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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN---new film franchise underway with Warner Bros. buying the film rights to the 22-book fantasy novel series.





THE DAM BUSTERS---Peter Jackson commented on the status of the remake of the 1955 World War II movie, "It's a very beloved story. I've had so many people the last five years come and ask, 'When are you going to make The Dam Busters? When are you going to make The Dam Busters?' Honestly, you ask me what I got out of five years of making The Hobbit? It was me feeling like I have to make The Dam Busters, because of the endless people asking, 'When are you going to make The Dam Busters?'
We still have the rights...We don't have a next movie nailed down, but certainly 'The Dam Busters 'is one of them. There is only a limited span I can abide, of people driving me nuts asking me when I'm going to do that project. So I'll have to do it. I want to, actually, it's one of the truly great true stories of the Second World War, a wonderful, wonderful story.”





GAME OF THRONES---Billy Bob Thornton was asked what series he'd like to appear on since he's not returning to FARGO, "SAVED BY THE BELL isn't on anymore, so I think I missed my chance. There's so much good stuff on tv. Maybe I can play what's his name? Hoder on GAME OF THRONES, the guy who only says, 'Hoder.' Maybe I could be his cousin or something, his long lost cousin."

PETER PAN LIVE!---Allison Williams (GIRLS), daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, will star in the NBC live musical which airs on December 4. Christopher Walken stars as Captain Hook.





GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE---Sony Pictures movie underway based on the novel in which teenage boys accidentally create a genetically-engineered plague of giant mantises. Edgar wright is the director.

THE LIBRARY---movie underway based on the graphic novel in which a teenage girl and her brother cast a spell which unleashes all the heroes and villains from books in a library.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Simon Pegg was asked if he's in the movie, "Well, J.J. [Abrams] uses me in different roles, and we're good friends. I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love Star Wars, and I don't want people to watch and go, 'Oh, there's Simon Pegg's face.' The film is cleverly cast with these amazing, unknown actors."
When asked if he definitely was not in the movie, he smiled and said, "Of course I visited the set. It's amazing, and I love Star Wars. I want to see everything happening. It looks wonderful, and you need to believe those characters. Any type of stunt casting might just pop you out of the movie."

THE FLASH---Kelly Frye will play villainess Plastique.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.---Simon Kassianides will play Bakshi, an agent "who's not afraid to do the dirty work".

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE FLASH---Kelly Frye will play villainess Plastique.


Plastique is the villain in the only Firestorm comic I've ever read. I could see this "Kelly Frye" person in the role.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I want Peter Jackson to remake The Dam Busters like I want JJ Abrams to remake To Kill A Mockingbird.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN---new film franchise underway with Warner Bros. buying the film rights to the 22-book fantasy novel series.

This will be good or it will be shite. There is no middle ground.

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE---Sony Pictures movie underway based on the novel in which teenage boys accidentally create a genetically-engineered plague of giant mantises. Edgar Wright is the director.

A grasshopper is not a mantis. That is all.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I want Peter Jackson to remake The Dam Busters like I want JJ Abrams to remake To Kill A Mockingbird.

Quite.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Dragonriders Of Pern - way back... way way back... I remember attempting to read a book in this series. The slog defeated me.

Maybe a film will be better.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Plastique was created as a Firestorm villain. The cover shot Jim showed is the first appearance of the character. She is still around the DC Universe to this day and has been used in the Suicide Squad along with another of my favorite Firestorm villains....Killer Frost.

Love the Pat Broderick Dick Giordano cover art on the issue of Firestorm.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I wonder what the late Anne McCaffrey would think about movies based on her stories of Pern.

I know Naomi Novick's His Majesty's Dragon has been optioned for a film series by Peter Jackson's production company.

I always thought Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series would make great movies.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Plastique was created as a Firestorm villain. The cover shot Jim showed is the first appearance of the character. She is still around the DC Universe to this day and has been used in the Suicide Squad along with another of my favorite Firestorm villains....Killer Frost.

Love the Pat Broderick Dick Giordano cover art on the issue of Firestorm.


