posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 07:54 AM
The Catcher In The Rye? Really? Ugh, I hated that book. But, I'm Loony and hated The Lord Of The Rings and that Stephen R. Donaldson stuff also.
Bored me to tears and I couldn't finish either.
I realize this thread is old, but The Dark Tower IS being made. I didn't get the link but there's a thread I did on it a few months ago. Three
movies and two television series, IIRC, with Ron Howard set to direct at least the first part.
Magic Kingdom: For Sale - Terry Brooks. Hilarious and would translate well to the screen IMO. Could name any number of actors that could fit well in
The Thieves' World series - I've heard for years that something may come of this but I doubt it. The original series was twelve books and Lynn Abbey
has rebooted the series with a few more. Dark but oh so cool fantasy. I'd so love to see the sign for the Vulgar Unicorn pub and whoever got the part
for Hanse Shadowspawn could make bank on that if done well.
Pretty much anything by Stephen King that hasn't been done yet, Duma Key, The Eyes Of The Dragon, The Talisman/Black House, etc. Or, could do some
remakes of his lousier flicks like 'Salems Lot(made-for-tv junk IMO).
Dark Rivers Of The Heart - Dean Koontz. The good guy is the bad guy and vice versa. Enemy of the State way before that was made and just as good if
Cry To Heaven - Anne Rice. While everyone wants more vampire flicks but I could enjoy the frakked up story of castrated singers in Naples way BITD. I
too really dug The Witching Hour but there's no way that would work as the manuscript in the middle is too much, methinks, for a movie. Two stories
like that would make it about eight hours long. Maybe a mini-series but who's going to pay to make it?
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, The Puppet Masters, Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein. TMIAHM may be my favorite book ever and Stranger is
just plain awesome( you grok, eh?). I do concur it would be nice to have a Starship Troopers that has some resemblance to the book, although in the
first one it wasn't too bad in trying to employ Heinlein's attitudes in it with all the commercials and what not interspersed throughout.
I also would enjoy a screen version of Rush's 2112 - yeah, it ain't a book but would still make a decent movie if done properly.