Monday, April 02, 2007

Pathfinder

Yet another movie based on a graphic novel. Looks like there's a serious niche in Hollywood for the comic book/dork genre. I bet if we started a company that specialized in adapting graphic fantasy and sci fi novels for the big screen, we could make a killing. Spoonhouse 99 Cinematic Adventures. Who's with me?

Pathfinder the movie

13 Comments:

Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

Sounds good to me. I've always wanted a job that pays enormous amounts of money and requires little or no work. What comic/sci-fi novel do we adapt first?

2/4/07 07:14  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

Voltron or Robotech.

2/4/07 07:28  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

G.I. Joe would be great too, especially during these times of terrorism and war.

2/4/07 07:29  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

There are a lot of sci-fi/fantasy novels that are kick-ass that I'd like to see on the big screen. However, most of them are long, involved sagas that aren't feasible (i.e. about 3 times the length of LOTR). So, we'd have to keep it short (less than 2 hours) for the movie audience.
I think Robotech would be cool. Decent story + robot suits = $

I'd like to see another live action movie set in the Masters of the Universe setting. Only, instead of focusing on metro Prince Adam, it would focus on the main villain and how he came to power. "Rise of Skeletor". I'd watch that.

2/4/07 09:50  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

I'm surprised Garble hasn't chimed in about his desire to see a live-action "Preacher" movie.

2/4/07 09:52  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

The Redwall series would be killer on the big screen. That would make so many millions of dollars.

2/4/07 10:11  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Also, too bad FMA is so long and complicated. That would be a sweet live-action movie.

2/4/07 10:13  
Blogger Garble said...

Sorry, I was away from the computer a lot today. First let me say that we live in truly blessed times. LOTR, batman, superman, 300, sin city. This is the promised land.

Preacher wouldn't be a good movie. it would be a great tv series but it's too long to adapt. By the time you made it short enough for a movie it wouldn't be good. I like the rise of skeletor idea.

But what I'd really like to see is a captain america movie. I'd do it darkly though.

Let's strip out the horrible memories of 4 color 1970's Cpt. and recap.

Secret government program.
candidate selected for his psych profile above all else. (devotion to county)
Wore body armor (chainmail), carried a machine gun, and killed lots of bad guys. Was famed for getting the job done.

I'm thinking a dark period piece with nazi badguys that ends with him playing slim pickings on the german nuke. No. 2 has him thawed out after 9-11.

2/4/07 17:56  
Blogger Garble said...

I thought redwall was a decent cartoon, wasn't it called the secrets of NHIM or something? I tune out when I see talking animals.

2/4/07 17:57  
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2/4/07 17:58  
Blogger Garble said...

Oh, it just occurred to me that America might not be ready for a movie where god's not only the bad guy, he's a whiny cowardly bad guy.

2/4/07 17:58  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

Garbs will be happy:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?
category=0&id=39072

2/4/07 20:01  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

No, the Secret of Nimh is something completely different, even though it involves talking animals. Redwall is a series of novels.

3/4/07 05:11  

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