My introduction to Killer Frost was in the memorable three-part JLA story which featured the annual JLA/JSA crossover. Dick Perez did the outstanding artwork. The Monocle was an interesting villain, too. Plus we got to see the Earth-2 Hawkman who wore the cool helmet and was a general bad ass.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN---new film franchise underway with Warner Bros. buying the film rights to the 22-book fantasy novel series.


I don't know that series, but if they do it the way some series are adapted, that is, split one book into two movies (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games), that's 44 movies! And 66 if they do it like Peter Jackson with The Hobbit!
They'll have a serious continuity problem with their aging actors. :big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2014 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN---new film franchise underway with Warner Bros. buying the film rights to the 22-book fantasy novel series.


I don't know that series, but if they do it the way some series are adapted, that is, split one book into two movies (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games), that's 44 movies!


Those series (and Twilight) only did that for the last one, so 23 movies would be more like it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

Re Dragonriders of Pern, if they discard all but one of the 'additional' books* and tell the original core story then that could be good. As already said, it needs to be done right though, and there's no middle ground.

* The basic core story is in the first eleven books from 'Dragonflight' to 'All the Weyrs of Pern', with the addition of 'Masterharper of Pern' to fill in detail on what appeared to be Anne McCaffrey's favourite character from the series. Pretty much all the others felt like McCaffrey didn't really care and had been cajoled by her publishers to write them. I'm not even going near the books that were co-authored with Todd or written by Todd alone.

Also, none of the books is the size of the later Harry Potter books, so all should be 'doable' in single part films with some care in excising less relevant detail, of which there is a fair bit IIRC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

Where does Jackson plan on getting the airplanes for a remake?

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Where does Jackson plan on getting the airplanes for a remake?

Weta. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Where does Jackson plan on getting the airplanes for a remake?



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 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I want Peter Jackson to remake The Dam Busters like I want JJ Abrams to remake To Kill A Mockingbird.

Could be worse.

George Lucas

Red Tails

Patronising, insulting shit!

I know it wasn't a remake but just imagine.... Maybe not!

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Where does Jackson plan on getting the airplanes for a remake?

Weta Workshop already built one:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/2383809/Takeoff-looms-for-Dambusters

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I did read that actually they had built several....I've tried to find where I read this but no joy....

Peter Jackson and Dambusters? Yeah I can see that...I'll go for it...does seem to have been a very long time coming though....but I can wait longer.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

"Although the Jackson-produced NZ$52-million movie about 617 Squadron's famous dam assault was announced to the world in 2006, little has been said until now about its progress other than confirmation that British writer and comedian Stephen Fry would write the script.

The film is being directed by Kiwi first-time director Christian Rivers.

It has also emerged that Fry was asked to come up with alternative names for squadron leader Guy Gibson's dog, Nigger, but that executive producer Sir David Frost rejected them all.
"



Dear help us. Dear help us. Stephen Fry, the one-stop-shop for reconstructions of Boy's Own 1940s/50s dialogue. Isn't that awfully whizzer? Top hole, eh? Stephen will identify with the cameraderie of the young men, tearfully, won't he?

Look, okay, it's a book by Brickhill, it can be remade ad infinitum, but the original is a classic. Also, in the UK there's been a lot of revisionism for a long time now about the Ruhr Dam raids and their effectiveness. A lot of civilians and many slave-labourers were massacred and drowned in that attack (Gaza anyone? ... 'funny how the mess is never on our OWN doorstep) and production was back up within a coupla' weeks anyway.

Recently there's been a lot of revisionism re the work of Bomber Command. For years they were quietly not highlighted, because of Harris, and the fire-bombing etc., etc.. Yes, they were brave, no-one will deny that, and they deserve celebration, but it's a funny time to be remaking this film. It doesn't NEED it anyway. I'm sure, without being catty, that Fry feels deeply for young men shot out of the sky. Why I even don't doubt he also feels for the thousands of civilians killed in that raid. Probably not as much though if you get my drift. DO I sound catty? Well, Stephen likes that doesn't he, a bit of Wildean cattiness, he'll understand.

Why not make Brickhill's 'Reach for the Sky'. a universal story that still works?

I dunno, it seems not quite right, though it'll be successful.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

McMillan & Husband - Are you suggesting that Andy Serkis is to play the part of the Lancaster bomber via motion capture?

In that case, he might as well play the part of the bouncing bomb to boot. wink

 
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