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Has any read the Lock artist? it's a Great book working on adapting that book into a screenplay. any good book you guy like to be seen turn into a movie?
Thank you for posting the Vonnegut book: You reminded me that I had always wanted to see Cat's Cradle turned into a movie. The minute I finished that book, I thought it would make an awesome movie with the title Ice Nine. The second book I have been wanting to see adapted CORRECTLY is Fahrenheit 451. For a while Mel Gibson was going to film it, then Frank Darabont, but I would go absolutely nuts if a faithful adaptation of this novel was made, complete with mechanical hound, televised chase and ongoing war. For a fix, I bought the graphic novel of the story. This book is so prophetic that it HAS to be made into a movie. Correctly. The Truffaut movie was just okay and suffice in a void but a true adaptation would be totally kickass.
That's actually one of my favorite movies, but it's something that should not have been made. Too Ironic, it being about TV replacing books and all that.
Not sure Cat's Craddle would work. There would probably be too much narration. But I would like to see Mother Night done better. That one is my favorite Vonnegut.
I'm thinking of the apocalyptic ending of Cat's Cradle being made for the big screen, but its been a while since I read the book so you may be correct about it being tough to translate without narraration. I just remember some of the vivid characters (the midget and his horse-faced sister, the king and the king's daughter?). I haven't read any other Vonnegut novels so I look forward to reading both Mother Night and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater. An interesting aside, I knew one of the Vonnegut's NY nannies for two years in the late '80s before she moved back home.
As for Fahrenheit, it being so prophetic and ironic, since many of the things he wrote about has happened already or the seeds of them have sprouted, I still would love to see it on the big screen. Youth violence (the amusement park, Clarisse's death and Montag's close call crossing the highway), big screen televisions (the walls), government deception (killing of the innocent man instead of Montag by the hound), Advertising everywhere (the long billboards along the highway)...there's so much there I want to see translated faithfully even if it isn't successful with the public because it seemed it's time had passed. I felt the same with the Redford/Farrow Great Gatsby and The Watchmen. Neither was successful but darn it, if I wasn't in fanboy heaven. And dagburnit, I'd LOVE to see that hound.
Since I don't think it's ever been adapted, a short story I've always kind of wanted to be seen translated across the mediums would be Issac Asimov's 'Silly Asses', even if it were only in Short Film format.
Hunter S. Thompson's book on the Hell's Angels.
The Graveyard Book
American Gods (Though I'm probably more happy with it being adapted into a HBO series)
The Wheel of Time series
wow you guys loving all these books title you guys are posting, i have never heard these before. they all look very interesting, we need to get Korey,Leon,Co-host and Cryus in the mix of this Discussions somehow. also i would love heard why you guy think this book needs or deserves to be adapt into a movie. The story of Lock Artist is about
is very exciting and the writing was very well done also introduce a unique new character, unlike anyone you've ever seen in the world of crime fiction and love story that has never been told.