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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:19 AM

Calgaich the Swordsman: The Motion Picture.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:28 AM

Hey Amster, is the book any good? I am looking to track down a copy to add to my Celts vs Romans collection of pulp adventure.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

1066: The Movie
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:13 AM


Conan 3 and JCM 2.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Hey Amster, is the book any good? I am looking to track down a copy to add to my Celts vs Romans collection of pulp adventure.


It's a good read, very violent with very explicit sex scenes. You can get a used copy through Amazon for less than a buck (not counting shipping).
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Well, I think I have a little online shopping to do. Looking to nab some Imaro and Oron as well; thanks for the reply Amster!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:28 PM


Hey Amster, is the book any good? I am looking to track down a copy to add to my Celts vs Romans collection of pulp adventure.


It's a good read, very violent with very explicit sex scenes. You can get a used copy through Amazon for less than a buck (not counting shipping).


It's a great book and would easily adapt into a badass movie. Shirreffs also wrote a trilogy of mountian man novels that are really good, despite being given ridiculous covers.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

The name was mentioned above. I think that a well done Imaro film would be worth watching.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

A Dragonlance Chronicles, live action movie!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

Tom Mix & Pancho Villa. Tony Scott actually had this in development and described it as Lawrence of Arabia meets The Wild Buc nh, which is pretty much my definition of a perfect movie. Looks like the Serbian director Emir Kusturica is doing his Pancho Villa movie. No idea how that'll turn out.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:27 AM

Interestingly, Blake Edwards' movie "Sunset" is about a similar pairing: Tom Mix (a young Bruce Willis) and Wyatt Earp (James Garner) meet during the last days of silent film when Earp lived in Los Angeles and acted as a technical advisor on western films. It is a meditation on how nothing is real. When Mix admits that much of his reputation as an adventurer was dreamed up by studio publicity, Earp tells him not to worry, his own was made by the dime novels of the previous century. Mix was a pallbearer at Earp's funeral.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

Interestingly, Blake Edwards' movie "Sunset" is about a similar pairing: Tom Mix (a young Bruce Willis) and Wyatt Earp (James Garner) meet during the last days of silent film when Earp lived in Los Angeles and acted as a technical advisor on western films. It is a meditation on how nothing is real. When Mix admits that much of his reputation as an adventurer was dreamed up by studio publicity, Earp tells him not to worry, his own was made by the dime novels of the previous century. Mix was a pallbearer at Earp's funeral.


I remember that movie. Thought it was pretty good. The Real West/Hollywood West intersection of that era is fscinating to me. I also enjoyed the book "South of the Border" by John Byrne Cooke, which depicts a movie company going to Mexico in 1919 and running afoul of Pancho Villa. It's narrated first person by cowboy detective Charlie Siringo and features a gentleman who just may be Butch Cassidy. Delightful tale, well-told.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

Also, I would love to see a big budget film version of Ice Station, written by Matt Reilly. The book is written in a non-stop action/cinematic style, and would translate very well to the big screen. I love every book he has written; they are wild, over-the-top, impossible, cheesy fun!


That'd be amazing. I'd love to see a six hour version of that with a budget of about $400 million.

You'd have to have it all; the monumental hovercraft chase, the whale attack, the many, many gunfights.

In fact, I'd throw Reilly's TEMPLE into the mix. For grand-scale blockbuster action set-pieces no-one can touch him.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

It's funny how my perspective has changed over the years. There was a time when I would be super-stoked to hear about a game or comic hero being brought to life in a film adaptation.
However after Judge Stallone, Conan, Red Sonya, Transformers, Prince of Persia, Batman, Fantastic Four and a plethora of godawful adaptations I now tend to find myself whispering "I hope they never make a film about.. [insert childhood hero]."
There have been a few exceptions, but when I hear about Assassins Creed and Mass Effect being given the "Hollywood Blockbuster Treatment" I'd rather they be given a Viking funeral.
For example there was a rumour a while back of a film being made about Hannibal Barca who is one of my all time favourite historical figures. Then I heard it was going to be directed by and starring Vin Diesel and called "Hannibal the Conqueror"
It hasn't materialised yet and I hope it never does.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Re Max the silent; Yes! Temple was an excellent thrill ride as well.

I am surprised none of these books have made it to the big screen yet, they seem pitch-perfect for Micheal Bay.

Also, Hunter, by James Byron Huggins, would rock the screen. One of my all time favorite monster vs hunting team epics.

Edited by thedarkman, 28 March 2012 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

I'd like to see a Lone Wolf and Cub reboot, but only if it's made in Japan, because an American studio would just **** it up.


Guess what? From the people who brought you Blade Runner...and Fast Five?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:57 PM


I'd like to see a Lone Wolf and Cub reboot, but only if it's made in Japan, because an American studio would just **** it up.


Guess what? From the people who brought you Blade Runner...and Fast Five?


I think that scene from Downfall with a new set of subtitles is in order. <_<
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

I'd like to see "The book of lost things" by John Connelly made into a movie, hands down one of the best books ever, under the radar!
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

The Religion — Tim Willocks' brilliant historical novel of the Great Siege of Malta. And it looks like that's gonna happen.

Italian drama producer De Angelis Group is hoping to turn its forthcoming period drama The Religion: The Great Siege of Malta into a trilogy.

The 6x50′ miniseries is based on the book The Religion by Tim Willocks, in which a love story is set against the backdrop of the war between Turkish sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Malta’s Christian Knights of St John in 1565.

C21 understands that De Angelis has optioned two planned sequels and aims to turn them into a television franchise.

Simon Burke is writing the first instalment, which is coproduced by De Angelis and Artists Studio in the UK. Guido and Nicola de Angelis are exec producing alongside Artists Studio’s Gub Neal and Justin Thomson-Glover.

Italian broadcaster Rai is cofinancing the miniseries, while producers are also looking for a Canadian coproduction partner. Talks are underway with networks in the UK, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.

The show is due for delivery in winter 2013. The second book in the series, Twelve Children of Paris, is due to be published this year.


I'm stoked — more for the long-overdue Twelve Children than anything...

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

The Religion — Tim Willocks' brilliant historical novel of the Great Siege of Malta. And it looks like that's gonna happen.

Italian drama producer De Angelis Group is hoping to turn its forthcoming period drama The Religion: The Great Siege of Malta into a trilogy.

The 6x50′ miniseries is based on the book The Religion by Tim Willocks, in which a love story is set against the backdrop of the war between Turkish sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Malta’s Christian Knights of St John in 1565.

C21 understands that De Angelis has optioned two planned sequels and aims to turn them into a television franchise.

Simon Burke is writing the first instalment, which is coproduced by De Angelis and Artists Studio in the UK. Guido and Nicola de Angelis are exec producing alongside Artists Studio’s Gub Neal and Justin Thomson-Glover.

Italian broadcaster Rai is cofinancing the miniseries, while producers are also looking for a Canadian coproduction partner. Talks are underway with networks in the UK, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.

The show is due for delivery in winter 2013. The second book in the series, Twelve Children of Paris, is due to be published this year.


I'm stoked — more for the long-overdue Twelve Children than anything...


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