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(io9)   Here's a surprisingly long list of upcoming sci-fi and fantasy movies that aren't sequels, prequels, or reboots   (io9.com) divider line 108
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2012-06-30 01:12:25 AM  
ender's game? nov 2013?
sigh
too bad they are basing it on the novel and not the original short story

still
like there is any chance that I wont see it
LOL
 
2012-06-30 01:40:28 AM  
Snowcrash and Neuromancer? Yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.
 
2012-06-30 01:48:49 AM  

Mentat: Snowcrash and Neuromancer? Yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.


shudder
I loved snowcrash (neuormancer was ok to good, but I reread snowcrash)

but a MOVIE????? ahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha
 
2012-06-30 02:32:46 AM  
Please don't screw up Neuromancer.
 
2012-06-30 02:57:56 AM  

PacManDreaming: Please don't screw up Neuromancer.


is there ANY chance that they WONT screw it up? seriously
hollywood and scifi ??
they will have to add monsters jumping out of peoples' heads or no one will watch it

/sigh
 
2012-06-30 03:19:21 AM  

Mentat: Snowcrash and Neuromancer? Yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.


These are two of my favorite books ever. I'm torn between being excited at the idea of seeing movies based on them and setting myself up to being really pissed off when (as normally happens from book to film) they fark it up.
 
2012-06-30 03:57:20 AM  
I'm oddly hopeful for The Host, purely because it's Andrew Nicol.

Tomo does sound interesting; anyone know where to see the short?
 
2012-06-30 04:15:11 AM  
Snow Crash
What it's about: Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) will adapt Neal Stephenson's novel set in a corporate-dominated near future, in which Hiro Protagonist investigates a potent new drug that infects users with a computer virus.
Status: Cornish's signing was just announced, so it's way too early to tell yet.
Prognosis: After Attack the Block, we're excited to see Cornish do something more ambitious.


I have no faith in Hollywood to do justice to Neal Stephenson. I'm not even sure how you translate his style to the screen.
 
2012-06-30 04:21:01 AM  

Virtuoso80: Snow Crash
What it's about: Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) will adapt Neal Stephenson's novel set in a corporate-dominated near future, in which Hiro Protagonist investigates a potent new drug that infects users with a computer virus.
Status: Cornish's signing was just announced, so it's way too early to tell yet.
Prognosis: After Attack the Block, we're excited to see Cornish do something more ambitious.

I have no faith in Hollywood to do justice to Neal Stephenson. I'm not even sure how you translate his style to the screen.


Worst ending to a good book I've ever read. Hopefully the movie improves that part of the book.
 
2012-06-30 04:29:47 AM  

namatad: Mentat: Snowcrash and Neuromancer? Yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.

shudder
I loved snowcrash (neuormancer was ok to good, but I reread snowcrash)

but a MOVIE????? ahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha
shudder
I loved snowcrash (neuormancer was ok to good, but I reread snowcrash)

but a MOVIE????? ahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha/i>



fwiw, I submitted this a few weeks back:

Something called a Joe Cornish set to direct the ruination of Snow Crash add vampires to it star Angelina Jolie as YT set it in Miami fark over my childhood
 
2012-06-30 04:32:40 AM  
I think what the writer means is, movies that are in talks and nowhere near pre-production or greenlight phase.
 
2012-06-30 05:33:46 AM  

carnifex2005: Worst ending to a good book I've ever read. Hopefully the movie improves that part of the book.


I think Stephenson does that on purpose. I've never read an ending of his that didn't almost ruin the book.

As for film adaptations of Snowcrash or Neuromancer, I'd be more afraid than hopeful. Hollywood has a lousy track record with that sort of subject matter.
 
2012-06-30 05:48:48 AM  

RoyBatty: Something called a Joe Cornish set to direct the ruination of Snow Crash add vampires to it star Angelina Jolie as YT set it in Miami fark over my childhood


Don Johnson's Lesser Miami Beach
 
2012-06-30 05:49:12 AM  
World War Z. So much wasted potential.
 
2012-06-30 05:54:19 AM  

Virtuoso80: I have no faith in Hollywood to do justice to Neal Stephenson


Attack the Block was excellent, one of the best sci-fi action movies in recent years.
 
2012-06-30 06:40:02 AM  

Gunther: Virtuoso80: I have no faith in Hollywood to do justice to Neal Stephenson

Attack the Block was excellent, one of the best sci-fi action movies in recent years.


Isn't that a british movie? I haven't seen it yet, but it's on my "to watch list."

As for Hollywood, I don't expect them to get anything right but the visuals. Low expectations = occasional pleasant surprise.
 
