Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by littlebotbrat, Feb 21, 2008.
Why hasn't this series been made into a movie?
I've been wondering about this for 10+ years. You would think that, eventually, this would happen. The story/characters/world are all deep and interesting enough. I think it's only a matter of time, it's not like Hollywood can come up with any original ideas anyway. I just hope it gets the talent and vision it deserves. Peter Jackson would do it justice, I think.
The cartoon came out last month.
Yep, cartoon movie came out on DVD last month. It follows the story pretty well, but has some pretty horrid effects. Totally worth a purchase if you're a fan. Anyways, yeah, it deserves more attention, and unfortunately is constantly overshadowed by Forgotten Realms material (meaning that it gets video games and in general more support, I guess because it's newer).
I really liked the Animated film that came out January 15. Had a nice '80's throwback feel to it. I don't know if they would ever be able to secure funding for a live action version, sounds strange considering all the crap that does get funding to be made, but probably true. Apparently TSR is hoping the animated version will make enough so they can finish the trilogy in that form.
There's an animated movie??? I remember reading the trilogy about 7 years ago. Great books.
Yup.. if you listen to the Dragonhearth Podcast from the Author Tracy Hickman, he had covered a lot of the creation of the movie and the decisions behind them.
Apparently they had to fight tooth and claw to get the scene when Raistlin says goodbye to Bupu included in the movie. I have yet to see it, but want them to release the rest in this Direct to Home Theatre. Hopefully the animation will be loads better in the next ones from what people have been telling me.
Why did they have to fight to get that scene in?
If I remember right, the Director wanted to trim that scene off due to time constraints. Margaret Weis insisted they keep it to show that Raistlin was more then just some cranky evil mage, but had a good side to him as well.
I'm glad they kept it in...that was one of the most memorable scenes in the book, and important in the later development of Raistlin.
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