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BadCatMan
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Posted - 20 Dec 2017 :  02:31:33  Show Profile Send BadCatMan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've tried to collect all the news and rumour at the wiki (as a way of keeping atop of any flood of information):
http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Unnamed_Dungeons_%26_Dragons_movie
Please let me know if I've missed anything.

Having switched from Warner Bros. to Paramount resets everything, so we can't currently say what it's about or who's doing it. However, the fact that Hasbro and its Allspark Pictures are working with Paramount on a bunch of other things suggests D&D came in the same package, so fingers crossed that it's still the same Forgotten Realms–set project as before, and not the Dragonlance proposal (which seems no more than a script looking for a maker).

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Caolin
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I look forward to the future 37% Rotten Tomatoes score.
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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 20 Dec 2017 :  18:13:53  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Looks like ia d&d movie could be inching forward ever slowly. Although I love the realms and would love a FR movie.....the Dragonlance Chronicles always seemed to me as a great source for movies.

It also doesn't hurt that one of the guys writing and pushing for it has some star power and could probably be a great Caramon.



I think there are many story lines that would make great movies. For the realms the obvious choice would be Drizzt's story line. The originals were all self-contained and also fed into the other books. This plays well into movie-land. The moonblade books also work well this way... so much would depend on casting there though and tbh I think no one would be an Elaith I would not hate.

Dragonlance requires a series of movies. Which would be wonderful. Or even better, give them a HBO series like GOT. If MTV ruins another book series like Shannara we're all doomed.
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Brimstone and I both waited for someone else to do it.


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sleyvas
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quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Looks like ia d&d movie could be inching forward ever slowly. Although I love the realms and would love a FR movie.....the Dragonlance Chronicles always seemed to me as a great source for movies.

It also doesn't hurt that one of the guys writing and pushing for it has some star power and could probably be a great Caramon.



I think there are many story lines that would make great movies. For the realms the obvious choice would be Drizzt's story line. The originals were all self-contained and also fed into the other books. This plays well into movie-land. The moonblade books also work well this way... so much would depend on casting there though and tbh I think no one would be an Elaith I would not hate.

Dragonlance requires a series of movies. Which would be wonderful. Or even better, give them a HBO series like GOT. If MTV ruins another book series like Shannara we're all doomed.



LOL, so I wasn't the only one who hated that Shannara series.

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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 21 Dec 2017 :  20:12:32  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I honestly don't think they even read the book. They were deviating before they left page 1.
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Cyrinishad
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LOL, so I wasn't the only one who hated that Shannara series.



I still haven't met anyone who liked the MTV-Shannara garbage series.

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The Red Walker
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Well we may or may not ever get a decent Realms movie, but at least someone is making a hell of an attempt at a quality fantasy fiction movie.

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/sam-raimi-kingkiller-chronicles-lionsgate-and-lin-manuel-miranda-1202678969/

I love the Kingkiller novels, and with a director like Raimi and a creative force like Miranda on board, as well as Lionsgate behind them.....this should be good

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 30 Jan 2018 :  20:35:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cyrinishad

quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas
LOL, so I wasn't the only one who hated that Shannara series.



I still haven't met anyone who liked the MTV-Shannara garbage series.



My wife liked them enough to try to read The Elfstones of Shannara. That said, she is neither a geek nor an avid reader.

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Diffan
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Posted - 31 Jan 2018 :  04:58:46  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas
LOL, so I wasn't the only one who hated that Shannara series.



I still haven't met anyone who liked the MTV-Shannara garbage series.



I like it. I never read the books, dont particularly want to. I like the post Apocalypse feeling. The acting is on-par for what I expect a fantasy show to have and they film on location, which I like.
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Markustay
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Then I might like it too, because I never read the books either. i tried to - just couldn't get into them.

