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(Variety)   Warner Brothers decides time is right to blend "Game of Thrones" with "Harry Potter" and "Twilight", hires Emma Watson to star in projected line of blockbuster movies based on fantasy book series Queen of the Tearling   (variety.com ) divider line
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2013-06-14 01:00:15 PM  
...the lead character is always naked, right? And touching herself?
 
2013-06-14 01:41:52 PM  
She may just have a throw away part in 'This Is The End,' but she must have a huge sense of humor to appear in a Seth Rogan stoner film.  Either that or she's into Canadian nerds.
 
2013-06-14 02:43:24 PM  
How do I get a deal like this?  It's a first time author and these books aren't even published yet and there are already movie deals for them!  WTF??!!!
 
2013-06-14 02:55:04 PM  
Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.
 
2013-06-14 03:09:04 PM  
This seems like a big gamble on a book series that doesn't even exist yet, let alone have a fan following. They must be confident teenagers are going to eat it up.
 
2013-06-14 03:36:10 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: How do I get a deal like this?  It's a first time author and these books aren't even published yet and there are already movie deals for them!  WTF??!!!


nmrsnr: This seems like a big gamble on a book series that doesn't even exist yet, let alone have a fan following. They must be confident teenagers are going to eat it up.


The books are being written by focus groups, more or less. They are prepackaged and designed to sell to the demographic they're aimed at, and they'll have all the marketing they need to ensure kids part wit their dollars.
 
2013-06-14 03:54:05 PM  
FTA: inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give  in 2007...has been described as a female "Game of Thrones"

Boo
 
2013-06-14 03:56:01 PM  
The author of the book is currently reading Tim Powers so she can't be all bad.   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6953956.Erika_Johansen

/Declare & Last Call are fantastic
 
2013-06-14 03:58:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-14 04:07:31 PM  
Co-starring:
news.bme.com
 
2013-06-14 04:08:15 PM  
c.cslacker.com

/mandatory for any Emma Watson thread
 
2013-06-14 04:09:03 PM  

Rude Turnip: Co-starring:
[news.bme.com image 400x500]



/shakes tiny fist at you!! Just beat me!
 
2013-06-14 04:10:18 PM  
nope.
 
2013-06-14 04:10:50 PM  
roneradionowindy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-14 04:11:26 PM  
DAMMIT!
 
2013-06-14 04:12:38 PM  

Rude Turnip: Co-starring:


I want them to appear in something one day, in some kind of a self-aware bit revolving around that.
 
2013-06-14 04:18:54 PM  

ekdikeo4: Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.


With all the sequelized rehashed tripe we see (or don't see) in theaters with great book series out there, why haven't we seen a Foundation series, an Incarnations of Immortality series, an Apprentice Adept series, Dragonriders of Pern, or Princes of Amber series? I know the Xanth books have been bandied about, as well as some Drizzt Do Urden R.A. Salvatore DnD stuff...come on, Hollywood.

Hell, give me a few movies based on the M:tG books that were popular- arena, Brothers' War, or that trilogy about the Ice Age.

naughtyrev: The books are being written by focus groups, more or less. They are prepackaged and designed to sell to the demographic they're aimed at, and they'll have all the marketing they need to ensure kids part wit their dollars.


So, as generic as fantasy could possibly get? Woooo...
 
2013-06-14 04:20:41 PM  

Pfighting Polish:


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"She was worth a stare. She was trouble. She was stretched out on a modernistic chaise-longue with her slippers off, so I stared at her legs in the sheerest silk stockings. They seemed to be arranged to stare at. They were visible to the knee and one of them well beyond. The knees were dimpled, not bony and sharp. The calves were beautiful, the ankles long and slim and with enough melodic line for a tone poem. ..."

 
2013-06-14 04:22:09 PM  
"She had the kind of legs that started at the ankles and worked their way up, kind of bent at the knee.  You know the type."
 
2013-06-14 04:23:07 PM  
She don't have the tits for that.
 
2013-06-14 04:26:58 PM  
I thought about writing something for the teen market.  I finally got around to seeing "The Hunger Games" and thought it was pretty good.  An acceptable amount of violence, where they didn't pull all the punches and actually killed people, Jennifer Lawrence, a decent story idea.  Better than that Twilight shiat.

Then I noticed that almost all teen books are written with the protagonist being female and written by a female author.

Then I also thought "fark that.  If I'm going to write, it's going to be what I want to write and not tailored to some audience (especially one I am not that familiar with) just to try to get traction and make some money."

So I am writing what I want to write.  Still not sure I am doing the right thing.  I probably should have just sold out completely and basically copied the style of one of those shiatty supernatural teen romance books.
 
