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(io9)   Instead of rebooting these films, Hollywood should adapt these classic novels that have yet to receive a big-screen treatment. Not that they'd ever get Good Omens right, but they should try   (io9.com) divider line 12
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2013-09-28 05:08:53 PM
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It always stuns me when this book is never mentioned in lists o Sci Fi that needs a film adaptation.
2013-09-28 04:07:47 PM
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Only if Crowley and Azriphale are played by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
2013-09-28 12:30:56 PM
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Good Omens is one of those that is really hard to adapt because so much of what makes it awesome are the little asides in the descriptions of the scenes, like where a motorway was shaped into an occult symbol of suffering by Crowley, or Famine was responsible for Nouvelle Cuisine. Unless you had a narrator adding these little details, it's challenging to work those kinds of details into the script naturally. It could be done, but you'd end a damn good writer to keep a lot of the flavor.
2013-09-28 07:11:36 PM
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In a perfect world HBO would have a billion dollar budget to make a Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series.
2013-09-28 06:19:29 PM
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2013-09-28 05:36:46 PM
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Reboot Dune
2013-09-28 04:19:51 PM
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2013-09-28 01:38:32 PM
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Ambivalence: Movie making isn't an art nay more, it's a business


When exactly was movie making not a business?
2013-09-28 01:18:21 PM
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Movie making isn't an art nay more, it's a business. Rebooting proven money makers is almost guaranteed to make money, which is the ultimate goal of people who finance these ventures.
2013-09-28 01:13:30 PM
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2013-09-28 12:55:07 PM
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simplicimus: Mad_Radhu: Good Omens is one of those that is really hard to adapt because so much of what makes it awesome are the little asides in the descriptions of the scenes, like where a motorway was shaped into an occult symbol of suffering by Crowley, or Famine was responsible for Nouvelle Cuisine. Unless you had a narrator adding these little details, it's challenging to work those kinds of details into the script naturally. It could be done, but you'd end a damn good writer to keep a lot of the flavor.

It's too long. More HBO miniseries material, like American Gods.


When you have the Hobbit being turned into three 3-hour movies and the last Hunger Games being split into two parts, It seems like "too long" is not really an issue with Hollywood. Granted, these are established franchises, but I wouldn't be shocked if they start splitting more book adaptations up if they can get the price right. Sure you run the risk of the first part tanking, and then having to release the other parts, but at the same time it doubles or triples the upside for an adaptation of a long book that does well. It seems like we're in an era where the idea that everything has to fit in 120 minutes is waning, and we're starting to see a return to longer and more serialized movies, which is in some ways a callback to the old days of cinema.
2013-09-28 12:44:03 PM
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Mad_Radhu: Good Omens is one of those that is really hard to adapt because so much of what makes it awesome are the little asides in the descriptions of the scenes, like where a motorway was shaped into an occult symbol of suffering by Crowley, or Famine was responsible for Nouvelle Cuisine. Unless you had a narrator adding these little details, it's challenging to work those kinds of details into the script naturally. It could be done, but you'd end a damn good writer to keep a lot of the flavor.


It's too long. More HBO miniseries material, like American Gods.
 
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