Chariot of the Gods the movie

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a) John Fasano writes the script for Chariot of the Gods
A movie based on Chariot of the Gods has been in the process of having the the script written. John Fasano, the scriptwriter who worked with Vincent Ward on an Alien 3 script, also worked on "Chariot of the Gods" before his death before the end of of 2014. He also found that Prometheus was taking a number of ideas from the original book as well (see John Fasano Criticizes Prometheus)

b) Hollywood attemptis to meet Von Daniken's approval
Mark Ordesky , the executive producer of Lord of the Rings and Fred Malhberg, the producer of Conan too. In 2013, Von Daniken was being presented with three different scenarios, none of which he liked. As far as he could see, they were weaving a love story featuring a woman that needs to be saved, and this wasn't what he thought that Chariot of the Gods was all about, but that was Hollywood with each production company trying to make a lot of money and amaze people.


Source Quotes
  1. Erich Von Daniken: Die wollen, basierend auf dem Buch, einen Hollywoodfilm produzieren, einen Themenpark in China eröffnen, ein Videospiel erstellen und Musik produzieren. Es ist ein Milliardenprojekt und sie haben dafür erfahrene Leute engagiert wie beispielsweise Mark Ordesky, den Executive Producer von Lord of The Rings, oder Fred Malmberg, den Produzenten von Conan. (Translation: They want, based on the book produce a Hollywood film, open a theme park in China, creating a video game and produce music. It is a billion dollar project and they have for experienced people involved such as Mark Ordesky, the executive producer of Lord of the Rings, or Fred Malmberg, the producer of Conan.)

    Interviewer: Wie weit sind die Produzenten mit dem Film? (Translation: How far are the producer with the movie?)

    Erich Von Daniken: Bis zur Fertigstellung dauert es mindestens noch zwei Jahre. Drei Drehbücher hat mir Hollywood schon vorgelegt, aber bisher konnte ich keinem zustimmen. Es ist immer wieder dasselbe. Sie flechten Liebesgeschichten ein, eine Frau muss gerettet werden, das passt mir nicht. Aber das ist Hollywood, am Schluss geht es jeder Produktionsfirma darum, viel Geld zu machen und die Leute in Staunen zu versetzen. (Translate: Until the completion of it will take at least another two years. Three scenarios have been presented to me Hollywood, but so far I could not agree to any. It's the same thing over and over again. They weave a love story, a woman needs to be saved, that does not fit me. But that's Hollywood, at the end it is each production company about making a lot of money and people to amaze.) (18th Octoberm 2013, http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/127311/)
  2. Interviewer: How did you feel about PROMETHEUS (2012)? 
    John Fasano: I've just been writing a movie about The Chariots of the Gods by Erik Von Daniken, and a lot of the concepts in PROMETHEUS are taken from it. I found the film frustrating because it was similar to what happened with the prequel to THE THING (2011) – some of it was prequel, and some of it was a remake. It was like a 'premake'. The script for PROMETHEUS is nowhere near as smart as the script for ALIEN or even ALIENS. If you're going to have someone get lost on a ship, it shouldn't be the guy whose job it is to navigate the ship. If you're going to have him get lost with a guy who's a botanist, that guy shouldn't want to pet an alien. Everything in the first film is flawless in its logic. But in PROMETHEUS, characters only do things because the writers want them to do them. Their actions make no sense at all. It seemed like the writers were working narratively backwards. ''We need an alien on the ship. Let's get it on there.'' I loved the way they shot it but there wasn't a single surprise in the movie.  (http://www.money-into-light.com/2015/03/john-fasano-on-writing-alien-3.html)
 
    1. How did you feel about PROMETHEUS (2012)? 
      John Fasano: I've just been writing a movie about The Chariots of the Gods by Erik Von Daniken, and a lot of the concepts in PROMETHEUS are taken from it. I found the film frustrating because it was similar to what happened with the prequel to THE THING (2011) – some of it was prequel, and some of it was a remake. It was like a 'premake'. The script for PROMETHEUS is nowhere near as smart as the script for ALIEN or even ALIENS. If you're going to have someone get lost on a ship, it shouldn't be the guy whose job it is to navigate the ship. If you're going to have him get lost with a guy who's a botanist, that guy shouldn't want to pet an alien. Everything in the first film is flawless in its logic. But in PROMETHEUS, characters only do things because the writers want them to do them. Their actions make no sense at all. It seemed like the writers were working narratively backwards. ''We need an alien on the ship. Let's get it on there.'' I loved the way they shot it but there wasn't a single surprise in the movie.  (http://www.money-into-light.com/2015/03/john-fasano-on-writing-alien-3.html)
     

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