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2013-05-07 08:11:37 PM
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Yeah, this is going to be a great idea.
 
2013-05-07 08:13:45 PM
Didn't they already make a Dungeons and Dragons movie? And wasn't it absolutely terrible?


Also, I wonder how hard they had to look to find a writer at Deadline Hollywood who's never played the game.
 
2013-05-07 08:16:39 PM
they'd have to get a director who wasn't an idiot, and a script that didn't suck.
 
2013-05-07 08:18:21 PM

Pocket Ninja: Didn't they already make a Dungeons and Dragons movie? And wasn't it absolutely terrible?


It had Marlon Wayans in it. That goes without saying. It also was released only a year before Fellowship of the Ring.
 
2013-05-07 08:19:09 PM

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Yeah, this is going to be a great idea.


Came to say this.

/thread
 
2013-05-07 08:20:14 PM
I would pay to see a film version of the main Dark Sun storyline. I think.
 
2013-05-07 08:34:37 PM

RexTalionis: Pocket Ninja: Didn't they already make a Dungeons and Dragons movie? And wasn't it absolutely terrible?

It had Marlon Wayans in it. That goes without saying. It also was released only a year before Fellowship of the Ring.


It was also so terrible it was funny.

MAYBE they can do this right. MAYBE.

Still want someone to make a WOW Movie.
 
2013-05-07 08:38:40 PM
Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son and the director of Moon) is directing a WoW movie.
 
2013-05-07 08:42:45 PM

RexTalionis: Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son and the director of Moon) is directing a WoW movie.


REALLY?

Tell me you have a source and I'm not being trolled?
 
2013-05-07 08:42:45 PM
The second one wasn't half bad. I mean compared to the first one. It was at least coherent, and didn't have Marlon Wayans in it.
 
2013-05-07 08:52:55 PM

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Yeah, this is going to be a great idea.


Those movies COULD have been good with budget and acting and script.

Imagine Baldur's Gate as a movie:

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Butt kicking for goodness!
 
2013-05-07 09:24:30 PM
A while back, people used to think D&D led to devil worship. Now, you know and I know that isn't true. D&D didn't get in bed with the devil until later on, when TSR sold off to Wizards of the Coast, who then sold off to Hasbro.

This is right around the time D&D 3.0 came out, which was sort of the beginning of the end of my interest in D&D. Then Hasbro decided they hadn't milked enough money out of people, so 3.5 came out. And people rushed out to buy a second copy of pretty much the same damn book.

Then 4.0 came out. WotC seemed almost apologetic about it when I saw them at Gencon.

So now Warner thinks they're going to make another D&D movie. New Line (Warner) already put out the first two, so that's not much different. And it's not like D&D has much integrity left to lose.

So yeah. I'll be over here playing Savage Worlds.
 
2013-05-07 09:55:38 PM
Dragonlance...that would make a kick ass trilogy of movies.
 
2013-05-07 09:59:45 PM
I'm just going to assume this is a front for some sort of exfiltration project for the CIA. Because, just...NO.

Maybe if they made a movie out of an RA Salvatore film or something, some of his stuff was OK. In general the whole dwarves/elves/orcs with wizards and stuff has been completely played out w/LoTR.

I would love to see a loose adaptation or one off of Wheel of Time. Eye of the World could stand on its own. Although my understanding is it's all or nothing, and the idea of making a full series of it, TV or movie, would just be unbelievably impossible due to the sheer number of characters and interactions.
 
2013-05-07 10:03:36 PM
Just do Dragonlance Chronicles, or Icewind Dale and film a trilogy at once. Hell, I didnt know Chainmail even had its own world-- and I sold the stuff. Why would you use a script based on that and adapt it to D&D?
 
2013-05-07 10:04:27 PM
shakes tiny gauntleted fist at Mugato
 
2013-05-07 10:06:45 PM

hardinparamedic: RexTalionis: Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son and the director of Moon) is directing a WoW movie.

REALLY?

Tell me you have a source and I'm not being trolled?


http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/31/duncan-jones-world-of-warcraft /

Why do you doubt me?
 
2013-05-07 10:07:50 PM

bdub77: Although my understanding is it's all or nothing


Not really. A lot of the Wheel of Time stuff can be streamlined.

