March 17, 2004
LotR, or I, Robot?

Via SlashDot, I discover that there are plans to film Ursula K.LeGuin's Earthsea books.

Prior to Peter Jackson's superb Lord of the Rings, this would have horrified me. It's difficult to turn a book into a film, and the Earthsea trilogy is special to me. (Yes, Yes, I know that there are five books now; but I've known it as the Earthsea trilogy for so long know that it's difficult to change.) Jackson has demonstrated that it's possible to get it right, though, so perhaps there is some chance that they won't butcher Earthsea too badly. Let's cross our fingers.

Though the new film version of I, Robot starring Will Smith (no, really) doesn't bode well...

Posted to Music and Film by Simon Brunning at March 17, 2004 04:22 PM

Well, at least it's Hallmark, not Channel 5. So it'll be unavoidably trite and Americanised, but at least it'll be pretty & not trashy...

Posted by: Tracey on March 18, 2004 03:13 PM
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