Thursday, February 02, 2006

I am excited to see

Neil Gaiman mentioning the possibility of a collaboration with Roger Avary on a film adaptation of BLACK HOLE: "Roger and I explained what we would do if we were given Charles Burns' marvellous graphic novel BLACK HOLE to adapt into a film. We liked Alex and I think he liked us, and most importantly we seemed to be talking about the same film." Oh, god, that would be amazing. I was thinking as I was reading it the other day what an excellent movie it would make; it is steeped in the conventions of the 70s horror flick (teenagers! having sex! in the woods!) and is obviously highly cinematic in other ways as well a-la-early-Stephen-King.... You know, some kinds of art are just inspiring and that Burns novel & the idea of a high-quality film adaptation are among them, it makes me want to make things.... Actually I am pretty much already decided that there is going to be more of a horror-y component (for lack of a better term) in my next novel. For some reason that kind of thing is what's been getting me going recently.

1 comment:

  1. Jenny, I just don't see Roger Avary being capable of handling this with the subtlety that it would need.

    Byt the way, what do you recommend when it comes to decent horror (and why do I think that I've already asked you that)?