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Sat, Sep 17, 2022 9:13 PM

Live Poll: Read the Sequel

Sometimes a movie has a sequel in the form of a book. Even if the movie was successful, the sequel doesn't always end up as a movie. 

Which of these movies do you most want to get a movie sequel based on the book?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls561231843/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/gfqo_QEg-aU/

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3 months ago

My criteria are currently fairly loose, but could be tightened if needed.

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All of those!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 months ago

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I Am Number Four

The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore AKA Jobie Hughes

I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine, The Fall of Five, The Revenge of Seven, The Fate of Ten, United as One

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Thank you

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3 months ago

If you included books written after the book but is a prequel and were to include prequels, there is a Hunger Games addition!!

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Prequels are fine I guess, but a movie based on that book is apparently already filming, so I'm not sure it fits in.

Some of the titles on my list seem to be in early development as movies, but not yet in production.

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My Cousin Vinny

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Do you mean a movie based on this book, Back to Brooklyn?

https://www.amazon.com/Back-Brooklyn-My-Cousin-Vinny/dp/1943402833

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@Peter_pbn​ Yeap

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3 months ago

@Peter ,

For your consideration:

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus:_The_Forbin_Project

The film is based upon the 1966 science fiction novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones,[1] about an advanced American defense system, named Colossus, becoming sentient. After being handed full control, Colossus' draconian logic expands on its original nuclear defense directives to assume total control of the world and end all warfare for the good of humankind, despite its creators' orders to stop.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_(novel)

Colossus is a 1966 science fiction novel by British author Dennis Feltham Jones (writing as D. F. Jones), about super-computers taking control of mankind. Two sequels, The Fall of Colossus (1974) and Colossus and the Crab (1977) continued the story. Colossus was adapted as the feature film Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970).

In my humble opinion, the film adaption of the Colossus is much better than the novel, even though the film is simply OK. The Fall of Colossus (1974) and Colossus and the Crab (1977) are somewhat marginal and probably would not make very good films.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_of_Colossus

Five years have passed since the super computer called Colossus used its control over the world's nuclear weapons to take control of humanity. In our timeline, that would place this story in the 1990s or the early 2000s. All references in the novel, however, place it in the 22nd century, with the 20th and 21st being mentioned in the past. Colossus has been superseded by an even more advanced computer system built on the Isle of Wight, which has abolished war and poverty throughout the world. National competition and most sports have been replaced by the Sea War Game, where replicas of World War I dreadnoughts battle each other for viewing audiences. A group known as the Sect, which worships Colossus as a god, is growing in numbers and influence. Yet despite the seeming omnipresence of Colossus' secret police and the penalty of decapitation for anti-machine activities, a secret Fellowship exists that is dedicated to the computer's destruction.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_and_the_Crab

The novel begins where its predecessor, The Fall of Colossus leaves off, with the supercomputer Colossus immobilized and the Martians arriving on Earth. They appear before Charles Forbin and his friend Edward Blake in the form of two black spheres, and quickly demonstrate vast intellect and powers of transformation and telepathy. After immobilizing Blake, they explain to Forbin their purpose in immobilizing Colossus — their desire to take half of the Earth's oxygen, a process that will kill nearly a quarter of the human population. In order to proceed with construction of the "Collector" designed to harvest the oxygen, the Martians reactivate the parts of Colossus necessary to manage human society.

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@Peter_pbn​ ,

Thank you for adding:

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

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3 months ago

@Peter ,

For your consideration, although it may not fully meet your final criteria.

