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« on: January 20, 2009, 04:45:04 PM »

I saw a small article over the weekend that a major studio (forget which one) had bought the rights to the Foundation Trilogy. These are great books which will no doubt be butchered as movies..............
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 04:46:53 PM »

Roland Emmerich is attached.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 04:52:02 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 20, 2009, 04:46:53 PM


eh - how the heck do you make movies over this awesome trilogy? Isaac Asimovs style of writing and his stories doesnt really contain the plot elements, nor the drive that movies are characterized by.

And Roland Emmerich?? sigh, we're gonna get another blow-up-the-aliens movie Im afraid, that will perform incredibly poorly.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 04:52:14 PM »

An "action" director is exactly what is NOT needed for these books.....
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 04:54:34 PM »

oh, and this:

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"I, Robot," an Asimov collection of stories also conceived during World War II (and set in the same universe as the "Foundation" trilogy) finally (sort of) hit the big screen in 2004.]"I, Robot," an Asimov collection of stories also conceived during World War II (and set in the same universe as the "Foundation" trilogy) finally (sort of) hit the big screen in 2004.
from the article...

gods, while the movie was entertaining enough, it had nothing whatsoever to do with the I Robot book...
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 05:12:57 PM »

From my favorite librarian webcomic's Sunday page (which is a guest strip, oddly enough)...

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 05:17:52 PM »

Could be worse.. Micheal Bay could do them...or *SHIVER* Uwe Boll
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 05:19:49 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on January 20, 2009, 05:17:52 PM

Could be worse.. Micheal Bay could do them...

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 05:21:48 PM »

I've always the thought that the robot books (Caves of Steel, etc.) would actually make pretty decent movies. They have pretty straightforward sci-fi mysteries and action. Might work well as something on the Sci-Fi channel, like they did with Dune.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 05:33:34 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 20, 2009, 05:19:49 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on January 20, 2009, 05:17:52 PM

Could be worse.. Micheal Bay could do them...

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 05:42:54 PM »

Foundation trilogy? Then why do I have 7 Foundation books in my bookshelf?
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 06:10:21 PM »

Asimov pioneered the Piers Anthony method of numbering.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 06:16:33 PM »

Asimov wrote 3 books which are basically considered the Foundation Trilogy. Then years later he went back and wrote the others. I have them to but I don't think they are nearly as good as the first three.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009, 06:24:16 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on January 20, 2009, 06:16:33 PM

Asimov wrote 3 books which are basically considered the Foundation Trilogy. Then years later he went back and wrote the others. I have them to but I don't think they are nearly as good as the first three.

If memory serves, they weren't awful, but just more Foundation lore and history for people who enjoyed the story.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 06:57:12 PM »

The original 3 were the first non-Hardy Boys books I'd ever read and they turned me into a life long Science Fiction fan.

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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 07:14:05 PM »

Quote from: Jag on January 20, 2009, 06:24:16 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 20, 2009, 06:16:33 PM

Asimov wrote 3 books which are basically considered the Foundation Trilogy. Then years later he went back and wrote the others. I have them to but I don't think they are nearly as good as the first three.

If memory serves, they weren't awful, but just more Foundation lore and history for people who enjoyed the story.

Kind of like how there's only three real dragonlance books (or six if you count the twins books) and the rest is all crap building upon the lore smile
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 08:09:12 PM »

I hope it's not dumbed down. If the psychohistory aspect of it is dumbed down for the audience, it would easily break it.
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2009, 08:12:10 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on January 20, 2009, 08:09:12 PM

I hope it's not dumbed down. If the psychohistory aspect of it is dumbed down for the audience, it would easily break it.

Psychohistory is the most intriguing thing ever - because, if you've deal just a little with statistical analysis, you could actually see that is somehat possible to actually make this science work....

but yes, I just dont know how the books can be translated into movies...
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2009, 10:24:49 PM »

Exactly, because even though it's science fiction, there's enough science in it to make it plausible.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2009, 10:45:25 PM »

science, psychohistory, gentlemen, this will be an action adventure. I see Bruce Willis.....
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2009, 11:16:16 PM »

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science, psychohistory, gentlemen, this will be an action adventure. I see Bruce Willis.....

and Halle Berry as the love interest...
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2009, 11:58:46 PM »

the movie now has a writer.  Saving Private Ryan was awesome and the Patriot was decent so it looks to be in good hands.
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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 07:33:35 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 25, 2009, 11:58:46 PM

the movie now has a writer.  Saving Private Ryan was awesome and the Patriot was decent so it looks to be in good hands.

I highly doubt that.
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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2009, 08:44:44 AM »

It still scares me that Roland Emmerich is in charge of this... Will we see Will Smith in the role as Harry Seldon, dealing out jawbreakers and oneliners? (Yes I know he had that martial arts training but...)
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2009, 09:12:35 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on July 26, 2009, 08:44:44 AM

It still scares me that Roland Emmerich is in charge of this... Will we see Will Smith in the role as Harry Seldon, dealing out jawbreakers and oneliners? (Yes I know he had that martial arts training but...)

no, Harry Seldon will become Henrietta Seldon and be played by Megan Fox  icon_twisted
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2009, 10:15:07 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 26, 2009, 09:12:35 AM

Quote from: Razgon on July 26, 2009, 08:44:44 AM

It still scares me that Roland Emmerich is in charge of this... Will we see Will Smith in the role as Harry Seldon, dealing out jawbreakers and oneliners? (Yes I know he had that martial arts training but...)

no, Harry Seldon will become Henrietta Seldon and be played by Megan Fox  icon_twisted

and since Isaac Asimov wrote about robots as well, there will be robots..GIANT ROBOTS!! TITANIC ROBOTS! And they will be called....TRANSMOGRIFFERS! Because they look human...only GIANT! TITANIC!

*pants*...eh..sorry about that, I just dont like the idea of Roland Emerich in charge of this...
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