Cut the Seanchan and the white useless politics/ training sequences out and you're less almost 3 million words. You can cut the main story points and characters down to two dozen each, and work them in over three movies, no problem.

Eye of the World Movie One
Get the Aiel, Horn, and Aes Sedai Movie Two
Betrayal, Fighting, and Final Battle Movie Three
 
2013-05-07 10:07:53 PM
Hasn't Peter Jackson made four of those so far?
 
2013-05-07 10:08:43 PM
I also think Sanderson's "Mistborn" would make a great movie. I'm not so sure about the 2nd and 3rd book, even though I liked them. They might be too morose and involved for a summer blockbuster type movie-- which is the budget they would need to be made in the first place.
 
2013-05-07 10:09:22 PM
In other potentially awesome news, they are possibly making an Assassin's Creed movie with Michael Fassbender. I'd watch it.
 
2013-05-07 10:10:51 PM

Mugato: Dragonlance...that would make a kick ass trilogy of movies.


this!
 
2013-05-07 10:13:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: Didn't they already make a Dungeons and Dragons movie? And wasn't it absolutely terrible?


Yeah, but the new movie will be based on the 4th edition rules and therefore be much better.
 
2013-05-07 10:13:44 PM
Snaaaaaiiiiilllllsssss!!!1!!
 
2013-05-07 10:15:50 PM
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"Hey guys, I heard you have a movie for me to direct."
 
2013-05-07 10:16:24 PM
Will it have Jeremy Irons? He was a most delicious slice of ham in that movie.

/BUT NOW IS YOUR TIME!
//TO DIE!!
 
2013-05-07 10:17:24 PM
A D&D movie could work, and it could work well. Depends on the setting they go with. Though, the folks at the helm of this don't give me the most hope.

As for the 2000 D&D movie... it kind of had to suck, really. That was back when D&D = satanism was still pretty well known. They scrubbed that movie so hard they killed it.
 
2013-05-07 10:18:28 PM

dugitman: I also think Sanderson's "Mistborn" would make a great movie. I'm not so sure about the 2nd and 3rd book, even though I liked them. They might be too morose and involved for a summer blockbuster type movie-- which is the budget they would need to be made in the first place.


Love Mistborn. I'd also like to see Night Angel trilogy. 

doglover: bdub77: Although my understanding is it's all or nothing

Not really. A lot of the Wheel of Time stuff can be streamlined.

Cut the Seanchan and the white useless politics/ training sequences out and you're less almost 3 million words. You can cut the main story points and characters down to two dozen each, and work them in over three movies, no problem.

Eye of the World Movie One
Get the Aiel, Horn, and Aes Sedai Movie Two
Betrayal, Fighting, and Final Battle Movie Three


I guess. I'd rather cut a number of characters out and still maintain the gist of the storyline over a bunch of movies - but keep Eye of the World as a standalone with a final second twist that could setup sequels. As far as plot goes, some things I loved. Egwene's storyline was one of the best things in the books because they fleshed her out and she was less annoying than just about any other major female character. I agree about Seanchan - I'd prefer to keep them in somehow, maybe as minions of the Forsaken instead of the whole Shara thing.
 
2013-05-07 10:18:35 PM
A D&D film? Why? D&D is not a world. D&D is situated around Forgotten Realms primarily, but Forgotten Realms and Eberron are both High Fantasy, an extreme of High Fantasy, whereas Greyhawk has no broad connection to D&D, and Dragonlance would also have no connection to D&D for most people. I flatly won't watch without an actual world attached.

bdub77: I'm just going to assume this is a front for some sort of exfiltration project for the CIA. Because, just...NO.

Maybe if they made a movie out of an RA Salvatore film or something, some of his stuff was OK. In general the whole dwarves/elves/orcs with wizards and stuff has been completely played out w/LoTR.

I would love to see a loose adaptation or one off of Wheel of Time. Eye of the World could stand on its own. Although my understanding is it's all or nothing, and the idea of making a full series of it, TV or movie, would just be unbelievably impossible due to the sheer number of characters and interactions.


