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38. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 23, 2012, 07:28 InBlack
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 05:46:
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 05:04:
I disagree. Both Starship Troopers and Total Recall (the old one) worked well as movies, although not so much as book adaptations. As someone who read the books I can say that on their own they are quite entertaining hollywood action flicks. Much better than any SF produced in Hollywood in the last ten years in any case.

Im much more interested in the movie adaptation of Haldeman's "The Forever War". Apparently Ridley Scott has the rights for the film adaptation, but considering how badly the script for Prometheus turned out to be its a long shot...

District 9 for starters.

Let me get this straight your saying its ok that the movies were NOTHING like the books and now your saying you hope the script for your favorite book holds your interest?

District 9 while a great SciFi flick, wasnt produced in Hollywood. Its a South African film, written and directed by a South African filmaker. Apart from an american firm distributing it, Hollywood had very little to do with this movie.

Saying that these films were NOTHING like the books is an extreme overstatement.

But other than that yes, you got it straight but Im not sure you understood. While the base material for the movie might be fucking awesome, that doesnt necessarily guarantee that it will be well adapted or even if its true to the original it doesnt mean it will make a good film.

The script, dialogue and writing for Prometheus was attrocious even though the underlying story in the film was quite good, which is why Im concerned about 'Forever War'.

This comment was edited on Aug 23, 2012, 07:42.
 
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