Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Suffer, Jim Butcher, Suffer

Author Jim Butcher, creator of The Dresden Files, is a fan of making his characters suffer.  His hero, Harry Dresden, is usually being beaten up, or having his home / office / car destroyed, and we won't even touch his love life. In fact, when a panel he was on at DragonCon was asked about making characters suffer, he leapt for the microphone, he was so eager to answer that.

When The Dresden Files was turned into a half-assed tv show starring Paul Blackthorne, it was a train wreck -- casting issues, scripting issues, money issues, and the issue that it looked nothing like the novels.

When something similar happened with author Clive Cussler's book Raise the Titanic! when it had been turned into a film, he later went to see Raiders of the Lost Ark, and wept, because that's what his movie should have been like.

And then this happened.

Somewhere, I think Jim Butcher might be crying a little inside....or going into complete homicidal rage. Either one....

1 comment:

  1. COOL!! This looks great. And it's a TV series coming in 2014? Enigmatic line: "Now that you can see these things, they can see you. And they don't like to be seen." One would think they could see us any time. Have you seen Father Dangerous on Facebook and Twitter? A fun, ridiculous and awesome indie film about a bionic priest. "These men are dangerous, Father." / "So am I." Ha! COOL.


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