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The answer is quite boring: Tolkien didn’t like the idea. Peter Jackson, who directly a slightly better-known film adaptation, met Paul McCartney at the Academy Awards in 2002, where he learnt about these plans. He gave a comment to a New Zealand paper: Jackson, whose own version of the first book in the fantasy trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring won ...


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The Neuromancer radio drama was produced by the BBC World Service Radio Drama Department as a Play of the Week. It is an abridged, dramatized form of the entire book. It originally aired in two parts in August/September 2002, and was re-broadcast in October 2003. Neuromancer (Radio Play) The BBC World Service Drama production of Neuromancer aired in two ...


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There are different versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh, so some unknown writer reworked an existing character. That's from around 1900 BC.


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According to an excerpt from "The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s", the Widow Orwell refused the rights on the grounds that she had no intention of allowing 1984 to be turned into a musical. It would seem that his estate was broadly in favour, but she had final refusal: There was a certain irony in Bowie’s attempting to translate the ...


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Possibly, though it's unclear precisely what... Amazon announced in November 2017 that they had struck a deal to produce a television series based on Tolkien's works, and specifically mentioned the Estate1: Amazon today announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. ...


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The FAQ on the Great Ormond Street Hospital website lays out quite nicely what you may do with Peter Pan. In short, if you plan to extensively use the characters, settings or plot (and you have any plans of doing business in the UK or US) you'll need to secure a licence: Does Great Ormond Street Hospital have the copyright in Peter Pan in perpetuity? ...


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No it doesn't. Placing the the Dark Knight Returns (DKR) between Batman: The Animated Series (TAS) and Batman Beyond (BB) would introduce way too many plot inconsistencies. In BB we already know all the Robins through exposition and the costume display in the Batcave. There is no mention of Carrie Kelly the Robin of DKR. We know that the Joker was killed ...


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It seems that none of his works have been successfully adapted for screen treatment. At the very least, he has not been listed in the official credits of any films or television series. That being said, the rights to his novel Odd John were purchased in the early 1960s by sci-fi animator and producer George Pal. It had been reported in 1966 that David ...


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Not according to the scriptwriters of A Quiet Place. They claim (with some justification) to have begun outlining the script before 2012 and started writing their first treatments and drafts from 2013 onward. Although The Silence was being written at much the same time, I can't see any obvious way that the scriptwriters would have access to a novel that wasn'...


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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has a great page on sequels by other hands. There were sequels to Gulliver's Travels starting in 1726, but that's too early. Within 250 years, their chronological listing says Honoré de Balzac's Melmoth Reconcilé (1835; trans in coll The Unknown Masterpiece 1896) is such a sequel to Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) by ...


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No, it is not based on any particular issue or storyline. The writers just tried to keep it true to the character and the world of the comic. According to an interview with the writers: Q: Alex, why did you choose to tell this particular story? It doesn’t appear to be based on any particular story from the comics: were there any touchstones? A: It ...


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Some Contenders (Spoilers): Scott Summers was killed in X-Men: The Last Stand, which came out on May 25, 2006. That puts him at eight years of being dead, which as far as I can tell, puts Cyclops as the longest both in general, and for the X-Men Cinematic Universe. Bucky Barnes was believed dead in Captain America: The First Avenger, which premiered July ...


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The following interviews with Bruce Miller, the show runner, seem to imply that they've used the major plot points though they may delve deeper into some small points in the book. Your ending of this season is the same ending as the book. I thought it was a perfect season-ender for a TV show — the beautiful, dramatic moment of her getting in the van. ...


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I haven't read Man Plus either but I found something else. According to IndieWire (here), Max Hurwitz’s (Screenplay of the movie) script, based on the writer Arash Amel's idea with a slight change/suggestion: Instead of changing an alien place to better accommodate people, why not change people to better accommodate an alien place? Hope that answers your ...


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The 1996 version from Image Comics received a healthy dose of controversy based on just how dark the version was. Comicvine explains The series was controversial for physically altering the turtles. In the five part opening story half of Raphael's face was scarred and Donatello was dropped out of a helicopter breaking his shell and thus paralyzing him. ...


