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Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Amanda Dallin

The Minority Report was not very faithful to the book. I don't think Spielberg will allow something like a book interfere with his own artistic vision. The book rights are just for the title and a few plot elements.


Due to the esoteric structure the book is built upon, Spielberg MUST follow the book closely. And I think he will.

However will he poor extra sappiness all over it? Will he cast extra cutesy, tootsy kids for the leads? Will he never fail to go for cheap laughs, tears etc? You betcha!

Connie Arida

In a way the book was rather childish in parts so he would be perfect.

Orca Flotta

For all answers to your questions just look at Japanese anime: LOG HORIZON plays inside a video game:

Oh, and what about that terrible movie TRON?

Cube Republic

First major? I'm a huge fan of http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267287/. Avalon is probably the best movie made on this subject so far and a personal favorite of mine. Then of course we've got 'eXistenZ' by David Cronenberg, another great movie that tackles virtual reality. Finally there's the bad, such as Lawnmower Man.

There was a Reddit post a couple years ago asking which book would you like to see made into a movie, and I replied RP1. Something was mentioned that it would be difficult because of all the rights required. I wonder how this will be handled. Will they get permission to use the D&D brand for example?

Wagner James Au

Cronenberg's an A list director and I liked eXistenZ myself, but it was an indie Canadian movie. In film industry jargon, "major" is A list talent directly backed by one of the big Hollywood studios (Warners in this case). Spielberg is AAA at this point, he's been around so long and so successfully.

Ciaran Laval

The University of Bristol were developing a screen like that not long back. Not sure what happened to it.

Is Snow Crash still in the works?

I'm sure the Spielberg film will look great, whether it does the novel justice is another matter but as Amanda points out, Philip K Dick stories on the screen can be very different to the film, although they can also gain fans galore despite those differences.

Amanda Dallin

Just please don't cast Tom Cruise in it for any part. Actually don't cast Tom Cruise in anything, ever.


Going to be hard to license all the 20th Century properties used in Oasis for Cline's novel.

But it will be fun to see the mash-up if this project ever really happens.

Arcadia Codesmith

Spielberg is a superb cinematic craftsman who sometimes rises to the level of artist. I don't mean that as an insult; it puts him a notch higher than nearly all other mainstream directors.

And to be honest, as much as I dearly love the book, it really doesn't call for an artist. Artistic cinema is too challenging for a mass audience. It's too challenging for me, most days; who wants to work that hard as a viewer?

Seymore Steamweaver

This movie will kick huge amounts of ass.

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