Dream Projects

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  1. Robin Warren

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    With all the recent success of Fantasy and Sci-Fi films I got daydreaming about the future possibilities of film and what combinations of Filmmaker/Project would really sing. Being the middle of my work day, I thought I would ask the forum members what they would love to see.

    For me, I think if Rendezvous With Rama ever gets made with Fincher and Freeman attached, I will be a happy guy. I hope it gets made and I hope they go the Hard SCI-FI route with it. No noisy space scenes. No implausible physics. A giant hard science fiction story for the masses.

    Any other "perfect" teams out there?
     
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    There's precious little SF, or even REAL fantasy, but my dream project might be a few years away.
    Peter Jackson's King Kong
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  3. Robin Warren

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    That would indeed rule the earth Chuck. I can picture the camera panning up to Kongs monstrous face....ahhh what a thrill.
     
  4. Alex Spindler

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    My dream project used to be a reality and is now a discarded scrap of paper.
    David Fincher at one time had pursued making James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia. It's as twisted and complex as all he had, and I am convinced that Fincher has the ability to convey the obsession and morbidity that the novel evokes. Heck, he might even be able to get Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, or Ed Norton to fill in the two cops roles.
    It has since dropped off of anyone's radar screen, and I don't know if it will ever come back up.
    I would still love to see it.
     
  5. Julie K

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    My dream project looks like it now has a chance - a big budget, very faithful adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be several years coming.
     
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    Terry Gilliam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    David Fincher's Ender's Game
    John Carpenter's Necroscope
    ...and the inevitable joke one:
    Victor Salva's The Michael Jackson Story
     
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    My dream projects are all comic book-based. Hopefully with the current superhero craze these have a chance of getting made, although probably not by my chosen directors.

    Tim Burton's "Kingdom Come"

    The Wachowski Brothers' "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"

    George Lucas' "Marvels"

    Quentin Tarantino's "Wolverine"
     
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    Julie K wrote:
     
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    Bo Welch's "Sprockets" with Mike Myers
    "The Sky is Falling"
    "Cosm"
    "20 Billion"
    You can find out more about these movies here.
     
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    A Fincher directed THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND
    and... if H.G. Wells THE WAR OF THE WORLDS gets an un-modernized version, I will poo my shorts.[​IMG] I personally would like to see someone like JamesCameron direct.
     
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    What is "Marvels" Ricardo? I'm not familiar with that. As for my dream projects, one is already on the way. The Incredible Hulk. My favorite along with Superman. I'd really like to see Lucas create new stories for films, the way he did for Indy. He could direct some, and he could create some and produce for other directors. I'd love to see a Lucas/Fincher collaboration. Can you imagine the visuals those two would create?
     
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    Terrell, Marvels was Alex Ross' first high-profile graphic novel, a retelling of the beginnings of the Marvel Universe seen through the eyes of a civilian. There's a nice summary of it here
    As for FIncher and Lucas... That would make me one HAPPY geek [​IMG]
    I'd love for Lucas to create a new sci-fi series, but much more adult and dark than Star Wars, and then hand the reins over to Fincher. it could be a TV show or a film franchise, I'd be THERE [​IMG]
     
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    The LOTR trilogy! Oh, wait a sec...[​IMG]
     
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    The Forever War sounds pretty cool. I will have to pick that book up. Thanks for the link.
     
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    David Lynch -- "Fire Walk With Me Some More"

    but he says Peaks is dead, so it'll never happen. Plus Frank Silva (who played Bob) is really dead, as in no longer on earth. I'd also like to see him finally get to make "Ronnie Rocket" but he says that's dead too because the script got sent around the internet too much.
     
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    Another vote for Ender's Game

    The Dark Tower series from Steven King

    Asimov's Foundation series could be cool
     
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    "Indiana Jones IV" by Speilberg. [​IMG]
    Anyone doing an adaptation of "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt. (Last I heard, Jake Paltrow is directing.)
     
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