art by =saintchase

Theoryland Resources

WoT Interview Search

Search the most comprehensive database of interviews and book signings from Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson and the rest of Team Jordan.

Wheel of Time News

An Hour With Harriet

2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.

The Bell Tolls

2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."

Theoryland Community

Members: 7653

Logged In (0):

Newest Members:johnroserking, petermorris, johnadanbvv, AndrewHB, jofwu, Salemcat1, Dhakatimesnews, amazingz, Sasooner, Hasib123,

Theoryland Tweets

Forums

Home | Chat | Old Forums(Yuku)


Go Back   Theoryland of the Wheel of Time Forums > WHEEL OF TIME FORUMS > General Wheel of Time Discussion
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81  
Old 05-24-2016, 03:21 PM
fionwe1987 fionwe1987 is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,682
fionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimon View Post
A blond Moiraine? Cate Blanchett is also a bit tall for Moiraine. Rachel Weisz is more what I picture, though even she is too tall at 5'6". Would people really want many recognizable faces?
Hair color can be changed, you know.

Sean Bean can be Lan. It would be a nice inversion. Lan is the guy who's eternally ready to die, but never does.
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 05-24-2016, 04:56 PM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fionwe1987 View Post
Hair color can be changed, you know.

Sean Bean can be Lan. It would be a nice inversion. Lan is the guy who's eternally ready to die, but never does.
Sadly, it kind of defeats having Mr. Bean as Lan.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 05-24-2016, 05:10 PM
maleshub maleshub is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 268
maleshub is a jewel in the roughmaleshub is a jewel in the roughmaleshub is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rand al'Fain View Post
Sadly, it kind of defeats having Mr. Bean as Lan.
Mr. Bean as Lan
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 05-24-2016, 06:33 PM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maleshub View Post
Mr. Bean as Lan
I can see it... In a parody.

Yeah, realized what I typed after I posted it.
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 05-25-2016, 04:47 AM
GonzoTheGreat GonzoTheGreat is online now
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,864
GonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimon View Post
They could use shades. Say maroon for saidar fire, and scarlet for saidin, navy for saidin water, carolina blue for saidar's, and so on. That said, even including shades, there should be 11 colors, not ten, since they'd need to account eventually for the True Power as well. Which does sort of beg the question, what color should TP be? Black?
When Demandred shields M'Hael/Taim, he uses a True Power shield that is made up of pure Spirit. So the TP is most likely also divided into five different flavours.
__________________
I do not anticipate the invention of a working time machine in the foreseeable future.
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 05-25-2016, 12:53 PM
Davian93's Avatar
Davian93 Davian93 is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 20,152
Davian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Idris Elba as Lan...just because damnit!!!


And because he's awesome in everything he does.
__________________
Bonded to Brita

"We caught them in an alley on skid row in downtown Philly and brought them down with Uzi's and dogs. I beat the shit out of one of the guys for resisting arrest. After that, I went home, fried up some tofu with strawberry preserves and melon sticky rice, laid down on the couch with my snuggie and ate rose petals in sweet daisy wine sauce and watched Mamma Mia on DVD and then cried myself to sleep."

Theoryland: Just Some Crazy In A Pot
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 05-25-2016, 02:26 PM
fionwe1987 fionwe1987 is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,682
fionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant futurefionwe1987 has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davian93 View Post
Idris Elba as Lan...just because damnit!!!


And because he's awesome in everything he does.
I could see that. As in he'd be a great fit. Obviously, he won't commit to such a show.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 05-30-2016, 03:38 PM
Nazbaque's Avatar
Nazbaque Nazbaque is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Turku, Finland
Posts: 3,492
Nazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond repute
Default

A very compelling reason to favor animation for WoT is that a 1000+ characters can be performed by about 50 voice actors. There are others, but if it were to be done as live action, a lot of things could be solved by POV filming. Min's auras and channeling effects could be done this way while in normal view you only see the results of channeling and there are a lot of ways to use it as a drama tool. Think for example the attack on the al'Thor farm at the very beginning. When Rand goes back to the house, parts of it could be filmed from his point of view such as peeking around a corner or opening the door. It would make many situations more dramatic and getting viewers used to this routine early would pay off later when you want to show how a world is different for a channeler.
__________________
Warder of Freya Sedai
First-brother of Cary Sedai
Great Lord of Fire
Lord Captain Commander of Singing Chipmunks
Master of Nazgul Kitchen
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 05-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nazbaque View Post
A very compelling reason to favor animation for WoT is that a 1000+ characters can be performed by about 50 voice actors. There are others, but if it were to be done as live action, a lot of things could be solved by POV filming. Min's auras and channeling effects could be done this way while in normal view you only see the results of channeling and there are a lot of ways to use it as a drama tool. Think for example the attack on the al'Thor farm at the very beginning. When Rand goes back to the house, parts of it could be filmed from his point of view such as peeking around a corner or opening the door. It would make many situations more dramatic and getting viewers used to this routine early would pay off later when you want to show how a world is different for a channeler.
I know myself and a couple others have said we're all for an animated series, provided the art style is done right, but the only problem, is that there is still a HUGE dogma against animation in the West. In that, anything animated, is solely for children. Obviously, not true (Heavy Metal comes to mind as something animated in the West and certainly not for kids), but it remains.
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 05-31-2016, 02:33 AM
ChrisW ChrisW is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Queensland
Posts: 21
ChrisW has a spectacular aura aboutChrisW has a spectacular aura about
Default

