Geek alert! Neil Gaiman to help make a Gormenghast movie, maybe?


#1

Hmmmm… done right, it could be totally awesome!

http://www.liveforfilms.com/2015/12/10/neil-gaiman-is-working-on-a-gormenghast-movie/


#2

Did you see the BBC adaptation a few years back?

(as mentioned in the article you linked, duh. Never mind me)


#3

I did and I do like it very much. I’d love to see a new big budget production led by Gaiman, though.


#4

I think you’d need to edit it down a lot to fit it into a movie format, even if you were just doing the first book. I do think that epic fantasy stuff fits much better into the TV series mould just because it’s so big.

I’d still go and watch it as a movie, of course. But I’d worry they’d end up with just part one and not get the viewers for subsequent films - not sure how big the audience would be cf. Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter.


#5

That is a concern, but I think if you do one or two movies per book, it might be doable. But yeah, a TV series would be even better, you’re right.


#6

This reminds me that I’ve never watched the film adaptation of Northern Lights/The Golden Compass.

Goes and puts it on hold at the library.

I’m still hoping for HBO style adaptations of Malazan Book of the Fallen and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.


#7

It was kind of disappointing, I thought. It could have been much better, frankly.

I’ve never heard of this? Who is it by and is it any good (I’d guess you think so, since you want to see a series of it)?


#8

Two things. I’m still working my way through the Malazan books - they’re very big, very dense, massive cast of characters, but I’ve really got into them.

M, S & T is a Tolkienesque story, I could see it easily making a good series of films (but again, the audience wouldn’t be the size of Tolkien adaptations, but would cost as much).


#9

Did someone mention swelter?


#10

Now you have…


#11

Didn’t jonathan rhys meyers go full on Method for the role of Swelter?


#12

There’s a long distance between “talking to studios” and Oscars night. Sometimes decades. This sounds like a fun movie, but I’d use my one wish on Neverwhere.

EDIT: On second thought, my one wish is saved for The Great and Secret Show.


#13

But he was Steerpike!

What about Sandman? Didn’t what’s his name option Sandman…


#14

You don’t know he covered both parts? Isn’t this JRM?


#15

No, no, no… I’m pretty sure it’s this guy:


#16

You get my weird off base, dry humor. high fives!!

But back on topic, a new gormeghast would be great. The 2000 version had a wonderful cast and a real albino crow, but I would adore another version.

Apparently the production team thought a CG white crow was gonna bankrupt the shoot (or look terrible)… But then they found one for adoption on the internet.


#17

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