Would "30th Century: Escape" work as a film?

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Re: Would "30th Century: Escape" work as a film?

Post by Leyla » 20 Dec 2017, 18:22

KlareAllison wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 18:08
Yes, I think a film adaptation will be feasible here if the plot is reworked to retain viewers' attention and the graphic scenes also toned down realistically.
I agree, tone down the explicit scenes and the scientific details. Rewrite it in such a way that the general idea is not lost, but is attractive for the target audience intended.

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Post by Sincerely » 21 Dec 2017, 02:51

I think it would make a great sci-fi movie, though it would need more editing on the explicit scenes.

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Post by Shelle » 21 Dec 2017, 18:27

Yolimari wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 16:27
I think it might work as a sci-fi TV show, but I am not sure the explicit scenes would be appropriate. I think it would be rated R, of course, and it would have to be late at night. Possibly a network like Hulu or Amazon would have to pick it up because these have less restrictions.
Those are all excellent points. A series, not a full-length movie would definitely make more sense. I agree whole-heartedly about the appropriateness of the explicit scenes, but with streaming service nowadays, producers don't need to worry about broadcast television restriction like they had to in the past.
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Post by Paul78 » 21 Dec 2017, 21:50

Mallory Whitaker wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 22:13
Paul78 wrote:
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From the few chapters I have gone through, the book can be rewritten into a movie script and acted out. The whole matter in question would be how to take care of the explicit scenes.
Which audience would the film
makers for the Escape from the thirtieth Century be targeting?
That would form the basis of deciding how to handle such scenes.
That's a really good point. Deteriming the target audience is obviously important for any movie, but I think it's especially true for a story like this one.
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate. The target audience is key when determining the film to shoot.
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Post by Bluecobia » 28 Dec 2017, 07:30

I think the basic story could be made into a movie. I don't think all the sex would go over very well with most movie watchers.
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Post by cherryalakei » 28 Dec 2017, 17:51

I think this would work well as a serialized tv drama, maybe on something like Netflix or Hulu. The concept itself is great, but some of the sex could be toned down, and I think some of Jennifer's past memories, and the life Jenny leaves upon disappearing into the 30th would make great storylines for a tv show.

I don't know who I would cast though. That's a tough one.
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Post by Lebs » 03 Jan 2018, 15:51

I think it might work better as a film than a book actually- the visuals etc. With fewer erotic scenes though!

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Post by N_R » 04 Jan 2018, 19:34

In the other forums, there were such varied responses to this book in terms of its rating. It is interesting to see here that most people think it would make a good movie plot. Interesting responses to this book!

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Post by jennyd2003 » 05 Jan 2018, 00:52

I think it would be a great film if they just hinted toward the sexual nature and put this as a sci-fi adventure or even a romance. They could do more elaborate scenes with the explosions in the beginning and during the earthquake and such. Even her alone on the island for a bit would work as "Castaway" did.

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Post by kwahu » 08 Jan 2018, 02:35

Yes it would make a multimillion film. However the sex scene would need to be toned down or even removed.

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Post by Roggyrus » 09 Jan 2018, 07:33

I am not in any way connected with film or TV except as a spectator. But perhaps opinion of people in my class would also matter, so I venture this answer: the book will work as a film or TV series. It will draw attention as a space adventure movie or as a vacation travel advisory. I am not kidding.

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Post by DustinPBrown » 10 Jan 2018, 05:59

I think if you made this into a movie and marketed it as sci-fi, then people would be upset. Because there really aren't very many sci-fi elements to it throughout the whole book. I suppose you could cut a lot of the non-sci-fi stuff and then it might not be bad.

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Post by mumoscar » 11 Jan 2018, 02:05

The plot twist is good for a sci-fi film; something I would love to watch over and over again.

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Post by eBookreviewer » 13 Jan 2018, 12:23

I do not think that a film of this book will be made in the future but in the event that this happens, it should be cataloged for adults. :techie-studyinggray:

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