And I LOVE post-apocalypse settings. I'm looking forward to my neighborhood being one someday.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


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sfdragon
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I enjoyed season 1 of the shanarra tv show. to enjoy I suppose you should not read the books.

or if you do read the books, remember to enjoy the show for what it is and not what it is not and only then you might enjoy it, just don't forget the popcorn

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sleyvas
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Posted - 31 Jan 2018 :  13:30:18  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Then I might like it too, because I never read the books either. i tried to - just couldn't get into them.

And I LOVE post-apocalypse settings. I'm looking forward to my neighborhood being one someday.



If you're looking for post-apocalypse, don't look for it in the books. Granted, he REFERENCES that this is in the far future, but the feel in the stories was very much normal fantasy (granted, i read them 30 years ago). In fact, in reading the first two books, I felt like it was very much a Tolkien remake of LotR kinda with some twists. I started the third book and never finished it. That being said, I have a friend that loved the series.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 31 Jan 2018 :  15:22:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Then I might like it too, because I never read the books either. i tried to - just couldn't get into them.

And I LOVE post-apocalypse settings. I'm looking forward to my neighborhood being one someday.



If you're looking for post-apocalypse, don't look for it in the books. Granted, he REFERENCES that this is in the far future, but the feel in the stories was very much normal fantasy (granted, i read them 30 years ago). In fact, in reading the first two books, I felt like it was very much a Tolkien remake of LotR kinda with some twists. I started the third book and never finished it. That being said, I have a friend that loved the series.



Sword of Shannara is pretty much a direct ripoff of The Lord of the Rings, with the added bonus of a bizarre interpretation of a prophecy (it really, really bugs me). Elfstones and Wishsong were more original.

From what I understand, Terry Brooks did eventually write some other books that pretty much bridge our modern world with the Shannara series, showing how the world became all Shannarified. I've not read any of them, though.

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Markustay
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Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).

But this is why I think I 'might' enjoy the TV adaption. Its NOT really the books at all, and it IS set in the post-apocalypse. I can't be disappointed by something based on something I was already disappointed with... that's a double-negative.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).




Aside from the nonsensical reaction to the prophecy, I enjoyed the book when I first read it... But that was well before I read Lord of the Rings. Once I read that, then tried to reread Sword, I found myself wondering how such a blatant ripoff ever got approved by a publisher.

As for that prophecy, since I keep mentioning it... The Fellowship characters go up into the mountains to see this ghost, for some advice on their quest to find the eponymous Sword of Shannara. The ghost says "one of you will not reach the far side of this mountain, but that person will be the first to find the Sword."

It's a pretty straight-forward statement. It said nothing about death, and did say that the lost person would get the Sword. But all of the characters somehow interpreted it as meaning that one of them was going to die.

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Sunderstone
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).




Aside from the nonsensical reaction to the prophecy, I enjoyed the book when I first read it... But that was well before I read Lord of the Rings. Once I read that, then tried to reread Sword, I found myself wondering how such a blatant ripoff ever got approved by a publisher.

As for that prophecy, since I keep mentioning it... The Fellowship characters go up into the mountains to see this ghost, for some advice on their quest to find the eponymous Sword of Shannara. The ghost says "one of you will not reach the far side of this mountain, but that person will be the first to find the Sword."

It's a pretty straight-forward statement. It said nothing about death, and did say that the lost person would get the Sword. But all of the characters somehow interpreted it as meaning that one of them was going to die.



I kind of reacted the same with the first book. To much of a Fellowship rehash. Two Humans(one a royal), Elves, Dwarf, the diminuitve protagonist and a Wizard..I mean a Druid on a quest to take a weapon that can beat the big bad into the heart of his kingdom. All the while being threatened by Nazgul, I mean Warlock Lords. The only characters I really could get into were Panamon Creel and Keltset. They at least felt original.
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sleyvas
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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).

But this is why I think I 'might' enjoy the TV adaption. Its NOT really the books at all, and it IS set in the post-apocalypse. I can't be disappointed by something based on something I was already disappointed with... that's a double-negative.



