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  • The film you want?

    What film would you actually like to see? Would it be new, a remake, something fairly mainstream or totally off the wall?

    Who would it star? What is the basic plot? Style over substance, or something deeper?
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  • #2
    Starship Troopers made to some semblance of the book without pseudo Nazi "Doogie Hauser" and 90210 meets Predator film style.
    .
    or if that is not possible a movie version of Armor by John Steakley.
    (stolen from wikipedia as I can't find my copy of the book
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor_%28novel%29)
    "Armor is the story of humanity's war against an alien race whose foot soldiers are three-meter-tall insects. It is also the story of a research colony on the fringes of human territory who are threatened by pirates. The two sub-plots intersect at the end, with each providing answers and insight into events of the other."

    similar background to Starship Troopers but a good story.
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    • #3
      I saw a video version of this .



      It was dire, even though it had



      The book was better

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      • #4
        Another favorite that would make a good movie is Ranks of Bronze by David Drake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_of_Bronze



        A defeated Roman legion is sold into slavery to alien traders seeking low tech soldiers to be used in conflicts to secure trading rights on alien planets. Their new masters soon learn that the Romans are the best low tech fighters that can be found. Given their worth as soldiers and success on the battlefield, the Romans' alien masters provide them with everything, including near immortality. However, the Romans want only one thing, and that is to go home

        (you might notice that I'm a fan of military sci fi give me a bit and maybe I'll think of some stuff that does not involve aliens)
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        • #5
          I would love to see Lindsey Davis' Silver Pigs (introducing Marcus Didius Falco) as a movie.



          It is 70 AD and Falco has been retained by Senator Decimus Camillus Verus and the Emperor Vespasian to investigate the murder of the Senator's niece and a conspiracy in the trading of silver ingots in Britain.

          Davis' series (19 volumes so far, 1 due this year) is a solid, well plotted mystery series with great characters and a feel for the Roman era that you can almost smell.

          Casting: (I can dream, can't I?)

          Marcus Didius Falco - Matt Damon
          Junilla Tacita, Falco's mother - Sissy Spacek
          Lucius Petronius Longus, Member of Vigiles & friend of Falco - James Franco
          Decimus Camillus Verus , Senator - Tom Hanks
          Julia Justa, wife of Verus - Sigourney Weaver
          Helena Justinia, daughter of Verus - Hilary Duff
          Emperor Vespasian - Alan Rickman
          Gaius Flavius Hilaris, Roman Procurator - Jude Law
          T. Claudius Triferus, holder of Imperial silver mining contract - Jeremy Irons
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          • #6
            There are a few books I'd like to see made into movies.

            The Coming Global Superstorm done correctly ie THE ACTUAL DAMN BOOK!! Not what we got in the form of The Day After Tomorrow (which while entertaining was not what the author had in mind).

            Frank Herbert's The White Plague. I can see this being not to difficult film actually.

            Jack Williamson's Terraforming Earth would make an interesting futuristic romp.

            I'd also looooove to add the books of 2061 and 3001 to Clarke's 2001 and 2010 films.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by kentek View Post
              I would love to see Lindsey Davis' Silver Pigs (introducing Marcus Didius Falco) as a movie.



              It is 70 AD and Falco has been retained by Senator Decimus Camillus Verus and the Emperor Vespasian to investigate the murder of the Senator's niece and a conspiracy in the trading of silver ingots in Britain.

              Davis' series (19 volumes so far, 1 due this year) is a solid, well plotted mystery series with great characters and a feel for the Roman era that you can almost smell.

              Casting: (I can dream, can't I?)

              Marcus Didius Falco - Matt Damon
              Junilla Tacita, Falco's mother - Sissy Spacek
              Lucius Petronius Longus, Member of Vigiles & friend of Falco - James Franco
              Decimus Camillus Verus , Senator - Tom Hanks
              Julia Justa, wife of Verus - Sigourney Weaver
              Helena Justinia, daughter of Verus - Hilary Duff
              Emperor Vespasian - Alan Rickman
              Gaius Flavius Hilaris, Roman Procurator - Jude Law
              T. Claudius Triferus, holder of Imperial silver mining contract - Jeremy Irons
              Absolutely agree! Marcus Didus Falco is a brilliant character, sly, witty and Davis gives and absolute sense of setting.

              The Iron Hand of Mars would be a good choice for a film as well ,with a suitably shady cast of Military and civillian characters (including a superb Brothel Madame on the German Frontier), and some truly creepy interludes as Marcus finds himself with a bunch of hapless recruits deep in the German forest on the wrong side of the Rhine and stumbles across the decades old scene of the battle of Teutoburg Forest complete with an abandoned Roman Camp in a creepy clearing and sacrifical altars complete with skeletons in the trees.

              Lindsey Davis writes a cracking Mystery and this one would be great to see on the big or small screen.

              Lastly though, I just can't see Matt Damon as Didus. Didus is a Dark haired curly top with a winning smile, Damon is a great actor but the character needs Vince Vaughn-ish smiling con-man charisma. Also Alan Rickman would have to muscle up to be Vespasian, I always think of the big V (one of my favourite emperors) as a Bull of a man, even in old age.
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              • #8
                A Fallout movie I would see.

                "The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge."
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                • #9
                  Any new movie by David Lynch or Sofia Coppola.

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                  • #10
                    It has to be Michael Moorcock's Elric novel, Stormbringer



                    Paul
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                      It has to be Michael Moorcock's Elric novel, Stormbringer



                      Paul
                      Great choice .
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                      • #12
                        King Arthur and the Dinosaurs

                        Okay sounds silly. Very silly .

                        The Premise.
                        Its Camlann c537AD. King Arthur and his knights have been ambushed and are struggling to escape. Most on both sides die (big battle scene here) and Mordred fatally wounds Arthur. A few knights fight their way to safety, but Arthur will soon die.

                        At this point a Spaceship arrives and teleports him to their craft where he is brought back from the brink of death .

                        Why ?

                        In the furture people are bored. The Evil World Government puts on games. Biologically enhanced humans verses dinosaurs are the favourite show .

                        King Arthur wins his first few fights and meets up with historical characters to bring justice to this abominable future .

                        That's the start of my film .

                        Think Aliens vs Running Man vs Jurasic Park vs 300 vs Gladiator vs X Files .
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                        • #13
                          Mordred does not re-appear in the film (after ambushing Arthur) until after the credits, where he is brought in to remove the problem - sequel and thus further potential big bucks time .
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                          • #14
                            I see that they are making a film of The lost Legion

                            Link

                            http://forargyll.com/2009/04/new-los...d-this-summer/
                            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                            All human ills he can subdue,
                            Or with a bauble or medal
                            Can win mans heart for you;
                            And many a blessing know to stew
                            To make a megloamaniac bright;
                            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                            The Pixie is a little shite.

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                            • #15
                              Holding The Zero by Gerald Seymour, that would make a good film.

                              I wonder who would play Gus Peake? This is a great read, I thoroughly recommend it.




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