Wheel of Time lands with Sony

Ryan W. Mueller

Journeyed there and back again
#23
It's obvious what the theme music should be.


(Though that might be too metal for some people.)


As for the series itself, I hope they don't get the Shannara treatment. I have a fond place in my heart for The Elfstones of Shannara, and I couldn't even make it through one episode of the series. The teenage cheesiness was off the scales. And that's pretty bad when you consider the fact that I enjoy reading a lot of young adult fantasy too.
 

Davis Ashura

Mixes poisons and sharpens knives with Kylar
#25
As for the series itself, I hope they don't get the Shannara treatment. I have a fond place in my heart for The Elfstones of Shannara, and I couldn't even make it through one episode of the series. The teenage cheesiness was off the scales. And that's pretty bad when you consider the fact that I enjoy reading a lot of young adult fantasy too.
Please not the Shannara treatment. I watched the first four episodes and only finished the series off by watching it all in fast forward...as in skipping through to what looked like interesting bits and getting to the end.
 

ExTended

Journeyed there and back again
#26
Please not the Shannara treatment. I watched the first four episodes and only finished the series off by watching it all in fast forward...as in skipping through to what looked like interesting bits and getting to the end.
I must admit of having liked the leading actress quite a lot.

I am done with listing what I've liked about the show though. I went about 8 episodes deep in The Shannara Chronicles and in The Magicians tv series as well... and then my YA tropes torelance ran over and I gave my fantasy adoring heart some mercy by stopping with those shows for the time being.

I hope that they wouldn't do that to WoT. Statistically speaking - I am counting on volume here. They couldn't possibly screw all of the Wheel of Time, Kingkiller Chronicles and Mistborn/Stromlight Archive... can they?
 

Darwin

Journeyed there and back again
#27
Shannara Chronicles was based on a shit book, and a lot of what I watched was pretty dope for low budget TV.

WoT should make for great TV. I'm tentatively optimistic (admittedly I felt the same before The Magicians came out).
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#28

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
#29
I'd like to see Mila Kunis as Nyneave. And Kate Hudson as Elayne. How about Emma Stone as Egwene? Hmmmmmm
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#31
Emma Watson as Egwene!

(OK, possibly not a great fit. But I just like Emma Watson)
 

Cyphon

Journeyed there and back again
#32
I can never get excited for these things because nothing will truly ever do the books justice. Will still likely watch it though.
 

Darwin

Journeyed there and back again
#34
If there's even 2 good minutes of TV before this show gets canceled, it will be a huge success for me. We were super lucky that Jordan's wife arranged for the completion of the written series, and we're super lucky that she's pursuing getting this show on the air. I love the books, I love the audiobooks, and I'll buy/watch any serious effort at a WoT movie, video game, or TV show.
 

Maxal

Drinks Elfbark tea with FitzChivalry
#35
I must admit of having liked the leading actress quite a lot.

I am done with listing what I've liked about the show though. I went about 8 episodes deep in The Shannara Chronicles and in The Magicians tv series as well... and then my YA tropes torelance ran over and I gave my fantasy adoring heart some mercy by stopping with those shows for the time being.

I hope that they wouldn't do that to WoT. Statistically speaking - I am counting on volume here. They couldn't possibly screw all of the Wheel of Time, Kingkiller Chronicles and Mistborn/Stromlight Archive... can they?
Well... They might get Mistborn right, but I have little hope they will produce a decent product with Stormlight. Too many elements are playing against it and it is currently being used as a mean to promote diversity in ways which may not work in North-American soils. It is also way too early to be speaking of a Stormlight adaptation.

I have worries over adapting Kingkiller considering the fact we might never read book 3...

WoT, I have mixed feelings about it: it could either be the series which change everything or another fiasco.
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
#36
Just realized you said sony....this is going to suck.how many franchises has Sony screwed up so far?
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
#37
Oh god, it's Sony.

Sorry, you're all fucked! They're infamous for demolishing their own movies and tv shows.

Examples: The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and Fantastic Four.

They're probably embarassed to be making something based off of something that they'll probably never actually read.

Prepare to have your series fucking demolished in one of the worst ways possible.

Edit: Although I hope that it goes without saying that I hope that I'm wrong. I'd love for it to be The Lord of the Rings movies all over again(only in tv format) where I can't stand the books, but the movies is the best thing ever!