Some Book to Film Adaptions I would like to see

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I just recently finished the book series A Song of Fire and Ice(or at least I’ve finished the books that have been released so far) by George RR Martin which as you probably know has been adapted into the wildly popular HBO series Game of Thrones, but Game of Thrones success has got me thinking of a few other books I would like to see adapted either into film or perhaps a tv series. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is my list.

Artemis Fowl:

 Brief Synopsis: A Twelve year old criminal masterminds finds out that fairies are real and sets out to rob them of their gold

My Pitch:  I loved this series when I was a kid, It was my Harry Potter and I think it is ripe for a film adaptation with some great characters and a healthy mix of comedy and fantasy . There has been rumors of a movie, but nothing concrete has materialized and I would really like to see that change. With 8 books in the series a franchise would be easy to do.

Dream Casting: I haven’t given the main characters too much thought, but for LEPRecon Chief Julius Root I would like to see JK Simmons as I envision the characters somewhat like J Jonah Jameson from the original Spiderman movie trilogy

Pendragon

Brief Synopsis: Bobby Pendragon discovers he is a Traveler, a group of warriors who must protect the 10 territories(or worlds) from the evil Saint Dane.

My Pitch: Another series I enjoyed when I was a kid, with 10 books in the series I can see the potential for a massive franchise with one movies per each movie or even multiple movies for each book like other young adult franchises. I also wouldn’t mind seeing them go the Game of Thrones route and doing a tv series with each season covering one or multiple books.

Dream Casting: I think Jason Isaacs(who played the villainous Lucious Malfoy in Harry Potter) would make a perfect choice for the villain of the series: Saint Dane.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy:

Synopsis: The Bartimaeus Trilogy follows Bartimaeus, a djinni, or spirit who is summoned by a young magician in an alternate version of London where spirits used for war.

My Pitch: Another favorite from my youth. Like Artemis Fowl it manages to blend humor and fantasy, just in a different way. The footnote narration may prove difficult to convey in movie form, but I think the films could do well with or without. There could be at least three movies with a possible fourth to adapt the prequel book

Dream Casting: I haven’t given this too much thought, but I do think Ron Perlman might make a decent Bartimaeus

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Brief Synopsis: Earthling Arthur Dent is thrust off on a galactic adventure after the Earth is destroyed to make way for a subspace freeway

My Pitch:  This one is kind of a cheat as Hitchhiker’s guide has already by adapted into a film, but I would really like to see an adaptation by Edgar Wright(Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) as I feel like he could do the book justice. He wouldn’t even necessarily have to reboot the series by redoing Hitchhiker’s Guide, he could just adapt the second book in the series Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Dream Casting: As much as I liked Martin Freeman’s portrayal of Arthur Dent in the original adaptation I think frequent Wright collaborator Simon Pegg would fit the role quite nicely. I like Sam Rockwell and wouldn’t mind seeing him return as a more faithful adaption of Zaphod Beeblebrox(give him two heads for the entire movie this time). Alan Rickman made a perfect Marvin the robot, but I think Peter Serafinowicz who make an adequate replacement.

 

Those are some of the books I would like to see adapted into movies. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?

 

Latest Comedy Video:

At the end of May I went on my first Comedy tour through Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. It was exciting and a pretty fun experience overall and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Unfortunately I didn’t get any video from the trip, but  here’s a video of my first set back in Missoula, Montana after the tour

 

Currently:

Watching(TV):  Married(Season 2)

Playing: Super Star Wars(PS4)

Reading(Books): Salmon of a Doubt by Douglas Adams

Writing: Mostly comedy

 

That does if for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Some TV to Comic Adaptions I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my Arrested Development Screenplay. I decided to take a break from that to post a more standard blog post(for me at least)

I’ve been done a few  comic-centric posts  with my Defenders pitch and Star Wars Comics I would like to see and I wanted to continue that thread with this post.

Today I’m talking about  TV shows I would like to see adapted as comic series. It seems to be a trend over the last few years in comics with X-files, Buffy, and Power Rangers, to name a few. And seeing these series has got me thinking of TV shows I would like to see revived in the comic book medium. Here they are in no particular order. Let me know what you think.

Heroes: This one seems like a no-brainer. Say what you will about the show, but it  still has some potential. It may never live back up to the promise of Season 1, but I think an ongoing series that takes place either between the main series and Heroes Reborn or after Heroes Reborn could be just what the franchise needs. A comic could bring back much-loved characters like Claire, Sylar and Peter without the hassle of actor scheduling and so forth. There was a rumored series just before Heroes Reborn was announced and I think continuing the story in comics is what Heroes needs.

Reaper: Like Heroes I think Reaper, a two season CW series that ended in 2009, lends itself well to a comic adaption and since the left the series on somewhat of a cliffhanger I think it a comic continuation would be fun to see.

My Name is Earl: I realize this suggestion is a little out there and I don’t know how well it would translate, but I want to see the My Name is Earl story wrapped up and if we can’t get another season or a movie this is the next best thing. I would also like to see a crossover mini-series with Raising Hope since we never really got a fully-fledged crossover when Raising Hope was on the air, although plenty of My Name is Earl actors showed up.

Knights of Prosperity: Despite only running for one 13-episode season Knights of Prosperity remains one of my favorite shows and I would like to see it continue in one way or another. Like My Name is Earl I’m not sure how well it would translate, but I feel like it could work. The show followed a gang of amateur themes whose goal is to steal from celebrities and the comic medium would allow them to feature which ever celebrity they want.

Those are a few of the TV to comic adaptions I would like to see. What shows would you like to see become comics?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of Comics here’s what comics I’ll be picking up this week.

