X-Men: an actual adaptation

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Postby Hollywood Z » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:27 pm

I can't think of anything I'd like to see less than a Stephen Daldry-directed X-Men film. That would just be weird and stupid (and, most likely, boring as hell).


Having now seen The Reader, I agree. I was just trying to list off directors who are good at directing major ensamble casts. I would have said Robert Altman had he not passed, but I think we would have seen a very effects-absent version of X-Men.
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Postby MovieWes » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:50 am

--Hollywood Z wrote:While I enjoyed X-Mens one and two (certainly not three), I could never escape the fact that I felt the movies never quite captured the true essences of the comic books, which played out more like an ensamble piece instead of the Wolverine and Storm show. It would be nice to see a filmmaker that knows how to handle an ensamble cast well (Paul Thomas Anderson or Stephen Daldry) tackle this story and actually capture it's sense of isolationism and true nature of the characters.

I can't think of anything I'd like to see less than a Stephen Daldry-directed X-Men film. That would just be weird and stupid (and, most likely, boring as hell).




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Postby Zahveed » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:01 pm

--OscarGuy wrote:The first issues of X-Men were the most misogynistic thing I think I've ever read. They would HAVE to do significant re-writes to accomplish anything.

Hence the word homage.




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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:05 pm

The first issues of X-Men were the most misogynistic thing I think I've ever read. They would HAVE to do significant re-writes to accomplish anything.

But, I really think X-Men IS an ensemble piece and it was done absolutely right.
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Postby Zahveed » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:15 pm

An idea crossed my mind the other day when I skimming through Wikipedia pages (and when I realized Heroes was a blatant rip-off) that could work as a trilogy. The first film in the series, which would actually be a reboot in the sense that Batman Begins was, would consist of the original five X-men: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl. They would, of course, fight Magneto - but this would be the only time they would do so. It would be an homage to the first issue, but not exactly a direct adaptation. There would be additions to the team in the second film but there would be a focus on only five characters much like the first: possibly Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Wolverine, and Jean Grey. Beast will develop the serum for mutation (turning him into the hairy, blue creature most know), Wolverine will be encountered as an adversary at first, and Cyclops and Jean Grey will start their relationship. They'd fight the Sentinels. Then in the third one we'd go through another change in the five and they'd fight Apocalypse. There wouldn't be a huge team of villains, maybe on here and there as a nuisance but nothing really important.

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Postby Hollywood Z » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:12 pm

While I enjoyed X-Mens one and two (certainly not three), I could never escape the fact that I felt the movies never quite captured the true essences of the comic books, which played out more like an ensamble piece instead of the Wolverine and Storm show. It would be nice to see a filmmaker that knows how to handle an ensamble cast well (Paul Thomas Anderson or Stephen Daldry) tackle this story and actually capture it's sense of isolationism and true nature of the characters.
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