It looks like a film is planned for Foundation (http://sffmedia.com/films/science-fiction-films/257-will-asimovs-foundation-saga-be-lord-of-the-rings-in-space.html) and The End of Eternity (http://sffmedia.com/films/science-fiction-films/258-asimovs-the-end-of-eternity-follows-foundation-adaptation.html).
I certainly have misgivings given what happened to I, Robot. What say ye?
Yikes! I misspelled Asimov in the title! How do I edit that out?
November 30th, 2008, 04:57 AM
(Sorted out that title problem, Sky Guy.)
I'd like to be optimistic about these films, should they be made. (They've been trying with Foundation for over 30 years.) But...
If you look around, Sky Guy, there's quite a bit of comment made about the I, Robot film made at the time. Many felt that the use of the name was wrong. If I remember right, I made the point that it was an OK film, but perhaps would have been seen as a better film without the Asimov title.
(The Harlan Ellison unmade script I thought was brilliant.)
I suspect the same here. I'm always mindful of the thought that Lord of the Rings was 'a book that could never be made into a film': and now it (mostly) has.
The End of Eternity film I didn't know about, so thank you for that.
Mark / Hobbit
November 30th, 2008, 01:16 PM
I am sure that there was a LOT of comment about I, Robot. I can't imagine that any of them were positive coming from anyone that actually read the stories.
There is always a danger that vital elements of a story will get lost or completely changed during the transformation from novel to screen play to film. An exceptional job was done with LOTR and there were significant changes there as well.