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This can only end in tears.


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Oh dear.

Such a bad idea.
I hope they have a gay R2D2 with an attitude.
now, that would rock.
Aw, jeez. This'll be worse than the De Laurentiis Dune or the appalling Nightflyers. I hope it's not as bad as the travesty that got made of Varley's Millennium, though.

Did you hear that Miyazaki bought the rights to Earthsea? After Howl's I have mixed feelings about this. But, even if the result isn't really Earthsea, it'll most likely be a fine and entertaining film. Unlike, say, Doom.
And the trailer released in Japan is looking damn fine, too. Story looks like it's mostly from The Farthest Shore, but there's some shots that look like Tenar's flashbacks to the Tombs plus others of her herding sheep as an woman from Tehanu. The opening shot is a hawk circling above.

Oh my.

And I like that book so...
I'm sayin'.
oh, jesus flying christ, they're going to get Karl Urban to star, aren't they?
Keanu Reeves.
Does anybody watch Sci-Fi original movies hoping they'll actually be good?

I know I won't be crying...
I believe the question you're asking is "Does anybody watch anything on Skiffy at all and expect it to be good?"
I'm scared. Make the evil stop. Can't SciFi Channel just stick to making original crappy movies that have no basis in the classics?
"Hollywood didn't ruin my books. Here they are." James M. Cain, pointing to his shelves.

I met a scriptwriter/special effects guy years ago who was working on an adaptation of Stars. He'd been at it for ages and said it was the most difficult work he'd ever done (and this, after designing effects for Jurassic Park among other things.) I got the sense he felt that in the end it was most likely unadaptable, but he loved the book so much he had to try. (And now I have the sinking feeling he's definitely not going to be involved in this project. Nope, they'll probably pawn it off to some hack like Akiva Goldsman. ::shudder::)
And you're expecting anything else but tears from anything made for the Skiffy Channel?
Sorry, they need someone who's both a visual genius and dedicated to the spirit of the book in order to adapt this particular story successfully.

There's no one who could handle it right now, unless they somehow ressurect David Lean.
I'm crying already.
I'll provide the tears, if you'd like. They'll be sincere, too. The only silver lining I can think of: Bester's pageturning prose would actually translate pretty well to a movie format.
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