Thursday, August 16, 2018

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What books or stories would you send to Hollywood to help stop reboots?

49 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

What has 100 teeth and eats weiners?


A zipper

cheesegrater15 said...

I Am Fifteen and I Do Not Want to Die

Number the Stars

License to Quill

Glue said...

Everybody Poops

Mhdz said...

As far as stories, whatever original idea some kid fresh out of film school writes.

John the peon said...

Man-kzin wars and rifts

totaji said...

Nice try Sorkin!

D A Latham said...

I want to see A Very Corporate Affair series of books made into either a film or a series.

sandybrook said...

The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham because reboots aren't stopping.

Farmgirl said...

All of Jonathan Kellermans books

John the peon said...

Battletech

Jon said...

This

John the peon said...

Stuff by Harry turtledove

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

VALIS
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldtritch
Robert Harris' Imperium trilogy
The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

And back to PKD, I always thought Flow My Tears would make a great film.

Jon said...

I'd love to see a movie about the legendary Miss Stevie Nicks.

Humor Me said...

Colleen McCollaugh's (sp) "First Man in Rome"Series.

Ron Chernow's "Hamilton" - bring the musical to the screen or do a dramatic movie.

Pope Brock's "Indiana Gothic" a story of adultery and murder in an American family. Takes place in 1900 in Daviess County Indiana.

OB said...

Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"

Admin User said...

Robert Caro "The Power Broker"

Gail Banks said...

"A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara- my favorite book of 2016

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman (Reese Witherspoon has the rights to this...hope she doesn't screw it up.) - my favorite book of 2017

"My Year of Rest and Relaxation" by Otessa Mosefegh - my favorite book of 2018

Moose said...

"A Confederacy Of Dunces" - crazy that the funniest book ever written has never been turned into a movie.


and a personal fave - Tom Robbins' "Still Life With Woodpecker"

Ulf said...

The Guild. by I.M. Wolf

Masterpiece in its simplicity

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Anything by Tim Dorsey

Liv said...

@OB "The Secret History" would make a fantastic movie.

HeatherBee said...

+1 OB. I never made the connection, @DDonna, loved the book and have gifted copies to friends instead of loaning mine!

HeatherBee said...

I would love the dream of making “A Confederancy of Dunces” into a movie come to fruition.

Brayson87 said...

Literally anything. But films are dead except for kids fare and horror movies, long live the stream.

But you know they could actually try to make some good video games, just not Fallout Andromeda, eh 76 yeah.

Kansa said...

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. If they made this book into a movie, it would absolutely have a plot and not be just guns, running, fighting, explosions. And no super heroes. All that is one long bore.

PapayaSF said...

Some good suggestions above. My pick would be the Lensman series by E.E. Smith. Very old fashioned space opera, but the SFX tech is there now, and studios love long science fiction-ish stories now, so I think an update would work.

Nor Cal said...

The Power of the Dog or The Cartel by Don Winslow. Excellent books about Mexican drug cartels and how Americans fuel the violence by using drugs from cartels.

Truthseeker, said...

Nico Walker's book Cherry is such an honest tale of what we've become I think a movie that made the story more accessible would allow other people to tell similar stories.

Tricia13 said...

None.
Come up with new ideas/scripts and create.
Novel idea, but it may catch on

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OB said...

Its been floating around Hwood for years if I remember correctly... I think I remember hearing Goop had optioned it with the intent to star (as Camila? I don't think so!) but the project didn't come together and then she got too old.

Thank god for small favors

Mischief Girl said...

The Eight, by Katherine Neville

Freckles said...

Yep, A Confederacy of Dunces. I think Hollywood would mess it up, though

Weekittylass said...

The Passion of Molly T. by Lawrence Sanders

HH314 said...

They’re making my favorite book Good Omens in series right now - very nervous about the results.

zerooptions said...

Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
All of the stories in "The music school" - John Updike
The cats of ulthar - H.P. Lovecraft
All of the stories in "The King in Yellow" - Robert Chambers
The sandman - Neil Gaiman
Clock without hands - Carson McCullers

David Howes said...

I'd send them my book:

"Mylon Siclair - Space Cowboy"

It's available on Amazon - if interested.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Nothing with Asian main characters in it because then Hollywood would just steal the idea and whitewash-cast a vapid white girl with a Paris Hilton accent to play her. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Sunsolicited advice for writers: If you’re writing an Asian/African/Indigenous character, make sure that his/her background is an integral part of her identity and storyline that it would make it impossible (i.e. ridiculous) to whitewash. It’s practically the only way to keep Asian actors working without being a whiny SJW.

mw843 said...

The Master and Margarita.

mw843 said...

Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

Starring Jeremy Irons, Scarlett Johansson, and Seth Rogan ... I was going with Johnny Depp for a while, but, meh.

GentleBreeze said...

Aren't there only 5/6 ways to write a screenplay? Meaning plot, protagonist, antagonist, denouement,etc? Like Tricia said - get creative and plug in the particulars.

CL said...

The Dance by Dorothy Parker

Bubbles said...

Bangkok 8

Scandi Sanskrit said...

IS ANYBODY ELSE WATHING THIS “Local Attraction” iTS NOT A REBOOT and it's brilliant: https://youtu.be/CiwPljnKCdg 💛😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💛💛😂😂😂😂

Stupid funny 🍻

Jennacheryl said...

Make it or break it, Gilmore girls, hardy boys etc.. we need some funny family friendly shows and most definitely Friends back

mercyprosperity said...
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mercyprosperity said...

Richard Dolan's "After Disclosure"

A serious treatment of UAP's.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Island of the sequined love nun is such a great book. I forgot about it.

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