Your Ideal Movie

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    May 07, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    After watching Kill Bill (both vol. 1 & 2) four times in the past three days (because I'm a badass like that), I began watching the "making of". In it he discussed his directorial approach and writing style... which then had me thinking about how I'd love to have him direct a film version of Metal Gear Solid (the one from '98/'99 for Playstation).
    Story, characters, potential... it has Tarantino written all over it, and I feel it would frankly be the only movie to escape the dreaded "video game movie" subset with a few minor dialog re-writes.

    Which brings me to ask, if you could pick any director to create a film adaptation of anything (book, tv show, video game, etc.), who would you choose, what would you pick, and why?

    Or, is there any movie that you feel would have been *that* much better with a different director or lead actor/actress (I'm looking at you, Angelina-Jolie-as-Lara-Croft (Kate Beckinsale or Rachel Weiz as Lara and Darren Aaronofsky directing would be my picks).
  • martinaston

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    May 13, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    Paul Thomas Anderson to do 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell
  • JHunter

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    May 13, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    I dont know who would be good director for it but I would love it if they remade super mario brothers. I mean growing up with that game it was such a tremendous dissapointment to see that crappy movie. I frankly think that anyone could have done a better job. On a side note I would love to see someone like Peter Jackson take on The Legend of Zelda franchise. Ever since I was a kid I have prayed for a movie from those games. Yeah I know Im a nerd.
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    May 13, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    Ryan Reynolds, Matt Bomer, Tom Welling, Hugh Jackman, Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello as a futuristic space faring volleyball team defeating evil villains and playing tournaments in snug little cotumes.
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    May 13, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    wirefire21 said I feel it would frankly be the only movie to escape the dreaded "video game movie" subset with a few minor dialog re-writes.


    There is no video game that can escape that fate. Video game story lines get their greatness from hours and hours and hoooours of character development, plot twist upon plot twist upon plot twist and incredibly intricate, complicated development that expands and sets in only because you're spending so much time actually playing the game in between receiving the story. You can't squeeze that into 90 minutes of screen time without fucking it up.
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    May 13, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    I want John Waters to do a comedy remake of Mommie Dearest. If you haven't heard his commentary on the DVD, check it out - so funny!
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    May 13, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Efebo said
    wirefire21 said I feel it would frankly be the only movie to escape the dreaded "video game movie" subset with a few minor dialog re-writes.


    There is no video game that can escape that fate. Video game story lines get their greatness from hours and hours and hoooours of character development, plot twist upon plot twist upon plot twist and incredibly intricate, complicated development that expands and sets in only because you're spending so much time actually playing the game in between receiving the story. You can't squeeze that into 90 minutes of screen time without fucking it up.


    90 Mins?! With Tarantino it could easily be over two hours... A story like Metal Gear Solid could be done in three hours easily. If Quentin did it.

    But in almost every other situation, I would definitely agree with you. If someone told me they were making a box-office bound film of Final Fantasy, it would garner a piteous "Awww really? Cool..." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 13, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    wirefire21 said If someone told me they were making a box-office bound film of Final Fantasy, it would garner a piteous "Awww really? Cool..." icon_rolleyes.gif


    I can't tell if you're being facetious or if you really don't know that they already made a train wreck full motion picture shit fest out of FF icon_razz.gif
  • JayDT

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    May 13, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    Tim Burton (because I think only his mind could capture it) directing the big screen adaption of Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.
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    May 13, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    "Or, is there any movie that you feel would have been *that* much better with a different director or lead actor/actress (I'm looking at you, Angelina-Jolie-as-Lara-Croft (Kate Beckinsale or Rachel Weiz as Lara and Darren Aaronofsky directing would be my picks)."

    lmao...couldn't agree more...but yeah I want to say dantes Inferno made into a movie...maybe the video game one rather than the book...I love the book, don't get me wrong, but the video game one may sell more movie tickets...and also God of War...that would be sick...but honestly, I would have no idea who would direct or star in them.
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    May 16, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Efebo said
    wirefire21 said If someone told me they were making a box-office bound film of Final Fantasy, it would garner a piteous "Awww really? Cool..." icon_rolleyes.gif


    I can't tell if you're being facetious or if you really don't know that they already made a train wreck full motion picture shit fest out of FF icon_razz.gif


    Oh SHIT. Yes now I remember.... it was "groundbreaking" CGI, correct? Hmm. Seems like an adequate story line that appeals to more people than the shut-in fanboy would have broken more ground (and box office revenue).

    I actually just saw the new Robin Hood last night (fantastic movie, really well done) and thought that if a God of War film was made, the guy who played Robins nemesis (name?) would work as far as looks go (not too familiar with the Kratos character).

