Re: King Kong: 3 hours, $207 million
- From: Thumper <jaylsmith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 11:55:07 -0500
On 29 Oct 2005 15:31:40 -0700, "Goro" <evilninjax@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>George Peatty wrote:
>> On 29 Oct 2005 02:46:05 -0700, "Ed Stasiak" <estasiak@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >With all the fantastic books that have never been made into
>> >movies, (and shitty movie versions of books that could be
>> >remade) they decide to blow $200+ million on.... "King Kong".
>> I'd be interested in your thoughts on good movie projects that have never
>> been made. I'm sure there are some, but I don't think there are many of
>> them. Not based on "fantastic" books, anyway.
>I'd bet that just about any book worth making into a movie has been
>optioned by some ProdCo at some point, just not made into a
>Off the top of my head a couple of intriguing books :
>* The Man Who Knew Infinity (nonfic) - biography of mathematical
>prodigy Srinivasa Ramaujan
>* Uncle Petros and teh Goldbach COnjecture (fic)
>* Gates of Fire (historical fic) - this one has been in deve hell
>forever and it's looking like the Frank Miller GN of the Battle of
>THermopylae is going to come out first.
>* Fermat's Engima (nonfic) - about Andrew Wiles' solution of the
>* Honor by Fire (nonfic) - about the 442nd, teh All Japanese-American
>units in WWII.
>* Yakuza Diary (nonfic)
>* THe Man Who Loved Only Numbers (nonfic) - about Paul Erdos, one of
>the most prolific and curiously strange mathematicians ever.
>* Botchan (fic) - Called the Japanese Huck Finn.
>* Dark Lady of DNA (nonfic) - About Rosalind Franklin and the race to
>find the structure of DNA.
>* Fire and Air: A Life on the Edge (nonfic) - About Patty Wagstaff.
>First lady of aerobatics (stunt aircraft piloting)
>* Snowcrash (sf) - Neal Stephenson's seminal cyberpunk novel.
>* Cryptonomicon (historical fic) - Neal Stephenson again.
>* CHuck Palahnuik books (he wrote FIGHT CLUB, CHOKE, SURVIVOR, etc.)
>* Phillip Jose Farmer books (RIVERWORLD, etc)
>* Exegesis (fic) - about an AI that becomes true I.
>* Coraline by Neil Gaiman - I think this is slated to be a stop motion
>and since I've recently watched TONY TAKITANI, i'd LOVE to see more
>Haruki Murakami novels made into movies.
>Of course, I'd actaully prefer that Hollywood NOT touch good books as
>it's far more likely they'll botch them than get them right, but
>there's certainly a load of reallly REALLY intriguing material out
>there ripe for people with talent to make phenomenal movies, imho.
Are you trying to put the audience to sleep?
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