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(Geek Tyrant)   Sir Isaac Newton: action hero. "This Summer...for every ass kicked...there's an equal but opposite ass kicked"   (geektyrant.com) divider line 50
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2012-06-08 01:06:18 PM  
WATCH HIM TURN AWAY THE AFFECTIONS OF WOMEN IN ORDER TO KEEP HIS POWERS THROUGH CELIBACY!

WATCH HIM GET LOST IN ALCHEMICAL RESEARCH AND SUPERSTITION!
 
2012-06-08 01:09:53 PM  
A scientist who was also a college professor? Wow, that producer has the tastes of middle America NAILED!
 
2012-06-08 01:10:40 PM  
Well he is the deadliest SOB in space
 
2012-06-08 01:14:49 PM  
After long last, we finally have a vehicle for a Yahoo Serious comeback.
 
2012-06-08 01:21:12 PM  
"This Summer...for every ass kicked...there's an equal but opposite ass kicked"

No no, you see, this would only be true if the ass were kicked by another ass. If the ass were kicked by a foot, then the equal but opposite reaction would happen to the foot, not another ass.
 
2012-06-08 01:23:03 PM  
I assume this is going to be about William Chaloner who was one of the most notorious counterfeiters and con men of his time - sort of a Stuart period Bernie Madoff, if you will.

It took Newton two years and two separate trials to convict him (the first time, Chaloner's powerful friends basically bought his acquittal).

This could be good as a kind of Holmes/Moriarty arch-nemesis thriller but I'm not sure how credible an action hero Sir Isaac would make.
 
2012-06-08 01:28:23 PM  
Because every action movie needs a hero that knows how to work his power
and keep the momentum going...

There is a certain gravity to them.
 
2012-06-08 01:29:53 PM  
Ahem:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-08 01:30:49 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: A scientist who was also a college professor? Wow, that producer has the tastes of middle America NAILED!


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-08 01:32:16 PM  
I'll wait for the film about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
 
2012-06-08 01:34:59 PM  
i43.tower.com

I would pay good money to see this...
 
2012-06-08 01:39:16 PM  
I just want to see it in a year or two on TV, back-to-back with Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
 
2012-06-08 01:42:04 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-08 01:49:47 PM  
Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man
 
2012-06-08 01:54:32 PM  

drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man


Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade
 
2012-06-08 02:00:46 PM  

Magorn: drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man

Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade


Yerright! Much better choice
 
2012-06-08 02:05:13 PM  
Newton's First Law of Motion is: you do not talk about Newton's Laws of Motion.
 
2012-06-08 02:06:13 PM  
I'm pretty sure the action movie about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz will be better.
 
2012-06-08 02:06:52 PM  

drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man


Let Bruce Campbell play the lead in all of them and you'll be a zillionaire.
 
2012-06-08 02:18:58 PM  

Magorn: drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton Harry Houdini: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man

Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade


you know, this made me think that I had run across an idea like this, only Houdini and Lovecraft, and I stumbled across Under the Pyramids

Whereas it was this that I was really searching for... which I am sure I saw here in the first place
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-08 02:23:54 PM  
israelity.com

"Punk."
 
2012-06-08 02:25:19 PM  
Jason Statham to play Newton!
 
2012-06-08 02:32:05 PM  
Reminds me of this (which would have made a great movie): Link

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.... and Hamlet is taking out the trash." Freakin' hilarious.
 
2012-06-08 02:33:57 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Magorn: drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton Harry Houdini: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man

Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade

you know, this made me think that I had run across an idea like this, only Houdini and Lovecraft, and I stumbled across Under the Pyramids


I had forgotten about that--read it when I was lad. Thanks for the memory!
 
2012-06-08 02:38:29 PM  
On the one hand, this looks like most annoying hipster-esque trend ever (take historical or literary figure, add enough monsters, misrepresentations, and/or kewl shiat to make a too-clever-by-half blockbuster filled with anachronistic dialogue, technology, and music and overdone CGI). You can almost smell the smug posery of the coffeehouse as the douchebags bounce unoriginal concepts off of each other.

On the other hand, maybe some kids will actually want to read about the real Isaac Newton.

Conflicted.

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2012-06-08 02:43:55 PM  

GypsyJoker: On the one hand, this looks like most annoying hipster-esque trend ever (take historical or literary figure, add enough monsters, misrepresentations, and/or kewl shiat to make a too-clever-by-half blockbuster filled with anachronistic dialogue, technology, and music and overdone CGI). You can almost smell the smug posery of the coffeehouse as the douchebags bounce unoriginal concepts off of each other.

On the other hand, maybe some kids will actually want to read about the real Isaac Newton.

Conflicted.

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Empires of Unreason was done about 10 years ago, and it is some great alternate history. There have been several great ones done, that don't involve Turtledove. It's fun fodder to mess around in.
 
2012-06-08 02:49:46 PM  

hubiestubert: GypsyJoker: On the one hand, this looks like most annoying hipster-esque trend ever (take historical or literary figure, add enough monsters, misrepresentations, and/or kewl shiat to make a too-clever-by-half blockbuster filled with anachronistic dialogue, technology, and music and overdone CGI). You can almost smell the smug posery of the coffeehouse as the douchebags bounce unoriginal concepts off of each other.

On the other hand, maybe some kids will actually want to read about the real Isaac Newton.