    Not sure if I mentioned this, but Hugh Jackman would be my choice for Solid Snake (still stuck on the MGS idea...)
    Hugh and Quentin would be a dream pairing.
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    May 16, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Joss Whedon and Wonder Woman. With the excellent character development he did with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and how complex the characters were, he would make Wonder Woman simply amazing. I love this man, and he made Dollhouse, Firefly, and Serenity such awesome shit.
  • jrs1

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    May 16, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    I'm all set with The Squid & the Whale:

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    May 16, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    jprichva saidPhilip K. Dick's "Ubik". With Catherine Zeta-Jones as Pat and and David Duchovny as Joe Chip. Actually, I've heard that a screenplay has been in development for years.
    Also, "A Confederacy of Dunces" with Jack Black as Ignatius. This has been rolling around Hollywood for 30 years, John Candy (who would have been perfect) was slated at one time to play Ignatius.


    I've read two treatments and one draft script of the latter, all of which were horrendous, and at best derivative of Royal Tanenbaums. The property is so closely guarded by the family that, much like "Where the Wild Things Are", it's likely to end up in the hands of some very well meaning and talented folks who will up-end it with ham-fisted pseudo-psycho babble that completely undermines the pure fun of it all.

    martinaston saidPaul Thomas Anderson to do 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell


    Brilliant! Brilliant! God, why aren't YOU on the other end of half of my conference calls?

    sashaman saidI want John Waters to do a comedy remake of Mommie Dearest. If you haven't heard his commentary on the DVD, check it out - so funny!


    He wrote "Serial Mom" for Julie Andrews, and Blake Edwards made her turn it down when Waters wouldn't let him direct it.

    Personally, I left "There Will Be Blood" thinking that I could not see another move all the rest of my days, and be perfectly happy. That and "In Bruges" are contemporary films that I can watch over and over these days and never once dissect like I do others. They made movies feel new to me, again, and that's a very rare thing for me. Otherwise, I have to go back to something like Cukor's "My Fair Lady" or Lean's "Dr. Zhivago" to find something joyful and nearly flawless. Kinda sucks.

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    May 16, 2010 7:53 AM GMT
    Another Legally Blond, with Reese Witherspoon and quite a lot of very cute frat boys and her fighting for gay rights for the cute frat boys.

    Either the 12 version with bare torsos, or and 18 with more flesh icon_rolleyes.gif


    Oh and her cute little dog.
  • martinaston

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    May 18, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack said
    jprichva saidPhilip K. Dick's "Ubik". With Catherine Zeta-Jones as Pat and and David Duchovny as Joe Chip. Actually, I've heard that a screenplay has been in development for years.
    Also, "A Confederacy of Dunces" with Jack Black as Ignatius. This has been rolling around Hollywood for 30 years, John Candy (who would have been perfect) was slated at one time to play Ignatius.


    I've read two treatments and one draft script of the latter, all of which were horrendous, and at best derivative of Royal Tanenbaums. The property is so closely guarded by the family that, much like "Where the Wild Things Are", it's likely to end up in the hands of some very well meaning and talented folks who will up-end it with ham-fisted pseudo-psycho babble that completely undermines the pure fun of it all.

    martinaston saidPaul Thomas Anderson to do 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell


    Brilliant! Brilliant! God, why aren't YOU on the other end of half of my conference calls?

    sashaman saidI want John Waters to do a comedy remake of Mommie Dearest. If you haven't heard his commentary on the DVD, check it out - so funny!


    He wrote "Serial Mom" for Julie Andrews, and Blake Edwards made her turn it down when Waters wouldn't let him direct it.

    Personally, I left "There Will Be Blood" thinking that I could not see another move all the rest of my days, and be perfectly happy. That and "In Bruges" are contemporary films that I can watch over and over these days and never once dissect like I do others. They made movies feel new to me, again, and that's a very rare thing for me. Otherwise, I have to go back to something like Cukor's "My Fair Lady" or Lean's "Dr. Zhivago" to find something joyful and nearly flawless. Kinda sucks.



    If u work in the industry one day I hope to be... Btw re: "There Will Be Blood" ? = best film I've seen in the past 10 years, an actor/director perfect storm.
  • JayDT

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    May 18, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    This needs to be made into a full length film!

    "Get it together rapey!"

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    May 28, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    personally I think tarantino would butcher the metal gear solid series.

    But I have to agree on wanting to see a movie based on a cartoon, anime, or video game done right.

    I always wanted to do movies. moreso animated movies than anything. Be the black Miyazaki and tell fun, unique stories.

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    Jun 17, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    my ideal movie is anything really but i love a good action or horror movie the most. love the blood and guts and the chase scenes it gets me going and keeps my interest.
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    Jun 17, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    something that is a TOTAL mind fuck. like Shutter Island.
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    Jun 17, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    I love a good action movie or a movie that really makes you think. I also love watching a good horror with the right person.
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    Jun 17, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    David Lynch directing Spoken From The Heart, the Laura Bush biography with Fran Drescher as the star.
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    Jun 20, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
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    Jun 20, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    I always get annoyed watching Cameron Diaz or Jim Carry play a serious role!! They should just be silly and do fun movies..

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    Jul 27, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    Harrison Ford is a fantastic actor in Hollywood Homicide icon_lol.gif