Should 'Raven's Peak' be made as a movie?

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Re: Should 'Raven's Peak' be made as a movie?

Post by Natalie Charlene » 04 May 2017, 14:39

I am always wary of books-to-movies. It is hard to capture everything that's in the book, and sometimes they even change the complete plot of the book to make it fit into a movie. I still can't get over what they did to Inferno by Dan Brown.

I have seen some movies get it right, but if something is going from book to screen, I think it should generally be done in a mini-series format. Mini-series are able to capture so much more detail and stay truer to the book than movies.

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Post by Lovely Eimeren » 04 May 2017, 19:36

I agree! Though the book is always better than the movie .:)

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Post by J Conrad Guest » 07 May 2017, 06:45

You’ve hear the adage, “The movie is never as good as the book”?

I’ve never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, but I read the first two volumes, and I struggled through those. Horribly written drivel (in my opinion); cardboard characters, contrived story lines. I found the villains more interesting than the good guys. I likely won’t finish this overblown, over the top series. But I thought why in the world would a cable network want to bring this to the small screen? Then it hit me: lots of characters, lots of plot twists and subplots and story lines, which is what viewers want because they have short attention spans. Even if they don’t care for this character or that one, they’ll tune in week to week to see what happens to their favorite characters even if they only appear for a few minutes.

I’m not a big fan of turning books into movies. I prefer to enjoy what a writer’s words make happen inside my head, not what some high-salaried director reinvents in an effort to sell tickets. Then again, it a major motion picture studio approached me to turn into a movie my time travel, alternate reality science fiction diptych in which Germany wins World War II—One Hot January and January’s Thaw—I probably wouldn’t say no. But I’d hold my breath until final casting was done and hope they didn’t select Tom Cruise to play Joe January.

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Post by Tomiwa » 08 May 2017, 06:47

ye of cause i wish it can be made into a movie

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Post by Mollymae » 08 May 2017, 19:45

I think this one is best left a book. I so totally enjoyed the trilogy, but find they often cut out integral parts to make the movie.

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Post by ReadtoLive » 16 May 2017, 15:53

Since it has lots of action and horror is really popular too, I think it would make a good movie. As long as they cast good actors and it had a good script, anyway.

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Post by Guest028 » 17 May 2017, 21:31

Raven's Peak is definitely a story that can impart lot of thrill for all the paranormal lovers. The story sails the readers through a landscape of demons, hunters and revenge. Although such movies have been much appreciated with Harry Potter series with the magical tinge played in it.

Raven's peak can definitely be next in line as it has the charm of suspense and detective investigation by Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people.

This movie can definitely give the new mix been seeked by the audiences.

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Post by Dnegrt » 22 May 2017, 12:11

I vote for a tv series in the lines of Supernatural, Hemlock Grove, I think it could add something to the genre.

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Post by Emilyflint » 23 May 2017, 06:38

Most definitely! It could have almost been written for screen. Usually there is too much info missed when going to screen but in this book it would be perfect!

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Post by jackie williams1990 » 24 May 2017, 03:11

:D Actually its true that Raven,s peak should be a movie with the way the story flows its making a movie itself thank you.

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Post by SherriD » 24 May 2017, 11:12

Emilyflint wrote:Most definitely! It could have almost been written for screen. Usually there is too much info missed when going to screen but in this book it would be perfect!
I agree! The dialogue, action sequences, and the gory details seemed a little too concise for my taste as a book. I would love to see this as a movie.

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Post by jemgirl202 » 24 May 2017, 21:10

I believe it would be a great movie! I also think non book readers would be interested too. I loved Constantine and this book definitely had the same vibe.

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Post by joshfender » 28 May 2017, 03:35

I think that would make for quite a creepy movie. Would definitely watch it.

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Post by Czarmaine AM » 28 May 2017, 08:41

While I was reading it, my imagination ran wild in movie-like quality! It would really be interesting to watch it in big screen. I just hope (like everyone else) that the writers will stick to its plot and give justice to the fast paced nature of the story without deleting too many scenes!
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Post by raizenagallo » 28 May 2017, 10:28

Totally agree in making a movie out of this book! I know how other books are slaughtered when it comes to their movie adaptation since most of the time, our imagination is way wilder than what can be seen on-screen, but for Raven's Peak, it would be pretty exciting to see the story unravel on-screen.

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