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October 2nd, 2007, 03:20 AM #61
October 7th, 2007, 12:22 PM #62
They did sell some tshirts and baseball caps a while ago but I don't think they are available anymore and it had nothing to do with the movie.
We should know more soon, as Silky said they're having a meeting with the people who bought the option last time and they've already renewed it once so I think that shows they are definitely interested.Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
October 26th, 2007, 01:59 PM #63Newly Bitten Barely undead
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Necroscope: The Movie
Well they at least have a website devoted to the movie, it's in construction but it is a sign of hope!?
October 26th, 2007, 04:06 PM #64
It is under construction....well...from time immemorial
November 16th, 2007, 03:59 PM #65
havent been on much lately, quite a lot o stuff been happenin so havent had chance, i think it started sort of around 5 weeks ago where i had lotsa stress from hmwk and coursework and i just collapsed from exhaustion while walking down the stairs and woke up in hospital a week later with a fractured rib.
not fun but ya no, so got ze hmwk done, and coursework so thats outta way, and in hospital i had a chance to read my whole collection of lumley's books. its fun when u leave em for ages then come back to em.
i remember when i first read salem's lot by stephen king, it was under the duvet covers with a torchlight and it scared me that much i hid it away and brought out necroscope for comfort, thats slightly balmy considering necroscope is more horrifying but i suppose it is good.
depending on who plays harry keogh, do you think it wud be good to have a sort of energetic character, say we had someone really bouncy and serine and stuff, at the start of the second book when he has discouvered mostly the full extent of his powers we cud start off by a sort fof overhead shot of the paris skyline, then the camera does a star wars swoop and it focuses on ze tower, and you see a human figure hanging from the top of it, clinging on by arm and leg, swinging out over oblivion, he looks around sort of, surveiling the skyline, and we see a sort of flyig shape in the distance (with an over the shoulder shot seeing what harry see's), and he just dives like a swimmer off the top of the tower disappearing halfway through the shot, and you see him reappear on the top of a building.
the next bit i sort of had an idea i stole from spiderman 1, where peter parker discovers he can climb walls, harry appears on a rooftop running along, so u see him from the side, and a few roofs over you see the vampire, sort of flying, sort of running, and harry sort of glances at him nwo and then. as he reaches the end of the building he jumps out into space disappearing and appearing on the next building over, and then we see him pull like a gun out (sort of stole this bit from league of extraordinary gentleman with mr hyde chase) and stars shooting sideways at the vampire, carrying on shooting and jumping over the builidings, he eventually veers off diagonally appearing a few metres infront of the vampire, and now we see through the vampires eyes, the camera jumps up, flying at harry, guns blasting, smoke emmiting from the end. and then just as you think harry is gonna be dead the camera switches to his view point
its a sort of shot from behind harry on the floor making him seem imposing and large, the vamp flys at him with an arm streched backwards as if he's going to sweep him away, and at the last minute a bullet hits the vamp in a sort of good place and he twitches and falls to the side, harry then pulls out a knife and sets to work on him slashing mercilesly while the vamp writhes in pain. he then disappears and while he does the vamp gets up slowly, limping. harry appears again with a kerosene bottle and spreads it around the vamp in a circle, bottle in one hand, gun in the other to ward vamp away, still letting off shots. then when the circle is complete he pulls out a match, the camera focuses on it being lit, and it tracks the matches path through the air in slow motion, the match revolving as it falls. it then hits the floor and oil patch, the camera then follows the path of the flame as it licks around the circle, with he camera sort of facing inwards looking at the vamp but still following the flame, the whole circle lights up and the vamp crys out, he tries to jump but harry cracks the top of the lid off the kerosene bottle, disappears and then the bottle falls out of the air above the vamps head, it leacks all over it flowing into every open orifice and covering it, a match is then dropped and an voerhead shot is shown as the vamp lights up.
we see a shot about 10 metres away from the inferno, harry steps out of nowhere, reloads the gun and atches the fire die away. the camera zooms out from him out over the skyline of paris, past the tower continuously zooming out until u can see most of the city, right in the middle, a slight dot or a bit bigger is a flickering flame, which we no as we zoomed out from it is the inferno, the screen then fades out and slowly into the next scene.
this is just an idea i had for the start of the second film, u may not like it because it doesnt follow any of the plotline, but i was thinking it wud only be abou 5-10 mins at most, with music playing in background, music i imagine would go best wiht this is a song from a bond film called explosive, if u download it in some places it is rather slow but if u download the bond version which says remix it has the right tempo and brutal violins that would make this scene put across the harsh point that it has.
December 1st, 2007, 03:28 PM #66
Quite right Posem, I don't think I would like that! Very well thought out but it sounds exactly like the type of suped up hollywood relying too much on effects type of film that I don't think would work best for Necroscope.
It's not just that it's not part of the plot, it's also really not in keeping with Harry's personallity style.
