Could Book of the New Sun be adapted into a miniseries?

Could Book of the New Sun be adapted into a miniseries?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    why does he look like an s&m twink? did the artist actually think this looked badass?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's tumblr art, most likely.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the executioners wear a mask and work shirtless

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      His sword looks cool. I always like swords that are slabs of metal with no tip. It looks very utilitarian and barbaric.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That is taken directly from historical German executioner swords. The idea for the construction of the sword in the book is cool, with an internal space running down the entire blade partially filled with mercury. When held upright the mercury flows to the hilt end, increasing dexterity. When swung, the mercury flows to the tip and makes the cutting end heavier, increasing power. I wonder if anyone ever tried to make it in real life.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          No, anon. I don't think anyone has tried to make a sword with poisonous metal in the middle of it where it is meant to swing and strike things.
          You could test it with a baseball bat though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Every artist has to embellish his attire because the way it's described isn't fancy. He has some boots and trousers, a cloak that doesn't reflect light (not a hood), and a mask he almost never wears. This fag had to add useless embroidery and straps and armor pieces, and bandages on his knees for sucking dick I guess.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yep. The most prominent cover of this book is notorious for what you described, which is weird because it's pretty much the only cover you can find anywhere despite being totally fucking wrong

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          OP's art deserves credit because it's one of the few works that actually depicts the cloak and mask as not reflecting any light

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He gets the fancy, embroidered cloak near the end of the story. It's still supposed to be pure black, though.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Every artist has to embellish his attire because the way it's described isn't fancy. He has some boots and trousers, a cloak that doesn't reflect light (not a hood), and a mask he almost never wears. This fag had to add useless embroidery and straps and armor pieces, and bandages on his knees for sucking dick I guess.

          https://i.imgur.com/JwmMU4j.jpg

          Could Book of the New Sun be adapted into a miniseries?

          >Bitches don't know about the 3 issue adaptation they made in the 90s

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            jesus, fantasy covers are simply absolute kino

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            scans never

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i want it

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I'm pretty sure a rocket ship would fall down over that amount of time lol

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                it goes into the urth

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Severian is literally an s&m twink that was raised in an s&m tower

      thats just the citadel not the whole city

      >le gyoll
      The french are so gay

      book 4 is fine
      Urth is unfilmable

      >urth is unfilmable
      Thats like the most coherent one, what are you talking about? First half is straight up scifi, second half is jesus-but-future.

      You gays memed this book into the ground. Fuck you.

      Best sci fi / fantast author. I wish there were more like wolfe that made me want to reread his work immediately after finishing it.

      the virgin severian
      >bad man trying to be better
      >dynamic and introspective
      >was it rape?
      the chad cugel
      >retarded sociopath
      >learns absolutely nothing
      >it was rape

      I finished Eyes of the Overworld, is Cugel's Saga better? I wasn't a fan of the first one book in the series simply because the dialogue felt like it was straight from a bad anime
      >ah you have struck me with my one weakness, for that i shall fall back and forgoe my attack on you!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If you're not a fan of the dialogue you're not gonna like the rest of the series I'm afraid, I personally love the dialogue, you can tell Jack Vance was greatly influenced by works of P. G. Wodehouse.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Every artist has to embellish his attire because the way it's described isn't fancy. He has some boots and trousers, a cloak that doesn't reflect light (not a hood), and a mask he almost never wears. This fag had to add useless embroidery and straps and armor pieces, and bandages on his knees for sucking dick I guess.

      Isn't the cloak he gets at the rag shop described as being the colour of dead leaves, as he wants to conceal his identity as a torturer. I can't remember what happens to it later on. Does he get rid of it?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        he definitely goes back to the fuligin cloak

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No, the entire book is based around misleading descriptions that you have to read between the lines to uncover the truth. That doesn't work on screen.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why not

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I always imagined it as bigger.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          thats just the citadel not the whole city

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            in english but less detail

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >why not
        Because it's like post-apocalyptic sci-fi except the language, which is a major draw, is couched in fantasy aesthetic. A lot of it is read between the lines. Like the lance of a knight is actually some kind of extreme high-tech weapon. The language puts the reader into viewing things initially as being more primitive or undeveloped, and that is the mindset of most of the characters who are not privy to the history.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        midwits couldn't keep up or even implement it well

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i've seen you make this exact thread at least a dozen times in the past two months fuck off to Cinemaphile where it belongs

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        thats just the citadel not the whole city

        in english but less detail

        This is the only official map released. Came in 1984's Planet Engineering

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Melito
          I feel like this was important but I can't remember why.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'd add Hyperion and Revelation Space to the list that need to be adapted

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Add The Gentlemen Bastards series to that.
      One of the few that I think Hollywood couldn't manage to fuck up.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        you know they'd like cast mindy kaling as both the sanza twins or something

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >The Gentlemen Bastards
        only the 1st is good

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You can't really adapt hyperion because the fist book is seven individual short stories while the second book is a more conventional novel

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No. The entire point of the book is that the evocative language that makes everyone's interpretation of the visuals completely unique. Seeing someone visually adapt it would be like reading a written description of a song. You're just getting that guy's interpretation with none of the emotion.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It would only work as an anime

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      1980s anime OVA would be the absolute best and arguably only way to aakv4xdapt Gene Wolfe.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Fist of the Northern Star style BotNS

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He'd be a weeb if he were born later. I just know it.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            he was in the Korean War

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              nips and morons are natural enemies

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No and why would you want it?
    Long Sun would be much better on film or numerous of Wolfe's other novels

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Soldier of the Mist would be pretty kino

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It would work very well because the narrative conceit is simply that Latro doesn't remember between certain scenes but the audience does. Lots of room for interesting direction and performances, interesting special effects.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Should Book of the New Sun be adapted into a miniseries
    No.
    Heavy Metal/Métal hurlant comic adaptation at the most.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Cast it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      ah a true smart lad

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      good book
      I should reread sometime

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like as soon as you get to the last book it becomes mostly unfilmable. Almost everything that happens is psychological and revolves around what Severian is feeling rather than physical things actually happening.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      book 4 is fine
      Urth is unfilmable

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I always thought the claw was red not blue

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes but you need a visual genius like Roger Deakins to make it work

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      bit overrated tbh
      Jordan Cronenweth or Peter Suschitzky

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You gays memed this book into the ground. Fuck you.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      thank Cinemaphile not us

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Simply read his other stories and don't tell anyone about them. I mean short stories too.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Island of Dr Death and Other Stories is kino

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the virgin severian
    >bad man trying to be better
    >dynamic and introspective
    >was it rape?
    the chad cugel
    >retarded sociopath
    >learns absolutely nothing
    >it was rape

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >chad
      >retarded
      >sociopath

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The Cugel stories are my absolute favorites of all the "Dying Earth" subgenre.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        they're so fucking good

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Also they have great covers

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          when did he get the animu treatment

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            That's the cover from the Japanese edition of The Eyes of the Overworld.
            There's also some Japanese editions of BOTNS.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    for some reason I always imagined the Claw as being red with a black thorn inside of it, saw this image and thought "what the fuck is he holding"

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    maybe but the showrunner/writer/whoever would have to care a LOT
    probably work better as a cartoon

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >2022
    >asking for goyslop adaptation filled with morons and chuds

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Here's your Severian bro

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Haven't read it yet.
    I'm excited.

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