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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind if I chime in? Smile

So, I'm re-reading LFB right now and I'm on the chapter when TC and Atiaran are at Woodhelven. I can't help thinking this entire time that Michael Fassbender would be an amazing Thomas Covenant. The man can play anything.

Upon thinking what sort of medium this story could be told, I realize that full-length movie *might* not be the best way to show it. I would shell out money for an HBO series of Thomas Covenant. Hands down.

I would also write the script if they'd let me Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There should definitely be a movie. It could be done by a talented screenwriter and a good director. Hire SRD as a consultant. Overcome his objections with a dump truck filled with cash.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Is it unrealistic to even attempt to make a movie? Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
Not that I wouldn't be in glorious heaven if this were made into a cable series. But there are some obstacles worth discussing. For example, the lack of sexual encounters in the story. Big cable series seem to succeed (and so are green-lit) when they have several protagonists, soap-opera drama, and juicy hookups on a frequent basis. The Chronicles lacks.


I don't think those obstacles would be as pronounced as you think WF ..

When I consider the likelihood of whether TCoTC could succeed or not, two things buoy me:

1) with the ever-increasing acceptance of genre-centric entertainment - e.g. fantasy (Game of Thrones, the Hobbit films), sci-fi (Dr Who, the Expanse) and superhero films( the Marvel/DC omniverses) - studios and production companies are more likely to take a chance on a fantasy epic than ever before.

2) the success of shows with complex anti-hero protagonists (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos) means studios and production companies are more likely to take a chance on grumpy lepers than ever before.

To me, the thing that would make studios skittish would definitely be the rape - and again, more than ever before.

Even a huge show like Game of Thrones has copped flak for it's depiction of rape, and any Covenant adaptation would need to handle TC's crime incredibly delicately for it to even stand a chance.

As for sexiness/hook-ups, Lord of the Rings is all but sexless, and Breaking Bad - one of my favourite shows, with a compelling but often despicable protagonist - eschewed that kind of thing too. It needn't be any kind of deal breaker.
And, if any TCoTC series were to make it through to the 2nd chronicles, the introduction of Linden brings a whole will-they won't-they element..

The rape though, is, as they say, problematic.
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