The relic movie butchered the book a douglas preston. Whether the book or the movie is better is a constant source of debate for most flicks, but here are 12 movies better than the books theyre based on. I was wondering if theres gonna be any movie filmed by the pendergast novels. If you enjoy this movie, i highly suggest reading the book. The relic dvd, 1999, widescreen for sale online ebay. Tom sizemore and penelope ann miller are great together in the relic, a mustsee for all fans of horror and action adventures. The past few years ive seen mention of these authors, and even had an unread book of theirs donning my shelves, yet i knew nothing about them. The notebook, by nicholas sparks the notebook has it all. The film is dark and creepy with some good characterisation.
Now and then i will be posting movies or videos that pertain to what is going on in my home. Preston and lincoln childs bestselling book series relic and. Douglas preston novel, lincoln child novel 4 more credits. This is the type of film that doesnt overdo anything, and its to the point with its horror. Free guy official trailer 2020 ryan reynolds, superhero movie hd duration. Once again were presented with a wouldbe creature feature thats supposed to scare us out of our. The technology is somewhat dated, but the story line was great. Click here to view my list of movies based on teen books. Relic was the debut collaboration between douglas preston and lincoln child. In the film, a detective and an anthropologist try to defeat a southamerican lizardlike monster who is on a killing spree in a chicago museum. Like others, i bought this book because it was on sale, but it was truly entertaining. It was different from the book, true, but all movies based on books have to be or they would be ten hours. Information about the writing, background, and setting of the relic novels. The relic is a 1997 science fictionhorror film directed by peter hyams and based on the bestselling novel relic by douglas preston and lincoln child.
Get recommendations based on your interests wherever you watch. There are moments when the relic is almost enjoyable, albeit in a visceral sort of way. The relic begins with a boiling cauldron deep in the amazonian jungle, and includes not only a. The sequel is based on the second half of the book by an. Its a cool concept, with a different kind of monster in a claustrophobic setting. Many of the events are similar and the stories are based on true events. Call me by your name 2 is the sequel to the oscar winning 2017 movie call me by your name. Start browsing our list of current movie adaptations, it may even encourage you to decide on the next book you want to add to you reading list. There is a lot of material here, and if the films of luc besson have taught us anything its that he likes to cram a lot of visuals and details into his work. As a technothriller, it comments on the possibilities inherent in genetic manipulation, and is critical of museums and their role both in society and in the scientific community. The result is a superficial rendition of stargirl, where the. Douglas preston is a writer and producer, known for the relic 1997, gideons sword and the monster of florence. Jan 04, 2018 the film, directed by claire mccarthy and based on lisa kleins book of the same name.
Books have so much extra detail that it would be almost impossible to fit it all on film. It is an early pendergast novel, and it really sets the stage for novels later in the series. Based on the book of the same name, the relic is just plain stinky. The novel has been translated into over a dozen languages and was made into a major feature film by paramount. Steffen vogt, aged around 25, is helping out at a german archeological excavation in israel when he finds a 2,000yearold skeleton holding the instructions for. Walking dead producer adapting pendergast novels for spike tv exclusive. But tor books, the publisher, suggested to preston and child, why dont you have. Financial analysis of the relic 1997 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability.
New to disney plus, this now streaming original movie is based on a 2000 ya novel by jerry spinelli, but takes place in 2020. Penelope ann miller, tom sizemore, linda hunt, james. Overall the relic is a bhorror movie that takes way too long getting to the fun stuff. Angus, thongs, and perfect snogging based on angus, thongs, and fullfrontal snogging by louise rennsion beastly based on the book by alex flinn beautiful creatures based on the book by kami garcia and margaret. Why marriagebased family life is key to civilized cultures.
Maybe they have some ideas who could play other characters from the series. I had read the book long before it became a movie and enjoyed it very much. A film based on the book was released in 1997, but changed several aspects of the story, omitting numerous characters and. Alex the relic is the 1st pendergast bookmovie that is what got me hooked also the monster part cause i love creature features reply flag message 24. May 27, 20 looking for a great flick for your next family movie night. Mar, 2020 new to disney plus, this now streaming original movie is based on a 2000 ya novel by jerry spinelli, but takes place in 2020. Douglas preston and lincoln child are the coauthors of the pendergast series of thrillers, including such bestselling titles as fever dream, the book of the dead, the wheel of darkness, and relic, which became a number one box office hit movie. Before the monster gets on with its killing spree the movie goes on for way too long trying to flesh out the characters and setting. Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular new york museum of natural history, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museums dark hallways and secret rooms. Have you ever waited for your favorite book to be turned into a movie. And why were there two paperback tiein editions for the movie, you ask. Peter hyams the relic is a pulse pounding, horrifying and highly engrossing monster movie that takes the best elements of the genre and sets them in the most unlikely place, chicagos natural. Disney plus stargirl is a 2020 movie stuck in a 2000. I did not read the book first, this time, i saw the 1997 movie starring tom sizemore and penelope ann miller and then later read the book with very.
