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Post by liftedbooks » 23 May 2018, 03:33

There are very few times in my life that I have enjoyed the movie adaptation of a book. Of course this book would be great on screen, but only if the creators can stick really close to the actual script in the book.

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Post by MollyEnter » 23 May 2018, 03:56

Great idea! But I think this book as a tv show would be even better! It has the potential to be very episodic.
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Post by Sushan » 23 May 2018, 10:26

Definitely this will be a good idea for a film. The basic idea of knowing the death date is a good and innovative idea for a movie. Making of it can make alone as a movie(Ican see the movie parts in my head right now). And being a thriller,every part can be included in a movie without any cutoffs. :lol:
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Post by book_worm 101 » 30 May 2018, 20:18

I always love seeing how books turn into great movies. Sometimes, however, the movie is very limited to the original plot of the book. I believe that is what would happen in this case. Therefore, for now, using our imagination to work up a "movie" in our heads, is probably our best bet for Final Notice.

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Post by CheyenneR » 18 Jun 2018, 23:07

I think given the right actors it could work well as a movie. Some of the romantic scenes between Vijay and Jennifer might have to be cut because I feel like they wouldn't add much to a movie but most everything else could stay.

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Post by pricklypurple » 24 Jun 2018, 08:22

I think this would make a great film. It had a movie-like quality throughout the whole thing. Already much of the dialogue is written and should be easy to adapt. All the scenes of gun violence will work well, but some might be too gruesome for the big screen or create too much shock in light of recent events.

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 10 Jul 2018, 07:26

I feel like this book could be turned into a movie if done correctly. There are a lot of storylines so it may be that one or two of them would have to be cut and have the movie focus mainly on Vince, Trudi, and Rasha. The book is also pretty political and critical of the President so I would assume that most movie studios would cut that to appeal to a wider audience.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 10 Jul 2018, 11:39

I would have to read it first, but in a general sense, I do like to see how books are adapted and perceived by the creator. It doesn't always work, but when it does, it can be so good!
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Post by msomigreat » 13 Jul 2018, 14:42

i cannot say much about which parts would be better or not. However, i believe the book has all the qualities of being remade into a movie. By the way i think that Keanu Reeves would play a great role.

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 01 Aug 2018, 19:43

I don't really think this book can be adapted that well into a movie. People might think it's too slow. Maybe if they changed the story a bit and added a little bit more action people would like it. But then, it would take away on the real essence of the book.
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