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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2003, 03:27:52 PM »

Susan wrote:
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> break them down like that Twilight zone movie

King stories are pretty entertaining in an anthology format, such as Creepshow or Cat's Eye.

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2003, 03:29:20 PM »

"Reality TV."

I'm not sure why 'reality' shows are called that.  They artifically bring a bunch of people together and put them in a very contrived situation..that's not exactly 'reality'
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2003, 03:32:54 PM »

I thought Apt Pupil would make a good movie. I was pretty disappointed with the piece of crap that was made. If anyone decided to make a more faithful adaptation of the story, it would be a nice disturbing little film.

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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2003, 03:44:31 PM »

What did you expect from Apt Pupil, if David Schwimmer is in it, it is bound to suck.


It is interesting that for being such a great author, King movies usually suck.  Even the scripts he writes tend to be lame (like the Storm of the Century).

They are also coming out with a King movie soon starrinjg Morgan Freeman. I think it is called Dreamcatcher and it concerns aliens. I haven't read the book, but I was unimpressed by the preview for sure. Anyone else know more about this?
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2003, 09:52:19 PM »

I want to see Insomnia made into a film.  I found it a very interesting read.  Another thing that would be great would be The dark Tower series (if it ever gets finished).  A saga along the lines of The Lord of the Rings in terms of quality.
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2003, 12:39:06 AM »

>Which book is the Salem's Lot sequal in??

Nigh Shift. This book also contains the stories that were the basis for Graveyard Shift, The Mangler, Maximum Overdrive (Trucks), Sometimes They Come Back, The Lawnmower Man (really nothing to do with the movie), Quitters, Inc. (one of the segments of Cat's Eye), and Children of the Corn.

Amazon has it used for like $.80 right now.
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2003, 01:16:49 AM »

Afraid not.  I've been hearing that for years and years but it's never happened.  Although it would be a dream come true, some of it would be completely unfilmable.
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2003, 01:23:05 AM »

One of King's most redundant, stupid, and contrived books.  It's everything he's ever written and it's not that great.  Take every King book, mush them together, add a few aliens and the government and you have Dreamcatcher.  Why this is being made into a film, I have no idea.  Hopefully the script will be better than the book.....
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2003, 01:27:52 AM »

I believe that Bag Of Bones would be a fantastic film.  It adds a few new twists on the supernatural/ghost genre and has a heartfelt and warm core that only King can create.  Would be really scary if done correctly...especially the old guy in the weird wheelchair....

My wife believes that Rage would be a good flick.  I've never read the story, but might soon in the future.
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2003, 01:46:19 AM »

I doubt Rage will ever make it to the screen. It is about a high-schooler who kills two of his teachers and more or less takes his class hostage at gunpoint. great story but it will never make it to the screen.





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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2003, 11:03:12 AM »

I think that it would be interesting to do kind of a "4 rooms" style movie with some of his shorter stories.....one id really like to see made into a film, however short, is "Rainy Season"

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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2003, 05:46:49 PM »

I would love to see "The Mist" made as a movie!!!
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2003, 12:57:10 AM »

I personally have a soft spot for teh undying COTC series.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2003, 09:19:26 AM »

Rage would make for a tremendous film . . . As would The Long Walk for that matter. Too bad the mainstream public would be too damn braindead to accept it.

An adaptation of The Running Man that's truer to the novella would be great as well.

The Mist would make for a scary as Hell movie if they pull it off correctly. I remember they actually made a game based on the story that was text based and it alone was pretty creepy.

I also wouldn't mind seeing film adaptations of Nona, The Jaunt (would be pretty short but the ending would be tremendous on film) and Battlefield. (This was tailor-made to be adapted as a stop-motion film.)

And yes, The Dark Tower series should definately be made into a long cable mini-series much like the recent "Taken" (The Dark Tower should NOT be produced by Sci-Fi, though. This story actually deserves to be told in such a way that wont bore the living s**t out of people.)
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2003, 10:37:50 PM »

The problem with "The mist" ending up as a movie is it might end up like "The langoliers". (made for tv) For me, what makes most of the lower grade stephen king movies suck is the badly chosen actors. Like people i'd see on a movie of the week in 1981. I'm still in shock "Dreamcatcher" made it to the big screen. These kind of movies are slowly giving him a bad name. He used to have good luck with oddball stories in the early days making it to the big screen but as of late the only on screen adaptations people want are his "drama" pieces...the rest end up on ABC

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