10-05-2010 05:29 PM
So there are rumors going around that city of bones is being turned into a movie...and as you can guess cassandra clare has confirmed it on her blog...so how do everyone feel about this? Do you think it will live up to your expectations....ive honestly made the mortal intrusments into a fantasy world that it will be VERY interesting to see be made into real life...and what are your thoughts on who might get roled....just thought it would be fun to talk about ...
10-06-2010 09:32 PM
i hope the movie is everything i expected, but im almost resigned to going to the theatre pointing out all the wrongs things that are done.
and i have a few people in mind to play the charactrers.
and im glad theyre not squashing all three books into one movie- that would be a nightmare
10-08-2010 01:28 AM
I'm scared. Usually paranormal books turned to movies--especially paranormal books that revolves around an entire paranormal world--are the riskiest type of movies to make. There are the readers/fan base that will support the movie (well the ones who don't mind the changes) but even then, they still have to draw the mass public. Honestly, the mass public usually doesn't go for crazy things. Shadowhunters, demons, vampires, werewolves all in one place is crazy.
Harry Potter worked out great because J.K. Rowling had a huge list of "What Not To Do or I Will Never Let You Near My Books Ever Again." And Warner Brothers was willing to risk it all and follow her guidelines, plus it was already pretty popular. Twilight worked because of the MASS fan base and build up. I remember even before the movie came out, the book caught fire and spread so fast. It was weird. Hahah.
But in this day and age I'm sure the industry has caught on to the massive YA paranormal fan base. Especially after the Twilight outbreak they have to had noticed. Half the books being published have some paranormal twist now-a-days. So, I'm not surprised they're putting City of Bones into action. What I fear is what they're going to do. A good director, an average cast and funding will do wonders to a movie, but it's rare getting that much support.
But, like I said earlier, it depends on the audience, who goes to watch it. I mean, they're not making a movie unless they plan to make more than they spend? Right?
10-08-2010 01:30 PM
This series is one of my favorites, and I don't know if I will watch the movie or not. Lately, they are making so many excellent books into movies that don't nearly do the books justice. I am always disappointed. Also, I think it encourages students to watch the movie instead of reading the book. They miss so much that way!!