(urth) Not a film version but ... (was: Re: UotNS and how it screws with your head)
gerryq at indigo.ie
Thu Jul 29 00:51:16 PDT 2010
From: "Jane Delawney" <jane_delawney at sky.com>
> On 13/07/10 18:27, Gerry Quinn wrote:
>> Was thinking of this the other day. BotNS could be adapted for a movie
>> (perhaps animated) but the story would have to be simplified and spelled
>> out much more than in the book.
>> Have any of Wolfe's works been made into screen versions?
> Don't know whether any have; but regarding BOTNS did you know that
> Innovation attempted to produce a *comics* series back in 1993? I think it
> was originally supposed to be a 12- issue limited series (that would have
> covered vol. 1, Shadow, only, as far as I know).
> Only 3 issues actually made it on to the newsstands. Although there was
> some interesting artwork in there (The Matachin Dance made it on to the
> page pretty impressively) and the script was apparently approved by Wolfe
> himself, the whole thing was so compressed as to be unsatisfying to the
> Wolfe/BOTNS fan, and consequently so dense that the average X-men fanboy
> would have found it incomprehensible and left it on the shelf.
Interesting. I wonder if it might have worked better with lossier
- Gerry Quinn
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