2013-06-14 04:31:31 PM  
Is this the thread where we pretend she's not built like a 14 year old and doesn't have the homeliest face outside of a convent?

/Still would hit
 
2013-06-14 04:33:41 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I thought about writing something for the teen market.  I finally got around to seeing "The Hunger Games" and thought it was pretty good.  An acceptable amount of violence, where they didn't pull all the punches and actually killed people, Jennifer Lawrence, a decent story idea.  Better than that Twilight shiat.

Then I noticed that almost all teen books are written with the protagonist being female and written by a female author.

Then I also thought "fark that.  If I'm going to write, it's going to be what I want to write and not tailored to some audience (especially one I am not that familiar with) just to try to get traction and make some money."

So I am writing what I want to write.  Still not sure I am doing the right thing.  I probably should have just sold out completely and basically copied the style of one of those shiatty supernatural teen romance books.


Unless you are the father of a teenage girl, you are correct Mr. Panties.
 
2013-06-14 04:34:27 PM  

ekdikeo4: Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.


THIS. OMG THIS.
 
2013-06-14 04:34:32 PM  

eagles95: [c.cslacker.com image 752x606]

/mandatory for any Emma Watson thread


Do you have the original of that?

/also mandatory
 
2013-06-14 04:34:33 PM  

ExpressPork: FTA: inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give  in 2007...has been described as a female "Game of Thrones"

Boo


Yeah, not even remotely interested in this.

Basically a Harlequin Romance version of Game Of Thrones written by a hopelessly fanatical follower of Obama? Really?
 
2013-06-14 04:37:18 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I thought about writing something for the teen market.  I finally got around to seeing "The Hunger Games" and thought it was pretty good.  An acceptable amount of violence, where they didn't pull all the punches and actually killed people, Jennifer Lawrence, a decent story idea.  Better than that Twilight shiat.

Then I noticed that almost all teen books are written with the protagonist being female and written by a female author.

Then I also thought "fark that.  If I'm going to write, it's going to be what I want to write and not tailored to some audience (especially one I am not that familiar with) just to try to get traction and make some money."

So I am writing what I want to write.  Still not sure I am doing the right thing.  I probably should have just sold out completely and basically copied the style of one of those shiatty supernatural teen romance books.


I had a coworker reading a book called "The Clockwork Angel" that took place in Victorian times. Thought it was a steampunk novel and since I'm into steampunk, I'd get a copy. Turns out it's more of a supernatural, wannabe Twilight series with vampires and werewolves, ghosts and such. I only paid two bucks for the book (hardcover too) and felt ripped off.

BTW, have you happen to notice how many books came out with similar looking covers to Twilight when that became a big hit and then The Hunger Games? Scary...
 
2013-06-14 04:40:05 PM  
Seriously, how does a book, not even published yet, get adapted to film?

Clearly they just wrote a screenplay then realized the big money was in popular book to film adaptations so they converted the script to a novel and now they are going to push that book with a heavy marketing budget. It could work, but the smart move would have been to wait a year after the book was published then make the films. That way it doesn't look so damn obvious what you're doing.
 
2013-06-14 04:43:05 PM  

ExpressPork: FTA: inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give  in 2007...has been described as a female "Game of Thrones"

Boo


Its like they're just desperate to grab a young market.

"hey the young people love that obama, let s say he inspired the book."
"and game of thrones is popular, lets say our stuff will be like that."
"will it though?"
"the fark if i know, i haven't read it."
 
2013-06-14 04:43:21 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Unless you are the father of a teenage girl, you are correct Mr. Panties.


I actually have an almost 19 year old daughter, but she is completely unimpressed with that Twilight type crap.

Richard_The_Clown: BTW, have you happen to notice how many books came out with similar looking covers to Twilight when that became a big hit and then The Hunger Games? Scary...


It's astounding.  Just looking in the book aisle at Target there are dozens of different titles with covers that are all variations on the same theme.

Of course, Hollywood uses the same five or six ideas for movie posters, so I guess people suck that shiat up with a straw.
 
2013-06-14 04:43:30 PM  

Johnsnownw: ekdikeo4: Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.

THIS. OMG THIS.


...and you guys trust the current version of Hollywood with it? My childhood has had enough rape, thank you.
 
2013-06-14 04:45:26 PM  
Im glad the roomate is going to Philly this weekend. I wont have to hide in my room while she watches another damn Twilight movie. May have to kill her and make it look like the cat did it.
 
2013-06-14 04:46:19 PM  
Richard_The_Clown:

BTW, have you happen to notice how many books came out with similar looking covers to Twilight when that became a big hit and then The Hunger Games? Scary...

The young adult section of the bookstore I go to is like 90% black and red covers. Such mindless copycat drivel.
 
2013-06-14 04:47:00 PM  

ekdikeo4: Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.


