what shouldn't be made into a film?

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Elementary - Dear Watson:

WWmelb:

Buuuut... yeah.. we'll see. One of my favourite serieseses of all time... If they fuck Oi... i'm going to hurt someone.

That's the thing I am woried about... there is a lot to try and pull off!

Who whole section with Susan and the backstory there... will that be done justice...

And I agree with the worry about Oi! I can see him just ending up as a bad CGI version of a poodle, rather than the honey-badger-esque version I have in my head! :/

With any luck they'll hire the same VFX crew that did Antebus in King's Kingdom Hospital. That was an awesome CGI character.

I'm "hoping" that drawing of the three / wastelands will be one of the tv seasons, because those two books deserve a long, in depth telling.

(captcha : Obey Society... fuck you)

Generator Rex. Ben 10 looked stupid as hell in live action. I dont want the same to happen to this.

Candy Land- Seriously? What the fuck Adam Sandler.

What shouldn't be made into a film?

Games in general. Games need to stay games and can become movies as much as they need to. They don't need a movie.

The Shadowlord:
Any video game. It just can't be done right. They're two different mediums altogether, and while occasionally a book can translate well into a film and vice versa, it's because those two require no interaction from the viewer and create the visuals all by themselves. Video games require a player in order to create atmosphere and immersion. They just look silly when made into films.

Oh, and it's always written by terrible writers.

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damn Ninja's!
always read my mine... so they be wise!

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(Wise words indeed!)

Matthew94:

You liked Tom Bombadil?

I found him to be the worst part of the book. It's about 1/4 of all the pages and nothing happens.

I will instantly second that! I found him to be completely obnoxious and irritating in the books and I rejoiced when he didn't show up in the Extended Version of The Fellowship as well.

Matthew94:

ScoopMeister:

Honestly, the only thing that I really missed in the films was Tom Bombadil.

You liked Tom Bombadil?

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I found him to be the worst part of the book. It's about 1/4 of all the pages and nothing happens.

dude Tom Bombadil was the most overpowered thing ever.
he just needed to sing to make things happen.
he could possibly, literally rap battle saurons army to death. but he didn't want to.

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Sarah Kerrigan:
Battleship.

It's a FUCKING BOARD GAME!!!

/rages.

hahaha...

wait.
you are not joking?
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you are not joking!
arghblaraglisahgdlw!

Aarowbeatsdragon:
i hope this doesnt get me hate. But the elder scrolls series. i see people say theyd want it to be put into a movie but it wouldnt work! the elder scrolls games all have loads of content in it, its about the exploration and all the stuff you can do! it wouldnt work in movie form!

Yeah, and with their "great" script, they would probably not get far. Elder Scrolls is, and will always be, relying heavily on gameplay. But yes, please, no Elder Scrolls movie.

[Insert Any Game Title Here] Because games, being interactive medium translate badly into movies in general.

Also [Insert Most of Notable Books Here], because movie adaptations, unless made by really good crew (not just director, but pretty much everyone needs to be good), generally take out too much of the books. There is very few instances of movies coming close/being better than books.

Original scripts are better choice in 9 out of 10 cases.

Add me to the Bored by Bombadil group. But loved the movies and excited about the Hobbit. I've read the books dozens of times, but enjoy seeing various film versions.

I shudder at Candyland the movie. Candyland the game already bores me to tears.

All of the live action Seuss stuff should have never seen the light of day.

Pratchett's stuff should should never be done by a big budget company.

I'm EXCEEDINGLY nervous about Selena Gomez in 13 Reasons Why. I fear it's going to look into her fan base, then veer into after school movie territory and end with her getting a make over, boyfriend, and living happily ever after.

Trivun:

Pebblig:
The Hobbit. Why do you have to tarnish this too Peter?

The other thing I would say would've been the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels (my favourite set of books), however they actually did a fantastic job (The Hogfather, Going Postal and Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic) of converting these to TV. So much so that I actually look forwards to them doing more. I think they captured the characters and some of the humour particularly well.

Very good news then... The Mob, the company who made the first three features, are already in the process of making a fourth, based on Unseen Academicals (following their break to make Skellig last year). Which I also greatly look forward too, though I still wish they'd do either Night Watch (one of my favourite Watch stories) or Monstrous Regiment (including the lesbian subtext between Lofty and Tonker - partly because I'm a perv, and partly because it genuinely was one of the really interesting aspects of the book)...

aww damnit. I'm still hoping for Thud! or Carpe Jugulum

Mass Effect. As if the new book was bad enough, what do you think Hollywood would do to that?

