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Is it unrealistic to even attempt to make a movie?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur 2016 Reply with quote

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SRD needs to be creative consultant AT A MINIMUM and hopefully more than that. I know he has said he's not interested, but come on. Drive a dumptruck full of money up to his ranch or something...get him onboard.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRD's reluctance to participate means he'd be a much more effective "watchdog" and guardian of the show's (or movie's) authenticity. If he were cheerleading for an adaptation, he'd be emotionally invested in it and more willing to let crap slide by in order to get the thing made.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't recall where, but I read that SRD had begun learning how to write a screenplay - differing to prose as astrology is to astronomy, I imagine.
Why do you think he would do that, unless seriously involved with a movie, (or show)?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, his publishers asked him to produce a treatment, which isn't really a screenplay, more like a flavor for what a screenplay could be. How the story could be told in the cinematic format. Presumably so that they could more easily sell the movie rights. I am sure other authors have been requested for the same thing, especially when there was no one else who would do it. But it doesn't mean that a movie is in the works.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IIRC, his publishers asked him to produce a treatment, which isn't really a screenplay, more like a flavor for what a screenplay could be. How the story could be told in the cinematic format. Presumably so that they could more easily sell the movie rights. I am sure other authors have been requested for the same thing, especially when there was no one else who would do it. But it doesn't mean that a movie is in the works.


It also doesn't mean a movie is NOT in the works! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooooh how excite .. definitely hoping 🤞
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horrim Carabal wrote:
It also doesn't mean a movie is NOT in the works! Laughing

I'm afraid it does. They wouldn't be trying to make it more enticing to potential buyers if it was already sold or even if there was serious curiosity.

I hope you guys have seen the Movie News thread and have read about the rise and fall of the Orloff project.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Horrim Carabal wrote:
It also doesn't mean a movie is NOT in the works! Laughing

I'm afraid it does. They wouldn't be trying to make it more enticing to potential buyers if it was already sold or even if there was serious curiosity.

I hope you guys have seen the Movie News thread and have read about the rise and fall of the Orloff project.


No...
Can you provide a link?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ Movie News
+ Movie News Discussion

There are other topics as well. But you can use Search, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive not seen these threads either .. cheers Wayfriend
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes thank you!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dANdeLION - yes.
It should be a 10 season TV series like Game of Thrones... but without a rushed ending.
And please no direction from J J Abrams or Rian Johnson. Rant Cussing Throwup


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

darthbuzz wrote:

And please no direction from J J Abrams or Rian Johnson. Rant Cussing Throwup


Agreed there. Those two have single-handedly killed my interest in Star Wars (mainly due to what they did to Luke, my favorite SW character). I didn't even see the last movie.

Anyway, a Chronicles TV series would be better than a movie at this point. Get it on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, wherever. And get SRD involved as a consultant or something.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How reliable is is the website Movie insider? I just saw the below article posted today. Not sure about the "Saturn and his representatives" comment though.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all really, really, really old stuff. Orloff's rights on the movie expired thirteen years ago.

You can read about it in more detail here: Movie News
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