I, Robot (2004)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Robot_(film)

The film I, Robot originally had no connection with Isaac Asimov's Robot series. It started with an original screenplay written in 1995 by Jeff Vintar, entitled Hardwired. The script was an Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery that took place entirely at the scene of a crime, with one lone human character, FBI agent Del Spooner, investigating the killing of a reclusive scientist named Dr. Alfred Lanning, and interrogating a cast of machine suspects that included Sonny the robot, VIKI the supercomputer with a perpetual smiley face, the dead Dr. Lanning's hologram, plus several other examples of artificial intelligence.[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_series

List of works in the Robot series, in chronological order by narrative

  1. I, Robot (1950) and later collections: The Complete Robot (1982), Robot Dreams (1986), Robot Visions (1990), and Gold (1995).
    • In 1964, The Rest of the Robots was published - all of the short stories in that collection are found in The Complete Robot, and the novels The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun were published separately (see below)
  2. "The Bicentennial Man" (1976) or The Positronic Man (1992) - short story later developed into a complete novel
  3. "Mother Earth" (1949) - short story, in which no individual robots appear, but positronic robots are part of the background
  4. The Caves of Steel (1954) - first Robot series/R. Daneel Olivaw novel
  5. The Naked Sun (1957) - second Robot series/R. Daneel Olivaw novel
  6. "Mirror Image" (1972) - short story about R. Daneel Olivaw and detective Elijah Baley
  7. The Robots of Dawn (1983) - third Robot series/R. Daneel Olivaw novel
  8. Robots and Empire (1985) - fourth Robot series/R. Daneel Olivaw novel

One problem is that the film I, Robot is not entirely based on the Isaac Asimov collection of short stories. The other is that another of the books in the Robot Series, The Bicentennial Man was adapted into a film.

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@Peter ,

For your consideration:

Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in Depression-era Alabama, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird was Harper Lee's only published book until Go Set a Watchman, an earlier draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, was published on July 14, 2015. Lee continued to respond to her work's impact until her death in February 2016, although she had refused any personal publicity for herself or the novel since 1964.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Set_a_Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is a novel written by Harper Lee before her Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), her only other published novel. Although Go Set a Watchman was initially promoted as a sequel by its publisher, it is now accepted that it was a first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird with many passages in that book being used again.[2][3][4] ...

A significant controversy around the decision to publish Go Set a Watchman centered around the allegations that 89-year-old Lee was taken advantage of and was pressured into allowing publication against her previously stated intentions.[8] Later, when it was realized that the book was an early draft as opposed to a distinct sequel, it was questioned why the novel had been published without any context.[9]

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I probably shouldn't call it a sequel if it isn't really.

This might also apply to I, Robot.

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@Peter ,

Thank you for the consideration. I realized that both 'I, Robot' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' were borderline, but since you still have a fluid criteria for this poll, I thought it wouldn't hurt to suggest them.

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3 months ago

@Peter ,

This Wikipedia article may be helpful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sequel_novels

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@Peter ,

For your consideration:

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

  • A U.S. Army satellite (Scoop VII) falls to earth near Piedmont, New Mexico. The recovery team experiences difficulties as it becomes clear that the satellite has performed its intended function all too well, and has brought back something from space. A team of scientists is assembled in a high-tech, underground facility to identify and defeat the "enemy" before it is too late.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andromeda_Evolution

The Andromeda Evolution is a 2019 novel written by Daniel H. Wilson. It is a sequel to Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain, published 50 years prior in 1969. It is the nineteenth and final novel under Crichton's name, and the fourth and final novel published after Crichton's death.[1][2][3]

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Interesting that it is "under Crichton's name" when he didn't write it.

I'll add it.

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Thanks.

I haven't added Golden Compass or Series of Unfortunate Events because the sequels have later been adapted, although in series versions.

I added Arietty for The Borrowers because it apparently stays closer to the book's story than the 1997 film.

I haven't added Wizard of Oz because there have been films at least partly based on the sequel.

I haven't added Master and Commander or Earthsea because it seems hard to specify a sequel when the original film combined elements from more than several books.

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The Godfather Returns (Mark Winegardner)

It covers events between I and II, and II and III, technically, it's a sequel.

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Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/gfqo_QEg-aU/

Congratulations Peter