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|Old Guy||Posted on Apr 10 2007, 08:46 PM|
| Playboy reported that Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy because he 'didn't understand the damn thing' and lost between $290 and $435 million.
Night Probe is a lot easier to understand, and the the part of Brian Shaw was written for him.
|loren1||Posted on Mar 21 2007, 01:41 PM|
| I think Connery would make a great Brian Shaw. He has the background( )
What a movie that would make.
|Old Guy||Posted on Mar 7 2007, 05:28 PM|
| I want both -- I want Clive to win AND I want more Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt movies. It's probably going to take Clive co-writing scripts and an independent production to make it happen. All Clive has to do is find a big name who is also a big fan, like a Lucas, Spielberg, Eastwood, etc.
Stars like Eastwood and Costner have started making their own films with their own production companies because they were fed up with the studio system, just as Lucas and Copolla did.
Difficult, but not impossible...
And if he could get Sean Connery to agree to play Brian Shaw in Night Probe he might have some more leverage.
|Titanic Fanatic||Posted on Feb 4 2007, 01:57 AM|
RTT is outdated? Nonsense. None of Clive's early work is outdated, my freind. For example I found it very easy to turn RTT into a modern story when I was doing my fan script. Same with Night Probe. I think that in a strange way these book were written to be compatible with every new generation that reads them. They never grow old.
That being said, here's hoping that we get more movies. Including RTT, in the near future.
|mgopilot||Posted on Feb 3 2007, 06:35 PM|
| I suppose the court case is up to the court to decide. I thought the movie was great, and the book, too. That particular book and others by Clive, in reality, can not be made into perfect clone of the book movies, out of technical/logistic/financial impossibility. It wasn't any box office flop to me. Expensive to make and the $10 mil was overboard, demands impossible to meet under the conditions and constraints.
Some of the books would require miniaturization/special effects techniques. I'm sure they could use the same basic cast. Get the Rudi character to lose weight and act more military, and dye Al's hair dark.
Valuable time is being used up, and is of the essence because McCaughnahy isn't getting any younger and he's perfect as Dirk Pitt (who ages so slowly!!!!).
MORE MOVIES NOW!!!! (and not the outdated ones like Raise the Titanic).
|Ruffino||Posted on Jan 3 2007, 10:47 PM|
| Clive can win and we can have movies.....Not an impossiblity!
I do side with CC in protecting his baby but I also will argue that a movie based on his books even if it is loosely tied in only helps him sell his books.
EVERYONE knows that movies are a poor translation of books thus when you see a movie exposing you to a new author you are excited to read the book.
Many here are proof!
|Qin Shang||Posted on Jan 3 2007, 07:00 AM|
| (Grr, DAMMIT that right mouse disabled thing is very irritating!)
Actually: Using Rodriguez on the basis of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Spy Kids, From Dusk till Dawn, etc is a very good idea, especially on the strength of ONCE UPON A TIME in MEXICO...
Which was, slightly modeled after Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In..." Series of films, actually I think there were two, OUAT in the West and OUAT in America.
I think Rodriguez would be a great Dirk Pitt director, as he has shown he can juggle: And Juggling is what the PITT director needs to be able to do.
Now: I can tolerate a few things: I can tolerate Matthew McWhatsHisName as Dirk Pitt. I can take Zahn as Giordino: I am also a blonde haired Italian (so forget I used the name Qin Shang ahaha) That guy who played Rudi Gunn was kinda a combo of Hiram Yeager and Rudi, but he worked for both or either. The best piece of casting was of course Sandecker: PERFECT.
I can deal with those things right there, but James V Donnelly/Oppenheimer/Richards can go suck snake eggs: They SUCCCKED.
Give the screenplay to Quentin Tarantino and let Robert Rodriguez direct: We will have one a$$kicking Pitt moovie. Tarantino is yet another who has proved he can handle multilevel/complex characters and storylines: Which is what is required of the screenwriter for any Pitt novel.
Now, the duo of Tarantino/Rodriguez we are familiar with due to the graphic quality of their work. But I think that would be a boon for any Pitt book treated by those guys. Rather than the Wimp Arse treatment that Mr Mini Mickey Mouse Eisner gave Pitt. So, I think that Rodriguez would be a great choice for director. Eisner was the worst choice: He was BAD,BAD,BAD.
When I saw SAHARA sitting there on the Blockbuster shelves, I was shocked: WHEN did they ever get around to doing a Dirk Pitt moovie? I hadn't even heard of it. So I was unaware of all the controversy surrounding Sahara: You know... If Clive deliberately torpedoed the film? He did a good job: Cos most of my friends and relations are avid and rabid Cussler Addicts. So for ME to never have even heard about this, meant that Cussler lifted 0 fingers in promoting it... Else I would have been standing in line on opening night. But I do not think Clive "Torpedoed" the film, he just refused to lend his credence to it. On the strength of Clive saying nothing, the film fell. And I will not pander to anyone and say, Oh, well I liked it: I did NOT like it: I was shocked and disappointed in it:
Well, now we have shills trying to torpedo Clive. Some of them have found their way into here, maybe. Shills hired by agents of that Jer|<0ff who destroyed the film by not doing what Clive wanted: Philip Ansbutt. So the guy is a Christian, EH? If he is a Christian then it is the worst possible example of how a Christian is supposed to act.
I used to operate a large BBS owned by a company that hosted MP3 files for private artists, and I had to stave off the shills from another competing MP3 site every day (Who I used to work for as well). It was like I had to spend about an hour deleting all the shill posts: This was back when you could actually figure out where someone was posting from via IP address. Well, that don't work no more.
So, I won't point to anyone and call them a shill, but I know they are here, cos it is big buziness. And the only reason I came here today is that I kind of stumbled in here, and I am in the middle of reading Inca Gold, and I just read Atlantis Found and Flood Tide (And I loved the crook from Flood Tide, especially the way Dirk dealt with him- Haha!)
the original question: What would I rather have: More Moovies, or Clive winning?
I want NO more Pitt Moovies if there are the pi$$ poor quality of RTT and Sahara. And regardless of the outcome: I want Clive to WIN.
So I kind of act as a reverse-chill and I go the the blogs and boards where they are slamming Clive and I give it back to em as best I can- It's the least I can do for Clive.
|justreeve||Posted on Nov 29 2006, 01:42 PM|
| Well, the James Bond movies aren't very close to the books but it doesn't seem to prevent them being successful does it?
As long as any future movies are well made and entertaining I don't mind them not sticking too closely to the book. Personally, I like the fact that Sahara was different as it means i don't compare them too directly and can enjoy each one on it's own merits.
PS. The guy who recommended Robert Rodriguez as a director on the basis of Sin City should recognise the difference between a simple comic book and the multiple storylines and historical complexities of a Cussler novel.
|loren1||Posted on Nov 10 2006, 01:26 PM|
|We are all hoping for this!!!!|
|Raess||Posted on Nov 10 2006, 02:48 AM|
|More movies would be great...especially if they can keep the movies closer to the books.|
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