*shudder*

elder scrolls could work as a TV series but not a movie. Also comics like sandman and lucifer y the last man and fables would be impossible to silver screen

battleship, halo, mass effect (actually it might be pretty funny), mission impossible 7 or whatever the hell theyre on (crack)

Revealing what a nerd I am for 19th century British Literature... Please stop trying to make movies out of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! It's been tarnished enough >.< The only one that came close to the original story was the one Kenneth Branaugh did and I didn't even entirely approve of that one. That and Wuthering Heights... Two of my favorite books now and I'd prefer not to see a horrid interpretation of them.

Um...the first 2-5 episodes of a series?

Editing them together to make a "movie"...yeah, don't do that.

I would say American Psycho but it's already been butchered (and then the sequel which made no sense in any way shape or form).

Proper answer though would be pretty much any novel where the writing style and character's inner thoughts are key. A lot of my favourite books would make terrible movies and I'm OK with that.

On the other hand somebody get a move on and turn Iain M Banks' novels into movies. There's so many moments I would want to see visualised on the big screen.

lacktheknack:

Strain42:
Calvin and Hobbes. I'm terrified that once Bill Watterson dies and the copyright falls into someone else's hands that we're gonna be a bunch of stuff that will literally punch us right in the childhood.

[bursts into horrified tears]

Yeah, I'm gonna agree with this one. Impassable problem 1: Who would voice Hobbes?

GAH! I have my own voice for Hobbes. Calvin I don't really get a voice for, but Hobbes is so distinct in my head that trying to imagine him with anyone else hurts.

Matthew94:

ScoopMeister:

Honestly, the only thing that I really missed in the films was Tom Bombadil.

You liked Tom Bombadil?

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I found him to be the worst part of the book. It's about 1/4 of all the pages and nothing happens.

This has already been answered for me and I'm a bit late replying anyway, but hell yeah I liked him. His utter pointlessnessnessness was part of what made him so awesome! I'm genuinely surprised that someone wouldn't like him to be honest. :/

deadpoolhulk:

Personaly i don't think the Zelda series should get a film.

Are you kidding me?
That would be the best gay porn ever!

thaluikhain:
More or less anything by Lovecraft.

You just can't put a new colour never before seen by humans on a TV screen, and good luck trying to get dimensions that can't exist in our universe, though you can hint at that.

You can put big monsters with tentacles and all, but that wasn't the appeal of Lovecraft. Any hack can do that, and half of them do. But to create a sense of dread...you need a good director et al to do that, and if you have that, you don't need to do a Lovecraft story.

um what about Guillermo del toro and his attempt? I think he has the talent for such a thing

Volf99:

thaluikhain:
More or less anything by Lovecraft.

You just can't put a new colour never before seen by humans on a TV screen, and good luck trying to get dimensions that can't exist in our universe, though you can hint at that.

You can put big monsters with tentacles and all, but that wasn't the appeal of Lovecraft. Any hack can do that, and half of them do. But to create a sense of dread...you need a good director et al to do that, and if you have that, you don't need to do a Lovecraft story.

um what about Guillermo del toro and his attempt? I think he has the talent for such a thing

Oh, he could probably make a very good Guillermo del Toro film. It just probably wouldn't be a Lovecraft film.

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Mostly because it probably wouldn't do very well in the box office. Then again, its so controversial it might end up like a reversal of the "Passion of Christ" incident.

Something I always wanted made into a film was Rainbow Six, I was really onboard with the idea of Zack Snyder directing it.

However, now that he isn't attached to it anymore, I started thinking about it and to make a film that would be worthy of the book, it would have to be nearly 4 hours long at least.

Clancy's books have had mixed sucess when turned into films, The Hunt for Red October wasn't awful, but they completely rewrote the end, Patriot Games was miles away from the book (but they had Sean Bean), Clear & Present Danger was a pretty good adaptation and The Sum of All Fears....well, it never got made

I guess my point is that for Rainbow Six to be good as a film, they wouldn't be able to cut anything out of the book. It needs all 4 of the incidents plus all the lab scenes to build the story, and they wouldn't have time to fit them all into a movie.

Plus, knowing Hollywood, they'd change the Olympics scene to the Superbowl which would completely negate the 'Worldwide' aspect.

So....Hollywood, don't make Rainbow Six into a film. Also, anyone who hasn't read it, go read it asap

Strain42:

Who would voice Hobbes?

Hugo Weaving!!!!!!

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