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Joey Stalin
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Well not my number one favorite, but one of them. The Book Neuromancer by William Gibson is being made into a movie. That isn't what bothers me. What does bother me is that poor excuse for an actor, Hayden Christensen, is apparently going to play the lead roll of Case in the move... And to add insult to injury, the director, Joseph Kahn, is the same guy who directed the movie "Torque."

*Sigh*
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Patience Joey,

Years ago I was really miffed that they chose comic actor Michael Keaton to star in the first Batman. I had such low expectations that it was a very pleasant surprise to see how great he did.

Have some faith ... you never know.

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Tim

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Also, Joseph Kahn directed many Music videos including the seminal "Thong Song" by Sisqó.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP3bZZLGBlo
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On 2008-03-03 21:53, Joey Stalin wrote:
Well not my number one favorite, but one of them. The Book Neuromancer by William Gibson is being made into a movie. That isn't what bothers me. What does bother me is that poor excuse for an actor, Hayden Christensen, is apparently going to play the lead roll of Case in the move... And to add insult to injury, the director, Joseph Kahn, is the same guy who directed the movie "Torque."

*Sigh*


I think Stephen King mentioned a writer who'd had several questionable movies made from his books. A fan commented; "Gee, isn't it terrible how they ruined your books?" The writer looked up at the books on a shelf and commented; "They look just fine to me!"

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I never want to see my favorite novels made into movies. They always get butchered After The Fountainhead came out and she saw how badly they botched it, Ayn Rand absolutely forbade any of her other books to be made into movies. Until recently her estate had done a good job of carrying out that wish. Until they recently sold the movie rights to Atlas Shrugged, of all people, Angelina Jolie.
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I liked what they did with "The Princess Bride," but that's about the only one.
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
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Lord of the Rings was about as good a job as you could possibly do in translating that incredible tome for the screen.
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It's a great book and I agree, that's terrible news. But "Neuromancer" has been in and out of development for years, and the IMDB page has little information on the film, so it's quite possible that it's still in development and may never happen.
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On 2008-03-04 13:13, airship wrote:
Lord of the Rings was about as good a job as you could possibly do in translating that incredible tome for the screen.


It's a shame that the J.R.R. Tolkien estate hasn't made a single penny off of those movies.
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Nobody makes any money off a Hollywood movie. Not if they take a percentage. Magical bookkeeping tricks keep all movies from ever making any money. Lots of high-ticket actors and directors have found that out the hard way. Bottom line advice: if you're ever involved in the production of a Hollywood movie, get your money up front.
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That story kind of depends on how they do the the Finn and Molly - and how the Wintermute presense is depicted. Smile
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What Bugjack has just said is very true, the original rights were bought to the film years and years ago and people keep coming along and picking it up and then dropping it again. Although Chris Cunningham would have been an excellent director for it Smile

I really hope if they are going through with it they treat it with a little respect (as I love that book dearly) and the fan base for it will be hardcore :/
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On 2008-03-05 17:46, airship wrote:
Nobody makes any money off a Hollywood movie. Not if they take a percentage. Magical bookkeeping tricks keep all movies from ever making any money. Lots of high-ticket actors and directors have found that out the hard way. Bottom line advice: if you're ever involved in the production of a Hollywood movie, get your money up front.


BINGO! The author of Forrest Gump has yet to be paid as they claim the movie never made a profit. After everyone got paid their big bucks the $400 million was all gone and there was nothing left for the author. This is why he refused rights to a sequel.

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Tim

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Being one who has actually never read a book........
I thank you all I kinda wondered where they got the ideas for movies, actually the first part is true a book I have never read, but I aint dat stoopid to not know where the movies came from
thanks again
John
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They start as youtube videos and after maturing on TV they make it into theaters, right?
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See now that's what I thought thanks for clearing that up..
and yeah never judge a book by its cover, and ummm never judge a movie by its actors
seems fitting I think it works
John
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Funny thing is you pretty much do judge comic books by their covers. Smile
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Ohhhhh now I always thought comic books were pretty much paper back cartoons.. for old kids
hahahahaha
you are right I think Jon
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FYI there's a pretty good graphic novel interpretation of the first half of Neruomancer. Should still be in print.

and hold onto your hats folks, next summer The Watchmen is due in theaters.
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On 2008-03-05 21:50, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
FYI there's a pretty good graphic novel interpretation of the first half of Neruomancer. Should still be in print.

and hold onto your hats folks, next summer The Watchmen is due in theaters.


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