That would be a challenge, no question.
But it offers a nice start, with the main character being amnesic. That's convenient as Corwin is at first as clueless as would be the audience about what's going on, who the other characters are and what the shadows are.
Maybe a tv show would be better suited though.
You could condense the first two books into a decent movie, but you'd have to cut a lot of good stuff just for space reasons. I think it'd work better as a TV show. The full Game of Thrones treatment. Not just Corwin and Eric, which would have to be the focus of a bare bones movie, but the whole squabbling family.
Some years ago, I read all Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars books--but to please my nephew, who had read them and insisted I should read them. I found them rather dry--too wordy, with lots of factual detalls and a real slog to get through so many pages just to get to the good bits. But there's a lot of fine ideas in them--and I'm always thinking about them when I see stuff happening in the world like climate change or the Arab Spring. So they ought to adapt those as movies--which would be so much better, because then they could leave out all the wordy bits that I found so boring and just get to the exciting stuff.
For years and years and years, I was wanting ERB's John Carter of Mars to be adapted to movies--so I'm very sad how that all turned out.
Of the Arthur C. Clarke books I've read, CHILDHOOD'S END was a much better read than 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. A lot more vivid and exciting. I guess as a science fiction reader I'm no good--because the science fiction that critics rate highly is all that stuff that is factual and dense--whereas I prefer a good action yarn that uses science as a mere springboard for fast-paced stories.
Steakleys " Armor"
"Callahans Crosstime Saloon" as a TV series
Pain shared is divided, joy shared is multiplied
I think Dune could be made into a good series of films, though. But Amber is a different kind of story.
Basically everything by Heinlein, because I think his stories(minus Farnham's Freehold, which would offend a lot of people) would translate well into the current era, or as a period piece like Magic, Inc.
I would appreciate a movie series for The Dresden Files that sticks closer to the canon of the books than the TV series did.
The Stars My Destination.
The Bartimaeus trilogy.
And that's just for starters.
"It is wrong to assume that art needs the spectator in order to be. The film runs on without any eyes. The spectator cannot exist without it. It ensures his existence." -- James Douglas Morrison
Hmm, all in all Amber is quite an easy to grasp and straightforward story and there is really no concept who can't be easily explained to the audience.I think Dune could be made into a good series of films, though. But Amber is a different kind of story.
Amber is the "real" reality, it projects and unlimited number of shadows of itself in which those of Amber royal blood can travel if they have walked through the Pattern. 9 bros, 4 sisters, not much in the family love department, race for the throne.
There, simple enough for a start.
And as it has been said before the fact that Corwin starts as ignorant as the audience about the whole deal and discovers all about it step by step simplifies a lot things.
I just finished The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes. I think it would make for a good movie.
The "moving" CGI was mostly crap, though. The worms looked good for, like, one hour, and then turned into things from Rocket Robin Hood. And the laza tigers, ye gods... What's wrong with trained animals, that every beast must now be computer-animated? All the damned cats had to do was to run around looking menacing! All their killing happened off screen!
All in all a good effort, though, and I wouldn't have minded seeing God-emperor, Heretics and Chapterhouse done by the same people.
And the Brian Herbert stuff adapted by someone worthy of them, like Ed Wood.