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Wheel of Time movie

08.13.2008

THE WHEEL OF TIME With the fantasy craze that's hit Hollywood in the last few years, it's weird that Universal would choose to option Robert Jordan's unbelievably epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time" when the craze seems to be on the decline. However, they're doing it and they're looking to adapt the first book in the series, "The Eye of the World", with the hope, of course, that if it's a spectacular success, it'll lead to all twelve books in the series (not including the prequel and the last of which is set for release next year by author Brandon Sanderson since Jordan died last year) being transplanted to the big screen. The story is essentially about a powerful force for good called a Dragon who must stop a powerful force for evil named Shai'tan before he can control the titular wheel. Of course, there's a hell of a lot more to it than that and if you'd like to know more, Wikipedia has a pretty detailed synopsis. No writer, director or actor's been attached as yet but if they wanna get all twelve books made this century, they should get a move on.

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Extra Tidbit: NBC optioned "The Eye of the World" back in 2000 with plans to make it a mini-series but that didn't really pan out, it seems.
Source: Variety

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11:38PM on 08/13/2008
Don't get me wrong, I fucking love the books.

But I'm just afraid of another mediocre fantasy movie like Eragorn.
Don't get me wrong, I fucking love the books.

But I'm just afraid of another mediocre fantasy movie like Eragorn.
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10:21PM on 08/13/2008

bad idea

Waste of time, money and energy.

If anything, make it a TV series. Plenty of material for it then. Fans of the books will hate the movies for straying off topic/being unfaithful.
Non-fans will probably not even have enough interest in it. Methinks.
Waste of time, money and energy.

If anything, make it a TV series. Plenty of material for it then. Fans of the books will hate the movies for straying off topic/being unfaithful.
Non-fans will probably not even have enough interest in it. Methinks.
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10:03PM on 08/13/2008
The first few books in the series were great. The rest just dragged on, as the author focused on minutae that wouldn't translate effectively on screen.
The first few books in the series were great. The rest just dragged on, as the author focused on minutae that wouldn't translate effectively on screen.
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9:38PM on 08/13/2008
'Bout time. The series is wildly popular, or so I understand.
'Bout time. The series is wildly popular, or so I understand.
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8:39PM on 08/13/2008
Never read the books, but I'm sick of the fantasy genre. Let it die with the last Harry Potter films.
Never read the books, but I'm sick of the fantasy genre. Let it die with the last Harry Potter films.
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