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  • Premier Icon Cougar
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    I always fancied the idea of a Knight Rider film

    I read a short interview with The Hoff a few days ago, he said he was trying to get a new series together with Michael Knight mentoring his son into the role.  (He also reckoned the last reboot was crap cos he wasn’t in it.)

    Carry on up the update

    jekkyl
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    I was thinking the Wasp Factory, is that the one that’s based on the coast with a massive twist in the middle regarding a thing in a ajr, great book.

    Yoda – origins story.

    Pulp Fiction 2 – What happened to Jules when he became a bum.

    vongassit
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    Team Past it .

    Robin and Annette Daykin at an age when most couples are getting ready for retierment , they take up side car racing.

    I believe Robin was 74 when he raced the TT with Annette as pasenger , apparently after they qualified the organisers refused to let him race as he was to old , but as word spread & some very big names said they would not race either if the refusal stood , the organisers relented & they got their dream.

    If I remenber correctly Robin was all to aware his time was running out , Robin died in December that year from cancer.

    The little I do know of them leads me to believe they were brilliant!

    jekkyl
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    A-team origins story.

    Dr Who origins story.

    Jeremy Corbyn origins story

    – A young vacationing couple stumble unexpectedly into some redneck zombie ghost serial killer cannibalist rapists and have to escape using various increasingly grisly methods?

    – some comic-book superheroes with daddy-issues decide to join forces, combining their superpowers, killer one-liners and tight-fitting onesies to conquer disabled and disfigured narcissistic superbaddies?

    shermer75
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    Halo.

    Please, please, please.

    There’s a couple of Halo movies on Netflix

    shermer75
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    Ringworld movie would be nice

    shermer75
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    This is a great idea for a thread btw!! 🙂

    shermer75
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    Eight Ace- The Movie

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Major Curry, a spicy political thriller lifting the lid on the dashing PM John Major and his eggsta marital affair….

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Boris the BloHard.

    An inflatable Boris the size of his ego (so about the size of Poland), filled with helium.

    Plot: Tethered to a pylon waiting for passengers bound for Argentina.. some rebels storm the airport and sit in waiting for a large number of passengers to waddle out squinting int he sunlight, they get herded aboard and in the distance a rebel fires a dart right into the arse of Boris the BloHard and the inflatable squeals like a pig then zips and wheezes untethering itself and zipping around the sky going wheeeeeee whizzzzzzz, zzzzziiiiipppppppppppppp, fllllllaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbb, whooosh and plop.

    They all die, no one gives a shit.

    The last intern left at the Whailing Daily types the headline : Flubflub, fnarrrfnarr, pffffttttt, nneeeee, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The End

    CountZero
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    TRUMPTON – The story of a group of firefighters desperately trying to stop an arsonist who appears to have no plan other than causing havoc and chaos

    Half Man Half Biscuit have the theme song all ready and waiting. 😬

    CountZero
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    Ringworld would work better as a TV series, I think, plus there’s the other books to follow if the main one was successful. I’d dearly love to see a properly realised Puppetteer!

    MrSmith
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    Rouge Male by Geoffrey Household.

    its been on the radio and was the inspiration for Rambo First Blood, I loved the book and the radio serialisation but it would make a cracking film with the right lead and director.

    Ralph Fiennes would have been the kind of actor for the lead but he’s too old now.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Last of the summer vine

    Mutant knotweed wraps itself around the radio 2 studios and Jeremy vine has to convince the whinging slackers who call him to fight for his survival

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    The passage by Justin Cronin seemed like it could be good.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Agree some of the 2000AD stuff would be brilliant.

    Another Dredd movie

    Finishing off the Lord of the Rings animated movie

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    A film about Mike Hall and his achievements would be champion.

    jekkyl
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    Mark Alker – origins story

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    Weekend at Bernie’s 3

    Ferris Bueller sequel where Cameron ruins Ferris’ life. See how you like it you smarmy little ****!

    Jesus – a film about this guy

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    Ferris Bueller sequel where Cameron ruins Ferris’ life. See how you like it you smarmy little ****!

    Actually, I seriously think that Ferris is a sociopathic character.

    jimjam
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    Monkeysfeet

    Another Dredd movie

    I think they’re in the process of making a series for Netflix or Amazon. There was a thread about it a while back. No doubt I’ll have a strong opinion about it whenever it finally gets released 🙂

    Agree some of the 2000AD stuff would be brilliant.

