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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More movie love over at [url=moviepilot.com/posts/4002519]moviepilot.com[/url]. But no one's putting a ring on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I think about it, the more I think a GoT style series would be better than a movie. Or even a series of movies.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this this morning, and it made me happy to see that the notion is still out there.

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Ars' plea: Someone make this into a series
The Ars staff picks the novels we think would make compelling TV adaptations.
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (1977-2013) by Stephen Donaldson

Would you watch a series about a divorced, self-loathing leper who is transported to a magical land and instantly becomes a powerful being in a fight against monumental evil, all because of the wedding band he never removed? That's the basis of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a fantasy series that first appeared as a trilogy in the late 1970s but has now grown to 10 installments.

Our protagonist, Thomas Covenant, is about as perfect an antihero as there can be. Summoned to the Land after being knocked unconscious, Covenant is harangued by Lord Foul the Despiser, who tells him to carry a prophecy of destruction to the Council of Lords. The series unfolds from there, as Covenant reluctantly joins with the Lords to battle the host of evil that threatens the Land.

The twist is that Covenant believes he's actually unconscious and the Land is just a fever dream. When his health is restored by Earthpower and his impotence is cured, he commits an unspeakable crime against one of the Land's inhabitants. Despite this, he is accepted by the council and joins them on a quest to reclaim the Staff of Law and cleanse the Land of its existential threat. And that's just book one.

Whoever produces this will definitely need a hefty effects budget for the giants, cavewights, ranyhyn, and other creatures of the Land. But the first trilogy (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever) is excellent source material, as author Stephen Donaldson is masterful at creating a richly detailed and imperiled land of beauty and innocence, along with the perfect antihero to save it. And if the ratings are good, there's a second trilogy and an ensuing tetralogy to draw on.

-Eric Bangeman, Managing Editor [link]

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent interview with Stephen Colbert confirms he's a Fan of the Land.

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COLBERT: Without a doubt. Without a doubt. I wasn't conscious of it at the time. I remember a teacher asking a friend of mine, why does he always read science fiction and fantasy? - because I was a very poor student. I barely graduated from high school. And I had basically - I was a terrible student from the moment that they died. I just didn't care anymore. But I read almost a book a day. Like, I read constantly, and all fantasy and science fiction. And I had an enormous amount of it because my oldest two brothers, Jim and Ed, had been born in the '40s, had been reading science fiction during a real golden age during the '50s and the early '60s. And I had all of their books.

So I had boxes and boxes of books they had left behind. So I was reading deep-cut stuff like L. Sprague de Camp and A. E. van Vogt and Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore and people nobody reads anymore. And - or rather, you know, you have to be really into it to know some of these names. And they were an escape, you know? They're still an escape. I still will go back to Roger Zelazny or Stephen R. Donaldson or some of the fantasy writers of my youth to have that sort of comfort food of a alternate world to soothe me.

The full interview is here - you can listen to it or read it.
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