2012-06-30 06:54:00 AM  
The problem with Neuormancer is that everyone will think it's a ripoff of The Matrix and every other cyberpunk movie or TV show that's been around since the '90s.
 
2012-06-30 07:11:35 AM  
I expect nothing from any of these, in order to stave off disappointment.

But, yeah I'm hopeful for a lot of these.
 
2012-06-30 07:13:34 AM  

Raw_fishFood: World War Z. So much wasted potential.


Potential for a movie? I don't know about that...would have worked as a great mini-series or limited run show. Trying to get all the stories into a 2 or even 3 hour movie means much will be left out.
 
2012-06-30 07:39:07 AM  

Mugato: The problem with Neuormancer is that everyone will think it's a ripoff of The Matrix and every other cyberpunk movie or TV show that's been around since the '90s.


That's the fun part. Those of us that read these books when they came out will know better. Then we will be able to snicker at and deride the little kids desperately trying to sound grown up.

Get off my lawn...
 
2012-06-30 07:48:02 AM  
Snow Crash would only work if directed by Mamoru Oshii or some other anime big wig.

Yes, I'd rather see that movie done by the Japanese. Any attempts to do it live-action will suck hard.
 
2012-06-30 07:57:39 AM  

Mugato: The problem with Neuormancer is that everyone will think it's a ripoff of The Matrix and every other cyberpunk movie or TV show that's been around since the '90s.


this was my thought about Neuromancer as well, especially since the odds of a Neuromancer movie being good is rather slim.
 
2012-06-30 08:02:07 AM  
I think that they should consider releasing battleship yamamoto in US theaters; the live action one.
 
2012-06-30 08:24:09 AM  

Uncle Tractor: Gunther: Virtuoso80: I have no faith in Hollywood to do justice to Neal Stephenson

Attack the Block was excellent, one of the best sci-fi action movies in recent years.

Isn't that a british movie? I haven't seen it yet, but it's on my "to watch list."


saw the trailer, thought it sounded at least interesting. Watched it on love film and turned it off for shiat after about 20 minutes.

If the terrible inner city London accents (not the actors, I hate the accent) don't have you running, the little shiats of the characters just might. I think it was supposed to be funny.

Watch In Bruges or Four Lions instead
 
2012-06-30 08:32:14 AM  

thisone: If the terrible inner city London accents (not the actors, I hate the accent) don't have you running, the little shiats of the characters just might.


If you'd watched more of the movie instead of turning it off 20 minutes in like some ADD-riddled teenager, you'd have understood you aren't supposed to sympathize with the characters at first. They undergo actual character development over the course of the film.
 
2012-06-30 08:35:49 AM  

PacManDreaming: Please don't screw up Neuromancer.


two words....

Johnny Mnemonic
 
2012-06-30 08:38:45 AM  

thisone: Watch In Bruges


Well worth everyone's time.
 
2012-06-30 08:49:30 AM  

scanman61: PacManDreaming: Please don't screw up Neuromancer.

two words....

Johnny Mnemonic


I kinda want Dinah Meyer to reprise her role... Dunno. She always brings energy and momentum to a movie. I suppose at her late forties, she's probably not so up for it.
 
2012-06-30 09:06:01 AM  
Ready Player One was great book for any fan of the 80s. A proper movie? I'm not holding my breath. Just the copyrights to the necessary references are going to be expensive.
 
2012-06-30 09:40:11 AM  
Wow. I'm really oddly hopeful for the state of movies in the next two years.
 
2012-06-30 09:49:50 AM  
I got nothin', but I like sci-fi movies, so I'll just leave this bookmark.

icons.iconseeker.com
 
2012-06-30 09:54:36 AM  
Knights of Badassdom looks amazing. Can't wait for that.
 
2012-06-30 10:03:16 AM  

Supes: Knights of Badassdom looks amazing. Can't wait for that.


It does and it doesn't. I have a feeling that it's going to play out its premise pretty quick and then just drag out forever. That's usually how movies like that go. I'm hoping to be wrong, though!
 
2012-06-30 10:05:06 AM  

Foolkiller: Ready Player One was great book for any fan of the 80s. A proper movie? I'm not holding my breath. Just the copyrights to the necessary references are going to be expensive.


Agreed to this. But the fact that they're trying to make this along with the Snow Crash, Neuromancer, and Ender's Game gives me hope that at least one will turn out to be awesome.

Of course, one will probably be Will-Smith-in-Converse awful too.
 
2012-06-30 10:11:00 AM  
Prognosis: Ang Lee has almost never let us down before.

www.thefilmjournal.com

"You won't like me when I'm Ang Lee"
 
2012-06-30 10:15:16 AM  
I saw The Seventh Son on the list and was hoping it was based on Orson Scott Card's series.

