/ Films you'd like to see made that never will be.
A big budget, all star cast film that had a really good storyline, script and wasn't full of clichés or product placements ;o)
A remake of "Kes" set in a holler in Kentucky with Dolly Parton playing Mrs. Casper.
Katie Holmes embarking on an 'Adult' career.
Film title, or plot, wouldn`t really matter tbh.
In space no one can hear you sing...
Post it here when you have finished.
del Toro do The Hobbit
WOW. Now that's an idea.
otherwise; an afghan version of apocalypse now, with climbers instead of surfers, strung out mujihadeen and a left over russian colonel.
another casablanca, but only if daniel day lewis could be rick.
I'd love to see Ewokes versus Predator " Slaughter on Endor"
The Birth of The People's Republic of Antarctica
Bad Taste II - get Peter Jackson back on track instead of all this elf-wank!
I'd love to see someone do the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the unbeliever
the saga of the exiles
some pratchett WITHOUT david F'N jason
Doc smith's lensman series
Anne mccaffrey's Pern series (or the crystal singer for that matter).
Terry Gilliam directs The Master and Margarita. He's thought about it, but says he won't, which is much crueller than not mentioning it at all.
> del Toro do The Hobbit
Del Toro do At The Mountains of Madness, he's been so close to getting it done.
a shame meadows film of postman pat.
David Lynch doing an Iain Banks. The Wasp Factory, Use of Weapons or maybe Surface Detail.
> Bad Taste II - get Peter Jackson back on track instead of all this elf-wank!
More elf-wank perhaps but I'd like to seem him make a good job of the Earthsea trilogy.
Asimov's Foundation, rather too large scale in time and space I fear.
mmm surface detail, but who would play the mad as a biscuit ship avatar
Ridley Scott doing an adaptation of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
Also seconding the Foundation series, but that would probably wind up like Lynch doing Dune :/
> mmm surface detail, but who would play the mad as a biscuit ship avatar
Robert Downey Jr?
Geek Love adapted by me and directed by Matthew Barney.
Homeboy (by Seth Morgan) directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Hang on...do you mean George Romero?
Wasn't Cesar Romero in the original Batman TV series? :-)
Maybe Rebecca Romero? :-)
How to Get A Head in Advertising - Radical Islamists target marketing departments of corporate giants.
Been on the cards for years, Morgan Freeman and David Fincher were attached. The first book alone would not however make a saleable film. A good film possibly, but its costs would not justify potential box office, it would be like the Soderbergh version of Solaris. Intelligent sci-fi for the kind of audiences that enjoy stuff like "Moon", but too expensive. Studios would have to throw in sexy action scenes (or combine it with elements of Rama II) to get bums on seats, then nobody would like it. Nothing actually happens in the first book - metal cylinder enters solar system, we go inside and have a look around, then we leave!
Has it already been done?
I think it would work better as a TV series
I hear the music from The Twilight Zone ;-D
And play Gandalf.
game of thrones team put together some feature length Terry Pratchett!
THE WIZARD OF OZ PART 2
Dorothy never forgot those wonderful days in the magic kingdom. How can I go there again, she often thought.
One day a terrible tornado came and flattened the whole farm, killing everyone.
- A laser battle in a building made of crystal
- A small (!) nuclear explosion on board a huge crashing cruise-liner
- A smaller ship crashing its way out of a VERY, VERY, VERY BIG spaceship
- Fun and games with the galaxy's biggest train-set
Consider Phlebas is certainly one of the more cinematic ones.
IMHO the later ones could be good, but it helps to have something to set the scene.
Not mention opening with the main protagonist chained to the wall in a sewer cell in the process of being drowned in shit whilst attempting to shape-shift being rescued by a ship crewed by three-legged aliens blasting the wall out...
Girlfriend In A Coma by Douglas Coupland, maybe even All Families Are Psychotic
Use of weapons. Who should play Sma?
You do know they would spoiler the whole chair thing in the trailer. Either that or cut it out because Hollywood hates downer engines.
Sma would need to be someone tall, gorgeous and slightly posh I think.
Sandman: Season of the mists
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
Who would direct Behold the Man? Mel Gibson perhaps?
That would be worth seeing. Maybe we could get him to do "The Divine Invasion" while we are at it :)
Blue Stragler want Cliffhanger remade with Dennis Quade in all roles.
Jesus & Mo the musical?
Use of weapons? Ohhh, tasty.
Who would be Zakalwe? Robbie Carlyle could pull it off.
Sma? Alex Kingston perhaps. She can do a mix of callousness and compassion. Or June Whitfield for a complete messing with your mind.
Actually, 'Zakalwe' presents a bit of a problem, cinematographically, doesn't he?
The presence of Alex Kingston would guarantee I gave it a miss.
> Blue Stragler want Cliffhanger remade with Dennis Quade in all roles.
Coincidentally I was looking for my VHS copy of Breaking Away (featuring Dennis Quaid) and during the search, I encountered my VHS copy of Cliffhanger (2 days after receiving my "emergency replacement" Cliffhanger DVD, 25p off Amazon!)
The 3 prequel Star Wars films - without Jar-Jar Binks or Ewan MacGregor.
> The 3 prequel Star Wars films -
Those are films that should never have been made. They were shite..and had 100% too much EM in them
> Those are films that should never have been made. They were shite..and had 100% too much EM in them
For me the 'performance' of Hayden Christensen was worse than Mcgregor and Binks put together.
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