Hope your ribs better though!Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
December 4th, 2007, 06:40 AM #67
thanks silver im on crutches now, hobbling round everywhere 0_o
true, it does sound very hollywood cgi, but we have to think about the balance, if we want to get the film across in the right way to today's audiences. the possible audience could range from early teens to the elderly, it needs to be taken into consideration that older viewers might prefer the old action no cgi all explosive stuff that made films like psycho and the old james bond films great
but also it needs to be taken into consideration about todays teens (my lot), most films nowadays are heavily cgi'd, beowulf, the golden compass, the second was a success and the first was a flop, the right balance of both is needed. the amount of real life acting and cgi was a great balance in lord of the rings, prehaps that could be the sort of way necroscope could go?
December 7th, 2007, 04:13 PM #68Senior Lieutenant Officially Undead...
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Saw this in 3D at pic's last Sat.
Sorry, but not that good IMHO...
3D effect best I seen so far, but the film?
Necroscope the film. British writer, perchance a British director
28 days later, 28 weeks later spring to mind. Instant Classics.
Oh, yeah, glad to hear you feeling better Posem. Sorry it was last bit on post and an edit to boot
December 8th, 2007, 07:46 AM #69
Errr...There are many videogame cutscenes rivaling Beowulf
December 14th, 2007, 12:40 AM #70
No offense posem, but I agree with silver.
Anyways, I LOVE the gravitas of Hugh Lorrie. (house). He's a brit, he's got the "dark avenger" deal written all over him, he's a little wild, and he's got the complexity and stamina to pull off Harry as a human AND a vampire. In my opinion, Jeremy Irons would make an excellent Faethor(whom I have the hots for...can't explain it really). That Die Hard franchise movie he was in was only good because of him. Can't you just imagine that slick voice overdubbing historical battles and lurid sex? MMMMM......
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December 14th, 2007, 02:17 AM #71
My Necroscope Vision (which i am full of enough Wamphyri hubris to display)
aaahhhh i've been thinking about it too much!!!! lol I think the movie should start with a black void (yes, as many movies do) .We see a little gold light in the center of the screen and it burns away the blackness as the camera does a closeup on Alec Kyle (pulling his hair out, wearing a corny polyester 70's suit and jacket ) in the office. We can see his breath in the early morning computer light and the steam from the coffee as he pulls out a file (i know it's the book verbatim but cut me some slack!) and opens it. He bangs the intercom on the desk and says, "get the damned heat fixed, will ya?" (only british). Then he looks straight ahead (at the audience) and the cigarette in his mouth falls out and he pushes back his chair and falls over (in a serious way). The camera changes to view the side of the desk, and we see kyle scrabbling for his cigarette and gets back up, and backs himself against the window blinds (because i always imagine a window right behind the desk in the DO's office) and as we close up on his face, so does what is frightening him-nose first, a blue face comes into view and the mouth says in a friendly way,"Have a seat. We've got a lot to discuss." the scene breaks for titles and overture (by Tool). Towards the end of the overture, we see a couple ice skating on a little pond fed by a stream in a stand of trees. Every so often, we can see a sprawling house by a larger river in the distance. We see flashes of joy on the woman's face, between flashes of a beautiful ice dance, and the man's eyes narrowing. We see a flash of her face again, with a look of horror, and hear a splash.Now the scene swtiches to underwater, and we see little more than thrashing water, a hand bloodily scraping at the ice, and then the shadow of a body floating and settling next to a submerged tree root. We hear a voice say, "harry! Harry!", and the screen changes to blur, then focuses on a classroom scene. We see harry with his hand bolt upright. The teacher says something like, "What's wrong with you, you nincompoop? Why'd you raise your hand if you're not going to answer the question? What's *insert 5th grade math question here*?" (only british) and the scene progresses etc etc. They go outside to the beach, and the scene progresses verbatim as the book.
more later tired must sleep
December 14th, 2007, 05:48 AM #72
What about Dragosani?
You missed out Chapter 1 of the first book, with Dragosani doing his necromancy - that scene should be after the title sequence.
Anyway, I think I'd like to see more special effects seeing as the guy from Heroes is doing them! They don't need to be something that costs millions and sell the movie, they just need to be subtle like they are in heroes when Claire does her regeneration - the fact that you can't really notice them makes them all the more realistic.
I'm reading Necroscope III again at the moment - the saga really starts to gain momentum with this book and has a bit of everything. I wonder if for the movie they merge books I & II or just drop book II and go straight to book III for the second movie.
December 14th, 2007, 10:00 PM #73
Book II has some of the greatest moments, tho....i mean, yulian's family, the seductions of his aunt, mother, and cousin, that dog....i'm sorry, but the dog is cool and we can't ax the dog! And yulian as a child...so coool....pointy teeth....How could we miss the secret death on the hills and the "probe"? lol
December 15th, 2007, 05:27 AM #74
Wamphyri was one of the hardest of the series to get thru for me. I must say on rereading it this year, I found it a better read, but it still didn't have the 'unputdownability' of the others. Don't know what it is about it, I still enjoyed it though, just not as much.
