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What television shows would you like to see adapted to film?

Postby Bill » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:59 am

I would personally love to see a film version of The Sopranos. The prospect of a film has been buzzed about since the series finale, with creator David Chase saying:

David Chase wrote:There may be a day where we all come up with something.


Another oft-rumored televsion adaptation is a film adaptation of Friends. Matthew Perry, in an interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, said that the rumors are not true. The director of publicity for Warner Bros. in the UK said there was "no truth in the story" while Perry's spokeswoman has said:

Lisa Kasteler wrote:Nothing is happening in this regard, so the rumour is false.


What televison series would you like to see be adapated as a feature film?
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Postby thedriveintheatre » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:12 am

I'd love to see one done for 24. I know there's some movies like Time Code and Out of Time which were edited such that they played out in real-time, but I'd love to see a big-screen adaptation of the fastest-paced action series on TV. Rumours have been floating around that they'll follow the show's real-time format (meaning the events will take place over a 2 hour +/- period), but I hope they finalize this so they can start production pronto! Imagine instead of 24 hours, Jack has only 2 to save the world! The action will be intense!
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Postby Halos Nach Tariff » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:05 am

I was going to say Firefly, but they kind of already did. Then I thought of Futurama, but they sort of did that as well.

I guess if any TV show could be a film, I would want Red Dwarf. That would be awesome, so long as the original English cast reprised their roles.
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Postby Dragon of Omnipotency » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:08 am

I think a film adaptation of a TV series is redundant unless the filmmakers absolutely has a good story to tell that has a scale too big for television.

Instead, I would love to see a film adapted into a series; Watchmen. There were so many things missed on that movie, and a series could fill in all those missing gaps, with an even deeper aspect if the director of the show remain as Zack Snyder.
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Postby FounderofAzn » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:47 am

Is there a Twilight Zone or Doctor Who movie out there? If there isn't, I'd like to see those made into movies. Although Doctor Who would be a problem because of how complicated the series is, but I hope David Tennant would be in it. He's my favorite Doctor. :)
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Postby Bill » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:51 am

FounderofAzn - There is already a Twilight Zone film that has been around for quite some time, as well as two Doctor Who films.
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Postby FounderofAzn » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:54 am

=O I watch these two shows on the Sci-Fi channel, but never bothered to research on it.

Hm... I don't really know any other movie I'd want to see. Maybe Lost. But a Lost movie would be chaos to make. On the island, off the island, on the island, off the island. :roll:
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Postby Bill » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:04 am

FounderofAzn - I've pondered on the idea of a Lost film myself, and I came to the same conclusion. It would almost certainly be incredibly difficult to do because of the storyline of the series. Although it would be interesting to see how they would put such a film together (if, by some miracle, ABC and Abrams and company actually agree and work out a contract for the film, which probably won't happen), that particular show is better off left as a series.
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:23 pm

None, because television shows adapted for the cinema usually suck. :lol:

I just think that whatever medium something has started off in, it should stay in that medium. It might sound a bit closed-minded, but clearly there are reasons why a certain story was first made into a TV programme instead of a movie originally, and there are some good examples on this thread already of great TV shows that wouldn't really work as films.
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Postby Loppy » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:28 pm

Bill wrote:as well as two Doctor Who films.


TWO?

I thought there was only one, the TV movie in 1998 starring Paul McGann as the Doctor.

btw, I wish there was another Doctor Who movie :p This time, a very British one, and not "what if Americans were in control of Doctor Who."

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Postby Luke » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:59 pm

Bill wrote:FounderofAzn - I've pondered on the idea of a Lost film myself, and I came to the same conclusion. It would almost certainly be incredibly difficult to do because of the storyline of the series. Although it would be interesting to see how they would put such a film together (if, by some miracle, ABC and Abrams and company actually agree and work out a contract for the film, which probably won't happen), that particular show is better off left as a series.


It's not difficult, it's impossible.

You know how impossible it was to adapt Watchmen to a film? It would be around a hundred times more difficult. Like Watchmen, Lost out of its medium doesn't work. That's actually a very good sign about it, as it always was for Watchmen.

My thoughts are exactly the ones by Halos.
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Postby M.O » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:39 pm

I would want Futurama and Supernatural.
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Postby Bill » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:11 am

I'd be interested in seeing an Entourage film be made.
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Postby ffdude1906 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:13 am

Dexter's Laboratory. One of the most memorable shows I watched as a kid, I really miss that show. There was a TV movie, I think it was called Ego Trip or something, and it was pretty epic.

Wasn't there talk of a Reboot movie? That was a cool show, old school Toonami.
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Postby woody » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:02 am

I know you guys are going to hate me for this, but I would absolutely love if Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie was theatrical! That would be awesome! :D
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