Would "The Face of Fear" make a good movie?

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Post by serendipity 27 » 09 Dec 2018, 12:29

I think it would make an excellent movie. It has all the hallmarks of a thriller with a kidnapping and a desperate search to find the daughter. The premise reminded me of the Taken movies. It just has to have the right people to play the parts to add to the overall cinematic experience.
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Post by chelhack » 09 Dec 2018, 18:41

Yes, I believe that The Face of Fear would make a good movie. Yet, I also feel that the movies are never as good as the bookd.
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Post by StelKel1592 » 10 Dec 2018, 13:03

I haven't read it in full, so can't say for sure, but it seems like it has the makings of a movie. One of the chief complaints I've read abut the book are that there's a lot of superfluous detail, and because movies have to truncate so much anyway, the script-writing process would take care of some of the weaknesses of the book, and let the promising premise take centre stage.

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Post by piecesfallapart » 10 Dec 2018, 14:06

Mely918 wrote:
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I think the plot has potential for a good movie adaptation. However, reading a simple plot synopsis like that automatically makes me think of the movie "Taken." I think that as long as it's done originally and doesn't come off as a "Taken" knock-off, it could make an incredibly good movie.
I felt like this too. I do think this book would make a better movie than Taken, but the fact that we've had so many Taken movies, with that topic, is going to make it seem like a new version.
The Face of Fear has an incredible plot and could make a very good movie, but the only way it would work is by working very carefully to make it original.

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Post by Kibetious » 10 Dec 2018, 17:08

From the way the plot is still, this could make a good movie indeed. The way Debbie is kidnapped is one of the places that could certainly be acted out well.
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Post by Kibetious » 10 Dec 2018, 17:10

Mely918 wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 00:13
I think the plot has potential for a good movie adaptation. However, reading a simple plot synopsis like that automatically makes me think of the movie "Taken." I think that as long as it's done originally and doesn't come off as a "Taken" knock-off, it could make an incredibly good movie.
This is true. How could have forgotten about this movie? The forensic skills of the main character were amazing. I guess that this book could, however, be a bit different from 'Taken'.
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Post by KitabuKizuri » 12 Dec 2018, 01:27

gen_g wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 02:05
Mely918 wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 00:13
I think the plot has potential for a good movie adaptation. However, reading a simple plot synopsis like that automatically makes me think of the movie "Taken." I think that as long as it's done originally and doesn't come off as a "Taken" knock-off, it could make an incredibly good movie.
I agree, it does sound very much like Taken! But it's definitely a premise that would make a good movie.
The plot would have to be very unique, and then some, to top the likes of Taken.

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Post by gen_g » 12 Dec 2018, 02:25

KitabuKizuri wrote:
12 Dec 2018, 01:27
gen_g wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 02:05
Mely918 wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 00:13
I think the plot has potential for a good movie adaptation. However, reading a simple plot synopsis like that automatically makes me think of the movie "Taken." I think that as long as it's done originally and doesn't come off as a "Taken" knock-off, it could make an incredibly good movie.
I agree, it does sound very much like Taken! But it's definitely a premise that would make a good movie.
The plot would have to be very unique, and then some, to top the likes of Taken.
Like you and Mely918 have mentioned, it would certainly need a fresh element to it to avoid being compared with Taken. Nonetheless, with the enormity of Taken's success, I suppose it would be a tough act!

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Post by SpectreMy » 12 Dec 2018, 06:16

Indeed the big question finding right directior ,actor & actress and etc to make it work

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Post by lesler » 12 Dec 2018, 12:15

I think it would make a better tv series-with at least 5 seasons, each season focusing on a different conflict.

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Post by Lydia Curtis » 12 Dec 2018, 19:50

The idea in it's self sounds like it would be a big hit , but the name might need a little improvement but in all, it sounds like a wonderful idea.

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Post by Flowers123 » 13 Dec 2018, 05:40

It is an intriguing plot that will make an excellent action thriller movie. And I think it won't be difficult to create since there is a Screen movie franchise for ghost face already.

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Post by Quinto » 13 Dec 2018, 11:43

It'll make a good movie as it deals with contemporary problems such as kidnap and single parenthood.

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Post by joshfee77 » 13 Dec 2018, 15:55

Absolutely. This story is full of the sort of tension and excitement that thrills movie audiences.

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Post by Doom Boy » 13 Dec 2018, 21:25

I think it would be a good book rather then it's pretty much based on taken. I think I would need a little more information to say, but from what it seems, it's a good idea.

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