Conflicted.

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Empires of Unreason was done about 10 years ago, and it is some great alternate history. There have been several great ones done, that don't involve Turtledove. It's fun fodder to mess around in.


Oh, I realize that it can be done well, and I'm a sucker for steampunk/decopunk/dieselpunk and all that, but from P&P&Z to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it just seems as though we're going to get inundated with something that only rarely falls on the right side of the stupid/clever divide.

I know that Newton was a fascinating character as he was, but a good biopic would be enough; they don't have to make some bloated Wild Wild West ripoff to put him in.
 
2012-06-08 03:00:52 PM  

GypsyJoker: Oh, I realize that it can be done well, and I'm a sucker for steampunk/decopunk/dieselpunk and all that, but from P&P&Z to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it just seems as though we're going to get inundated with something that only rarely falls on the right side of the stupid/clever divide.

I know that Newton was a fascinating character as he was, but a good biopic would be enough; they don't have to make some bloated Wild Wild West ripoff to put him in.


Never use That Which Must Not Be Named again...

It would be fun to see a good Steampunk adventure that doesn't have Jude Law anywhere near it...
 
2012-06-08 03:01:59 PM  
Rawk on!

monstersofgrok.com(pops)
 
2012-06-08 03:06:05 PM  

jackmalice: I'll wait for the film about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-06-08 03:07:09 PM  
I could see Jeremy Irons pulling this off with a better director.
 
2012-06-08 03:07:34 PM  

hubiestubert: GypsyJoker: Oh, I realize that it can be done well, and I'm a sucker for steampunk/decopunk/dieselpunk and all that, but from P&P&Z to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it just seems as though we're going to get inundated with something that only rarely falls on the right side of the stupid/clever divide.

I know that Newton was a fascinating character as he was, but a good biopic would be enough; they don't have to make some bloated Wild Wild West ripoff to put him in.

Never use That Which Must Not Be Named again...


Sorry--it was the first thing that came to mind.
 
2012-06-08 03:23:12 PM  
When the apple falls
 
2012-06-08 03:36:35 PM  

Kanemano: When the apple falls


"He took an apple to the head so his enemies would take bullets."

\if you can't beat 'em, I guess
 
2012-06-08 03:47:20 PM  

Snapper Carr: I assume this is going to be about William Chaloner who was one of the most notorious counterfeiters and con men of his time - sort of a Stuart period Bernie Madoff, if you will.

It took Newton two years and two separate trials to convict him (the first time, Chaloner's powerful friends basically bought his acquittal).

This could be good as a kind of Holmes/Moriarty arch-nemesis thriller but I'm not sure how credible an action hero Sir Isaac would make.


You saw it was Rob Cohen directing, right? Like, I wouldn't really be expecting anything you can apply the word "nuance" to in any way... A Holmes/Moriarty dynamic (at least, one done correctly) would probably be right out. More chases and explosions is the order of the day.
 
2012-06-08 03:55:33 PM  
Eh. Old news. Escaflowne made him into a badass back in 1996.
 
2012-06-08 03:55:51 PM  
Will Smith vehicle?

Tagline: "A body in motion stays in motion until lethal force acts on it!"
 
2012-06-08 04:02:03 PM  

drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man


Elvis: Mummy and vampire fighter..... nahhhh no one would ever believe that one.
 
2012-06-08 04:26:55 PM  
Idiocracy draws near.
 
2012-06-08 05:04:36 PM  

Magorn: drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man

Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade


With that change, I'd pay good money to watch all of these.
 
2012-06-08 05:06:00 PM  
I still waiting for Anne Frank, werewolf gladiator.
 
2012-06-08 05:09:21 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: I still waiting for Anne Frank, werewolf gladiator.

Aviator
 
2012-06-08 05:48:24 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Magorn: drongozone: Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Isaac Newton: Action hero

Let's see...how about:
"Diamond" Jim Brady: Serial Killer
Orville Wright: Lunar Astronaut
Jacob Astor: Master Spy
Buster Keaton Harry Houdini: Ghost Hunter
John Muir: Bigfoot Hunter
Fatty Arbuckle: Undercover T-Man

Change "Buster Keaton" to Harry Houdini and I'd lay money you'll see it out before the end of the decade

you know, this made me think that I had run across an idea like this, only Houdini and Lovecraft, and I stumbled across Under the Pyramids

Whereas it was this that I was really searching for... which I am sure I saw here in the first place
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 440x650]


Are you sure you're not thinking of this?

whatculture.com

Lovecraft, Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
2012-06-08 06:06:32 PM  
Tycho Brahe was a bigger badass.
 
2012-06-08 11:11:35 PM  
Just make a Thomas Blood movie - no need for falsifying the life of some Cambridge butt-pirate to make a Resto movie
 
2012-06-09 09:24:32 AM  
An ass at rest stays at rest until I'm done kicking it.
 
2012-06-09 03:24:58 PM  
i lol'd at your headline, subby.
 
2012-06-09 10:55:29 PM  

gerrymander: Ahem:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 203x300]


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.

/a great read
//would be a *long* movie
 
2012-06-10 04:49:19 PM  
I only laugh at FARK headlines once every two months or so.

I laughed at this one. Bravo.
 
2012-06-10 05:20:05 PM  

Oldiron_79: Well he is the deadliest SOB in space


Glad I'm not the only one who thought of this immediately
 
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