/disappointed
 
2012-06-30 10:27:33 AM  
And most of them are adaptations. Figures.
 
2012-06-30 10:27:44 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Prognosis: Ang Lee has almost never let us down before.

[www.thefilmjournal.com image 360x290]

"You won't like me when I'm Ang Lee"


Y'know the criticism that that film gets frustrates me. It's not a bad movie. It's a bad superhero movie, sure, and that's what everyone went in expecting.... hence the mixed/negative reception. But taken out of the comics-context, the movie itself is pretty good.

Problem is you can't really separate Hulk from his comics-based origin.
 
2012-06-30 10:31:00 AM  

Supes: Y'know the criticism that that film gets frustrates me. It's not a bad movie. It's a bad superhero movie, sure, and that's what everyone went in expecting.... hence the mixed/negative reception. But taken out of the comics-context, the movie itself is pretty good.


Dude, he literally drew comic book panels on the screen.
 
2012-06-30 10:31:52 AM  

Supes: taken out of the comics-context, the movie itself is pretty good.


No, it's still pretty bad.

The acting's great (it always surprised me that Eric Bana never hit the big leagues, he gives solid performances in everything), the script is passable, the direction is good, but the pacing is downright awful. And bad pacing kills more potentially good films than nearly anything else.
 
2012-06-30 10:33:43 AM  
Was I the only geek that thought Neuromancer sucked?

Apparently Hyperion is in the works, but I'd much rather HBO pick it up and do Hyperion/Fall as a 15-20 episode mini series. Please HBO? You're all about fantasy now, now give us some geek some scifi too!
 
2012-06-30 10:45:08 AM  

TyrantII: Was I the only geek that thought Neuromancer sucked?

Apparently Hyperion is in the works, but I'd much rather HBO pick it up and do Hyperion/Fall as a 15-20 episode mini series. Please HBO? You're all about fantasy now, now give us some geek some scifi too!


There is still talk about a Takeshi Kovacs movie, and I think Richard K. Morgan's stuff would make for a great movie. Steven Barnes is looking at a few of his to be worked in as well.
 
2012-06-30 10:45:43 AM  

TyrantII: Was I the only geek that thought Neuromancer sucked?


Neuromancer is more famous for what it represents than what it is. I honestly have to say that Gibson's more recent stuff, like Spook Country is far better than his early work.
 
2012-06-30 10:56:03 AM  

TyrantII: Was I the only geek that thought Neuromancer sucked?

Nope. Got really bored with it the first time I tried to read it, don't even remember if I made it all the way through. Keep thinking I might give it another chance but never seem to get around to it.

 
2012-06-30 11:04:40 AM  
t3knomanser: TyrantII: Was I the only geek that thought Neuromancer sucked?

Neuromancer is more famous for what it represents than what it is. I honestly have to say that Gibson's more recent stuff, like Spook Country is far better than his early work.


That's actually an excellent way of putting it. The world was interesting, but the characters, from what I remember, felt childish. I remember there was a sex scene or something and it read like some nerds fan fic idea of what good slutty punk sex might be. I was actually embarrassing to read.

Then again Hyperion wasn't much better with that either.


/Authors, stick to what you know
 
2012-06-30 11:04:54 AM  
So the host will be the twighlight version of "The Puppet Masters"? or is it ms myers version of the body snatchers?
 
2012-06-30 11:20:08 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Prognosis: Ang Lee has almost never let us down before.

[www.thefilmjournal.com image 360x290]

"You won't like me when I'm Ang Lee"


Except for the part where that was one of the better superhero movies from almost any standpoint.
 
2012-06-30 11:45:11 AM  
Although RIPD came from a comic book, it is basically a remake of Dead Heat.
 
2012-06-30 11:55:42 AM  

mat catastrophe: scottydoesntknow: Prognosis: Ang Lee has almost never let us down before.

[www.thefilmjournal.com image 360x290]

"You won't like me when I'm Ang Lee"

Except for the part where that was one of the better superhero movies from almost any standpoint.


Well sure, if the only other super heroes movies ever made were Green Lantern and Punisher: War Zone.
 
2012-06-30 12:12:33 PM  
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Okay, I think it's long past time that the big animation studios clean house and find new creative minds who can imagine character designs nothing like we've ever seen before. I'm tired of this rubber-stamp stuff. I grew up watching the old Animation Festivals in the '70s-'80s, so maybe seeing dozens of wildly different artistic visions on display spoiled me for life.

Maybe when you're a big studio and US$hundreds of millions are at stake you can't afford to take risks. Sad, really.

Also -- Untitled Henry Sellick project -- The Graveyard Book, maybe?? I haven't been paying as much attention to Gaiman's doings as I used to. Lemme know, somebody.
 
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