posted on May, 6 2006 @ 04:55 PM
Two recomendations- one of which none of you have heard of, but very good.
Tom Clancy is getting a lot of mentions here. I knew there was no way I'd be the first to recommend Red Storm Rising. Awesome book.
I forget characters names because it's been years, but I have a few casting ideas: forgive me if this is a who's who of other Tom Clancy films but
the casting is usually pretty good- except for when they stripped Harrison Ford of his duties as Jack Ryan- a character I never particularly liked
anyway, with the exception of Clear and Present Danger.
Nick Cage has really got to be the airforce weatherman in Iceland, Sean Connery obviously plays the Russian General who coups at the end (Aleksyev I
think???). The guy who played Captain of the Dallas in Red October would be a good captain for the Reuben James. The old guy who played Virgil Earp in
Tombstone and Sgt Major Plumley in We Were Soldiers would make a good Supreme Allied Commander EUR.
The other book I'd like to see as a movie doesn't exist yet. It's called the Peanut Butter Phantom Society. A guy I've worked with in a writing
workshop is still developing it. It's extremely well developed as a comic, but is having difficulties making the jump to novel form.
In a nutshell, the protagonist was the son of a derranged surgeon. After a very serious car accident, the father cobbled his boy's brain back
together Frankenstein-style. The result: William, who is repeatedly escaping from a mental institution run by his father with the help of a childhood
sweetheart (Terri, Goddess of Oatmeal and the Criminally Insane) who is now a nurse, continually finds himself being sent by the spirits of those he
has recieved brain matter from to protect their loved ones, ranging from pedophiles to college students who "engineer" faces of death recordings.
Talk about one twisted love story- I think it would become an instant cult classic as the lowest grossing movie ever, but a few disturbed individuals,
myself included, would love it.
Good luck casting that movie. Christina Ricci wouldn't be a bad Terri though, and Anthony Hopkins could just put his Hannibal Lecter persona back on
to be the father.