Hugh Laurie as Thom
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 06-01-2016, 01:25 PM
klye klye is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 51
klye is on a distinguished road
Default No news?

It feels a bit odd that an announcement has not yet been made. Any news folks?
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 06-01-2016, 02:00 PM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by klye View Post
It feels a bit odd that an announcement has not yet been made. Any news folks?
IGN did an article. But all that's been said is that the studio will be making an announcement soon.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/...as-a-tv-series
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 06-28-2016, 11:30 PM
klye klye is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 51
klye is on a distinguished road
Default Whoa... its been another month?

I wonder - could this big time studio be waiting on the GOT finale before their announcement?

Anybody know whats going on with this TV rendition?
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 06-29-2016, 01:30 AM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by klye View Post
I wonder - could this big time studio be waiting on the GOT finale before their announcement?

Anybody know whats going on with this TV rendition?
Honestly, if anyone on here had any inside info, it would most likely be one of the posters that has been in contact with Harriet. Otherwise, the only thing that's out there, is that some big studio bought it up.

Though my guess would be HBO, all things considered. GOT is drawing to a close (like one or two more seasons at most), and they'll need something else to take that spot.
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 07-02-2016, 02:54 PM
Tomp's Avatar
Tomp Tomp is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,229
Tomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant futureTomp has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisW View Post
A good pick and then he'd get to limp again. I'm sure he's missed it.

This kind of fits in with his relationship with Morgase and Elayne in a kind of creepy pedo way.
__________________
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. (Chesterton)
What is worse? To be asked to die for your country; or be asked to kill for your country? (Bergström)
Never judge a book by its movie. (Eagan)
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. (Marx)
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 07-18-2016, 11:56 AM
klye klye is offline
Youngling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 51
klye is on a distinguished road
Default Broken Record

Obviously I have no idea what is the normal time schedule for these things. But it's been another two weeks. Anyone hear news about the TV show? What could be a hold up behind an announcement of who owns the rights now?!?
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 07-18-2016, 12:46 PM
GonzoTheGreat GonzoTheGreat is online now
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,864
GonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond reputeGonzoTheGreat has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The fact that they don't know?

Any resemblance between legal rulings and logic is coincidental and not the fault of the universe.
__________________
I do not anticipate the invention of a working time machine in the foreseeable future.
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 07-26-2016, 10:58 AM
ShadowbaneX's Avatar
ShadowbaneX ShadowbaneX is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Far Side of Sanity, Canada
Posts: 3,753
ShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond repute
Default

So one of my coworkers just had an interesting idea: what if the TV series isn't based on the books, but instead based on what was to come after, like Mat & Tuon retaking Seanchan.

For those that are worried about the lack of GoT-style gore & nudity in the early books and the lack of an audience draw that might represent, this could certainly provide for that...and give more of a wrap up that was given.
__________________
"Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony anyway? I mean all of you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh oooh oooh, the sky is the limit!" - The Tick
My WoT collection.
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 07-26-2016, 11:03 AM
Rand al'Fain's Avatar
Rand al'Fain Rand al'Fain is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,103
Rand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of lightRand al'Fain is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowbaneX View Post
So one of my coworkers just had an interesting idea: what if the TV series isn't based on the books, but instead based on what was to come after, like Mat & Tuon retaking Seanchan.

For those that are worried about the lack of GoT-style gore & nudity in the early books and the lack of an audience draw that might represent, this could certainly provide for that...and give more of a wrap up that was given.
... Think people will complain about the lack of incestuous relationships that basically drove the GOT plotline?
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 07-26-2016, 11:13 AM
ShadowbaneX's Avatar
ShadowbaneX ShadowbaneX is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Far Side of Sanity, Canada
Posts: 3,753
ShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond reputeShadowbaneX has a reputation beyond repute
Default

That's what works with setting it after Tarmon Gaidon: they can add/steal whatever they want to.
__________________
"Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony anyway? I mean all of you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh oooh oooh, the sky is the limit!" - The Tick
My WoT collection.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.