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Old 02-04-2008, 12:00 AM   #51
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What is the general consensus on the choice of James Rollins to pen the novel adaption of "Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" ? Does he seem like the "right" choice ? I have a number of his books but (as usual) haven't got around to reading any of them yet.

His wikipedia entry convinced me of his worthyness.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:30 AM   #52
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What is the general consensus on the choice of James Rollins to pen the novel adaption of "Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" ? Does he seem like the "right" choice ? I have a number of his books but (as usual) haven't got around to reading any of them yet.

I would say he's a good pick. I enjoy his books if I'm looking for a good action read. His writing style is pretty straight forward and you don't get too much character depth but just enough to push the story. I would say right now he's probably the hottest action writer out there and would do the Indy novel justice.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:13 AM   #53
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So, Dr Czajkowski got the Indy gig!

Not a bad choice at all, though in all honesty I would probably prefer Alan Dean Foster or Max Allan Collins. (And I can't help but wonder how an Indy novel by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston would turn out... at least if they wrote it in their classic style, without the lazy magic that has dulled their later works)

Hopefully, though, it's not signifying a change in Lucasarts' policies regarding writers' selection - because if they began basing their choices on "how many copies did X sell?", then, knock on wood, one day someone there might actually think of giving away Indy's name to be tainted by some antitallented, worthless cretin such as that plagiarist responsible for "Star Wars: Episode Medieval", better known as "Eragon"... or even - shudder - that parasite whose name I wish I could forget, "Matthew Reilly"...
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #54
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jone...135974&sr=1-28

Anyone know anything about this?

Indiana Jones: Novel 2 (Paperback)
by James Rollins (Author)

Product details

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Ebury Press (2 Oct 2008)
ISBN-10: 0091926769
ISBN-13: 978-0091926762

Could Rollins have been asked to write an original Indy novel as well as the novelisation?
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:38 AM   #55
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Maybe the novelisation of the upcoming "Indiana Jones 2008" video game ?
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:38 AM   #56
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jone...135974&sr=1-28

Anyone know anything about this?

Indiana Jones: Novel 2 (Paperback)
by James Rollins (Author)

Product details

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Ebury Press (2 Oct 2008)
ISBN-10: 0091926769
ISBN-13: 978-0091926762

Could Rollins have been asked to write an original Indy novel as well as the novelisation?

Most likely a paperback version of Indy 4.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:22 PM   #57
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the author's reply

I emailed James Rollins via his web site (he's very fast to respond - this is twice now that I've hit him up for info and it takes him no more than a day or two) and he confirmed that he is only writing the initial movie adaptation and nothing more. So, yes, I agree with Dr. Sartorius. This is probably the paperback edition of Rollins' hardcover adaptation.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #58
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What is the general consensus on the choice of James Rollins to pen the novel adaption of "Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" ? Does he seem like the "right" choice ? I have a number of his books but (as usual) haven't got around to reading any of them yet.

I couldn't have picked anyone better! I'm a huge fan of James Rollins...Excavation & Sandstorm are really good action/adventure novels.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:38 PM   #59
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I emailed James Rollins via his web site (he's very fast to respond - this is twice now that I've hit him up for info and it takes him no more than a day or two) and he confirmed that he is only writing the initial movie adaptation and nothing more. So, yes, I agree with Dr. Sartorius. This is probably the paperback edition of Rollins' hardcover adaptation.
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It's probably just a mistake by Amazon, as they have both the hardback and paperback versions of the novelisation coming out in May.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:12 PM   #60
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Where can I get a sticker book like that. I hope the kids get indy.My lil sister is into it and she wants the Indy lego playset for her birthday instead of a I pod she prentend shes indy killing natzis in the snow. Shes only six.The cool thing is she understands the series.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #61
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I couldn't have picked anyone better! I'm a huge fan of James Rollins...Excavation & Sandstorm are really good action/adventure novels.

I like his older novels a bit more than the newer ones with the Sigma Squad.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:29 PM   #62
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So, Dr Czajkowski got the Indy gig!