Hopefully there won't be as much time spent on book 1,2, although with book1 it won't be possible to leave anything out if going for a saga-the entire book(well most of it) is just about setting the scene for the rest of the epic.
December 22nd, 2007, 04:14 AM #75
When oh when....
Is someone going to recognize this series as the potential money-generating machine that it could be?! I find it hard to believe that they (Hollywood) could MANGLE a perfectly good storyline that was '30 Days of Night' to produce the wretched film that was released, and not even show an inkling of serious interest in the Necroscope series. This is not to say that I would like a major studio to come along and water-down the Necroscope series into a lackluster, inferior story. But rather that I find it mind-boggling that a series which contains elements of psychic\ESPers, vampires, and some gratuitous sex thrown in NOT worthy of translation onto the screen, big OR small. For christsake, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER had most of these elements, and it started as a cheesy movie that evolved into a great TV show! And even more of an insult, we have straight-to-video masterpieces such as 'Mansquito' getting made and getting air-time on cable-networks over here on the Sci-Fi channel.
Give us something. Maybe one of those 6-part, 2 hour installment movies that could run over a major cable-network like Showtime or HBO. At least that way it could still be as violent and sexy as it wanted, and keep all if not most of the elements of the original story.
I tell ya, if I had a few million just lying around, I'd fork over the dough to make sure this project turned out right!
So, who's got a few bucks they could loan me?
- Moogly :|
December 25th, 2007, 02:34 AM #76
Ya wouldn't really need a couple million to do a decent rendition, just a whole lot of time and patience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KO6ZuC2HDY
Here's a Star Wars fan-flick trailer "Dark Resurrection" that looks so bad-ass that I'd learn Italian just to watch it.
December 27th, 2007, 11:38 AM #77Newly Bitten Barely undead
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i think that maybe so many of the necroscope i deas have already been stolen to make other films it may be to late?
the new film out called ( jumper) look it up
heros( so the more of it i watched i thought the writers have clearly dear the necroscope books)
to be honest the list goes on....
of films that in some way seem to have gone used to whole necroscope saga as a source( excuse the pun) of idea's.
on a side not i was watching a christian bale movie the other day and i thought, He would make a perfect harry keogh.( for all films made after book 1)
what do you all think???
maybe jude law as the first harry in the first film
December 30th, 2007, 09:59 PM #78Newly Bitten Barely undead
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Necroscope: Movie? or Series?
Personally I just don't see a quality movie coming out of a direct interpretation of the books. I feel there would be much more promise in an e-branch based series with an first season arc through Dragosani and introducing Bodescu (ultimately, an arc based on Thibor Ferenczy).
Harry Keogh is of course in the centre of it all, but he needs to be developed over a longer period of time on screen. A movie lasting 120 minutes would look something like this *Dragosani plays around with some internal organs* *I'm Harry Keogh, Boo* *deadspeak*, *flashbacks*, *deadspeak*, *Dragosani*, *more deadspeak*, *more dragosani*, *Harry Keogh on Ice* *Dead Mother kills stepfather*, *Dragosani, Batu* *deadspeak* *deadspeak* *Mobius* *teleport* *dragosani killing a bunch of people* *teleport* *raise dead warriors* *boom* *teleport* *boom* *lots of screaming and pieces of bone* *squish* *ugh, I can't feel my legs, better make a door and crawl through it* *I'm going to become my own daddy!.. I think...* *The End*".
I feel this would result in a movie much like Catwoman with blood, guts, and rotting flesh none of us want that sort of flop to happen to a guy like Harry...
I think a 14-16 episodes of 45 minutes would cover the first book and a bit of the second, this would make a Harry an audience could immerse themselves in, instead of a movie amounting to "Young man looking a bit like Harry Potter gets involved with a sort of Spooky MI6/CIA, develops a severe form of schizophrenia, then teleports around killing creepy Russian guys with his deceased fan club".
So.. Movie? or Series?
January 2nd, 2008, 04:23 AM #79
Jude Law as Harry Keogh, an interesting thought but i wonder if he'll have the type of character needed to pull Harry off, myself i think it would be hard work to find an actor that would be a great Harry Keogh
January 8th, 2008, 04:14 AM #80
Anyone remember the 90's BBC series Ultraviolet? The plot revolved around an agency setup by the Catholic church to capture vampires and stop them from taking over. They had these cool guns that fired liquid UV and had a TV on them instead of a scope because the vamps didn't show up on them. 6-8 episodes later and it was taken off the air never to return...
There are a couple of TV series running at the moment revolving around vampires anyway. Blood Ties is terrible and I think has been cancelled, there is also a new series called Moonlight where the central character is a detective who is also a vampire - sound familiar?
Personally, I'd like to see a TV series based on some of the Cthulthu Mythos stories that Brian has done instead. Maybe a modern version of the Lost World where characters are taken from Earth by Ithiqua and dumped on a distant planet to fend for themselves and do battle with his worshippers. Or maybe a series based on the Dreamlands with coma patients having to resolve some kind of mystery so they can wake up...
If anyone works in TV and is interested in making any of these shows, you can contact me via my agent!
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