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Discussion in 'Wheel of Time News Discussion' started by Mhael Gorbachev, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. I've seen a page on IMDb about The Eye of the World but nothing further. Does anybody know if there will ever be such a thing as a Wheel of Time movie or series?
     
  2. I tried looking, and the most recent news I've found was from February. There seems to be plans from what I can tell, but who knows how long it'll take for them to get it to be an actual movie. Part of me hopes they do, because I would love to see this on the big screen. Another part of me is very skeptical and worried that they'll get too many things wrong.
     
  3. Paetrik

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    Yes there will be a WoT movie,pretty sure.
    They aquired every fantasy Franchise they could get there hands on. But if its a Movie franchise or made for tv series (I hope not, it might be like this seeker crap on tv...) i cannot tell;)
    Lets hope the make a hundred million $+ Franchise out of it,so at least we get our Games in the end,regardless of how sh*tty the movie ends up being;)))
     
  4. Narysse a'Jahar

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    If there is a movie, more than likely Hollywood will mess it up. :p

    I also wonder exactly how they will jam 14 books into a >3 hour film. :/
     
  5. Ben al'Den

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    From what we were told at Jordancon last April, the movie is in the works. As of then they hadn't gotten as far as picking a director, but Mother has read the script and she assured us that it was faithful to the book with some necessary changes (i.e. more Aes Sedai/ Tar Valon). She's probably more up to date on this than anyone else here save for the guy that's actually producing the movie, but I haven't seen him post in a while.
     
  6. Stephen Lightheart

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    That would be awesome! :8) The first five movies won't be a problem, too. They have awesome stories for movies. It's what comes next that will be hard.
     
  7. I'm glad to hear that the script seems to be sticking to the book so far. That gives me hope. At the same time, though, once movies are shown to be popular, they have a tendency to stray.. like the Harry Potter movies, although I hear the seventh one has done a fairly good job? I haven't seen it yet. I haven't read the LotR books yet (they're on a long to-read list) so I can't say how much they strayed.
     
  8. But the great thing about HP is that they have tried with the latest book to put most of the plot in. Imagine if WoT was put into film; it would make everything that much more developed and dynamic because then it wouldn't just be words.

    I feel like if it follows LotR then we will be lucky and very fortunate. Plus there is the fact that Harriet is still around and dedicated to making sure that Robert Jordan's vision is not twisted.

    The other thought I had is that I would love to see Galad on a big screen.

    After all he is meant to be the most handsome man ever. :D
     
  9. Those are some good points. I'd also like to see Galad, but I have to admit, I hope they pick actors we've never seen before... I'd hate to see Robert Pattinson's face every time I think of Galad...
     
  10. Paetrik

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    i only hope that it is better than narnia and eragon...god i hated these movies.
    The problem with the HP movies was the directorial changing....giving the franchise to a dude who never directed anything important besides a commercial after the third one.So lets hope EotW gets a good director and not some douche or michael bay for gods sake;)
     
  11. That's very true.... if they give it to M. Night Shyamalan I'm just gonna walk away and never look back. His recent butchering of the Airbender movie made me fear for anything else he'll ever do. Maybe we can get Peter Jackson? He directed LotR. *crosses fingers*
     
  12. Nirra Bar-Lev

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    I think it would be awesome for them to make a movie for each book. Is that plausible?
     
  13. Keladria Tulin

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    personally, whether they do the books correctly or not (and i certainly hope they're done well) i'll still think that as long as they do the first book well enough to get other people who don't normally read long series to read wot, the movie will be a success in a way
     
  14. Belgareth Kiarc

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    Totally agree. I was blissfully unaware of the WoT series until 2 months ago. Mainly read books by Eddings and the like. If there was a movie/video game around that was at least close to the books I reckon I'd be more likely to read the books too. Worked for LotR. I never read any Tolkien until after I'd seen the films. Glad I did too, so much of the books left out in the films. Understandbly of course but maybe it'll be the same for the WoT film(s).
    My only apprehension is that Red Eagle are involved. As has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum, they don't have a good track record for delivering quality. Fingers crossed this changes!
     
  15. Leo Kian

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    I'm with others, would be good to see if its done well, but could be messed up. Would be very difficult to get all of the side plots, and lots of the characters in there. Some of the big plot lines would be amazing to see on the big screen though.
     
  16. The movie is being made by Universal Pictures in association with Red Eagle Entertainment. Red Eagle is acting as the movies Producers and Larry Mondragon (Not making that name up) is the Exec Producer on the project. For a time Chris Morgan (Fast And The Furious, Fast And The Furious Tokyo Drift, Wanted) was attached as the writer but his schedule was apparently more full than he thought and he was replaced with another writer or perhaps a team of them as no new names have been given out since. The Amyrlin here would know about that. As I understand it she has read a draft of the script. Beyond that the only solid Info we have is this.

    The Eye Of The World will be a single live action movie. Intended to be a starting point but filmed as a stand alone movie. Should it generate enough interest and sales then more could be made. No casting has been done, No director hired, no composer or any of the crew at least none that have been announced.

    Red Eagle has created a Game company called Red Eagle Games which will be making tons of games based on WoT not only a game based around the movie. However it's been well over a year since their web site has been updated and to date nothing substantive has been placed on the site. Beyond one image that was created as a sort of concept art image but it's not a picture of anything that will appear in any movie or game it was designed to be a "Feel" piece to give a feeling of what the WoT world Might look like given it's supposed to be a world were civilizations build one on top of another over the eons. Here is that image...

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  17. So, aside from Pattinson who I'm fairly sure everyone can agree that we do not want in this movie...
    Who should play who, in your ideal Eye of the World?

    I'm very partial to both Lan and Mat, so whoever plays them better be good.
     
  18. Ren Dashain

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    I agree with wanting Peter Jackson as the director. I'm horrible with knowing hollywood actors so I cant think of any suggestions for current actors. I think they should get people that are up and coming, because that will give it a better feel than if they had like Tom Cruise as Lan or something, It would be harder to see him as Lan than if they got someone brand new. Although I could see the guy who played Aragorn being lan XD
     
  19. Leo Kian

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    The problem will be there is so many characters, I think having too many big names would ruin it. I like it when they have little known actors for these type of films, it makes it feel more real and less Hollywood shiney.
     
  20. Belgareth Kiarc

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    Totally agree Leo. That's one of the reasons I found LotR worked better than I expected. Yes, there were some well know Hollywood names in there, even legends like Christopher Lee, but the casting of the majority of characters was fairly genius in my view.
    If you need evidence of what happens with too many big names in a film then you just need to watch the shambles that is The Expendables!! :blink