda hard to figure out at times what's going on.

Great books, sometimes confusing because they are over written.

(Ps. Ziggy why not write your own adaptation of Gunslinger?)


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I might, though I want to get my other shit together, I dunno about you but I take a long time to a script. But yeah, I could see an adaption happening.
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I started adapting another book 2 years ago and guess where it went? I don't know, it took me forever and I lost interest. I wanted to adapt Empire but it was something best done by more than 1 person because its as large as Lord of the Rings in scale.


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How true, since it's you have to determine what the fanbase wants, who want the book a certain way, you know. Then, if you're looking to pitch them to a studio, how long and if it's picked up, how many. The original "Gunslinger" trilogy had seven books, I beleive. Though maybe a mini-series would be the way to go?

I had started adapting "Desperation" but that's already in the works as a mini series...
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Quoted from Chris_MacGuffin
I had started adapting "Desperation" but that's already in the works as a mini series...


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Dammit, I wanted this one as a movie. Motherb*tches. >

I loathe tv series - especially Stephen King ones, they're all so terribly done.

Andy x

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I have this western type book with gunslingers and hookers, it's an adult book with a lot of raunchy stuff in it... I didn't know this when I bought it but it would be one of those films "Guys Night Out" type films if adapted. There is a whole series of them but I only have one.

I want to learn how to write a western and how they differ from normal, someday i hope to learn.


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When I first read you're post I thought you said you'd written it. lOl.

Anyhow, willing they don't make a mini series or movie, or the fanbase doesn't try to tear my head off, I may write an adaption of the series. Perhaps as a trilogy or maybe, just maybe, a mini series.

Right now I want to focus on the projects I have on hand before jumping into something like this, you know. Hopefully once I have everything done, I'll start this.
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LOL!

I just was so disappointed with the King series' I've seen thus far.

I hope you do give it a go, would love to read that actually, I love that book so much, it just has to be made.

Am surprised it hasn't already been done...

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The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man --- now this is a GREAT book! It has all the good stuff in it, racial issues, love, loss, gambling, drinking, and comedy. Everyone should read this book. I think its GREAT!!!
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