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Yeah.. the rifts movie HAS to be a high rated movie if not I agree there would be a lot of cool effects and scenes you would not be able to show.


It should be rated R but I would not be the least surprised if they ended up watering it down to PG-13 or something. They have to appeal to all the middle school kids who are the potential buyers. Parents might not want their children playing a game based on violence. Think about as graphic as Starwars or something. I just hope it isn't too watered down- if it ever gets off the ground that is.

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How many people want the movie to be about Tolkeen? What about Chaos Earth?


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The thread of fear is the key to any movie about Rifts. Fear of knowing insignificance and damn powerful creatures. I think Chaos Earth would be a rocker, sort of like T2/Aliens/Appleseed.

I just hope it is origional and not PG-13. That would make a mockery of our imaginations!

Jet Lei as an Undead Slayer? Stallone as the voice over of a Dragon? Meh!

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Its too much to think about, a Rifts movie would have too much possibility.

I can see it really coming in as a CG movie (heres hoping I would have a chance to work on it :-D , though i know that wont happen), but I fear that if it is live action there is a chance I will be disapointed.
Not in like a star wars episode 1 -2 kinda way, but a fantastic four sorta way ya know?

anyway, Im going to be getting outta school soon with a bach in animation, so if I can find a way to contribute to the movie, my life would be kind of complete....except for the whole evolving spiritually thing....and having kids thing....and uh....well, screw money, I just want to create.


Helloooo? Any updates on this...still no screenplay?

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Just got done playing Gears of War. If there was ever a video game that makes you think "Holy crap, this is what the coalition feels like" that is it! I'd love to see a movie done in that kind of atmosphere and perspective.

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Just got done playing Gears of War. If there was ever a video game that makes you think "Holy crap, this is what the coalition feels like" that is it! I'd love to see a movie done in that kind of atmosphere and perspective.


In a way, that may make more interesting :P

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Its too much to think about, a Rifts movie would have too much possibility.

I can see it really coming in as a CG movie (heres hoping I would have a chance to work on it :-D , though i know that wont happen), but I fear that if it is live action there is a chance I will be disapointed.
Not in like a star wars episode 1 -2 kinda way, but a fantastic four sorta way ya know?

anyway, Im going to be getting outta school soon with a bach in animation, so if I can find a way to contribute to the movie, my life would be kind of complete....except for the whole evolving spiritually thing....and having kids thing....and uh....well, screw money, I just want to create.


Helloooo? Any updates on this...still no screenplay?

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The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.

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Its too much to think about, a Rifts movie would have too much possibility.

I can see it really coming in as a CG movie (heres hoping I would have a chance to work on it :-D , though i know that wont happen), but I fear that if it is live action there is a chance I will be disapointed.
Not in like a star wars episode 1 -2 kinda way, but a fantastic four sorta way ya know?

anyway, Im going to be getting outta school soon with a bach in animation, so if I can find a way to contribute to the movie, my life would be kind of complete....except for the whole evolving spiritually thing....and having kids thing....and uh....well, screw money, I just want to create.


Helloooo? Any updates on this...still no screenplay?

eh


The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.


Well, see my post in your thread for the latest I can talk about. Kevin also gave us some insights on a couple of the treatments he's received... let's just say "lost in translation" is a massive understatement. :?

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The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.


The problem with using Rifts fans for writing, though, is that they will have a lot of preconcieved notions and assumptions. The Rifts film has to be able to appeal to a wider audience who will go in with no knowledge whatsoever.

Because of the vast scope and detailed background of Rifts, that's a guarentee that only the tiniest fraction of the Rifts world will be featured in a movie (we're talking a cast of 5-8 main PC types, with maybe 1-2 types of bad guys, is about all you can fit into a 1.5-2 hour timeframe).

The other issue is that the movie shouldn't feel like a Rifts game - it should feel like a movie.

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The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.


