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Old 16th February 2009, 03:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Ringworld on Film (Larry Niven)

Commercially the Man-Kzin War stories might be more viable. Scary aliens and space battles galore!
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I seriously doubt that anyone could pull off a movie encompassing the scope of Ringworld without eliciting mostly disappoinment, anytime soon. Still, if someone makes it - I'll watch it.
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Old 13th March 2009, 12:20 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The Ringworld movie project keeps dying, which is too bad.
I think that with today's technology the Ringworld is ripe for a "300" type of treatment. This showed that middle grade actors and lots of CGI can make an entertaining movie.
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Er, 300 was rubbish.
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Old 13th March 2009, 07:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
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While I don't agree, that's also irrelevent.

The point is that with relatively little money a film could be made that would do Ringworld some justice. 300 (whatever you think of it) was filmed in a warehouse in Montreal. Almost everything except the actors was added later with CGI. It had a distinct look and was very popular.

Ringworld could easily be done the same way.
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Old 29th September 2009, 08:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Considering how there are an infinite number of fantastic creatured being demonstrated from movies to commercials, F/X is in something like its prime. computer programs can create and animate anything now. a couple hours of green screen with two people, a few days of voice actors doing their thing, then a couple years of computer editing, and could have one beaut of a movie. as long as some bratty hollywood director didn't can the whole actual story for his (or her) "VISION"
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Old 26th October 2010, 08:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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So far the producer/director team of Phil Tippet (Starship Troopers)
So Nessus is going to have chainguns mounted on his back and the ringworld will be full of killer robots?

Could they pick a worse person for this job?
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