A movie based on the book "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelasny
#1
I think that this book would make a great movie. But I see one serious problem if it were to be live-action, and that is casting, because all of the main characters change bodies multiple times. Maybe as an animation, with the same voice-actor voicing the role regardless of what body the character is in?
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#2
Well you know it was in development for a long time, right, and was the basis for
the movie Argo
.
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#3
I did NOT know that. And while I have seen the movie "Argo" and enjoyed it, I fail to see the connection to "Lord of Light".
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#4
That's what the imaginary "Argo" was - a film version of "Lord of Light." Someone optioned it, and hired Jack Kirby to do the conceptual art.
It never went anywhere, but with real Hollywood types pretending to be newly interested in the abandoned project, it fooled the Iranians. Smile

Note that as of last year, it was being developed
for Universal for TV - presumably SYFY - by Ashley Miller, who has a decent track record including X-Men - First Class, Thor,
Sarah Connor Chronicles, Andromeda, Fringe, and the new sequel to Top Gun.
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#5
Yeah, they're supposed to be developing a tv show now. At the time it was announced, Gale Anne Hurd was supposed to be the top producer, IIRC. I don't see it credited on her
IMDb, so maybe it fell apart, or she's not on it any more.
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#6
Given Hollywood's record with adaptations, I think I'd rather just re-read the book.
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