Eye of the World is what tends to turn readers off from Wheel of Time, and I have to plead with folks to read on and come back to Eye of the World later, also forget all of the female characters until about seven books in when folks are already pregnant and/or married and start trying to control sh*t.

doglover: Cut the Seanchan and the white useless politics/ training sequences out and you're less almost 3 million words. You can cut the main story points and characters down to two dozen each, and work them in over three movies, no problem.


Eye of the World could be made into a forty-five minute film such as up until Rivendell in Fellowship. Thereafter, cut the first two-to-three hundred pages of every book which is just retelling the last book.

What is great about the Wheel of Time is not all the parts but some of the parts are utterly cinematic, such as Rand retaliating against the Darkspawn within the Stone, the loss of the arm, fight in the clouds, the box and "Kill", through the maze in the tower, forgetting the demonhounds, and far more. There is plenty which can be cut, but the movie would be senseless without at least four or five films, and I doubt they're up for this.
 
2013-05-07 10:18:53 PM
This would have been relevant thirty years ago.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:33 PM

Pappas: As for the 2000 D&D movie... it kind of had to suck, really. That was back when D&D = satanism was still pretty well known. They scrubbed that movie so hard they killed it.


Uh...the D&D = Satanism thing was in the 80s. 1st Edition stuff....By the time that the movie/3E came out in 2000/2001, the Satanism thing was long long long since gone.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:44 PM
They could use the story from Neverwinter 2: Mask of the Betrayer.

One of the best RPG stories I've ever experienced.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:45 PM

dugitman: Just do Dragonlance Chronicles


Yes!

or Icewind Dale

What are you, 12?

/unless you meant the PC game
//seriously, the books were awful emo crap
 
2013-05-07 10:19:58 PM

GreenAdder: A while back, people used to think D&D led to devil worship.


A while back? They still do!
 
2013-05-07 10:20:41 PM
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It will be the best D&D movie EVER MADE!
 
2013-05-07 10:21:03 PM

bdub77: I guess. I'd rather cut a number of characters out and still maintain the gist of the storyline over a bunch of movies - but keep Eye of the World as a standalone with a final second twist that could setup sequels. As far as plot goes, some things I loved. Egwene's storyline was one of the best things in the books because they fleshed her out and she was less annoying than just about any other major female character. I agree about Seanchan - I'd prefer to keep them in somehow, maybe as minions of the Forsaken instead of the whole Shara thing.


Or just cut the weirdness, more or less, and only keep the Daughter of the Nine Moons around as a character. Everyone else is a background character, but since she's a big cheese, they do what she says and so the their story advances without them being on screen.
 
2013-05-07 10:21:36 PM
Who are they gonna pick to play Venger?

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-05-07 10:21:55 PM

ArcadianRefugee: What are you, 12?

/unless you meant the PC game
//seriously, the books were awful emo crap


What, the Icewind Dale Trilogy were emo? Crystal Shard and Streams of Silver were some amazing high fantasy, and Halfling's Gem helped set up numerous other stories such as the Sellswords series.
 
2013-05-07 10:22:06 PM
As long as it has Morgan Ironwolf in it so that I can relive my prepubescent fantasies, it's all good.
 
2013-05-07 10:22:33 PM
 
2013-05-07 10:23:34 PM

Vangor: Eye of the World is what tends to turn readers off from Wheel of Time, and I have to plead with folks to read on and come back to Eye of the World later, also forget all of the female characters until about seven books in when folks are already pregnant and/or married and start trying to control sh*t.


I don't understand that at all. It's certainly a setup book with a Tolkien vibe but it's by far the most coherent book Robert Jordan wrote. I loved Eye of the World, the beginning in particular. It might be a turnoff because it's a big world and there are lots of things you don't get at first, like Aes Sedai. But it's anything but bad.
 
2013-05-07 10:25:42 PM

bdub77: Vangor: Eye of the World is what tends to turn readers off from Wheel of Time, and I have to plead with folks to read on and come back to Eye of the World later, also forget all of the female characters until about seven books in when folks are already pregnant and/or married and start trying to control sh*t.

I don't understand that at all. It's certainly a setup book with a Tolkien vibe but it's by far the most coherent book Robert Jordan wrote. I loved Eye of the World, the beginning in particular. It might be a turnoff because it's a big world and there are lots of things you don't get at first, like Aes Sedai. But it's anything but bad.


Oh, Eye of the World is not bad at all, but certainly getting your head around the last couple hundred pages is hard. The first page reads similar to the excitement of the small world feel of Fellowship, but then you just have to make these massive connections between the prologue and all of these strange happenings.
 
2013-05-07 10:26:36 PM
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First guess from headline was about one of these bad boys
 
2013-05-07 10:26:36 PM
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What paper based tabletop gaming might look like.

I suppose it's too much to hope that they take something already established like Dragonlance or one of the Forgotten Realms stories and adapt it.(Drizzt would be awesome if done right)
 
2013-05-07 10:27:41 PM

Pappas: A D&D movie could work, and it could work well. Depends on the setting they go with. Though, the folks at the helm of this don't give me the most hope.

As for the 2000 D&D movie... it kind of had to suck, really. That was back when D&D = satanism was still pretty well known. They scrubbed that movie so hard they killed it.


D&D = Satanism has been the standard bearer for paranoid fundies since the 80's and there's no shortage of money-grubbing "Christian" town cryers that will still warn of the impending doom that will surely follow any of the flock that allows their children to get into it, starting with Pat Robertson.
 
2013-05-07 10:29:15 PM

RevRaven: Pappas: As for the 2000 D&D movie... it kind of had to suck, really. That was back when D&D = satanism was still pretty well known. They scrubbed that movie so hard they killed it.

Uh...the D&D = Satanism thing was in the 80s. 1st Edition stuff....By the time that the movie/3E came out in 2000/2001, the Satanism thing was long long long since gone.


Not around the religious set it wasn't. 3E came out around the same time as the film and it was only then that demons and devils were readded to the MM, which still caused issues. It took D&D to decline in popularity (around 3.5) for it to truly get washed away.
 
2013-05-07 10:29:29 PM

doglover: bdub77: I guess. I'd rather cut a number of characters out and still maintain the gist of the storyline over a bunch of movies - but keep Eye of the World as a standalone with a final second twist that could setup sequels. As far as plot goes, some things I loved. Egwene's storyline was one of the best things in the books because they fleshed her out and she was less annoying than just about any other major female character. I agree about Seanchan - I'd prefer to keep them in somehow, maybe as minions of the Forsaken instead of the whole Shara thing.

Or just cut the weirdness, more or less, and only keep the Daughter of the Nine Moons around as a character. Everyone else is a background character, but since she's a big cheese, they do what she says and so the their story advances without them being on screen.


Easiest rewrite to me? Daughter of the Nine Moons was sent on a scouting mission with a small contingent, no one knows who she is. She and Mat hook up. Late in the final battle she reveals herself to the porting in enemy Seanchan and turns them to the side of the allies, which in turn helps change the tide of the battle.
 
2013-05-07 10:29:43 PM

Shadowtag: Pappas: A D&D movie could work, and it could work well. Depends on the setting they go with. Though, the folks at the helm of this don't give me the most hope.

As for the 2000 D&D movie... it kind of had to suck, really. That was back when D&D = satanism was still pretty well known. They scrubbed that movie so hard they killed it.

D&D = Satanism has been the standard bearer for paranoid fundies since the 80's and there's no shortage of money-grubbing "Christian" town cryers that will still warn of the impending doom that will surely follow any of the flock that allows their children to get into it, starting with Pat Robertson.


I recall the parents of a few friends who weren't even major fundamentalists which thought D&D lead to suicide and and all manner of nonmagical but negative outcomes, and I was still a kid in the late 90s.
 
2013-05-07 10:30:43 PM
Honestly, I'd rather they just take one of the campaigns from Spoony's CounterMonkey series and just use that. The dude has some great and really hilarious stories. I don't do tabletop or larping, but the stories of things that characters do and the crazy things that happen in combat are really engaging.

Also, this movie totally needs to get Marlon Wayans to reprise his role as "Snails."
 
2013-05-07 10:32:03 PM
Can I throw in Feist's Riftwar? Semi D&D based but much less focused on other races.

Any movie has to involve some sort of joke about always meeting up in a tavern.
 
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