Yes -- or Ringworld.
 
2013-06-14 04:56:07 PM  
i182.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-14 04:59:24 PM  
It has to be better than Divergent. Someone recommended that to me after I said I read the Hunger Games. It is like someone took all the crap in twilight and removed the only good parts in Hunger Games and put them together.
 
2013-06-14 05:04:07 PM  
A female Game of Thrones? Does that mean all the men are going to get raped?
 
2013-06-14 05:07:48 PM  
Anyone here read:

3.bp.blogspot.com

Its pretty good so far.
 
2013-06-14 05:11:17 PM  

stevetherobot: A female Game of Thrones? Does that mean all the men are going to get raped?


And a woman that readers don't like will be captured, tortured, and have her naughty bits cut off or sewn shut?
 
2013-06-14 05:13:36 PM  

BigMevy: stevetherobot: A female Game of Thrones? Does that mean all the men are going to get raped?

And a woman that readers don't like will be captured, tortured, and have her naughty bits cut off or sewn shut?


Spoilers dude, spoilers!
 
2013-06-14 05:18:45 PM  
"She was worth a stare. She was trouble. She was stretched out on a modernistic chaise-longue with her slippers off, so I stared at her legs in the sheerest silk stockings. They seemed to be arranged to stare at. They were visible to the knee and one of them well beyond. The knees were dimpled, not bony and sharp. The calves were beautiful, the ankles long and slim and with enough melodic line for a tone poem. ..."
t.qkme.me
 
2013-06-14 05:21:14 PM  

BigMevy: stevetherobot: A female Game of Thrones? Does that mean all the men are going to get raped?

And a woman that readers don't like will be captured, tortured, and have her naughty bits cut off or sewn shut?


You mean Serala of Myr?
 
2013-06-14 05:40:55 PM  

ekdikeo4: Wake me when someone decides to do something with the Chronicles of Amber... sigh.


There's already a trailer for that movie: Chronicles of Amber
 
2013-06-14 06:11:09 PM  

naughtyrev: AdolfOliverPanties: How do I get a deal like this?  It's a first time author and these books aren't even published yet and there are already movie deals for them!  WTF??!!!

nmrsnr: This seems like a big gamble on a book series that doesn't even exist yet, let alone have a fan following. They must be confident teenagers are going to eat it up.

The books are being written by focus groups, more or less. They are prepackaged and designed to sell to the demographic they're aimed at, and they'll have all the marketing they need to ensure kids part wit their parents' dollars.

 
2013-06-14 07:13:55 PM  

qorkfiend: naughtyrev: AdolfOliverPanties: How do I get a deal like this?  It's a first time author and these books aren't even published yet and there are already movie deals for them!  WTF??!!!

nmrsnr: This seems like a big gamble on a book series that doesn't even exist yet, let alone have a fan following. They must be confident teenagers are going to eat it up.

The books are being written by focus groups, more or less. They are prepackaged and designed to sell to the demographic they're aimed at, and they'll have all the marketing they need to ensure kids part wit their parents' dollars.


seems applicable . . .

\\ not an author
\ but I don't play one on tv
 
2013-06-14 07:26:07 PM  

Cheater71: Seriously, how does a book, not even published yet, get adapted to film?

Clearly they just wrote a screenplay then realized the big money was in popular book to film adaptations so they converted the script to a novel and now they are going to push that book with a heavy marketing budget. It could work, but the smart move would have been to wait a year after the book was published then make the films. That way it doesn't look so damn obvious what you're doing.


The movie rights to JAWS were purchased prior to publication of the book.
 
2013-06-14 07:40:59 PM  
At least kids are reading? And not glued to their phone or game console?
 
2013-06-14 08:12:56 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: How do I get a deal like this?  It's a first time author and these books aren't even published yet and there are already movie deals for them!  WTF??!!!


Hollywood is an idea factory, not a book sale. Hire an agent, suck dick, take lunches, and you too can option a story based on very little more than a legible rough draft.  it's a career for many. In this case it may well be somebody took a look at this person and said, this will sell better if there's a HOPA author and a series of novels attached to the licensing, and it's part of the deal.
 
2013-06-14 08:20:24 PM  
OK, fark it, im just going to start writing some faux-rennaisance novels and retire with a 6-movie deal contract. Seems easy.
 
2013-06-14 08:57:36 PM  

willfullyobscure: Hollywood is an idea factory, not a book sale. Hire an agent, suck dick, take lunches, and you too can option a story based on very little more than a legible rough draft. it's a career for many. In this case it may well be somebody took a look at this person and said, this will sell better if there's a HOPA author and a series of novels attached to the licensing, and it's part of the deal.


I'm willing to do almost all of that for a deal.  Would I really have to take lunches?
 
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