Is there anyone else who gets depressed that TV and film companies spend so much time churning out remakes of books.
I've already read the books and they are excellent. I don't really see the need for a TV/film version.
Why can't we have some original stuff instead?
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I've heard conflicting reports on the adaptation/new stuff approach. The earliest reports were that the series would start with 3 or 4 episodes adapting GUARDS! GUARDS! and then have some new storylines, then an adaptation of MEN AT ARMS, then some new stuff, then FEET OF CLAY and basically continue like that across several seasons until the books were out of the way and they'd be onto all-new material (this also makes sense as in British TV it's common for actors to get bored a lot faster than in the USA, so by 3-4 seasons in we'd likely be seeing the guy playing Vimes wanting to leave or reduce his appearances, which would match Vimes's day-to-day role in the Watch gradually lessening over the course of the books).
More recently however they seem to be suggesting it'll all be 100% new material from the off, so it seems this is still being decided.
Apparently there's been some 'huge' casting scoops, but they're not allowed to announce them yet.
Rhianna Pratchett (Terry's daughter and a noted writer of computer games) is on board to write and produce as well.
The made for TV movies they did were rather good. I'd like to see this TV show
They were a pale, pathetic imitation of fine novels. They lacked the rhythm, melody, invention, hunour and pathos of the original works. Pratchett is far more a wordsmith than a plotter.
rpgsavant wrote:The made for TV movies they did were rather good. I'd like to see this TV showThey were a pale, pathetic imitation of fine novels. They lacked the rhythm, melody, invention, hunour and pathos of the original works. Pratchett is far more a wordsmith than a plotter.
Well, "Going Postal", the most recent one, was pretty good, and "Hogfather" had some inspired casting.