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barcah200131 Jan 2019 8:36 p.m. PST

Any thoughts on the new Honor Harrington movie—just announced the casting.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 12:32 a.m. PST

What Honor Harrington Movie? Loved the books.

Spooner601 Feb 2019 12:56 a.m. PST

Ummm, links please. Google isn't returning cast selection.


Katzbalger01 Feb 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

Who announced casting?

Karellian Knight01 Feb 2019 6:17 a.m. PST


Does this help?

barcah200101 Feb 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

Yes that's it…but I'm not sure of the date here. David Weber on YouTube talks about a tv series.

Huscarle01 Feb 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

hmm, that link is 4-years old & Evergreen went bust back in 2015.

Dynaman878901 Feb 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

My main thought is Vaporware.

My second is that it should be a cheap movie, take the "talky" bits of BSG (when they ran out of SFX budget) and expand it by 1000% and you have the Honor Harrington novels. Scene after scene after scene of pouring coffee (and hot chocolate) and conference room blather. How exciting!

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 9:25 a.m. PST

An HH movie would cost a lot of money to make and is unlikely to happen because, outside of its limited fandom, it lacks a widespread mainstream audience to justify the expense. It will likely suffer the same underwhelming box office performances of failures like 'John Carter,' 'Ender's Game,' 'Valerian' and 'Mortal Engines' in today's crowded release market. For it to happen the best platform for it is a TV series on streaming on-demand services like Netflix if the producers can keep the costs down.

Earl of the North01 Feb 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

I could see it coming up as a possible film/tv show to cash in on the success of The Expanse.

Although really once you get past the first book Honor is already commanding multiple ships and it grows exponentially from there which makes it hard to have a hero ship such as the enterprise, galactica or rocinante as most combat is fleet based.

Politics abounds or course, lots of internal plotting and evil bad guys running things in the background.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 11:24 a.m. PST

I fear you are right. The choices would be to dumb it down for the market, which could work financially but would infuriate the fans, or maintain the spirit and intelligence of the source and make a movie that mystifies most of the people who haven't read the books.

But *maybe* they'll create a movie that helps people who can't follow, say, her mental calculations of velocities and trajectories to understand and appreciate hard sci fi, maybe they'll thread the needle and have a smart film that makes money. If they can resist the urge to politicize it. I don't know. It's not my money, so sure, give it a try, I'm willing to be optimistic.

Katzbalger01 Feb 2019 6:01 p.m. PST

It is a Reddit posting with a link that says April Fools. From 4 years ago.

I agree with the Earl, though, if they were to make one, it would have to be a cable series.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 6:52 p.m. PST

You know, a film or TV series based on David Drake's Leary and Mundy RCN novels would also show intelligently-written SF and would let the producers have a "hero ship." Happens I'm very partial to the Princess Cecille.

Zephyr101 Feb 2019 10:42 p.m. PST

Nearly everybody around her dies. Just a warning to actors trying out for supporting cast… ;-)

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