The Long walk movie

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Machine's Way

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
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So this is interesting news. Everyone always knew that Frank D. Had the rights but as per this article he let them lapse and now its possibly going to be made.
I absolutely love this story, one of my top 5. I am happy and nervous about this at the same time. Lets hope it gets the justice it deserves. Already with the "Hunger games" references, guess we cant avoid that although it was written in 1979.

Stephen King's The Long Walk Movie Now In Development At New Line
 
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For some reason, I kept mis-remembering "The Long Walk" as "The Jaunt" and was sort of nervous that they'd ruin one of his creepiest stories. I haven't read the Bachman stories so I'm back on board looking forward to this one now.
You MUST read the Bachman stuff. Some of his best work imho.

The Long Walk was the first Bachman story I read, and after many re-reads is still as powerful as the first time I read it. I cannot see a film doing justice to the story, as much as I cannot see the story lending itself well to the big screen.

I fear they will ruin The Long Walk by adapting it to film as it will need much padding out to keep audiences interested, just like what the film adaptation of The Running Man did.
 
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I'll have to delve into the Bachman books. As a child of the '80s, I really liked The Running Man film but I also recognize that doesn't necessarily make it a decent adaptation. I liked Total Recall too and it was pretty different from the source material (which I also read after seeing the movie). It's funny because changes to the concepts and ideas of the original are the things that are making me hesitant to watch The Dark Tower or the HBO version of Fahrenheit 451.
 

osnafrank

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I'll have to delve into the Bachman books. As a child of the '80s, I really liked The Running Man film but I also recognize that doesn't necessarily make it a decent adaptation. I liked Total Recall too and it was pretty different from the source material (which I also read after seeing the movie). It's funny because changes to the concepts and ideas of the original are the things that are making me hesitant to watch The Dark Tower or the HBO version of Fahrenheit 451.

While reading "Running Man" i compared to the Movie. Stopped comparing after 50 Sites, because there is nothing to compare but the Names
Thje adaption is off the mark
 
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