Its baaadddd..... really.... really... baaddd. Granted, I did watch the whole season 1 hoping that it would get better. I kid you not, when the last episode aired, I immediately deleted the recording settings from my DVR so that it wouldn't ever record more... and I never do that.

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Balmar Foghaven
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Posted - 03 Feb 2018 :  08:22:31  Show Profile Send Balmar Foghaven a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).




Aside from the nonsensical reaction to the prophecy, I enjoyed the book when I first read it... But that was well before I read Lord of the Rings. Once I read that, then tried to reread Sword, I found myself wondering how such a blatant ripoff ever got approved by a publisher.

As for that prophecy, since I keep mentioning it... The Fellowship characters go up into the mountains to see this ghost, for some advice on their quest to find the eponymous Sword of Shannara. The ghost says "one of you will not reach the far side of this mountain, but that person will be the first to find the Sword."

It's a pretty straight-forward statement. It said nothing about death, and did say that the lost person would get the Sword. But all of the characters somehow interpreted it as meaning that one of them was going to die.



I do so enjoy misinterpreted prophecies. Is anyone here familiar with The Dragonstone by Dennis L. McKiernan? It involves heroes embarking on a quest to prevent an apocalyptic prophecy and... let's just say in the end they might be directly responsible for it coming to pass.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Balmar Foghaven

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).




Aside from the nonsensical reaction to the prophecy, I enjoyed the book when I first read it... But that was well before I read Lord of the Rings. Once I read that, then tried to reread Sword, I found myself wondering how such a blatant ripoff ever got approved by a publisher.

As for that prophecy, since I keep mentioning it... The Fellowship characters go up into the mountains to see this ghost, for some advice on their quest to find the eponymous Sword of Shannara. The ghost says "one of you will not reach the far side of this mountain, but that person will be the first to find the Sword."

It's a pretty straight-forward statement. It said nothing about death, and did say that the lost person would get the Sword. But all of the characters somehow interpreted it as meaning that one of them was going to die.



I do so enjoy misinterpreted prophecies. Is anyone here familiar with The Dragonstone by Dennis L. McKiernan? It involves heroes embarking on a quest to prevent an apocalyptic prophecy and... let's just say in the end they might be directly responsible for it coming to pass.



A misinterpretation is one thing. But Bremen flat out said the person that didn't reach the other side of the mountain would get the Sword -- which means that person lived. An entire group of people, some quite intelligent, somehow determining that this meant someone would die, is willful stupidity.

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Balmar Foghaven
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Balmar Foghaven

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Well, maybe that's why I didn't like it. I don't think I even got past chapter 3 of the first book. It probably felt like a "poor man's LotR" (and although I was just 14, my tastes had already become discerning LOL).




Aside from the nonsensical reaction to the prophecy, I enjoyed the book when I first read it... But that was well before I read Lord of the Rings. Once I read that, then tried to reread Sword, I found myself wondering how such a blatant ripoff ever got approved by a publisher.

As for that prophecy, since I keep mentioning it... The Fellowship characters go up into the mountains to see this ghost, for some advice on their quest to find the eponymous Sword of Shannara. The ghost says "one of you will not reach the far side of this mountain, but that person will be the first to find the Sword."

It's a pretty straight-forward statement. It said nothing about death, and did say that the lost person would get the Sword. But all of the characters somehow interpreted it as meaning that one of them was going to die.



I do so enjoy misinterpreted prophecies. Is anyone here familiar with The Dragonstone by Dennis L. McKiernan? It involves heroes embarking on a quest to prevent an apocalyptic prophecy and... let's just say in the end they might be directly responsible for it coming to pass.



A misinterpretation is one thing. But Bremen flat out said the person that didn't reach the other side of the mountain would get the Sword -- which means that person lived. An entire group of people, some quite intelligent, somehow determining that this meant someone would die, is willful stupidity.



A fair point

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