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Old 05-28-2009, 08:05 AM
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter of Mars. All eleven titles. Barsoomian Babes don't waer clothes and all have HOT bodies. I'd cast Angelina Jolie as Dejah Thoris, and Tom Welland as John Carter.
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Maybe "The Who Folded Himself" by David Gerrold

Or "On A Pale Horse" By Piers Anthony
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Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter of Mars. All eleven titles. Barsoomian Babes don't waer clothes and all have HOT bodies. I'd cast Angelina Jolie as Dejah Thoris, and Tom Welland as John Carter.

POOF! Your wish has been granted!

"Barsoom" is in production at PIXAR... it will be the first film from them that combines live action actors with photo realistic CGI ones. No word on the cast yet, however.

Now, for my next trick, I'll need a large metropolitan city...
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POOF! Your wish has been granted!

"Barsoom" is in production at PIXAR... it will be the first film from them that combines live action actors with photo realistic CGI ones. No word on the cast yet, however.

Now, for my next trick, I'll need a large metropolitan city...
I got your city. Try Charlotte, NC.

Oh goody, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

I only hope they read the books. Green Martian warriors are 15 ft tall and make Shaka Zulu look like a choir boy.
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King.
2011...JJ Abrams....King sold him the script for $19
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For fantasy, I'd go with the Riftwar saga by Feist.
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Maybe "The Who Folded Himself" by David Gerrold

Or "On A Pale Horse" By Piers Anthony
Wow! I'd forgotten about that Anthony series. Great stuff but I never finished it. I only read that one and the one about time, "Bearing an Hourglass" I believe it was called. There was a hilarious scene in that one where the main character(Chronos?) made this wife-beating jerk of a guy take a dump backwards...give a dump?...receive a dump?...invade his bowels?!? Anyway funny, FUNNY scene!

Yeah a movie of On A Pale Horse would be awesome!
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Or "On A Pale Horse" By Piers Anthony
Nice! Although I vaguely remember rumors about this in development some time ago. Always had a fondness for that book series.

Personally, I don't think there is a lot of "straight" fantasy that is very interesting. Most of it is so very cliche. At least the "popular" fantasy is at any rate (Shannara, Wheel of Time and that ilk). You couldn't even go back to classics like Fafhrd & Gray Mouser now without looking like some rip-off (which is ironic).

Red Sonja is being made with Rose McGowan and Robert Rodriguez so that may be an interesting revitalization.
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I'd think death driving a car and pulling out people's "souls" and using the device to determine what they want.

I liked the fact in the book(s) that no matter what you belived you got (or deserved)when you died.
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