The problem with using Rifts fans for writing, though, is that they will have a lot of preconcieved notions and assumptions. The Rifts film has to be able to appeal to a wider audience who will go in with no knowledge whatsoever.


That's really only true of a novice and /or bad writer. Even a fan of something can write for general audiences, it's just a matter of constructing a storyline that is understandable to all. The techie bits can generally be left unexplained, as well as some of the more "mystical" aspects (I dunno about you, But I didn't need a scientific explination of "The Force" in Star Wars). The key is to have characters that are relatable, and to get as much exposition out of the waay as quickly as possible.

I could easily envision a 2.5 hour Rifts movie(or trilogy) ala LoTR, but the focus needs to be on the characters themselves and not the world they inhabit. In the Treatment I wrote, I latched onto a rather obvious vehicle for pulling those unfamiliar with Rifts into the world, which was to use the Lone Star Rifts generator to pull a 21st century person (actually 2, a husband and wife, both US military personel who were working on the super-secret Rift generator themselves)into the world of Rifts. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but whether or not something works is all in execution. To have someone so unacustom to the world, who searches out explination and who discovers the abject horror of their own fallen world is something people can grasp on to and go with such personally relatable characters. Plus, it really avoids the potential "Game" quality that befell the FUBAR of a movie called "Dungeons and Dragons".

But, that was my own method. Still gonna write my script.

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The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.


This is not consistent with the information I have been given.

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That's really only true of a novice and /or bad writer. Even a fan of something can write for general audiences, it's just a matter of constructing a storyline that is understandable to all. The techie bits can generally be left unexplained, as well as some of the more "mystical" aspects (I dunno about you, But I didn't need a scientific explination of "The Force" in Star Wars). The key is to have characters that are relatable, and to get as much exposition out of the waay as quickly as possible.

I could easily envision a 2.5 hour Rifts movie(or trilogy) ala LoTR, but the focus needs to be on the characters themselves and not the world they inhabit. In the Treatment I wrote, I latched onto a rather obvious vehicle for pulling those unfamiliar with Rifts into the world, which was to use the Lone Star Rifts generator to pull a 21st century person (actually 2, a husband and wife, both US military personel who were working on the super-secret Rift generator themselves)into the world of Rifts. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but whether or not something works is all in execution. To have someone so unacustom to the world, who searches out explination and who discovers the abject horror of their own fallen world is something people can grasp on to and go with such personally relatable characters. Plus, it really avoids the potential "Game" quality that befell the FUBAR of a movie called "Dungeons and Dragons".

But, that was my own method. Still gonna write my script.


Yeah, definately go for it. Even if it doesn't end up how you'd like, it's good practice to get a full script written.

So far, I've written one full screenplay (a zombie movie) and a whole bunch of scenes for various screenplays I never finished.


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In the Treatment I wrote...


You wrote one of the treatments?

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I wrote a treatment long before I even knew that Bruckheimer had optioned the rights. With a little help from my friends I may be able to get it in front of Bruckheimer. It's a long shot, but it's not uncommon if the industry for writers to get axed mid-stream (or even towards the end) so there's a small chance.

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That's really only true of a novice and /or bad writer. Even a fan of something can write for general audiences, it's just a matter of constructing a storyline that is understandable to all. The techie bits can generally be left unexplained, as well as some of the more "mystical" aspects (I dunno about you, But I didn't need a scientific explination of "The Force" in Star Wars). The key is to have characters that are relatable, and to get as much exposition out of the waay as quickly as possible.

I could easily envision a 2.5 hour Rifts movie(or trilogy) ala LoTR, but the focus needs to be on the characters themselves and not the world they inhabit. In the Treatment I wrote, I latched onto a rather obvious vehicle for pulling those unfamiliar with Rifts into the world, which was to use the Lone Star Rifts generator to pull a 21st century person (actually 2, a husband and wife, both US military personel who were working on the super-secret Rift generator themselves)into the world of Rifts. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but whether or not something works is all in execution. To have someone so unacustom to the world, who searches out explination and who discovers the abject horror of their own fallen world is something people can grasp on to and go with such personally relatable characters. Plus, it really avoids the potential "Game" quality that befell the FUBAR of a movie called "Dungeons and Dragons".

