15 responses

  1. Daniel
    December 6, 2012

    No love for Wheel of Time series?!!

  2. Joe
    December 6, 2012

    Wizard’s First Rule already had it’s chance as a TV series (albeit one which didn’t exactly follow the book very closely). A movie is never going to happen.

  3. concretecactus
    December 6, 2012

    No Dark Tower (stephen king)on list = fail.

  4. tipperj
    December 7, 2012

    I’ve always thought that Dragonlance, both the Chronicles and the Legends series in particular, would make excellent films (‘real life’ ones, as opposed to the animated version of the first Chronicles book, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, made a few years back) – especially now with the technology currently available (as we’ve seen in Peter Jackson’s Tolkein adaptations).

    • Zack Mandell
      December 10, 2012

      Exactly! I couldn’t agree more. With today’s tech and the great crop of directors currently working, a Dragonlance film could easily dethrone LOTR, for a while at least.

  5. Jason
    December 7, 2012

    I’d love to see a movie based on Warhammer 40k.
    Preferably not one based on Space Marines (because that already exists and its not good :/ ).

    To stay on topic, I’d like to see an Inquisitor Eisenhorn movie. Mystery, Investigation, brutal fights, life in the imperium the novels have it all.

    • Zack Mandell
      December 10, 2012

      I don’t know much about the Warhammer 4k stuff except what i’ve seen on the shelves of my local hobby store, or in the short-lived but pretty decent MMO of warhammer they did a while back. As for Inquisitor Eisenhorn, I’ve never heard of those books. I could only put things on the list that i’d read, but I would definitely check that out!

  6. dan
    December 7, 2012

    how do you not have terry brooks shannara series on here?
    your list fails without it.

    • Zack Mandell
      December 10, 2012

      Haha, I don’t know about “fails” but, I was limited to things i’ve read myself. I’ve not heard of the Shannara series, but, I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the suggestion and for reading anyway! Maybe next year’s list will be more complete :)

  7. Crunchy Music
    December 7, 2012

    OH how could you not show love for Thomas Covenant? SMH…

    • Zack Mandell
      December 10, 2012

      Thanks for reading, Crunchy. I would definitely have included Thomas Covenant, had i read the series. Another one to add to my reading list!

  8. KlingonWithAWhip
    December 7, 2012

    No. No to an American Gods movie. It needs to be a miniseries. A movie (unless it’s a multipart movie) doesn’t give enough time to do the story justice. Besides, I do believe HBO is already doing something with this IP.

    • Zack Mandell
      December 10, 2012

      Agreed, Klingon. I could see it becoming maybe a two parter. Possibly three. I didn’t know that about HBO. I will be on the lookout for that. Damned fine book.

  9. Zack Mandell
    December 10, 2012

    RE: Wheel of Time: I considered it, but I was thinking of things that would make good one-offs or trilogies, but yes, they would make great films. They would just have to make like 20 of them, haha.

    @Joe: Yep, i’ve watched it. The miniseries was very underwhelming, but would have been much more satisfying had it followed the book.

    @concretecactus: I considered that, but again quite long. Great series though, except for book 5, which King himself tells people to skip. I also wanted to pick some titles that were lesser known in the fantasy community. There were definitely some things I had to leave off.

  10. Arch9enius
    February 6, 2013

    Hungry Earth trilogy of 4 parts? Gigantic perambulating cannibbalising cities? Come on.

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