Best book for a big budget film

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Best book for a big budget film

Postby djmoore70 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:57 pm

What book would make the best big budget film?

My choice would be Nightwatch but who could play VImes?[url][/url]
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Re: Best book for a big budget film

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:09 pm

djmoore70 wrote:What book would make the best big budget film?

My choice would be Nightwatch but who could play VImes?[url][/url]


You'd need a balance of easy to produce (budget wise), good characters, and a good storyline that owes little to preceding Discworld mythology. I heard that The Wee Free Men was going to be filmed, and I guess that's a good one. And Mort, as long as they don't cut out Death like they apparently intended to do. And maybe Men at Arms (Guards! Guards! doesn't feel as filmic to me).
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:27 pm

Good Omens is in the framework. :)
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:14 am

See which books have stage plays based on them. And, you know, 'big budget' doesn't equal good movie.

On a sidenote:
NW would NOT make the best film. For various reasons.
1. In the long run it would throw a completely wrong light on the discworld fandom.
2. Too much would have to be cut in order to have non-fans understand stuff. Or at least some of it. Just look at the stuff they changed in CoM/LF or GP without any rhyme or reason. And those were 'merely' made-for-tv productions.
3. There....at brass tacks... isn't actually that much story.
"Well, there's this cop and he accidentally lands in the past and has to assure things go as he remembers them. and there's a psychokiller with him there, too."
Compared to some other books that isn't that much.

Or, as tvtropes put it (in -better than it sounds-)
High-placed copper on the trail of a murderer spends most of the book talking to himself. A future tyrant is bullied by his classmates. People die pointlessly.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:46 am

I think that Sourcery would make the a really good big bufget film, lots great acion scenes, a kick ass action heroine in Conina, comedy froms Rinso and Nigl, epic imagery with the wizards, rising towers and the books. Beautiful landscapes four horsemen in the pub, ... only problem would be losing Rinso at the end but they could always put in the first scene fom Interesting Times on the island. :wink:
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:48 am

DaveC wrote:...put in the first scene fom Interesting Times on the island. :wink:


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I hereby vote they forget about filming UA and go straight to Sourcery (which is planned as the next film after UA AFAIK)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:49 am

I hate to say this, but you'd need a huge budget to make Pyramids. :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:51 am

Tonyblack wrote:I hate to say this, but you'd need a huge budget to make Pyramids. :lol:


Or you just get some brown sugar sugar lumps...
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:52 am

Tonyblack wrote:I hate to say this, but you'd need a huge budget to make Pyramids. :lol:


Yep, would be funny, though to see You Bastards calculations in subtitles on screen. :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:53 am

LilMaibe wrote:
DaveC wrote:...put in the first scene fom Interesting Times on the island. :wink:


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I hereby vote they forget about filming UA and go straight to Sourcery (which is planned as the next film after UA AFAIK)


Defo, not bothered about UA.
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:48 am

What reminds me: Any news if they have actually already started filming UA?
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Re: Best book for a big budget film

Postby Temple_maiden » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:09 am

Quatermass wrote: And Mort, as long as they don't cut out Death like they apparently intended to


How on earth could they possibly make Mort without DEATH? :shock: :?: :?
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Re: Best book for a big budget film

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:14 am

Temple_maiden wrote:
Quatermass wrote: And Mort, as long as they don't cut out Death like they apparently intended to


How on earth could they possibly make Mort without DEATH? :shock: :?: :?


Ask Americans...one of their studios wanted to do that
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Postby raisindot » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:44 pm

I'd vote for The Fifth Elephant.

Not just because it's my favorite DW novel, but because it offers so many different varied characters (humans, werevolves, vampires, dwarves) settings (castles, mines, gingerbread towns, Ankh Morpork. clacks towers) and action scenes. Plus a great mystery story and plenty of great dialogue.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:46 pm

raisindot wrote:I'd vote for The Fifth Elephant.

Not just because it's my favorite DW novel, but because it offers so many different varied characters (humans, werevolves, vampires, dwarves) settings (castles, mines, gingerbread towns, Ankh Morpork. clacks towers) and action scenes. Plus a great mystery story and plenty of great dialogue.
I want to hear Sybil singing Dwarf opera as well! :D
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