Archive for October 6th, 2011
- So long, Steve Jobs. You helped bring science fiction to science fact. #
- I have an urge to find my old Mac floppies with games like Fool's Errand. Then I realize I don't have a floppy drive – or a compat. Mac. #
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I’m heading off in a few days to hang with the Syfy folks including some of the stars and executives, and will be asking questions – if you’ve got an interesting question you’d like answered, I can see if I can get it answered for you. