First, a brief on movie and book story differences…
Book: a guy trying to make ends with family
Movie cop refusing to fire into a crowd
Feedback: A bit of both… Does he even have to be good?
Book: he goes through a process to enter game...
Feedback: That sounds very interesting, would be nice to see process of elimination, separates it from Hunger games, then again King was first
Book: bounty hunters... means as movie remake they would have way more personality
Movie: wrester size
Feedback: Maybe a place for telekinesis script King never used, I’m curious how far in future this would be
Book, win for money... can feel like roman gladiatorum, like opportunity and celebration
Movie win for freedom
Feedback: Maybe a movie slogan, money is freedom
Book: Travels across country
Movie: Enclosed location
Feedback: Maybe the enclosed location is the process of elimination
Book: headquarters in middle of slums
Movie: headquarters is grand
Feedback: Slums lets you film worldwide, headquarters is amazing as cgi city scapes…
book: everyone out for themselves
movie: organized resistance
Feedback: Within hierarchy, the both collide?
Book: no wrestling
Movie: wrestling scenes
Feeback: I guess depends on lead actor, I retract saying use the Rock, it’s been done basically
Book: the world is found to be bleak and mean and becomes the validation for the hq to be attacked
Movie: the gameshow is found to be cruel and mean, and becomes the validation for the hq to be attacked
Feedback: This is were King would enhance movie most?
Book and movie, big contrast between rich and poor
Book and movie: He attacks the headquarters
Feedback: The predictable element is perhaps the least like King’s other works?
issue with book: the wife or mother has to whore herself, so the sickly girl is the daughter of a whore, perhaps little sympathy
issue with movie: he doesn’t fight for family, he fight for or with jail cell mates he just met
Ok so other conclusions?
As book the movie needs heavy cgi to budget? Which led to enclosed area? if movie continues where original ends, shows how irrelevant their actions were, makes things more chaotic, and in same time thus using best of both new and old story (thinking of how Pet Cemetery was done), to make its own as remake…
Perhaps expensive gear is part of the game (very video game, chests? And video games currently make more than movies1), maybe like part of the initial processing is an auction for sponsors
Things I'd expect to see:
-Fans that prove love or hate are both deadly to participants
-Bloody fights that are ironic, have nothing to do with the movie, maybe like some of participants are killed by locals, and so almost is the hero for thinking they saved him with purpose
*These ideas are for King to use if he reads them