    Such as?

    Finishing off the Lord of the Rings animated movie

    11 hours of live action film wasn’t enough then eh? No pleasing some people.

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    Finishing off the Lord of the Rings animated movie

    Given that Jackson was clearly quite a fan of the Bakshi effort (in a genuinely funny way in at least one example), I’d say you’ve already had this wish fulfilled.

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    @Jimjam, ha ha…Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock.

    The original 1970’s animation was far far betterer than 9 (hrs was it!!) of dwarf tossing and Hobbit love in..

    jimjam
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    I re-read the books prior to the original LOTR films release and I have to say they were spot on. The books are of their time, equal parts overly emotional, twee and whimiscal in many ways. The films removed just enough nonsense and got the tone pretty much spot on. I think familiarity breeds contempt though and now we look at them as being overly emotional, kind of camp etc but I really struggle to imagine how anyone could have made a better trilogy without using those films as a reference point to improve on.

    The Hobbit films are just tragic though. Every bad thing about the LOTR films cranked up to eleventeen,.

    ha ha…Strontium Dog,

    I never really got Strontium Dog. To me it always seemed like every generic bounty hunter / bad cop stereotype with mutant bells on. I suppose I’d like to see a Slaine movie but it would never…..never ever…..be done correctly.

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    There’s a couple of Halo movies on Netflix

    Jones, not Master Chief

    shermer75
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    I had to look up Halo Jones, looks interesting!

    Agree some of the 2000AD stuff would be brilliant.

    Such as?

    Shakara! Would be cool, I really liked Nikolai Dante as well and it’s a bit different. My definate fav though would be Sinister Dexter

    Not 2000AD, but the JD Megazine… I would sell my leg to get a good film series of Preacher.

    edit: wrong button

    jimjam
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    The original Preacher (by which I assume you mean the Frank Quietly / Judge Dredd universe) series was pretty good. The one where the demon starts recruiting everyone into a cult or some such? Could make a decent western film I guess.

    They’d obviously need to change the name though.

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Another not-quite-2000AD thing I’d personally love to see filmed is New Statesmen from Crisis.

    Have just reread Zenith too, but think that would be a better Netflix series (or four) than it would a film…

    Rouge Male by Geoffrey Household.

    …….

    Ralph Fiennes would have been the kind of actor for the lead but he’s too old now.

    He’d be made up

    I’m a big fan of ‘performance’ and ‘rosemarys baby’.

    Each movie may be worth some kind of prequel (possibly serialised) and set in the London and Glasgow of yore, to capture the scruffy bohemian vibe of Notting hill and elegance of Victorian Glasgow.

    drlex
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    Donks-

    whilst you wait – http://www.strontiumdogfanfilm.com

    gobuchal

    And any of Iain M Banks’ output, too.

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    And any of Iain M Banks’ output, too.

    I want the films but….

    Can the its not the book lot please miss the cinema trip.

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    I think it was done in the 70’s but would love to see another stab at Spike Milligan’s war diaries, maybe with a Terry Gillianisque type director to add flight to the text.

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    Lebensraum.

    A film about how a persecuted minority stole the Lebensraum & Propaganda manuals of the Third Reich and successfully applied it to their benefit after migrating to a South Western Mediterranean country.

    Could be done on a budget if it used Palestine as a ready made film set…..

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    Lebensraum.

    A film about how a persecuted minority stole the Lebensraum & Propaganda manuals of the Third Reich and successfully applied it to their benefit after migrating to a South Western Mediterranean country.

    Could be done on a budget if it used Palestine as a ready made film set…..

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    Bed, epicyclo.

    Reckon the Naked lunch could stand a remake with modern methods – recall the Cronenberg film as a decent effort but still miles away from getting the book moving on screen.

    A film of Dhalgren by Delany could be an eye-opener – probably the most unlikely bestselling book in history. A difficult, densely composed book about a dystopian dream, balls-deep in homosexual erotica. Sold over a million copies in the 70s – different times, but obv struck a chord somewhere.

    mikey74
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    +1 for Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. However, I do worry that due to it’s graphic nature, it would have to be seriously diluted in order to get any kind of theatrical release, which may ruin it.

    I think most McCarthy would make great films.

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    I was v. disappointed they didn’t do the Amber Spyglass & The Subtle Knife .

    Northern Lights wasn’t that bad .

    How about a Joe Cocker Biopic?

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