Sunday, January 04, 2009

HOLY CRAP!

They're making movies of both Solomon Kane and (a new one of) The Picture of Dorian Gray! I just read the latter, and it is already one of my favorite books. The former is one of the best characters of pulp fiction, created by Robert E. Howard (who also created Conan of Cimmeria). He's a character with a bit more depth than Conan, so a movie about him might be a bit challenging to pull off. Of course, Howard showed character almost exclusively through action, so it may also be perfect for modern movie tastes.

Maybe 2009 isn't looking so bad for movies. We'll see.

5 comments:

NOT Freddy Jones said...

Yes, but have you seen who they've cast as Dorian Gray?
It's effing PRINCE CASPIAN.
He better get an English accent.. and pretty quickfast.

Ethan said...

Oh THAT's who that is? ...Actually, considering he's supposed to be effeminate and good-looking, that might work.

NOT Freddy Jones said...

Effeminate and good-looking?

Hmm... I /suppose/ he is.. but his face is too broad to fit my ideal of Dorian.. and he always looks much too serious.
I dunno.. it COULD work, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.

Ethan said...

Well, I supplied the effeminate bit, the good-looking bit I based on the reactions of various girls. :P

NOT Freddy Jones said...

Ah. Yes, well, girls have weird taste. Some actually think Johnny Depp is good looking.