Jeff smith's bone to be made into live action movie

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  1. Gaastra

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    It says in the article that "A decision on what kind of format "Bone" should take- live-action or animated or both- will be based on filmmaker meetings", so you might want to have the title changed. Sounds interesting, but I probably won't go see it in theatres, and probably just rent it when it comes out on DVD or something.
     
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    I'm familar with the comic and I liked it glad nickelodian didn't get there palms on it pop songs in it would of sucked I'll put my vote in for either live-action or stop-motion(claymation) either one and I'll be a happy camper
     
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    I remember reading BONE in one of the Disney Adventures Magazines waay back in the 1990s as a kid. It's seriously funny, though I questioned why Bone (who I assumed was just that. Bones) had a thing for a human girl (whose name escapes me at the moment).
     
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    Her name was Thorn. Bone is one of the most enjoyable comics I've ever read. I have the complete edition and I love reading through it every once in awhile. As for a movie, live action would...be incredibly stupid and not look right at all, while an animated movie could be really great is done right.
     
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    I'm excited to hear Bone is getting picked up for a movie. It's easily my favorite comic books series. I'd heard about the Nickelodeon deal a while back but didn't know why the show never got produced. Sounds like there was a good reason; pop songs? gah.

    I'm crossing my fingers for a fully animated movie. Not another CGI disaster please.
     
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    I am having difficulty seeing it as live action. I’m a little uncertain about my feeling about CGI versions of the characters I have seem. I guess I like my Bone in 2-D.
     
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    I love Bone - read the entire volume in a 7-hour session, I couldn't put it down! Intrigued to see how a live action version would work... how will they pull off the Bones' appearance?
     
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    Top 5 comics series of all time. Jeff Smith came to my tiny local comic shop here in Indiana in the early 90s. He met and talked with the small group of us, signed our stuff, and did a pencil sketch for each of us. I got one of Grandma Ben. One cool dude.
     
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    I'm sure it could seem that way in the disney mag, but it was anything BUT a lighthearted comic, once you got to the second half of the run. it took on more of a lord of the rings feel. my favorite comic book ever, by far.
     
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    Did anyone ever see We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us? Walt Kelly painted every frame, backgrounds and all. It was beautiful.

    That's the only way Bone could work.
     
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    Bone = The Badass, but Live Action would = The Suck. Animate or do not make!
     
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    [​IMG]*prays for 2-D animation, prays for 2-D animation*[​IMG]

    Not holding my breath, though. Our society is too CG-horny.

    The only way live-action could work, is if everyone was spot on physically, and the Bones, Rats & Dragon were puppets (with today's technology, it could be pulled off amazingly). Think of the Bones (well, not Smiley) as little people in suits with animatronic heads (like Hoggle, in Labyrinth). That, I'd like to see.

    But, again. We're either going to get a CG movie, or live-action with CG characters.

    And, more than likely, either of those seriously deviating from the story (hey, if you cut out alot, but kept the core faithful, you could condense it down).
     

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