Unfortunately, when all is said and done, this horrorscience fiction amalgamation seems like nothing more. The relic begins with a boiling cauldron deep in the amazonian jungle, and includes not only a cat that leaps out and frightens someone, but other horror film standbys such as kids locked in a museum after hours, a lucky bullet, a hardboiled coroner who thinks she has seen everything but is wrong, and the mayor of chicago fleeing with socialites through waistdeep water in a tunnel. When i was a young horrorwatching gal, i used to watch relic. I personally dont consider a relic movie as one of the pendergast series, because it didnt feature pendergast. The film stars penelope ann miller, tom sizemore, and linda hunt. The book is by far a better story than they translated to screen.
Jun 17, 2001 i dont think that the relic movie was that bad. Walking dead producer adapting pendergast novels for. Based on the book by douglas preston and lincoln child. Filming began in september 2015 and it is expected to release in 2017. In the film, a detective and an anthropologist try to defeat a southamerican lizardlike monster who is on a killing spree in a. Sep 15, 2016 this scifi movie based on eggers 20 book is to star tom hanks and emma watson. Holy relic from two thousand years ago 2002 youtube. I would say this film is like alien in a museum and the creature was designed by stan winston, who created the predator. Nov 29, 2015 12 movies better than the books theyre based on. I still think the book was better, but the movie is one of my favorites, too. This movie is one of the better horror films of the last five years as it is very original, taking a traditional plot and giving it a new touch. Relic is a 1995 novel by american authors douglas preston and lincoln child, and the first in the special agent pendergast series. Relic is the story of a mysterious creature from the amazon who somehow finds its way to new york city and goes on a killing spree in the museum of natural history.
The movie is fun to watch, but changes some things and misses out on a number of others. Its always entertaining for a book club to see an adaptation whether it be a movie, a play, or an opera of a recentlyfinished. Directed by and starring james franco this indie movie is expected to release in 2017. The movie stars the kings of summers nick robinson as the closeted. Check out the titles below to view every englishlanguage movie released since january that was based on a book or a comic.
The relic dvd i finished reading the book and figured it would be neat to watch the movie that it was based on, so when i found it at such a good price i couldnt say no. Relic the official website of douglas preston and lincoln child. Good film, had it on dvd brought the blu ray for much sharper picture and better sound, the relic looks the best i ever seen on blu ray. Jun 19, 2016 steffen vogt, aged around 25, is helping out at a german archeological excavation in israel when he finds a 2,000yearold skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year. If youve gotten around to checking out david bruckners horror film the ritual on netflix, you might need an explanation on that mythical movie monster. Jun 29, 2016 if youre in the mood for some netflix and chill during these steamy summer months, youll love this list of movies based on romance novels. I have no idea how this wasnt bigger when it came out. Linda hunt and james whitmore are also good as supporting cast members. That address is based on an internal network mailing system commonly in use in.
Losing mum and pup, a book that was unsparingly honest in its depiction of his. I didnt know it was based on a book, but i enjoyed its fun monster movie gimmicks set in a conveniently toodark museum. The relic is a film that uses a simple plot to create something truly exciting. Apr 28, 2017 every movie based on a book in 2017 so far by frannie jackson.
The result is a superficial rendition of stargirl, where the elements. As for the creature, the star of the film, looks really good on blu ray too. Obviously you can tell the movie is almost a decade old, and while it leaves out alot of things from the book, the movie still was exciting enough to keep my attention all. The acting is uninspired penelope ann miller as a genius. If yes, whod the authors like to see as an actor playing him. Add a few to your queue and snuggle in, just dont forget to read the book first. Interested in finding out which upcoming new movies are based on books. Fbi agent pendergast has been tracking the suspicious killings and works with scientists at the museum to catch the be. Then when it finally happens you barely recognize it on the big screen. Just forget its based on the book and enjoy for its own merits. The openingnight gala for a new exhibit at chicagos natural history museum is under way. This movie, starring dane dehaan and cara delevingne, is based on a longrunning french comic called valerian and laureline that published between 1967 and 2010.306 776 963 1133 840 993 631 391 1434 884 844 775 906 544 676 1489 369 1318 1613 59 185 623 1083 956 136 440 1196 1080 1116 1041 264 397 66 262 1279 369 1355 765 835 680