Tuesday, December 05, 2006
There has been a lot of discussion over the last few days over what makes the best fantasy/sci-fi movie. Opinions differ so much that agreeing on what existing movies qualify as good is nearly impossible. So I put it to you, dear reader, to tell me what movie you would make. Would you remake an existing film? Many here have complained that The Pirates of the Carribean is not nearly what it should be. I can't really disagree with the point. I enjoyed it for what it was, but perhaps it is too cynical and slick. Would you remake it into a proper pirate movie? If so, what would your movie be like? Would you make a movie based on a book instead? Some of my favorite movies are based on books; Blade Runner is probably my favorite example of a book-based movie done right. Are there any movies based on books that you think are crap and would like to see re-done in your own vision; or are there books out there just crying out to be made into a movie? I've heard it mentioned a time or two that Enders Game is being considered for a film adapatation, though it is often said to be in "development Hell." Is this a book that should be made into a movie or are there other books that are more deserving? Or do you have an original idea that you think is taylor made for the big screen? Now don't go and give me too many specifics if you are planning on submitting a screenplay, this is a public forum after all. But maybe you have an opinion of things that are just plain missing from fantasy/sci-fi movies that you just know need to be there. And if you can't think of the movie you would make, what would you do to fix the one's that are already out there? Do you think it's possible to take a movie like Pirates of the Carribean and fix it? Or would you just throw it out and start over? What could be done to fix the Star Wars prequels? Are they salvageable, or just plain junk? It's your turn to be the director, what movies would you make/fix if you had the chance?