I got the Cloud Atlas novel! :D
Haven't started on it yet though!
Laremy’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ Review: Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis Bring Another Massive Thinker to the Big Screen [TIFF 2012] | /Film
Another film I simply cannot wait for. Not going to be 'easy' by any stretch but man this is gonna be one of those movies that leaves a mark.Cloud Atlas should absolutely be on your radar if you’re a lover of film. Though it requires patience, it points out, once again and with feeling, that at the
end of our existence, the love and our stories are all that remain.
Review: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry take a soulful journey in the transcendent Cloud Atlas
The idea of using a small cast to play roles in each of the different segments, some of the actors changing race and gender over the various stories, is definitely risky, but I honestly believe that if you're going to make something truly great, you have to be willing to be completely embarrassed. I'd always rather see real ambition that falls short as opposed to someone playing it safe with something we've seen before. "Cloud Atlas" is hard to describe if your only touchstones are other films because it doesn't feel like any other movie I can name. It's not just the way the film was made or cast… it's the types of stories being told. Don't expect conventional punchlines here. Instead, these stories push moral and ethical buttons in some unusual and even oblique ways, and there is plenty of room in the film for every viewer to have a different experience with what they see. There's a sense of trust on the part of the filmmakers that the audience will be willing to work for the pleasures that are strewn throughout, and there's also a deeply heartfelt optimism even in the film's darkest moments that makes it stand apart from the typical dystopian vision of most modern science fiction.
Not sure if this is the correct place but I just finished watching 'Firefly' for the first time. I know I'm about 10 years late on this but it's a damn shame they didn't make more than one season. Gonna watch Serenity tomorrow.
Thank you, Thrones! Terry Brooks'Â*Shannara series heading to TV | Blastr
It seems HBO's success with Game of Thrones may have opened the floodgates for serious, small-screen fantasy. Next up? Terry Brooks' best-selling Shannara novels.
Brooks' long-running Shannara series was first published in 1977, and the story follows a magic-infused medieval world set hundreds of years after the end of human civilization via a nuclear holocaust.
No distribution deal has been announced yet, but developers Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films plan to start shopping the project to U.S. networks soon.
As for Brooks, he seems psyched to have the chance to see his epic story play out on the screen. As Variety reports:
"Partnering with Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films on adapting the Shannara saga for television is an exciting prospect. Everything about both companies suggests the result will be one that both old and new fans of the books will readily embrace. I am committed to doing everything I can to help make this happen."
Since HBO has proven you can do fantasy right with the hit Game of Thrones series based on George R.R. Martin's novels, it's encouraging to see studios branching out to give other properties a shot at a wider audience.
What do you think? Is Shannara a good for TV? If so, which network do you think should take it?