But, that was my own method. Still gonna write my script.


Yeah, definately go for it. Even if it doesn't end up how you'd like, it's good practice to get a full script written.

So far, I've written one full screenplay (a zombie movie) and a whole bunch of scenes for various screenplays I never finished.


True. Right now I'm running a TV pilot script in cirulation, trying to get it made. Also have 2 features written (on is my baby which may never get made as I don't want anyone screwing with it, the other's a Religio-horror film). A Director friend of mine is helping me find an agent at the moment.

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There is too much Rifts to put into a 2 hour movie. It would have to be an incredibly long series spanning 10 seasons. I'd do it in a twilight zone kind of way, where each show (About 54 mins) has different characters but are linked by only the plot and not physically.

Fact is, there's just too much to put into a single movie. You'd need sequals, and even with 6 hours of sequels you'd be eliminating many many aspects of Rifts. You'd need many many seasons.

Also, Rifts could not be this CG anime crap. I find that art rther generic. I would accept an animated series of Rifts in the style of, say, Heavy Metal or Titan AE. or maybe even by the mastermind himself, Kevin!


I said in a previous post.

Adding to this, and agreeing to what Pyrial wrote, Rifts (to me) is more about the setting and less about the stories Kevin has created. Each adventurer in the Megaverse has his owns stoires to tell. The movie needs to reflect this and due to time restraints a movie about Rifts should be only to introduce them to the series. IF done right, Rifts could be the next big sci fi/fantasy hit.

Thing is, to make it financially feasible, a company would have to generic it up. What I mean by this is taking the same 6-8 characters on 6 different sets and grinding them into the audience until they are sick of em. Rifts is beyond that. Rifts deserves more than that.

To keep the idea of an RPG open ended a movie should not produce much closure to stories written in the books. To me, this would kill RPG plots and such.

I hope I see this in my lifetime. Rifts and the Palladium Co. should be a lot bigger than what it is. The big screen and MMORPGs are where the money is at and Palladium has the perfect universe for such things.

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Wow, soooo many great comments and arguments here.

Here's my two cents - I did a three year tour in LA and learned quite a lot about the "business" during that time. Met many people in various positions (pre-production, , production, marketing & post-production) and learned some really fascinating things.
My personal feeling about Rifts as a movie and its potential to become a blockbuster is that it is entirely feasible.

I actually worked directly with an ex-FOX employee whose job it was to read scripts, condense them into basic elements, and then decide from them whether the movie was potentially profitable. He didn’t directly “green light” stuff, he just broke it down and dubbed it worthy or unworthy of an executives time. He called himself a glorified business analyst.

I spoke to him about Rifts, what it was, some brief background as to the overall story, showed him a few of the books, and surprisingly he agreed that something of that genre would be a good snag.

His comments were interesting to say the least. The key to it for him was that because I explained it so simply, it meant that anyone could understand the action/storyline, and then showed him the vast scope that it could cover, it meant that it had a lot of items to bring into the movie, making it flexible.

He said that what would make it great and would be a large selling point would be to start the movie linearly, as in how the Rifts came about, and then break it into three storylines, and play each one out over three movies. The importance, he felt, was that because the characters could be so varied, that it was important ample time could be allowed to develop each group/timeline/storyline. He hit along some major items, mentioning that with the scope of Rifts the groups could change, showing how the Earth changed, and why Prosek became the person he became, and the Coalition becoming the organization it became.

According to him, on the business side, viable franchises are very important to studios, almost like guaranteed money. Given the establishment that Rifts/Palladium is, the viability of the product is already there.

