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December 31st, 2006

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01:11 am - from http://www.bluemoonrising.nl/
A message from Simon:

"I've finished the latest Nightside book, (currently) titled The One and Only Unnatural Inquirer, in which our reluctant hero John Taylor ends up doing a job for the Nightside's very own scabrous tabloid. The funniest, scariest, and I think most moving book in the series yet.

I'm now plotting the third Secret Histories book, (provisionally) titled From Hell with Love.
And I've sold two Nightside short stories. An Appetite for Murder will appear in Powers Of Detection II, and Some of These Cons go Way Back will appear in Cemetery Dance, in the Summer. I swear, I'm just a writing fool these days...

We are STILL this close to closing a deal over film rights to the Nightside series. The contracts have been agreed, we're still waiting for the lawyers on both sides to sign off on them."

Sounds very exciting. I so hope it all comes together but I hope to god it doesn't end up as the next Eragon.

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Date:January 11th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
cool, thanks for the update!

I hope the people doing the screen play and the casting know what they are doing. I guess I just got to have faith that it will be like "Interview With a Vampire" and NOT like "Queen of the Damned" if you get my drift. LOL!
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Date:August 8th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ok totally agree with the two above, The Nightside is so fantastic i am actually re-reading the first book right now. It's too easy to make good books into bad movies, Queen of the Damned an excellent example of that! Eragon was managable but no where near the book. I definitely dont want to see that happen with this. I think a two parter sounds like the better idea, cos they'd have to change too much to make it a good film, certain things that work in a book dont work in a film. I.e. the elves rushing out to meet the uruks attack on the hornbook instead of mowing them down with arrows which would have been a sounder battle strategy but would have been two boring for a film (n gotta admit prefer it that way in a film).

But when you've got something like the Nightside, its something of a different class. So i hope they do it right, i cant imagine the atrosities hollywood could do to it.

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