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Just Being Curious...
Topic Started: Jul 13 2017, 02:05 PM (204 Views)
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Fantastically Foxy!
Seeing as they are rebooting Watership Down in possibly a realistic style (Spose you could call it live action??)
So it got me wondering, how would people feel if they did a realistic reboot of farthing wood?

I mean I know its not going to be as upsetting etc as the original but think it would be interesting to see....
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Phenomenal Cat!
It could potentially be superb.

I think the original novel adapted into a mini-series would actually work really well with a few open minds

What is effectively a simple quest/pilgramage storyline, a massive action set-piece (better than any in Watership Down, to be fair) with the hunt, a good ensemble of character types. Super easy source material.

It would even be quite easy for us as fans to view it less as a reboot of the TV series, and more a straight book adaptation. Of course the imagery of violence and suggested violence would be toned down compared to "our" series, but that's because of how much more realistic it would look in such a realistic medium (which is fair enough, you can get away with a hell of a lot more of this sort of thing in cartoons, I mean take it to it's extreme and look at Itchy and Scratchy.)

Not having things like animals being shot on screen or the Butcher Bird is more than reasonable if the animals look semi-realistic. Us Watership Down fans are similarly going to have to deal with it with the WD upcoming mini-series, and it's completely understandable.

You could argue that Farthing Wood as a work of fiction would be easier and more adaptable than Watership Down. It's just more obscure as a franchise.

I must say I do hope that the WD one kicks arse, it can only be a good thing for anthropomorphic/talking animal franchises if it does. FW is a dream too far I reckon (never say never though) but, hey, things like Redwall- you never know.
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