Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: Dune's Denis Villeneuve Making Arthur C. Clarke Story Next. This is awesome. Rendezvous with Rama is probably more unfilmable than Dune, so they've got the right director. Thanks The Flying Penguin.

Obituary: bell hooks, trailblazing feminist scholar and activist, has died at age 69. Thanks RedEye9.
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VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 09:36:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 09:30:

I just hope they stick to the novel closely, and don't try to 'Hollywoodize' it. I think Freeman respects the IP enough to do it justice. The problem is that the book ends with a LOT of questions, and the Hollywood bean counters don't like screenplays like that.

Unless they drastically change the ending this will not sell well with the studio big-shots. I'd love to see a faithful adaptation, but this isn't Dune. It's not an epic space-opera fantasy. This is hard sci-fi, and is mostly an exploration of the "what if" realistic first encounter scenario. I liked this book far more than I did 2001, but there is no way in hell that this is going to get a proper treatment by hollywood, and if it does, it's gonna tank hard at the box office.

Well there IS some Hollywood type suspense near the end of the first book, if you remember, and that might be enough to keep the bean counters happy. Spoiler: Some faction sends a nuke to destroy Rama, and the crew of the expedition has to defuse it.
- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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