He also mentioned how there was lot’s of talk about how Star Trek set a standard for TV SCI-FI crossover, and that SG1’s reverse success, movie to TV, that Hollywood is now really blurring the line, and if they get a complex and varied story such as what Rifts could become, that the potential television crossover is a viable thing.

I apologize if I touched on something that someone previously mentioned; just take it as a reinforcement of what was said originally. Personally, I would love to write a move about Rifts, especially given what our gaming groups characters have done, but since it is already “out there”, I’ll wait and watch this forum for developments.

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The screenplay actually is in process, on draft 3 (may be in polish now, but that was the info I got as of nov. 2006). My only worry is that the film makers aren't Rifts fans and a bit of the spirit of the game may get lost in translation.


The problem with using Rifts fans for writing, though, is that they will have a lot of preconcieved notions and assumptions. The Rifts film has to be able to appeal to a wider audience who will go in with no knowledge whatsoever.

Because of the vast scope and detailed background of Rifts, that's a guarentee that only the tiniest fraction of the Rifts world will be featured in a movie (we're talking a cast of 5-8 main PC types, with maybe 1-2 types of bad guys, is about all you can fit into a 1.5-2 hour timeframe).

The other issue is that the movie shouldn't feel like a Rifts game - it should feel like a movie.


Yes it should feel like a Movie rather than a game sesson.

Which is where D&D feel flat. It felt like a rpg game sesson rather than a Movie.

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Haven't figured out how to properly quote ppl so here is my taken quote


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Because of the vast scope and detailed background of Rifts, that's a guarentee that only the tiniest fraction of the Rifts world will be featured in a movie (we're talking a cast of 5-8 main PC types, with maybe 1-2 types of bad guys, is about all you can fit into a 1.5-2 hour timeframe). ~~

Honestly my original idea for the movie was a manly a war. Basically it would be like ww2, where certain factions would join togeather to wipe another faction.

Which if you look at you can show fully how some factions exists giving you a feel for the world and end it in a manner to show the up torn world.

Though everyone is long and tired of hearing everything. I always would have created a triad alliance one that should never exist but has always when i played protrayed as the most powerful. (Coalition, Triax, and Splingwrith ( though these factions would never work togeather, the main idea was to have the underlying of the coalition and triax, further working togeather, that they would pull out of the war early and white out splinkwrith's army (i can't spell)))
The factions were to move against psi-scape, who sought out the aid of the magick zone, and dbs, (a set of dbs that sought refuge within a phased shift location, in the midst of the zitics). Psi scape then sends their group out to organize some events that would aid in their surval. Ex. the juicer uprising. and to even contact archie (who despises splinkwrith (sorry for the spelling problem)

That is how i would cram so much into this movie, while also allowing for an even flow. Please point out my flaws. Or just tell me to shut up.


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It's plain and simple folks, here's an Army acronym for the script/movie writters here, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Start a Rifts movie off with the Great Cataclysm, you could call it, Rifts: Chaos Earth. And that opening intro into Rifts could show all the non-rp's out there what the rpg is all about, such as surviving, fighting for the freedom to just live. Could show the combat, strife, and all the hardship that would come post-apocolypse.

A second movie could be titled: Rifts: Rise of the Coalition (Title of my next novel project should my Chaos Earth story get published). Where Joseph Prosek betrays NEMA commander's and desolves the NEMA Chain of Command in his dictatorship. The heroes of the story attempt to thwart him and come so close, but fail.

And the third could take place two hundred years later, and the new heroes could find some sort of time capsule that showed a few were brave enough to stand up to an evil regime. Inspiring the new generation to revolt...

I'll say no more.

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RIFTS : CHAOS EARTH
RIFTS : DARK AGES
RIFTS : COALITION WAR

All Three of the Rifts big time periods/Events covered nicely.

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TechnoGothic wrote:
RIFTS : CHAOS EARTH
RIFTS : DARK AGES
RIFTS : COALITION WAR

All Three of the Rifts big time periods/Events covered nicely.