Not a bad choice at all, though in all honesty I would probably prefer Alan Dean Foster or Max Allan Collins. (And I can't help but wonder how an Indy novel by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston would turn out... at least if they wrote it in their classic style, without the lazy magic that has dulled their later works)

Hopefully, though, it's not signifying a change in Lucasarts' policies regarding writers' selection - because if they began basing their choices on "how many copies did X sell?", then, knock on wood, one day someone there might actually think of giving away Indy's name to be tainted by some antitallented, worthless cretin such as that plagiarist responsible for "Star Wars: Episode Medieval", better known as "Eragon"... or even - shudder - that parasite whose name I wish I could forget, "Matthew Reilly"...
My do you call Reilly a "parasite" ?
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:31 PM   #63
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I think Matthew Riley is a great writer, especially with action scenes. Go read Temple. It is at least as good as any Indiana Jones book if not better, and it doesn't feel like a knock-off.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #64
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I like his older novels a bit more than the newer ones with the Sigma Squad.

I 100% agree.

And about Matthew Reilly, Temple is a very good book...as is 7 Deadly Wonders (especially if you like elaborate booby traps).
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #65
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STICKERS!naw but for real, the making of the movie books is gonna be sweet.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #66
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OK, now that Amazon link for "Novel 2"...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jone...135974&sr=1-28
... is showing Rob MacGregor as author, specifically paperback, still 400 pages, but now coming out April 9, 2009. Might still be the paperback version of the Rollins KOTCS novelization, as it traditionally is a year after hardback release before the paperback is published. But with a different author's name now? Hmmm....
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:55 AM   #67
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Being released next year seems to suggest to me that it is a completely new novel, not a novelization of the KOTCS movie. I remember someone posting something about McGregor's website saying that new Indy novels that he's written will be published. Maybe we're getting a new Indy novel series, in which case... YAY!!!
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:57 AM   #68
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Being released next year seems to suggest to me that it is a completely new novel, not a novelization of the KOTCS movie. I remember someone posting something about McGregor's website saying that new Indy novels that he's written will be published. Maybe we're getting a new Indy novel series, in which case... YAY!!!

This is the first I've heard of this, but I'm excited!! I agree, it's probably going to be a new series because right now they're going nuts with Indy merchandising. For all of you who are bothered by that, chill out, Indy's time in the spotlight will come and go. He hasn't had one like this in quite some time!!

I hope it's a new series and not just one book!
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:48 AM   #69
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KotCS novelization SPOILERS!

Amber /Poland/ publishing house will publish /9th May/ the novelization of KotCS movie.

BEWARE! SPOILERS!!!!





Here's the short synopsis /quick translation/:

Year 1957. American archaeologists who are examining the Mayan temple are attacked by the soviet commandos. Russians murder the scientists and kidnap the head of the expedition - Dr. Indiana Jones. And that's how the new adventure of the famous archaeologist starts. Secret American base in Area 51, Nazca burial grounds, forgotten valley in Peru and the mysterious pyramid - there Indy fights with the insidious enemy. The stake is something greater that all wonders of the world...
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:55 AM   #70
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Nice find!

But I gotta ask: why the heck is Poland getting the novelization of KotCS as early as May 9th?! Is it the James Rollins book?
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:55 AM   #71
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I had never heard about that 'Russians attack the archaeologists and kidnap Indy'-thing... But how do the Marshal college and Mutt get into the story? And the train. Not sure do I believe that or not... But that's a good find.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:58 AM   #72
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Nice find!

But I gotta ask: why the heck is Poland getting the novelization of KotCS as early as May 9th?! Is it the James Rollins book?



Yep.

James Rollins, 232 pages.

It's quite normal, novelizations are always published before the premiere .
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:11 AM   #73
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Now we're getting somewhere!

The question is, do we see this kidnapping take place at the Mayan dig site, or does the movie just start off with the Hangar 51 stuff?

Does anyone else get the feeling that KOTCS is going to be the first Indy movie with a very different kind of opening sequence?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:22 AM   #74
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Yep.

James Rollins, 232 pages.

It's quite normal, novelizations are always published before the premiere .

But, hey, the US release date for the James Rollins novelization is May 20th, a lousy two whole days before the premiere.

How is it that the Polish version of a book written by an American author, in English is going to be published first? Do they not care about spoilers in Poland?

Yes, I know just whining at this point. But it's... it's just not faaaaaaair.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:22 AM   #75
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Although the openings have always follwed the "end of a previous adventure" concept, I think each and every Indy movie has had a unique opening sequence. The opener for TOD was drastically different from Raiders, and obviously LC went back in time.

I've no reason to believe KOTCS will be any different in that it will be unique.
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