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Do you think the RIFTS the movie will ever get off the ground?
Yes 41%  41%  [ 125 ]
No 59%  59%  [ 181 ]
Total votes : 306
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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:17 pm

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In one of the other threads on the topic, someone mentioned along the same lines:
Palladium was the first megaverse. No reason anyone cant pull a Marvel and start with the unsigned properties, tell a few stories that just sort of naturally lead into a Rifts combined shot every so often.

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LostOne wrote:
You're missing a category: I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath. :P

I agree with this Poster.

They've got a great enough story to make a movie in my opinion.

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VIsgar wrote:
LostOne wrote:
You're missing a category: I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath. :P

I agree with this Poster.

They've got a great enough story to make a movie in my opinion.


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Sadly, the House of Louse... I mean Mouse, will never release the rights until or unless a long list of other properties bomb and don't make them money, including Star Wars. I, for one, am so sickened by Disney's withholding of the properties that I'm seriously wanting to organize a bunch of angry fans to start hassling the company to make the RIFTS movie. With enough unhappy people writing and calling them, especially with the extra pull an interested actor or director could apply, we might get Disney looking seriously at the movie option.

It's either this, or giving up and saying Disney can go **** themselves.

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Why the hostility? Presumably Disney is paying for the license/option/whatever, PB is currently making money for doing literally nothing.

If they didn't include something in the contract about having a finite time limit or an option not to renew, that'd be on them. Why do you think shoddy Fantastic Four movies keep getting made? They want to hold onto the rights.

Without seeing the contract, it seems a bit excessive to throw name calling around.

Though I'd recommend trying to attract passionate people asking politely for a movie to progress rather than 'a bunch of angry fans'. Prove that there are a LOT of people willing to pay for movie tickets and DVDs/BluRays/Digital Copies and SAMAS/Glitter Boy toys and lunchboxes. Because an effects heavy movie with a budget in the 8 figures or more will need butts in seats to be profitable, and a couple of people throwing anger and snark on Twitter isn't going to indicate profitability.

Perhaps not a perfect 1:1 comparison, but Robotech is probably as big or bigger than Rifts by a good margin, and that's been in development hell since before the Internet era.

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Movies of this type usually follow either successful tv shows or well-written book series. Even successful comics.
Palladiumbooks hasn't really put out any of those categories.

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:48 pm

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from what i've heard about the situation, it seems like the rights have been optioned as a "just in case" so they can cash in if palladium suddenly catches on with everyone rather than them having any intent of actually making a film to attract people.

looking into figuring out a pitch for one of the other properties as a webseries or something might help.....keep it away from disney though, they', not really to be trusted to these things.

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