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2014-08-20 07:19:06 AM  
Cool. I loved T-Rex
 
2014-08-20 08:34:07 AM  

colinspooky: Cool. I loved T-Rex


Damn you.
 
2014-08-20 08:34:07 AM  
If I were him, I'd be concentrating on producing amateur homemade porn with Suki Waterhouse.
 
2014-08-20 08:37:57 AM  
So...The Punisher w/o the costume then? Set now or in the late 60's/early 70's? Because the only thing more tired than a war against the Mafia is the "war" on terror.
 
2014-08-20 08:51:51 AM  
Anti-terrorist? I thought you said they were doing Don Pendleton's "The Executioner" series, which is clearly about a guy who's at war with the Mafia. Also, these books predate The Punisher. The first Mack Bolan book came out in 1969, and The Punisher didn't exist until 1974. But yeah, the Mafia was the boogeyman back then, for sure. Then in the '80s it was the Red Scare Part Deux, and now it's turrists.
I wonder how they're going to have terrorists force Mack Bolan's dad to kill himself and his family. If they're going to call it "The Executioner" and have a character called "Mack Bolan", they should damn well set it in the late '60s and make him fight the mob. Otherwise, just rip it off and change what you want to change and call it something else.
 
2014-08-20 08:53:05 AM  
I just want this to happen.

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2014-08-20 08:54:35 AM  

untaken_name: Anti-terrorist? I thought you said they were doing Don Pendleton's "The Executioner" series, which is clearly about a guy who's at war with the Mafia. Also, these books predate The Punisher. The first Mack Bolan book came out in 1969, and The Punisher didn't exist until 1974. But yeah, the Mafia was the boogeyman back then, for sure. Then in the '80s it was the Red Scare Part Deux, and now it's turrists.
I wonder how they're going to have terrorists force Mack Bolan's dad to kill himself and his family. If they're going to call it "The Executioner" and have a character called "Mack Bolan", they should damn well set it in the late '60s and make him fight the mob. Otherwise, just rip it off and change what you want to change and call it something else.


Yeah, the Punisher is clearly a rip off of the Executioner, I was just pointing out the whole premise is far,far past it's sell by date.
 
2014-08-20 08:55:35 AM  
I read a few Mack Bolan books a long time ago. I don't remember anything specific about them, but they were all right, I guess.

If the point of this is to make money, why waste it buying the rights of some character very few people have ever heard of? Most people will say "It's The Punisher", or another generic "guy with guns takes on bad guys" movie.
 
2014-08-20 08:56:26 AM  

Sybarite: I just want this to happen.

[36.media.tumblr.com image 459x750]


That would be epic.

Was he trying to extend his neck by using metal rings?
 
2014-08-20 08:57:32 AM  
And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,
 
2014-08-20 08:59:02 AM  

markfara: colinspooky: Cool. I loved T-Rex

Damn you.


I really thought I'd be able hop in here and make the joke.
 
2014-08-20 09:04:05 AM  

drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,


They already tried that....

Chiun did not approve.

forgottenflix.com
 
2014-08-20 09:04:48 AM  
If were making film versions of pulp fiction from that era, I'd rather see Casca, the Eternal Mercenary or a new attempt at Remo Williams.
 
2014-08-20 09:06:24 AM  
I support this endeavor
 
2014-08-20 09:07:13 AM  

untaken_name: Anti-terrorist? I thought you said they were doing Don Pendleton's "The Executioner" series, which is clearly about a guy who's at war with the Mafia. Also, these books predate The Punisher. The first Mack Bolan book came out in 1969, and The Punisher didn't exist until 1974. But yeah, the Mafia was the boogeyman back then, for sure. Then in the '80s it was the Red Scare Part Deux, and now it's turrists.
I wonder how they're going to have terrorists force Mack Bolan's dad to kill himself and his family. If they're going to call it "The Executioner" and have a character called "Mack Bolan", they should damn well set it in the late '60s and make him fight the mob. Otherwise, just rip it off and change what you want to change and call it something else.


Make him Brazilian and call it The Waxecutioner.
 
2014-08-20 09:08:15 AM  
He is awful.
 
2014-08-20 09:08:30 AM  
Hell, even "Blade" (James Bond crossed w/ Doctor Who and Conan, not the Marvel vampire killer) would be a better property than Bolan.
 
2014-08-20 09:09:58 AM  

drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,


Thisity this this this!!!

But it should be a cable TV show. There are exactly 11.8 million books in this series. Show-plots for the next 20 generations.

Choi MinSik should play Chun.
 
2014-08-20 09:23:29 AM  
You all a bunch a old nerds.