What I picked up Last Week:

Detective Comics #951: It was a slow week last week so this was the only comic I picked up, but still enjoyable

What I will be picking up this week:

X-files #11: I’ve been enjoying this new Contrarians storyline so I will continue to pick up X-files to read it

X-files Deviations #2:  I enjoyed the first deviations issue and I thought it was a standalone, but I’ll probably check this one out

Star Wars #29: I’m interested to read more of Yoda’s adventure.

 

What comics are you picking up this week?

 

Last Comedy Set:

I’m still at the comedy grind, averaging at least one set a week. Here’s my latest set last week from a showcase I did at a local theater. I apologize for the video quality.

 

 

Post end Poem: Here’s another poem I’ve been working on. Enjoy.

Sword of Fates

From the white cauldron

of the future

malevolent broth abounds.

Rancid scents sting her nostrils.

 

The sword of fates

will make her stronger,

but it will also weaken her.

 

The sword will be procured

from Dr. Funky,

curator of the weird

and gatekeeper

of the netherworld.

 

The golden sword

permeates her hands

with frigid ice

as it sings to her.

 

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Dr. Funky whispers to

the formerly named girl

who will soon travel to Atlantis

after slaying Mari, the goddess of the sea.

 

Dr. Funky becomes a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

She uses her allusion to slay him.

 

Where rests the white cauldron now?

She wonders as her journey begins.

 

 

Currently:

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Star Wars: Chewbacca(mini-series), Deathstroke(2014 series)

Watching(TV): The West Wing(Season 2), Flash, Supernatural, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones(Season 2)

Watching(Movies): Alpha Dog, Fox and the Hound, The Wolverine

Working on: This blog post, comedy sets, a couple sitcom pilots

 

Starring in:

 

Anticipating: Logan, the upcoming Donald Trump  Roast that I’m the roast master for.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

4 Star Wars Comics I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back. For my handful of readers out there, thanks for reading. Last post I talked about an idea I had for a marvel Defenders comic and I decided to tackle a different Marvel Franchise this week: Star Wars.

I have been a huge fan of the Marvel Star Wars line, picking up pretty much every ongoing and mini-series, but there are a few series I would like to see. Let me know what you think of my picks and what Star Wars Comics you would like to see. Here they are in no particular order.

Boba Fett(mini-series): I’m surprised there hasn’t been a boba fett series since Marvel started publishing the Star Wars comics two years ago, but I feel like it’s only a matter of time. I could see an ongoing series happening, but I would rather see a mini-series featuring everyone’s favorite bounty hunter. Perhaps one taking place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

Bounty Hunters(ongoing): Speaking of Bounty Hunter; Star Wars has a rich roster of bounty hunter besides just Boba fett and I would like to see an ongoing team book that pairs up some of the worst bounty hunting scum. I would like to see classic bounty hunters like Bossk, Dengar and IG-88 along with new creations such as Black Krrstan(from the Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra comics) and Chanath Cha(from the Lando mini-series) and maybe Aurra Sing. Boba Fett could be a guest star, but I would like the spotlight to stay on the lesser-known Bounty Hunters.  I think the series should be set after Return of the Jedi to explore what happens to the Bounty Hunters after the fall of the Empire

Wedge Antilles(mini-series): Besides Lando I was probably most disappointed that Wedge didn’t make an appearance in The Force Awakens. I feel like he’s an underappreciated character that I would like to see more of.  A Wedge series might be a little to close in concept to the ongoing Poe Dameron series, but I think it would also have the potential to be a good spy-thriller story with Wedge sent to infiltrate the Empire before the events of A New Hope

Mace Windu(mini-series): Even though he’s dead there’s no reason Mace Windu can’t still feature in the comics. I would like to see a mini-series featuring one of his adventures between Episodes I and II. Maybe even have him partner up with Yoda.

What do you guys think of my choices?

 

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of comics, here are the comics I will be picking up this week.

What I picked up last week:

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #3: Probably my least favorite of the star wars series. I’m not sure if I will pick up the next issue

Trinity #5: I’m interested to see how this initial story arc will end, but I’m not sure if I will keep reading beyond that

U.S.Avengers #2: The second issue was just as good as the first and Golden Skull makes for a great villain

X-files #10: I keep on wanting to stop reading this series, but every issues just seems to pull me back in.

What I will be picking up this week:

Star Wars #27: Speaking of Star Wars comics, this is probably my favorite one being published right now.

Infamous Iron Man #4: This is another book I’m on the fence about, but I’ll give it another shot to see what they do with the Victor von Doom character, one of my favorite villains

Detective Comics#949

 

 

Post end Poem:

Decreation

 

The scorched black

sphere that was

the Earth

hangs insensately in the vast void of space

It’s destruction

came with millions of booms

which rescinded into

a long-winded whimper.

 

Last man walks on the

ashen sand of the Sahara Desert,

his feet pressing deeply into the coarse ground

Heat reaches up

for him like an ancient nemesis

trying to strangle him,

but he pulls back from the deadly embrace,

 

He seeks to leave the decaying world

and the countless bodies

discarded from thousands of

battles.

Their lifeless faces taunt him

from all directions

One day he will

remember this horrific moment

and cry out

until his vocal cord ruptures

and he is mute.

 

Man and Death sigh in unison,

contemplating the tragic misunderstanding

which led them here.

 

He steals another

deep breath,

and let’s the silence return.

He is just another

lost spirit

in the saga

of creation.

 

 

Currently:

Watching(TV): Game of Thrones(season 2)

Watching(movies): Hellboy: Sword of Storms

Playing: Super Star Wars

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R Martin

Reading(Comics): Deathstroke(2014 series), Lando

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.