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Following the sucess of Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings as major box office hit, I was thinking about some other books that would make good films and the first one that sprang to mind was The Belgariad by David Eddings. Anyway, here's the blurb.

Blurb: Long ago the evil God Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, the men would be safe. However Garion and his Aunt Pol knew not that an ancient legend would shape their destinies.

Anybody else who has read it will agree that it is a great series. So basically post your favourite book to movie idea with a synopsis and also a possible cast for the main characters. Oh, here's my cast.

Garion (young) - Christopher Ralph (Tobias, Animorphs)

Garion (adult) - Christopher Goram (Jake Foley, Jake 2.0)

Aunt Pol - Elizabeth Hurley (The Devil, Bedazzled)

Belgarath/Old Wolf - Ian McKellen (Xavier, X-Men)

Silk - Matthew Perry (Friends)

Barak - Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing)

Well those are the main characters. Torak would be CGI I think. Anyways away you all go. :rolleyes:

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1984 (It's been done, but never that well)

I think a lower budget version of 1984 that concentrated on the real themes of the book as opposed to the high budget drudge they made in the 80's would be great. Of course, it'll never happen because studio execs don't think low budget when it comes to something high profile.

I'd like to see an onscreen version of Kerouac's "On the Road", and apparently so does Scorsese, although he's owned the film rights to it since '67 and done nothing about it. I just hope this doesn't go the way of Scorsese's planned Dean Martin biopic and never end up happening.

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a computer game that would make an awesome film, would be Project Eden.

YES. It SO WOULD.

And, along the same lines, I always thought Homeworld would make a great TV series (it'd be way too long for a movie to be able to do it justice, unless you had multiple movies).

There really should be a Warhammer 40k movie. NOW. RIGHT THIS SECOND.

Back to books, Have A Nice Day would make a pretty cool movie, but only if Foley was the only wrestling-related person allowed on the creative side of things.

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a computer game that would make an awesome film, would be Project Eden.

YES. It SO WOULD.

I love you so much more than ever before.

The storyline of Eden beats any other game in it's genre. I drool over the thoughts of a movie, too bad there's like.. no chance of it happening. Not to mention, the game itself is amazing.

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The Odyssesy - After Troy it'd be great.

Well there IS an Odyssesy movie out there somewhere as I watched it in school twice...but a remake wouldn't hurt since it is very old. Wouldn't be surprised to see one done if Troy is a big hit.

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Well there IS an Odyssesy movie out there somewhere as I watched it in school twice...but a remake wouldn't hurt since it is very old. Wouldn't be surprised to see one done if Troy is a big hit.

It was a TV movie in 1997...not that old, but a theatrical version would be nice.

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The Star Wars Heir To The Empire trilogy would be way better than Episodes 1 & 2. Whitley Strieber's Communion and.. whatever it's sequel was called, would be cool if they did it right.

Better yet, pick out just about any of the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. I'd go with Timothy Zahn's Thrahn trilogy. Great stuff.

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Fight Club...wait...Bat tle Royale...erm...Ah yes...

BRAVE NEW WORLD! (by Aldous Huxley) It's similar to1984 in it's societal view but in my opinion it's better. Would be a great film. Jean-Pierre Jeunet should direct and use his mate Dominique Pinon (was in Delicatessen, City Of Lost Children, Amelie AND Alien Res.)

Also groovy art films would include "White Noise" by Don DeLillo, "The Trial" by Franz Kafka, and anything by Haruki Murakami.

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I keep trying to quote the post about FFVII making a good movie and I can't, it quotes something by Jook instead...

Anyways, FFVII would NOT make a good film. Final Fantasy 7 is the greatest computer game of all time and has a storyline that is, in my opinion, preferable to most films and TV series and even a lot of books. The problem is, FFVII is too long. It would take in excess of 20 movies to fit in the entirety of the game's storyline and I, for one, would hate to see an "abridged" version if such a film was ever made.

Personally, I think Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman would work well as a movie if both authors had some kind of a role in the creation of it and if they got a good director...Tim Burton, anyone?

I'm Skumfrog, and that's my opinion.

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