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    Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    This might be the new BSG as it deals with religious overtones as well:

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/amazon-is-tu...-in-1823205900



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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    that book is very very good.

    very good indeed.... that could make awesome viewing

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    that book is very very good.

    very good indeed.... that could make awesome viewing
    Yeah,Iain M. Banks has written some great books. I hope it means one day,the Rama series by Arthur C. Clarke gets made into a series or film too!!


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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    Oh, exciting news. Looks like there are plans for all the culture books!
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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    I think this will be a hard one to adapt, I think something like Use Of Weapons would be easier. Either way, good luck to all involved and I hope to be able to enjoy it soon.
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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    without side tracking in to Banks work.. I don't like it all by any means.. but Plebas was genuine genius

    and I can imagibe the glory of a 4k version

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    The adaptation has been cancelled:
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...s-is-cancelled


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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    The Culture books all need making into some sort of series, it needs to take time, and it needs to be done properly, not a half arsed effort with Consider Phleabas to "test the water", an all or nothing big bang event...

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    I think it will be interesting how they try and present the hedonism, the spin off from BSG made it feel a bit odd.
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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    I think they mean gritty and realistic vs soft and meh

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

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    So Amazon are uncultured?

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    It's fairly common for properties to be optioned on-spec. John Scalzi had a few words to a say on the subject - his Old Man's War series has so far been optioned, iirc, three times without making it as far as production. But "so-and-so has paid for the rights to make a series out of X property if they can find a script writer, director, producer, crew, etc and it'll probably come to nothing" isn't as good a story, so these things always get reported as "So-and-so is going to make a series out of X property"...

    No doubt it'll get picked up by someone else now the option is available again, and we'll be told that Netflix is going to adapt the series, then 2 years later we'll be back here again.

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    Well from the comments here I have just grabbed the Kindle version of the book, so Amazon made a quid or so out of the deal even if the TV thing fell through

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    John Scalzi had a few words to a say on the subject - his Old Man's War series has so far been optioned, iirc, three times without making it as far as production.
    That's a series I only discovered recently, and read the lot one after the other. Wonder just how many other good books I have missed along the way.

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    I only started reading the books a few years ago, I knew about the Culture, as hinted by the username..
    I actually read Player if Games first, then started audiobooks of the rest from the start..

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    The Culture books all need making into some sort of series, it needs to take time, and it needs to be done properly, not a half arsed effort with Consider Phleabas to "test the water", an all or nothing big bang event...
    In the last decades, only one person managed that style of "lets do this as really right as its possible to manage" and that was LOTR

    but even HE sold out when the Hobbit money was offered to him, and a short story of genious became a 6 hour, 3 year tedium ride through nonesense land

    I fear the days of the "lets do this right, really right!"...are gone.

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    Re: Amazon to adapt Iain M. Banks Space Opera Consider Phlebas into a new series.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    In the last decades, only one person managed that style of "lets do this as really right as its possible to manage" and that was LOTR
    I thought Harry Potter was well converted.

    I recently read an article about how the film Clueless is actually the old Jane Austen novel "Emma" so I went and read the book. It is, and wonderfully adapted despite moving the story across hundreds of years and thousands of miles from old England to 90's valley girls. So I don't think adaptations need to be that accurate, just done with sensitivity.

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