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#1 Tech priest support

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:45 AM

OK, you open your box of cereal and the prize inside is ownership of a functional movie studio. ;)

So. Now you have the ability to make movies, including movies made for tv such as miniseries.

What movies and miniseries' would you like to make if you could?

A while back the SFC stunned me by making a well made sf miniseries based on a classic sf novel. Unfortunately the novel was ''childhood's end'' by A.C. Clarke, which while a true classic sf novel wasn't the best possible choice for a miniseries.

I'd like to make a good miniseries based on another classic sf novel, ''the black cloud'' by astro physicist Fred Hoyle. If you're unfamiliar with the black cloud you can look it up here. https://en.m.wikiped...The_Black_Cloud

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:29 AM

The Stainless Steel Rat movie. I reread the first few books in the series earlier in the year and it really struck me just how good an action movie the first book in particular is.

 

Had the interesting thought that as Jim DiGriz and Angelina spend a lot of time in disguise - including both of them getting extensive plastic surgery - you could mix things up with a multi-ethnic cast playing both characters. 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:26 AM

Reality TV Shows and Found Footage movies. They are both cheap to make and tend to rake in a lot of cash.

 

 

What? You didn't say I inherited a soul to go along with that studio.  :)


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#4 Christopher R Taylor

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:32 AM

I wouldn't do movies, I'd change direction and set up an ongoing Netflix or cable show that does limited series of the many, many books which haven't been put on screen yet.  Like Game of Thrones without acting like its going to last forever.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:00 AM

If IP rights weren't an issue:
Star Wars vs Star Trek
AVENGERS/JLA

I'd probably make a couple Octavia Butler books into films.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:02 AM

Reality TV Shows and Found Footage movies. They are both cheap to make and tend to rake in a lot of cash.

 

 

What? You didn't say I inherited a soul to go along with that studio.   :)

 

We--(whimper)--we were hoping you had one of your own.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:11 AM

Sword and Sorcery films with copious amount of graphic sex and violence.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

Zornwil vs Death Tribble XXVII


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:26 PM

Zornwil vs Death Tribble XXVII

 

But Zornwil always wins.

 

I'm going to make porn.  A lot of porn, starring really hot porn starlets, and myself.  I don't care if anyone actually sees it.

 

I might dabble in kung fu movies and an adaptation of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:50 PM

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

I wouldn't do movies, I'd change direction and set up an ongoing Netflix or cable show that does limited series of the many, many books which haven't been put on screen yet. Like Game of Thrones without acting like its going to last forever.

This is an outstanding answer!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:14 PM

There are a couple RPG worlds I'd want to do as series. Both are similar but also polar opposites.

One is ''code:black'' for the EABA system. It's a very dark and gritty horror and elemental Good vs.
Evil setting where there is a reality most people are literally Blind to. Here's a link to it's free preview. http://www.rpgnow.co...eBlack-v10?it=1

Another is ''M Force'' for the QAGS system. It's another ''real world with monsters'' setting but the game setting is more comedic than horror.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

Reality TV Shows and Found Footage movies. They are both cheap to make and tend to rake in a lot of cash.
 
 
What? You didn't say I inherited a soul to go along with that studio.  :)


Yes, you sound like you'd fit into Hollywood culture quite well.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

My idea is a large cast of stock players, and then put on a book each year.  Once any of the actors becomes expensive and/or famous, replace them with some talented newcomer, and keep it rolling.  Use the same cast for roles like a play company and keep it going each year.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

I would want to make the movies I mentioned in this post, but mostly I would make superhero movies.

 

And like Old Man, I would make porn.  And it would be good.  Critically acclaimed, even.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

To be quite honest, I'd rather inherit a video game development studio, fully staffed with highly motivated and skilled workers, and a budget that could rival Star Citizien's, which has raked in about $150 million US through crowdfunding. I'd pour resources into a virtual GM AI and proper voice synthesis to create the ultimate sandbox game. I would continue to pump out expansions, much like World of Warcraft does, to support and expand the basic game for at least a decade after release. That's where the money from those Reality TV shows and Found Footage films would go. If I made any breakthrough patents, I'd license the hell out of them for some additional liquid assets. The bonus to all this would be, in my little fantasy, that if I created such a product successfully but ended up financially bankrupt, I'd still be happy. Because once one product like this is brought to market, if it does well, others will follow.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

As mentioned, assuming IP rights could be arranged... movie adaptations of Bujold's "Vorkosigan" series. Also her Curse of Chalion, though that might make a better TV miniseries.

 

A Traveller TV series, sort of; it would actually be based on the Traveller campaign some friends of mine have run for 30 years, which has diverged a lot from Traveller as published. Focus it on the PCs who run a mercenary company as the immediate "hook" for the audience, but lots of other PCs and NPCs could wander in for cameos such as Colonel Chiron the consulting mercenary, Sharvon the urban barbarian, former admiral Franklin Arthur "Brassy" Nincrock, a.k.a. Emperor Nincrock the Last, Willie Pete Hovis a.k.a. the Wrath of God, Doctor Reptile, street surgeon Velma Frankenstein... I could go on and on.

 

Something adapted from Astro City.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Histories, as accurately as possible.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

 

Something adapted from Astro City.

 

 

 

Beat me to it...

 

I'd like to give the Dresden Files the GoT treatment with a great cast and SFX


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

Sell movie studio for a huge profit, buy Apple stock, other Silicon Valley "startups" and invest in Old Man's film projects, I hear he needs a casting director. And buy a bigger library than Steve Long's.
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