News of "Magic Kingdom For Sale -- SOLD!"

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Postby Vegan » Wed Aug 16, 2000 4:52 pm

In case you hadn't heard... "Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold!" is being made into a movie.
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Postby heliona » Sat Aug 19, 2000 9:11 am

Wow, that could be a really good movie. BTW, long time, no hear, Vegan, how ya been?
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Postby Chessara » Sat Aug 19, 2000 3:13 pm

Wow! An actual book by Brooks I liked! I hope they do this right. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Vegan » Sat Aug 19, 2000 4:05 pm

Doin' good! I'm now working for the Post Office for $12 an hour!<BR><BR>Anyways, this is interesting news, because I've heard a story that Sword of Shannarra was in the works for a movie way back in the day. But, as the story goes, the studio botched it and when Terry Brooks saw the script, they had mangled it into some weird sci-fi movie. He was so outraged that he BOUGHT BACK the rights and swore off movie adaptations forever.
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Postby Eponine » Sun Aug 20, 2000 2:01 am

Hmm...this could be good. I actually expect to see a lot of fantasy books adapted, if the LOTR films do well. Some might be good....some will certainly be bad....but this one has enough comedy to get away with it, I think.
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Postby Ozymandias » Tue Aug 29, 2000 3:26 am

Yeah, I could see "Magic Kingdom for Sale..." as a movie. I think it could work!<BR><BR>BTW, the new Shannara novel is coming very soon......
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Postby erinhue » Wed Sep 06, 2000 8:24 pm

good news loved the series magic Kingdom for sale-sold would make a good movie and I dont think they could mess it up too much
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Postby Vegan » Sat Sep 09, 2000 10:25 am

Update: 20th Century Fox is the studio
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Postby Thorondor » Sun Sep 10, 2000 9:30 am

I have never read the book myself, but I will someday. But here's the full article about Fox backing the production for those who are interested: <BR> <BR><b>Fox Buys Magic Kingdom </b> <BR> <BR>Fantasy author Terry Brooks told fans on his official Web site that Twentieth Century Fox has optioned the movie rights to his novel <i>Magic Kingdom for Sale: Sold</i> and its sequels. "The option includes all of the books in the series, although current plans involve only <i>Magic Kingdom</i>," Brooks wrote. "A well-known screenwriter has been contacted and is currently at work on a script." <BR> <BR>Though there's no guarantee that a <i>Magic Kingdom</i> movie will ever see the light of day, Brooks added, "Because of the development of [movies based on] <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>Harry Potter</i>, there is new interest in fantasy as movie material. The evolution of special effects and its usage in movies like <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>The Matrix</i> makes fantasy more attractive than in the past." <BR> <BR><i>Magic Kingdom</i> tells the story of Ben Holiday, who buys the magic kingdom of Landover, only to discover that it is in worse shape than advertised.
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