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Why no film?

Discussion in 'Insomnia' started by MaxShalamar, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    One of Steve's best IMO - great story and characters but why has there been no film?

    Everything else has been done or at least planned
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  2. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Good question. Perhaps the abortion debate backstory is considered too heavy or controversial for a mainstream audience. Similar problem for Gerald's Game. I'm sure even the Hollywood folks don't understand, though, why some movies get made and others do not. It often seems like a matter of chance.
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  3. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    Good point - I suppose we've all been brainwashed into being ultra-PC these days that we're supposed to be offended by everything

    What better way to debate the Pro Life/Pro Choice situation than in a story that views both sides equally? - certainly better than sweeping it under the carpet - still Hollywood would rather churn our countless sequels than do anything original :(
  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Too Tired - they wanted to. But they were just too tired.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it was rumored to be in "development" back around 2007, but nuttin' happened...
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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    There was a film made. I loved Al Pacino as the old guy who couldn't sleep. :chuncky:
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  7. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    I suspect this one is a simple equation. There is very little "action" from a Hollywood standpoint in this book. The conflict both internal and external is very intellectual for the most part. Hollywood will always gravitate towards script treatments of novels in which there is more of the things they are better at showcasing. With that in mind, think about how long and hard they have been trying (and still haven't managed to achieve) to get the Gunslinger made into a movie. I expect Insomnia will be pretty far down on the list.
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  8. bobledrew

    bobledrew Inveterate yammerer

    Back in 2007, there was talk of a deal that was made to produce Insomnia with Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, The Alphabet Killer) directing. But beyond that announcement, I can't find anything about it, and it certainly was never produced.
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