The Library Policeman & Sun Dog Movies?

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How many are interested in seeing The Library Policemen and Sun Dog on the big screen?


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Doc Creed

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It's fun to have them fondly recorded only in one's own imagination but I wouldn't mind watching it out of curiosity. Good or bad it won't effect the story. I'd like a serious remake of The Tommyknockers, a big screen adaptation of Gerald's Game and Insomnia, and an HBO treatment of The Stand in the tradition of GOT. Joyland and Duma Key and Lisey's Story are a few I'd like to see made first, though.
 

Gerald

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It's fun to have them fondly recorded only in one's own imagination but I wouldn't mind watching it out of curiosity. Good or bad it won't effect the story. I'd like a serious remake of The Tommyknockers, a big screen adaptation of Gerald's Game and Insomnia, and an HBO treatment of The Stand in the tradition of GOT. Joyland and Duma Key and Lisey's Story are a few I'd like to see made first, though.

Seems like you got your wish regarding The Stand, only not from HBO but CBS All Access. And Gerald's Game didn't make it to the big screen after all, but rather Netflix.

It's too bad it's gone quiet around James Wan doing The Tommyknockers, because I'd like to see a better adaptation of that too. The question is: can you make a good film out of a mediocre book? I think Tommyknockers is mediocre at most.
 

Doc Creed

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Seems like you got your wish regarding The Stand, only not from HBO but CBS All Access. And Gerald's Game didn't make it to the big screen after all, but rather Netflix.

It's too bad it's gone quiet around James Wan doing The Tommyknockers, because I'd like to see a better adaptation of that too. The question is: can you make a good film out of a mediocre book? I think Tommyknockers is mediocre at most.
LOL...I should make more predictions, huh?

The Tommyknockers is a fascinating take on the "space ship story" idea, but in size and prose it is too beastly. I've always ranked it higher than most but that's probably because, like Bobbi perceives the shape of the ship while it's still encased in earth, I forgive the middle portion and see it as it could be. One thing is for sure, even as the pace dragged half way through, I never got bored...and it gave me the heebie jeebies. It would be interesting to see an adaptation of this book which reflects its creepiness, don't you think?
 

Gerald

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LOL...I should make more predictions, huh?

The Tommyknockers is a fascinating take on the "space ship story" idea, but in size and prose it is too beastly. I've always ranked it higher than most but that's probably because, like Bobbi perceives the shape of the ship while it's still encased in earth, I forgive the middle portion and see it as it could be. One thing is for sure, even as the pace dragged half way through, I never got bored...and it gave me the heebie jeebies. It would be interesting to see an adaptation of this book which reflects its creepiness, don't you think?

I think even SK felt it dragged, as I think he said it should have been shorter. I did get a little bored by it at some point. But I always liked the main characters Bobbi and Gard.
I remember it was the first disappointing book I read by him, and I read it a second time to see if it was just me or really the book. But the second time around it didn't get better.