Secretly wishes for a Casca: The Eternal Mercenary movie too - hell, I'd be happy just to see all the Casca books in an omnibus-type edition.
 
2014-08-20 09:45:02 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: I read a few Mack Bolan books a long time ago. I don't remember anything specific about them, but they were all right, I guess.

If the point of this is to make money, why waste it buying the rights of some character very few people have ever heard of? Most people will say "It's The Punisher", or another generic "guy with guns takes on bad guys" movie.


I read a number of these when I was a teenager. They're the pulp-paperback version of a generic action movie. So this will end up as the generic action movie version of the pulp-paperback version of a generic action movie.

In other words, a generic action movie.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:40 AM  

drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,


i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.
 
2014-08-20 09:55:18 AM  
When i worked at my local library in the 90's, we'd get bags full of Mack Bolan books in the donations bins. I was always amused by the cover art. They look like Harlequin novels for men. The same churned out 70's pulp....but the cover art was fantastic.
 
2014-08-20 09:58:09 AM  

enderthexenocide: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.


When my dad died a couple of years ago my mom gave me all of his Louis L'Amour books and I made it a point to read them all.  They are formulaic but the Sackett series is pretty darn good for pulp novels.
 
2014-08-20 10:02:41 AM  

HKWolf: They look like Harlequin novels for men.


That's what they are.
 
2014-08-20 10:24:25 AM  

untaken_name: HKWolf: They look like Harlequin novels for men.

That's what they are.


Yep. Pendleton sold the rights to Harlequin in the early 80's.
 
2014-08-20 10:34:43 AM  

untaken_name: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

They already tried that....

Chiun did not approve.

[forgottenflix.com image 640x480]


Came for this, leaving very satisfied.
 
2014-08-20 10:50:13 AM  

drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,


I respectfully disagree and propose an alternative: Richard Blade http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/jeffrey-lord/

A mite to andromisogynisticalismictrical for Fark these days, though.
 
2014-08-20 10:51:48 AM  

bagumpity: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

I respectfully disagree and propose an alternative: Richard Blade http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/jeffrey-lord/

A mite to andromisogynisticalismictrical for Fark these days, though.


Did you read the thread?
 
2014-08-20 10:54:21 AM  

drewogatory: untaken_name: HKWolf: They look like Harlequin novels for men.

That's what they are.

Yep. Pendleton sold the rights to Harlequin in the early 80's.


One summer in the 70's, I was about 13. I read all of my father's Mack Bolan books, one or two a day (they are that short).  When I ran out, I read a couple of my mother's paperbacks - one of them by Harold Robbins.  It was the porniest thing I've ever encountered in my entire life.
 
2014-08-20 11:05:08 AM  
i.imgur.com

Looks more like a role for Vin Diesel.
 
2014-08-20 11:15:50 AM  

stupiddream: enderthexenocide: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.

When my dad died a couple of years ago my mom gave me all of his Louis L'Amour books and I made it a point to read them all.  They are formulaic but the Sackett series is pretty darn good for pulp novels.


i re-read 'Jubal Sackett' every couple of years during the annual family camping trip. it's a pretty good adventure yarn. a touch pulpy but still pretty solid entertainment. it's also thin enough and light enough i can blow through it in about eight hours total, which is about the most time i can devote to reading on those trips.

untaken_name: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

They already tried that....

Chiun did not approve.

[forgottenflix.com image 640x480]


i was gonna say, didn't they already do one of these? but then yeah, it was a different series.

HKWolf: When i worked at my local library in the 90's, we'd get bags full of Mack Bolan books in the donations bins. I was always amused by the cover art. They look like Harlequin novels for men. The same churned out 70's pulp....but the cover art was fantastic.


yeah they were basically harlequin books for men.
 
2014-08-20 11:19:34 AM  
Any chance he could play this as Rocket Racoon?  It wouldn't necessarily make the movies worse and might possibly improve them.
 
2014-08-20 11:45:28 AM  
Last I checked the First Destroyer book is free for Amazon Kindle. The rest are under $3.

Read the first few pages. Love how Chiun runs down the veracity of the manuscript and urges the reader to 'THROW THIS BOOK AWAY!'

Also they added a bit where he acknowledges that's now an ebook. But still lies.
 
2014-08-20 12:19:17 PM  
Hey Bradley Cooper

Here's a new conquest for you to consider, I'm to understand she's into Five Guys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M
 
2014-08-20 12:27:23 PM  
Nobody wants to tackle the Deathland series?
 