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The only portals mentioned in the various Diablo books I've read are demonic portals, not town portals (yet to read the Diablo III fiction). In fact Town Portal usage seems to be limited to the game. If you're looking for a canon answer we can only extrapolate from the games themselves - since the monsters don't go through Town Portals in the game, we have ...


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It's very hard to prove a negative, so for what it's worth, I will just tell you: No, there has never been a movie adaptation. The only films based on Heinlein works are The Brain Eaters (plagarized), Destination Moon, Predestination, and The Puppet Masters. Oh, and as Yasskier pointed out, the unfortunate Starship Troopers adaptation.


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In multiplayer in Diablo 2, access is party members only. Preventing those hostile to the caster from using the portal. An argument can be made for extrapolating from there that the portals can only be used by those allied with, or allowed by, the caster, in either case preventing monster access.


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Per Wikipedia (edited for brevity) Screen adaptations: Conjure Wife has been made into feature films three times under other titles: Weird Woman (1944) starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. One of six Inner Sanctum mystery films made by Universal Studios based upon the old Inner Sanctum radio series. Conjure Wife was also adapted for the 1960 TV ...


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I think Conan the Barbarian fits the bill. Robert E. Howard created him in the 30's, but some of his stories were rewritten or completed by L. Sprague de Camp in the 50's, who also revised a lot of the setting. Then new non-Howard Conan stories were published in the late 60's/early 70's. I got most of my info from this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/...


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The lore indicates that these gates (or the practice to create the gates) were created by the Horadrim The Horadrim constructed numerous magical gateways between the mighty fortresses so that they could quickly concentrate their defenses against any incursion by the Demons. With but a thought, the Crusaders of the Light could transport themselves to ...


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In January 1926 HP Lovecraft wrote The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath featuring on of his recurring characters Randolph Carter. He met Edgar Hoffman Price on June 12 of 1932, and by August Hoffman had written a sequel featuring Randolph called The Lord Of Illusions which has been subsequently published (1982) on it's on. The purpose of writing this work was ...


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Yes The 1981 BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings was licensed directly from Allen & Unwin, not the Middle-earth Enterprises The idea of doing The Lord of the Rings as a dramatized radio serial was the brain-child of Aubrey Singer, the Managing Director of Radio, and the fact that the child was successfully delivered was due almost entirely ...


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According to the Discworld wiki, there are a few more titles than offered in the search proposed by DJClayworth's post. The link here Discworld Adaptations gives all titles, including those, but not limited to the titles you have already seen. Should anyone not be able to access the link, the adaptations are Truckers, 1992, an animated series by Cosgrove ...


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In relation to @Praxis 's comment; Many have been wondering this for many years, and in a few podcasts about science fictions I've heard people point out that opportunities for screen treatment lie within L&F Men/Star Maker. Entire novels/films could be made from nothing more than a couple of pages... To the point: I actually reached out to someone ...


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This might not be the longest, but in The Flash (CW), Girder is killed in the episode when blackout appeared, in Episode 7, and is reanimated by the particle accelerator explosion in Episode 44. Since girder died on November 25, 2014, and he was reanimated on May 10, 2016, that gives us: 1 YEAR, 5 MONTHS, 2 WEEKS, AND 1 DAY. Hope that's long enough to win! ...


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It is interesting to note that once upon a time, the Tolkien Estate was much more generous with the license than they have been Post Jackson. For instance , ICE received the okay to publish roleplaying and card supplements in the 1980's and 90's that dealt with material found in the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Legend has it that Christopher Tolkien ...


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Going to IMDB and entering Terry Pratchett's name will get you a list of everything - existing and proposed - that he has written. You've listed most of them. British DVDs will not play on most North American players. It's not about the region locking, it's about the TV format (PAL vs NTSC). You can buy players that will play if you look. Fortunately most ...


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Ruth Plumly Thompson continued L. Frank Baum's Oz books. The Royal Book of Oz was published in 1921, but credited to Baum until the 1980s. 1922's Kabumpo in Oz was credited to Thompson. How different does something have to be to count as a rework? Thompson's Oz books were billed as more of the same. However, if the publishers had hoped for a writer who ...


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