Sounds more like a TV mini-series to me. One of the primary components for any film to work are the characters, and people don't want a series of films in which the characters are ever-changing, you'll lose HUGE numbers that way. If there's a trilogy to be had I think LotR is a great template to look at, both in continuous story line construction and a good way to set up the world with just a couple minutes of voice over and cool visuals.

But that's just my opinion.

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the problem with the darkages is that nothing is known about i.


Well that never stopped anyone before :P


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::Darkstone:: wrote:
TechnoGothic wrote:
RIFTS : CHAOS EARTH
RIFTS : DARK AGES
RIFTS : COALITION WAR

All Three of the Rifts big time periods/Events covered nicely.


Sounds more like a TV mini-series to me. One of the primary components for any film to work are the characters, and people don't want a series of films in which the characters are ever-changing, you'll lose HUGE numbers that way. If there's a trilogy to be had I think LotR is a great template to look at, both in continuous story line construction and a good way to set up the world with just a couple minutes of voice over and cool visuals.

But that's just my opinion.


Come come guys...
Stop with the TV Series talk...Never happen. Look at the crap that is Flash Gorden TV Series for why...

As for 3 Movies in Three eras...
You can Keep the MAIN STAR/Group from Movie to movie very easy.

RIFTS CHAOS EARTH = NEMA Chromium Guardsman, a Kid Wizard (Pre-Ley Line Walker), and group of Nema Soldiers...or whatever. At the end of the Movie, they get RIFTED to somewhere... (Evil Dead/Army of Darkness style) Turns out it is the...
RIFTS DARK AGES = The group tries to help a Village from monsters. They encounter what used to be NEMA Forces, but before they become the Coalition of Chi-Town...Still building the Fortress City. At the End of the Movie they are Rifted again (trying to go home) and end up in...
RIFTS COALITION WAR = This could be the CS vs Tolkeen or CS vs FQ conflicts. The group discovers because them, Legends grew from their Deed. Others saught out GBs to be Heroes, others became True Ley Line Walkers, etc...Now the NEMA Chromium Guardsman must decide which force is the lesser of the two evils or fight them both as best as he can. At the End of the movie, the group decides to just settle in here in this time...to try to make it a better world as best as they can...
Then A Random RIFT opens up and DEMONS pour forth...MINION WAR ;)

You Have to use the RIFTS for the movie to be really about RIFTS setting. Even if we only see them used at the end of the movies to set up the next movie...

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TechnoGothic wrote:
::Darkstone:: wrote:
TechnoGothic wrote:
RIFTS : CHAOS EARTH
RIFTS : DARK AGES
RIFTS : COALITION WAR

All Three of the Rifts big time periods/Events covered nicely.


Sounds more like a TV mini-series to me. One of the primary components for any film to work are the characters, and people don't want a series of films in which the characters are ever-changing, you'll lose HUGE numbers that way. If there's a trilogy to be had I think LotR is a great template to look at, both in continuous story line construction and a good way to set up the world with just a couple minutes of voice over and cool visuals.

But that's just my opinion.


Come come guys...
Stop with the TV Series talk...Never happen. Look at the crap that is Flash Gorden TV Series for why...

As for 3 Movies in Three eras...
You can Keep the MAIN STAR/Group from Movie to movie very easy.

RIFTS CHAOS EARTH = NEMA Chromium Guardsman, a Kid Wizard (Pre-Ley Line Walker), and group of Nema Soldiers...or whatever. At the end of the Movie, they get RIFTED to somewhere... (Evil Dead/Army of Darkness style) Turns out it is the...
RIFTS DARK AGES = The group tries to help a Village from monsters. They encounter what used to be NEMA Forces, but before they become the Coalition of Chi-Town...Still building the Fortress City. At the End of the Movie they are Rifted again (trying to go home) and end up in...
RIFTS COALITION WAR = This could be the CS vs Tolkeen or CS vs FQ conflicts. The group discovers because them, Legends grew from their Deed. Others saught out GBs to be Heroes, others became True Ley Line Walkers, etc...Now the NEMA Chromium Guardsman must decide which force is the lesser of the two evils or fight them both as best as he can. At the End of the movie, the group decides to just settle in here in this time...to try to make it a better world as best as they can...
Then A Random RIFT opens up and DEMONS pour forth...MINION WAR ;)

You Have to use the RIFTS for the movie to be really about RIFTS setting. Even if we only see them used at the end of the movies to set up the next movie...


