books/comics/games that you think NEED to be made into (good) movies!

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  1. bryce

    bryce Optimism - It's Back!

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    I have always wanted to see a film based on the novel Jumper, and The Golden Compass, but
    much to me delight, both have been filmed, so that leaves...(or course, all my choices are sci-fi...)

    Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow (No explanation needed, is there.)

    The Forever War.

    Emergence (I could link to what few review's there are to this cult classic, but most all contain spoilers...the short of it is the journal or the journey of a young girl who survives a bionuclear war, and emerges from her shelter to seek out others who may have survived...and discovers something extraordinary about herself...)

    Chaga(UK) aka Evolution's Shore(US) (This movie would need some heavy CGI, but after seeing SW:RotS, I think it could be done.)

    Cosm - Gregory Benford (rumored years back to be in development with Dustin Hoffman & Angela Bassett attached, but never materialized...)

    Footfall. (The only realistic alien invasion novel I have read...probably should be a big budget mini-series though.)

    Lucifer's Hammer. (I am just cracking this now, but I can see the potential already...but again, maybe mini material.)

    The Forge of God - Greg Bear. (Major end of the world stuff...was optioned in 2000 for film, but remains in limbo.)

    Replay (Was supposed to be a movie, but it never came about.)

    Memories - Mike McQuay
    A version of Starship Troopers, but more like Aliens and Space: Above & Beyond and a live action Starship Troopers: Roughnecks.

    A faithful version of David Brin's The Postman would be good, IMHO. Also, Earth, and some of the Uplift novels would make good films, I think.

    I think that Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain would make a good film as well.

    A Gift Upon the Shore - M. K. Wren
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    Here are my top two. There are many sci-fi/fantasy books that would make great movies.

    Ringworld - Larry Niven (CGI is finally good enough to do Nessus justice)

    The Belgariad - David Eddings (As a mini-series)
  3. Clyde

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    The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke. Chrislam alone would make it worthwhile.
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  4. Baba

    Baba Rep Giver

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    Dune as a trilogy. :)
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Absolutely!

    Also -

    Ringworld (as already mentioned).

    Baxter/Clarke's The Light of Other Days (Stunning, stunning novel).

    Songs of Distant Earth.

    Some Hammer's Slammer's stories.

    Honor Harrington, in some form or other.

    Gotta look over the shelves and find more.
  6. Seth Rich

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    The Dig (game by LucasArts). That story deserves to be placed on the big screen IMHO.
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    Ditto on Honor Harrington, with space battles done BSG style. :soma:

    My suggestions:

    Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    Starship Troopers - with the fucking armor! :mad:
    Also from Heinlein, Glory Road (which would be a comedy, methinks...)

    There's many, MANY good books out there which could be awesome movies...
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    American McGee's Alice (They have this in the works, but it's probably deadpanned right now.)

    Neverwhere (Since Stardust went so well, I want the better Gaiman books put up on the big screen.)

    Death Starts at Seventeen (My first book, and easily translates into a movie format. Hey, i can dream, can't I?)
  9. JUSTLEE

    JUSTLEE The Ancient Starfighter

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    Necroscope by Brian Lumely.

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
    Red Faction.

    Clive Cussler books.
  10. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Sahara didn't turn out all that fucking great, now did it? :garamet:

    I like the Ringworld idea, but I'd hate to see that perverted into something lame. Maybe I'll just go back and read the whole series again.
  11. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Hulk & Thing: The big change.

    It's effectively Hulk and Thing thrust into Heavy Metal.

    A fucking riot. Needs to be made.
  12. bryce

    bryce Optimism - It's Back!

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    If you haven't heard of the YA Maximum Ride series (trilogy) I have long thought it would make a good series of films, and I have heard that it is indeed in pre-production. It is the story of 7 genetically engineered children/teens who can fly. They have wings...and 2% bird DNA. (And huge metobalisms and regenerative abilities....as well as other abilities they discover over time.) They also have a talking dog, and are being relently pursued by their creators (for "The School", and "The Institute for Higher Living") who use "Erasers" (wolf-human hybreds) to try to kill or capture them.

    The first book is Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, then there's MR: School's Out - FOrever, and the last book Maximim Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports.

    They have a big cult following with young people.

    And with CGI...

    - bryce
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    A Fall of Moondust

    Childhood's End

    Both are by Arthur C. Clarke.
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    The collected works of Dan Simmons.
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  15. Sean the Puritan

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    Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony.
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    Absolutely. Really needs doing but definately too much to do justice to in a film. needs a mini that rolls into a series after you are done with the novel.

    From your lips to god's ears...can't for the life of me figure why Weedon doesn't attach himself to Glory road...It's right up his alley and Adam Baldwin as Scar Gordon would flat out rock....
  18. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Oh yeah, everyone choose literature, and my comic choice look weakass.
    :rolleyes: :diacanu:
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    A really good version of Young Avengers would kick so much ass.

    :D
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    Nightblood, by T. Chris Martindale. Think 'Salem's Lot with Mack Bolan running loose and f'ing up the undead. It would be almost a spiritual experience for Walter Hill to bring this story to the screen.
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    peter f hamiltons pandoras star/judas unchained would make good watching

    also, garth ennis' take on the punisher.

    and the only romcoms worth watching would be movie versions of terry moores strangers in paradise
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    Discworld...
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    ^well, they've done hogfather, and the same people are doing colour of magic...
  24. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    That's actually apparently being discussed.
  25. Dan Leach

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    Strata by Terry Pratchett. One of his more serious sci-fi books, and very very good
  26. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Earthsea, but not that crap version that came out some time ago
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  28. Linda R.

    Linda R. Fresh Meat

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    But the fact that they've cast David Jason as Rincewind does not bode well :garamet:
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    Knew about that one, actually. Except for Croup and Vandemar, I wasn't impressed.
  30. bryce

    bryce Optimism - It's Back!

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    Snowcrash.