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  • #313
    Bunit
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    Massive fan of the DA series. I think it would translate well ti other media. Given the current offerings in the genre are mediocre at best

    #360
    cinjinn
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    I agree! I’d love to see John’s world brought to life on the screen but unfortunately, I don’t trust Hollywood to do the stories justice. I mean, look how the ruined Butcher’s series – The Dresdan Files.

    #375
    Bunit
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    Agreed. Game of thrones has done it fairly well. It would need to be big budget no expense spared.

    #376
    Balor
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    John, just try to learn the hard lesson from Jim Butcher and the what happened with him and sci-fi. There was an interview with him explaining it somewhere with the last minute bait and switch what changed his show heavily and removed his input.

    I know money is needed and an offer to make something in another format would be great but a show on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu would have a longer lifespan than most cable networks as they cut most shows after a season. Unless the CW gives you are good offer because if they like the show it runs from years. They do have an interest in the urban fantasy but do focus on the teenage girl demographic.

    #380
    Bunit
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    Terry Goodkinds sword of truth series was another one butchered by the transition. In my opinion the only way for it to really happen would be if JC had the final say in the creative process

    #381
    Balor
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    Bunit has a great point and from my understanding the author of The Expanse, James S. A. Corey was either very involved or had some level of control on the story development. That show is doing extremely well and Scyfy canceled it. I was not surprised that in about two weeks Amazon picked it up for another season.

    #382
    Bunit
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    As has George R Martin GOT is the biggest show in the world. And I still prefer the DA Universe.

    #399
    Sethanis
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    I am pretty sure, that the reason the Dresden files tanked is because they tried to put 1 book in each episode. Most of Jim’s books are in the 500 to 750 page range, now a regular movie is in the 150 page range (script), so an episode would be 75 pages.

    You can’t truly represent the content of a book in a movie let alone a 45 minute episode, the only movie I have seen recently that came closest is “Ready Player One” and it still left a lot out.

    With the Dresden File TV show, there was also the issue with “Bob”. Where Bob is a scull, and the actor that played him was always bumping into things, so in post production the CGI guys needed to take that out (Expensive).

    So with RP1 and GOT the authors had a lot of input, but not the DF.

    But to be honest I would prefer you keep writing, than take the time to put together a quality TV show.

    My 2 cent worth.

    #472
    czehner
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    Someone created a Pinterest board with their ideas for actors for a Demon Accords series. I’m curious as to what other people think.

    https://www.pinterest.com/jaydiarae/fan-cast-the-demon-accords/

    Also, it would involve a little mix-and-match of character attributes (as a red-headed fiddle player), but I’d love to see Lindsey Stirling play Ryanne/(Gael).

    https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=lindsey%20stirling

    #474
    cinjinn
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    That’s an excellent suggestion for Ryanne!

    #490
    vidardabard
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    I think Joss Whedon, Francis Lawrence (who directed Constantine) or the guys who did the Shannara Chronicles could make a good showing for it. Otherwise, I’d say engage a Japanese studio to produce it as an anime and see about running it on SyFy and Adult Swim. As long as someone rode herd on them to make sure we get something at least as close to the books as GoT was. The last thing we need is another “use the names and title, and screw the actual story” effort like some of adaptations that people have already mentioned.

    #491
    vidardabard
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    As for an actor… I’d nominate Liam McIntyre from Spartacus for Chris. He’s a good actor who is genuinely likeable, and he’s shown he can hack the kind of fitness needed for the part. That being said, Chris’ physique is literally supernatural, so no matter who would have the role we’d need some CGI there.

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    #498
    Morelil
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    I’ve always pictured Jeremy Renner as Chris Gordon.

    #553
    MarkDavid
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    I see two big problems with a television series or a movie franchise for that matter.
    To do them right each book would take at least 6 or 7 episodes to do the material justice.
    So if it were a large network (CBS or even the CW) which did an average 20 – 22 episodes a season you might do three or possibly four books justice.
    Provided you don’t run into network big shots who need to tinker with the source material as the disaster that befell the Dresden Files has already been mentioned.
    But to me the biggest problem would be who to cast in the female roles specifically Tanya and Stacia and forget about the elves who are suppose to be even more otherworldly beautiful than those two.
    Let’s face it hardcore DA fans are never going to agree on the perfect choice.

    #555
    czehner
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    I completely agree that the books would require at least 6 episodes each. If GoT can do 1 book/season, then DA could do 3/per.

    As for the actors… DA is fiction and we know it. There is a hotness limit, but that’s reality. Look at the average hotness on the CW — if casting specifically looks for really hot actors, they can find them.

    Of course we’re not going to all agree on whether or not they made the right choices, but if Interview with a Vampire can cast Tom Cruise and get away with it, I’m sure DA can do a LOT better.

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