I happen to like the new Flash Gordon series, but I suppose that's just a matter of opinion.

But as for your 3 part/3 era idea. There's a simple reason why it wouldn't work. Exposition. Well, that and most people would view the constant rifting as a cheap gimmick. Any film worth it's weight is about the characters, not their environment. It would be a collosal mistake to try to stick an era per 2 hour film as each time the characters changed era's there would need to be an explination as to where they are in each film.

There's a saying in Hollywood: "In life we kill time, in film time kills us". Take too much time on exploring the environments, or making the environment so integral to the film as to require a lengthy explination and no one will bother to see the second movie, if they even bother to sit thru the first one. That is why I say that such a story construct is better suited to television, where the time can be taken across various episodes to explore and explain the setting. I'm not saying that a tv series is even a worthwile endevor, at least not to begin with, but it's the most suitable format for what you're proposing, which does come dangerously close to "Sliders" as far as the exit film via rift is concerned. Thats not to say you can't use the rifts in one fashion or another, but world and/or time jumping will most likely be too much for an audience not well aquainted with Rifts Earth. Best bet for success is to stick with one time period and develop a solid story with characters people will like.

Fact is, the fans of Rifts will not have much of an impact on the success of the film as far as audience numbers go (tho urging all their friends and family to go see the movie could likely make us a fair force to reckon with in terms of word-of-mouth marketing). Tho a fairly large demographic as far as the RPG community is concerned, but if only Rifts fans went to see the movie it would be a box office flop. This is just the reality of the situation. The film HAS to be written for the general audience, which pretty much means that purists might not be happy with it, but the film cannot be written for them. For the most part I don't think there should be a problem getting the film to be true to the world/spirit of Rifts, but with so many cooks in the kitchen on the film, the likelyhood is that there will be some changes that will make the die-hard fans of Rifts unhappy, just as some of the changes in LotR manages to anger some of the fans of the books.

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You guys make my head hurt, We just need to be patient. Look at how long it took for them to come out with the AVP Movies or the Transformer Movie hell even Spiderman. It takes a long time to put a script together sometimes years before filming even begins.

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Making a movie based on RIFTS could turn out to be excellent or a horrible black mark on Palladium if done poorly.

Don't focus on eye candy at the expense of a compelling plot and cast of characters. I would hate to see something like this follow in the footsteps of George Lucas with a bunch of colorful whistles and farts underscored by cheesy puns from forgettable personalities.


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Evil Psychologist wrote:
Making a movie based on RIFTS could turn out to be excellent or a horrible black mark on Palladium if done poorly.

Don't focus on eye candy at the expense of a compelling plot and cast of characters. I would hate to see something like this follow in the footsteps of George Lucas with a bunch of colorful whistles and farts underscored by cheesy puns from forgettable personalities.


It's not the personalities and ideas that are easily forgettable that are the problem, it's the personalities you couldn't scrap out out of your brain pan with a jagged, metal, red hot poker that are the problem with lucas.


Emo Vader, Jar Jar...

Thankfully, George Lucas isn't writing this screenplay.

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evilgeek wrote:
Evil Psychologist wrote:
Making a movie based on RIFTS could turn out to be excellent or a horrible black mark on Palladium if done poorly.

Don't focus on eye candy at the expense of a compelling plot and cast of characters. I would hate to see something like this follow in the footsteps of George Lucas with a bunch of colorful whistles and farts underscored by cheesy puns from forgettable personalities.


