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TV and Film / Re: Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:12:29 pm »
"As the coronavirus pandemic shuts down TV productions across the globe, the cast and crew of Amazon’s The Wheel of Time have been flown out of Prague, where they had been hard at work filming season 1 of the forthcoming Robert Jordan adaptation":

Books / Forgotten Realms
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:11:58 am »
I recently stumbled across FORGOTTEN REALMS, the series of novels based in the campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It looks as though there are about 295 of the things (including anthologies)! One person has even created their own spreadsheet and reckons it’ll take the best part of 10 years to read them all! (Then there’s the debate about whether you should read the novels in publication order or chronological order). I don’t really have time for that. So is anyone familiar with this series and, more importantly, can recommend a few of these books to read? To put it bluntly, which ones are the best?

Wikipedia helpfully supplies a complete list of these novels if that helps:

Other Media / Re: Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time?
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:37:08 pm »
Here's a much better WHEEL OF TIME theme - a score idea by Nikhil Koparkar, featuring the the Budapest Orchestra:

TV and Film / Tomb Raider 2
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:35:16 pm »
Yes, there will be a sequel to the 2018 TOMB RAIDER movie starring Alicia Vikander:

I accept that not everyone regards this as ‘fantasy’ in the pure sense of the genre. After all, these are billed as action-adventure movies. But I think the Tomb Raider franchise includes enough ‘fantastical’ elements to warrant a thread here!

TV and Film / Re: Game of Thrones Prequel
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:35:04 am »
From the Mail Online:

"Game Of Thrones prequel 'has the working title Bloodmoon' as stars shoot new series in Belfast ahead of hotly-anticipated season eight finale":

TV and Film / Lord of the Rings TV Series
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:45:19 am »
Amazon's new 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series is due to start filming in Scotland this August. The series "will be set during the 3,441-year period before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. In the JRR Tolkien timeline, this is known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age":

There's an official twitter feed for the show as well:

TV and Film / Re: New Red Sonja movie?
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:03:34 am »
And now it's on hold!

From Cinema Blend:

"Following the success of Wonder Woman in 2017, Millennium Media announced that it would finance and produce a reboot of Red Sonja, which is a project that has been in some stage of development for many years. Then last year, director Bryan Singer became attached to direct the film and a new Red Sonja looked closer than it’s ever been to actually happening. But now Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja is officially on hold"

TV and Film / Re: Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:54:08 pm »

"The Wheel of Time, Amazon Studios’ forthcoming television adaptation of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series, will go into production starting in September 2019, according to the trade publication Production Weekly...Another notable detail is the location: the series will shoot at least in part in Prague, Czech Republic."

TV and Film / Re: New Red Sonja movie?
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:54:21 am »
From Cinema Blend:

Bryan Singer is reportedly negotiating an upfront fee of $10 million to direct Red Sonja. That would be his highest upfront fee to date according to 'The Hollywood Reporter.'

In early 2019, Singer was met with more allegations of sexual assault against underage boys...Millennium Films, which is making Red Sonja, issued a statement of support for Singer from producer Avi Lerner, saying the film was still in development and Singer was still attached.

Books / Re: The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:55:16 pm »
Actually, I haven't got any further with WoT. Plenty of other books in the pile to read first! I was minded to go for the prequel, NEW SPRING, next but having read your comments perhaps I'll opt for THE GREAT HUNT instead.

Other Media / Soundtrack for The Wheel of Time?
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:29:35 am »
Is anyone familiar with this album, A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE WHEEL OF TIME? Performed, produced and written by Robert Berry, it’s marketed as ‘Music inspired by Robert Jordan’s best-selling series’ but is apparently based on Berry’s soundtrack for the 1999 WoT video game! Personally, it didn’t do much for me. There were no stand-out tracks, and only a couple of pieces that I found remotely decent! Hopefully we will get a more stirring soundtrack if, and when, the proposed WHEEL OF TIME TV series hits our screens.

Books / Re: The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:46:57 am »
Like your friends, I’ve only recently come to Robert Jordan’s epic cycle. So far, I’ve only read THE EYE OF THE WORLD, so am not in much of a position to enter into a discussion on the series. But I was wondering, what should I read next? Should I go straight to Book #2 THE GREAT HUNT or should I read the WoT prequel, NEW SPRING? My favourite character from Book #1 is Moiraine Sedai; I think she’s a wonderful creation. I’d like to learn more about her, and understand that NEW SPRING is very much her ‘backstory’?

Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:09:45 am »
I’ve just read THE SHORES OF VANAHEIM, Book 3 in Matt Larkin’s ‘Gods of the Ragnarok Era’ series. This, as the author says, “is a dark fantasy retelling of Norse mythology, chronicling Odin’s rise to godhood.” I really liked it but appreciate that ‘dark’ Norse fantasy may not be for everyone!

TV and Film / Wheel of Time Fantasy Drama Nabs Amazon Series Order
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:15:35 pm »
I meant to post this a few weeks ago:

"Robert Jordan's epic world of magic and mysticism is being brought to the small screen. The long-gestating TV show based on Robert Jordan's epic The Wheel of Time novels is officially a go at Amazon. The streamer confirmed...that it had ordered the one-hour action fantasy to series, with Sony Pictures TV co-producing and Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who adapted the books for TV, serving as showrunner."

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