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Old 06-07-04, 05:58 PM
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Anyone besides me impatiently waiting for the "Elric of Melnibone" movie?

I've been a fan of Michael Moorcock's books since the late 70s. Just wondering if there's real interest in this movie. Will it be looked at as a "LotR" cling-on? I think if it's handled right, it could be a very dark cult movie. I can't imagine it becoming a huge franchise with Happy Meal toy tie-ins, but could get it's own niche following...

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As I've said here before:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=elric

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=elric

I would love to see this happen. I wonder if there has been any progress. Hopefully they will take their time but with the LOTR success I'm surprised it hasn't been expidited.
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McDonald's commercial:
Boy poking sister with Stormbringer replica making sucking sound.
Girl "Mommy !! Tell Billy to stop stealing my soul !!"

I don't think an Elric movie would go over well if done as in the books... for one, a one movie story would hardly even be enough for a setup (and I don't think they'll opt for more than one at first).
Elric is a depressing character really.. Hollywood would reinvent him into action hero until he resembled Blade with a magic sword. Plus, how many Eternal Champion cameos would there be ?
Some books don't translate well and I feel Elric is one of them.
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What, I say, what about an "Elrod of Melvinbone" flick?? Motion picture, that is!




(wonders if anyone will get the reference)
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I don't see it. I read only the first book & really didn't see the appeal. The story is just almost too ... well ... simple. I don't recall a lot there to really grip a movie fan.

Maybe I jumped off the wagon too early; maybe the subsequent books were great. But the first one just didn't do much for me.
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The dark world of the soulbringer would be awesome...

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Maybe some producer or film company would stick a couple of 100millions in my pocket to film it, so the story can be told the right way.
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Originally posted by cultshock
What, I say, what about an "Elrod of Melvinbone" flick?? Motion picture, that is!




(wonders if anyone will get the reference)

Moonglum Roach gets it.

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