It's not the personalities and ideas that are easily forgettable that are the problem, it's the personalities you couldn't scrap out out of your brain pan with a jagged, metal, red hot poker that are the problem with lucas.


Emo Vader, Jar Jar...

Thankfully, George Lucas isn't writing this screenplay.


Good grief, it was not that bad.


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im thinking of the dungeon and dragon movies, the one i saw in the big screen with the crazy black man thief, he was funny but the overall movie was completely retarded, i hate to say it but im afraid thats what will happen with rifts as a movie. the game is too open ended to revolve around one setting. im afraid of what will happen, i pray the movie makers make something gold

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Who is working on the screenplay if anyone, is it going to be one the Rifts staff or will they go out of house to someone that is experienced in that field.

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Who is working on the screenplay if anyone, is it going to be one the Rifts staff or will they go out of house to someone that is experienced in that field.


It was announced Rawson Marshall will be working on it as soon as the strike is over.

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Hi, I don't want to **** off any flamers, But i am wondering what is going on about the Rifts movie. Last time i checked was back in 03. If anyone can explain or post the link to the last updated announcement would be great.
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Skylos wrote:
Hi, I don't want to **** off any flamers, But i am wondering what is going on about the Rifts movie. Last time i checked was back in 03. If anyone can explain or post the link to the last updated announcement would be great.
Thanks


Well just before the writers strike started Bruckheimer announced the new writer. But of course nothing could be done as long as the writers were on strike. Now that it looks like that may be over the movie will hopefully move forward. Up until now an acceptable script hasn't been able to be produced

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i see, thank you for the feedback. And hope all goes well for the movie


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I'm glad to hear it. I was afraid the writers strike might have killed the project before it really got going.

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The writers may have been on strike but hopefully they didn't stop working during that time, and take a huge vacation.

Hopefully they just stopped submitting their work to the studios and did a little at home writing.


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The writers may have been on strike but hopefully they didn't stop working during that time, and take a huge vacation.

Hopefully they just stopped submitting their work to the studios and did a little at home writing.


I made the following post in the New Movie News thread back in November.

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Who's going to know? Apparetnly, he will.

Check out: Pencils down, a show of solidarity from TV showrunners. Not a Word is a similar document from feature film screenwirters. Rawson Marshall Thurber's name is on it. He won't be writing- even in the privacy of his own home- until the strike is over. Unless, of course, he's a liar. :P


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on the slightly off-topic of alternate Rifts media id like to see, everyone chant with me:

Rifts MMO... Rifts MMO... Rifts MMO...


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draco_argentum wrote:
Rifts MMO... Rifts MMO... Rifts MMO...

There was a thread about it a while back. A fan with programming experience was going to try his hand at it. I have no idea what happened with the project.

While I'd like to see a well done one, I can see PVP balancing being a nightmare on an epic scale.

Let's balance Glitterboys with a 2 mile sniping range with juicers, dragon hatchlings, and that lone unaugmented CS Grunt and his dogboy companion...

Plus there are too many factions for random PVP like you see in WoW (where it's just alliance vs horde).

You'd have CS vs Fed of Magic vs Psyscape vs Quebec vs whoever else. :)

I'm not saying it couldn't be done, I just think it would take an absolute creative genius with lots of experience in MMO design who is also a true Rifts fan to pull it off. Not sure one of those exists that isn't already getting paid 10x more by Blizzard than he would a startup company to handle a Rifts MMO.

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Much like drugs, just say NO to a Rifts MMO.

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April 01 2008 an nuthing new out on the rumor mill about the movie at all ?

Seriously does anyone know anything or heard anything about this future Blockbuster ?

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Last word out was the movie has a writer who is doing a draft. Knowing writers who work on scripts, I can tell you this process usually takes a while, during which you will not hear much. Most movies have dozens of drafts as it takes a while for everyone to settle on the one they like, then fine tune it. My guess is you won't hear much till this summer.


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