2014-08-20 12:45:59 PM  

untaken_name: Anti-terrorist? I thought you said they were doing Don Pendleton's "The Executioner" series, which is clearly about a guy who's at war with the Mafia. Also, these books predate The Punisher. The first Mack Bolan book came out in 1969, and The Punisher didn't exist until 1974. But yeah, the Mafia was the boogeyman back then, for sure. Then in the '80s it was the Red Scare Part Deux, and now it's turrists.
I wonder how they're going to have terrorists force Mack Bolan's dad to kill himself and his family. If they're going to call it "The Executioner" and have a character called "Mack Bolan", they should damn well set it in the late '60s and make him fight the mob. Otherwise, just rip it off and change what you want to change and call it something else.


Stony Man Doctrine.
 
2014-08-20 01:25:01 PM  

doctor wu: untaken_name: Anti-terrorist? I thought you said they were doing Don Pendleton's "The Executioner" series, which is clearly about a guy who's at war with the Mafia. Also, these books predate The Punisher. The first Mack Bolan book came out in 1969, and The Punisher didn't exist until 1974. But yeah, the Mafia was the boogeyman back then, for sure. Then in the '80s it was the Red Scare Part Deux, and now it's turrists.
I wonder how they're going to have terrorists force Mack Bolan's dad to kill himself and his family. If they're going to call it "The Executioner" and have a character called "Mack Bolan", they should damn well set it in the late '60s and make him fight the mob. Otherwise, just rip it off and change what you want to change and call it something else.

Stony Man Doctrine.


Stony Man and Alpha Force Super Team Able or whatever are different from "The Executioner" though.
 
2014-08-20 01:36:29 PM  
Anybody else here ever read "The Sergeant" novels, about Sgt. Clarence Mahoney and his sidekick Cpl. Cranepool? Cheap and bad, but I liked them when I was a kid.
 
2014-08-20 01:40:30 PM  
I wish we would get some more David Morrell - maybe The Brotherhood of the Rose. That would be super awesome - if they keep the setting and plot. And no, I don't know about any late-80s TV miniseries of TBotR. I don't care what you say, never happened.
 
2014-08-20 01:41:10 PM  
The only good part about them making a Mack Bolan movie is that it can spawn Able Team movies if it's successful.

/Read all of the Able Team books as a pre-teen.
 
2014-08-20 01:42:06 PM  
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Approves!
/Obscure?
 
2014-08-20 01:50:14 PM  

untaken_name: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

They already tried that....

Chiun did not approve.


Because he smelled like meat.
 
2014-08-20 01:50:59 PM  

therecksays: untaken_name: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

They already tried that....

Chiun did not approve.

Because he smelled like meat.


And Janeway was in it
 
2014-08-20 02:17:18 PM  

enderthexenocide: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.


Reminds me of the OH JOHN RINGO, NO! where someone does an amusing review of one of those tough guy "hero" rapists.
 
2014-08-20 03:39:10 PM  

enderthexenocide: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.


It's because he rhythmically tapped her wrist. He didn't even get to the next step in pleasuring her.

JC
 
2014-08-20 03:58:51 PM  

inert: [i.imgur.com image 480x640]

Looks more like a role for Vin Diesel.


That's the tree he hit?  How old is that photo?  It looks recent.
 
2014-08-20 04:02:23 PM  
 
2014-08-20 04:06:15 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

www.leonardshoup.com

Both are better than Mack Bolan.
 
2014-08-20 04:18:33 PM  

enderthexenocide: drewogatory: And everyone knows if they are going to resurrect any character from the 70's "men's adventure" pulps it should be the Destroyer,

i love the movie remo williams, and last year i found some destroyer books at a yard sale and picked them up.  i tried to read one and it was godawful.  it was offensively bad.  it was about remo and chun working as bodyguards for some chinese woman, and a quarter of the way into the book, remo williams straight up rapes her and she immediately falls in love with him after that.  reading it actually made me sick to my stomach it was so awful and misogynist.


a buddy of mine in the early 90s knew how much I loved the movie and bought me a copy of the first Destroyer book.  I loved it.  it was hoaky but fun (and quick) to read.  and surprisingly lots of the book was in the movie.  I dont remember such misogyny in the first one but i knew it had lots of books in the series so Im not surprised.  Chiun was certainly misogynistic aside from his love of soap operas but its kinda surprising Remo was like that.  i did like the comic book too.

his pulp series of choice was another series that I cant remember the name to.  i spent the last hour trying to dig deep to remember that awful series but it was about a rogue cop or something and had a blonde guy in it.  i wish i could remember more but it was also based off a series of pulp action novels too.  there may have only been 2 or 3 movies but i cant for the life of me remember that damn name.  the problem is Billy Jack is stuck in my head but I know that's not the one he loved.  It definitely wasnt a western series.  oh well, fark it.  it may come to me.
 
2014-08-20 04:33:29 PM  
Well, bang a gong, let's get it on, Bradley!
 
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