Would a movie really work?

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Would a movie really work?

Postby Enda the cyberlord » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:43 pm

We all wamnt to see a Movie but would it work? We all love AF but it would not enough tickets to cover the costs of makeing it. The fx buget would be mad and in order too pull in the tickets they would need to get an A-list actor( more money). This might be one book better left as a book.

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Chitiliti » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:17 pm

That's not necessarily true, but okay. There are a LOT of Artemis Fowl fans out there. Not just AFC members. Plus, I'm sure other people would go see the movie even if they weren't a fan of the books. You would be surprised how many movies are being made based off books these days. Not only that, but just because it has A-list celebrities in it doesn't mean it will be any more popular. Or well made. In fact, I probably wouldn't go see it if it was full of big names. It's just not right for Artemis, you know?

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Knarpulous » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:03 am

It could work if it was well-made, or at least well-marketed. If it's well marketed, it will bring people in, and if it's well made, people will keep coming. For example, Eragon was neither well made nor marketed and did terrible. The Golden Compass was fairly well marketed, but not very well made, and did fairly good, especially worldwide.

If at least one well-known director or actor is involved, it should be marketed fairly.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Arty1995 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:59 am

It all depends on how big the Budget is, who's acting and who's directing.
I hope spielberg is the Director, he knows what he's doing.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby kelly_holden » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:02 am

Besides, plenty of people will go to a movie who've never heard of the book it's based on, movies are more for the general public than proper fans. Heck, even the graphic novel seems to be reaching a wider audience than the original books, and despite still requiring reading, and having art I wouldn't like even if every character was drawn in 100% compliance with descriptions.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Knarpulous » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:11 pm

There are a lot of movies that people don't know are based on books, like The Bourne Identity.

I highly doubt Spielberg will be the director, 'sides his movies aren't as good anymore. There are plenty of directors who know what their doing and don't focus on summer blockbusters.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Chitiliti » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Knarpulous wrote:There are a lot of movies that people don't know are based on books, like The Bourne Identity.

I highly doubt Spielberg will be the director, 'sides his movies aren't as good anymore. There are plenty of directors who know what their doing and don't focus on summer blockbusters.


I totally agree. I'd say half of movies coming out these days are based off books. They just made a movie based off The Portrait of Dorian Gray, for heaven's sake! Not all movies based off books are terrible.

The director will probably be one I've never heard of. I'd rather it not be a big name, because I can't think of any directors I know who would be good for the job...

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Cat Moon » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:23 am

Everyone's gunning for a HP replacement. They'll pay to make a good book make a good film, 'cos otherwise, their sales are gonna plummet.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby tahtswutshesed » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:09 pm

Chitiliti wrote:I totally agree. I'd say half of movies coming out these days are based off books. They just made a movie based off The Portrait of Dorian Gray, for heaven's sake! Not all movies based off books are terrible.


Oh God. Did they?! I love that book!

Speaking of directors, I thought it was James Sheridan... or unless I'm getting the name wrong. He's the big director that did Titanic, and now Avatar. He's Irish and I think Colfer knows him personally.

Or I could be totally wrong. But I'm pretty PRETTY positive it's James Sheridan. I think Sheridan's daughter was listed as working the screenplay too.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Knarpulous » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:06 pm

It's James Cameron and I'm pretty sure he's not Irish. He would be a good director, but he usually only directs movies he creates himself, and he's supposed to be working on a Battle Angel Alita movie and/or Avatar sequels.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby tahtswutshesed » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:03 am

Knarpulous wrote:It's James Cameron and I'm pretty sure he's not Irish. He would be a good director, but he usually only directs movies he creates himself, and he's supposed to be working on a Battle Angel Alita movie and/or Avatar sequels.


AHH! I"m bad with names. I just realized I had it messed up. Yeahhh, the guy I was thinking of is NOT James Cameron. Though the man I'm thinking of as the director is definitely Irish, and has the last name Sheridan. Sorry I got the two confused. :D
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby lotrfan » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:22 pm

Yeah, there are definitely enough fans. I can't believe that they keep making all of these films of random books and some that aren't even of books that are just stupid. I mean, The Picture of Dorian Gray, really? That's kind of what A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was.
Why are things like Twilight so popular? It defnitely wasn't as popular before the movies came out, I had barely heard of it. So once they actually do make the Artemis Fowl movie there will be more fans because more people will know about it.

I feel like I'm just babbling incoherently
Anyway, they shouldn't not make the movie just because they think there aren't enough people who are going to see it, because I think there are enough people who will see it.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Cat Moon » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:06 am

Nope, you're not babbling, I got all of that -and I agree. They shouldn't think of how many people would go see it 'cos they're fans, they should reckon on how many people will go see it once they've seen trailers and checked out SFX and stuff.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby CharlyxXx » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:40 pm

Chitiliti wrote:
Knarpulous wrote:There are a lot of movies that people don't know are based on books, like The Bourne Identity.

I highly doubt Spielberg will be the director, 'sides his movies aren't as good anymore. There are plenty of directors who know what their doing and don't focus on summer blockbusters.


I totally agree. I'd say half of movies coming out these days are based off books. They just made a movie based off The Portrait of Dorian Gray, for heaven's sake! Not all movies based off books are terrible.

The director will probably be one I've never heard of. I'd rather it not be a big name, because I can't think of any directors I know who would be good for the job...


What about Chris Weisz... oh wait, did he do the golden compass? I didn't like the way that was done.
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Cat Moon » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:44 pm

Yep, he did Golden Compass and New Moon.
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