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Books Adapted Into Movies?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by HuskyRunner, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. HuskyRunner

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    Does anybody think we could see some of the books/comics that have been written adapted into TV series or possibly movies on the Disney streaming platform or do you think there will always be a distinction between the movies/tv shows/cartoons and the books/comics?
     
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    Yeah, the whole Star Wars 2015 comic series for example, especially Vader Down arc - it would a great stand alone movie, because of its inconsistency of scenes, it looks like a list of movie scenes/sketches drawn exactly for a film from a director perspective, like this is the way director sees it should. At least for me :D... But it would be a total disaster for a casual fans though, because of its timeline - events, twists, characters, you should read previous comic arcs to understand the plot. Also, it has that epic Vader scene in it that Rogue One would never surpass...

    Bloodline with Tom Hiddleston portraying senator Casterfo (the way Claudia Gray imagined him while writing this book :D:D:D). Would be nice "detective" genre movie, thriller if I may say, don't you think? One season, 10 series.

    Screaming Citadel as it shows first horror arc in SW universe - shivering and dark tones, terrifying scenes on Ktath-Atn (don't try to spell it), symbiotes, people (and wookies) turned into zombies, all that stuff. 5 series as a standard season would work.

    Lords of the Siths in a two hours animated movie (like first Clone Wars) - just great story to be told in two hours movie with a lot of action scenes in it, plenty of connections and explanations. Wouldn't work as stand alone for the same reason - must be a fan to understand.

    The New Dawn 5-6 episodes of a story arc as Rebels prequel + Kanan: The Last Padawan and First Blood. Same animation style...

    Well, all them could be shown, I believe there are reasons they still not(
     
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    I'd rather they didn't do that. It would create the problem of conflicting canon, so instead of everything being relevant and "did happen" we are back into levels of canon and "may or may not have happened". That's why I treat novelisations of movies and non-canon and rather they keep doing what they are doing now.

    But. What I think can be done is to take some Legends material, tweak it to fit the new canon and make a movie out of that. Old Republic stuff - great! Thrawn coming back with a huge fleet to restore the Empire - excellent! Extra-galactic alien threat, that the New New Republic and FO remnants have to fight together? Awesome!
     
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    i like the idea of keeping the live action stuff developing new content rather than just bringing the eu to life.
    but i'm all for developing new content with ties to the eu:

    Rae Sloan, Sinjir Rath Velas, and Casterfo could all have further adventures that wouldn't need the books, but could nicely complement them.
    not sure i'd mess with Cienna and Thane. at one time i thought they'd pop up again, but i also kind of like them vanishing into the galaxy forever.

    all that said, i don't much like what Battlefront did with the Inferno Squad per se.
     
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    I was definitely thinking something more along the lines of some kind of film or TV adaptation of Lost Stars. I definitely think this would be a stretch because you would have to recast characters from the OT which would no doubt get tons of backlash, but I think it would be really cool to see the events of the OT from the perspective of people who weren't major players like Luke, Leia, and Han. I've really enjoyed Lost Stars and I think a story like that would definitely be something that would fit in well with the new streaming service.
     
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    The problem with this, as others have pointed out, is how ridiculously serious people take Star Wars canon for some reason.
    If you took a book like Lost Stars and translated it to screen, there would have to be narrative changes that would "alter" canon and weirdos would have strokes over it.

    It's best they are left separate. Borrowing from the now Legends EU is the best way to do this.
     
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    To be fair, we already have issues of conflicting canon with the movie novel adaptations anyway (when did Poe meet Rey??). Remember, the movies are always considered canon when there's a conflict. The "weirdos" have had to deal with that for a while

    Funny you guys mention Lost Stars, though. Personally, I think out of all print media, it fits the best for a screen adaptation. It's an original story, but features a ton of connections to the OT that not only serve as fan service, but also help cement its place in the timeline really well (unlike something like Vader Down, for instance, that would leave casual fans pretty adrift).

    I don't see Lost Stars needing so many narrative changes as to clash too horribly with the novel anyway. If anything, stuff like Cienna/Thane meeting OT characters could simply be left out at times- just because it didn't happen on screen doesn't mean it didn't happen. Same goes for that one "less than child friendly" scene that probably wouldn't make it to the film.
     
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    Here's the thing - before Disney the EU was a bunch of somewhat connected stories, made by random people. It had "levels of canon", that stated what is more "canon" if these random things contradict each other. So you can just take or ignore whatever you like because it didn't matter.
    Now there some sort of a unified plan, everything is connected and everything matters in some way. But, if you start breaking from this approach, it's back to levels of canon again, where everything is random and barely anything matters.
     
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    Agreed. And even then you had "factions" of people who believed one thing vs another.
    This is why I say don't translate them because a silly thing like "hey, two of our protagonists should meet on screen" becomes a ZOMG continuity error!!!!!!
     
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    I fixed that issue by ignoring novelisations. They would inevitably contradict the movies at something.
     
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    They're good for filling in a few smaller things but as actual pieces of canon I dislike them.
    Mostly because they are written so far before the release of the film.
     
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