Monday, September 16, 2013

The Horseman May Yet Ride

So, my first novel, Gabriel's Story, has been optioned for development as a film for like eight years. Eight years. There's a producer, Uberto Pasolini, a director, Alan Taylor, and a script, written by Alan. But no film.

Yet.

I'm always thrilled when Uberto renews the option. Thrilled because he's staying devoted to the project. Thrilled because he cares about it and wants to see it in film and is willing to put his time into it over a span of years. I just got public reconfirmation of this when I came across this piece in Screen Daily: Venice best director Pasolini talks new projects. (It's IMDB'd HERE.) It's about a number of projects and is, in part, about his newest film, Still Life. But the part I dig is:

"Meanwhile, he is still working with director Alan Taylor (Palookaville, Thor) on The Horseman, a western adapted from David Anthony Durham’s civil war set novel, Gabriel’s Story."

That's good news. And, yes, that was Thor attached to Alan Taylor's name. He's directing the new Thor movie, coming out in November, I think. He's done a few indie films, but is a veteran director of HBO dramas, including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Sex & The City, Six Feet Under - just to name a few. Rumor has it he may also be doing the first of the new Terminator movies. It worries me that he's so busy, but then again success is a good thing, yes?

Maybe some of it will rub off...

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