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Movie Deal
« on: September 17, 2009, 04:07:58 PM »
I Am Not a Serial Killer has been officially optioned for a movie! Huzzah! It's still very early in the process, so there's not much to say, but feel free to speculate wildly.

My vague, no-very-informative blog post on the subject can be found here: http://www.fearfulsymmetry.net/?p=299
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 04:31:51 PM »
Awesome, congrats! Any word on people starring in it? As in big names or small names?
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 05:08:05 PM »
So I already congratulated you on your blog, but hey, this deserves a second!  Congratz!
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 06:31:55 PM »
I will be playing myself in the 3rd movie.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 07:42:02 PM »
I think it would be awesome for all the corpses in the series to be played by the people I named them after. That would absolutely crack me up.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 07:53:18 PM »
Make it so.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 09:07:04 PM »
Congrats.  Best of luck.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2009, 09:59:33 PM »
Though an option does not necessarily mean that the film will get made, I will hold out hope. Not that it's unlikely for this to be made, considering that they have already approached a director. The really hard part will be getting a proper screenwriter to adapt it.

Let us know about all of the gritty details, please. Can you disclose names or studios yet?
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 05:02:58 PM »
Indeed.  We're all anxious for details.  Hopefully Lindsay Lohan isn't considered a option in this one, however.

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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 06:09:51 PM »
Actually, we've cast Lohan as John. And Herbie as the demon.

No, in truth they are nowhere near casting, though as of this morning they think they've found a screenwriter. I can't tell you who it is, but he sounds awesome.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 07:22:35 PM »
That's interesting.  Do you get any role in the screenwriting process?  (I remember following Terry Goodkind about the time his Sword of Truth series was bought for a tv series.  They were all excited, was told that they would be involved in the creative process, etc.

Then, somewhere along the way, they totally changed it.  Goodkind has actually said he can't watch it anymore.  I would hate for that to happen to you.
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 08:24:33 PM »
Last time i checked no one on this forum is Terribad like Goodkind.....
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 08:28:19 PM »
Just because people don't like goodkind's work doesn't mean the point isn't relevant.  Hollywood people don't only screw over the people who are bad writers.  (And besides, I read all  of goodkinds stuff, and while it may not have been earth shattering, i thought it was a good waste of time.)
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 08:52:05 PM »
...And besides, I read all of goodkinds stuff...i thought it was a...waste of time.

misquoting for great justice. I love the power of ellipsis :D

(note: i've never read any of goodkind's stuff, i just saw an excellent opportunity to misquote for a misleading statement)
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Re: Movie Deal
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 06:24:42 AM »
"A good waste of time" is an excellent way to describe Goodkind's work, I think.

More on topic: Congrats, Dan. I really hope they do make it. (And I don't even watch movies.)

Hey, if they DO let you in on the creative process at all, think you could manage a blog post or two on the subject? I'd be really interested to see how that all breaks down.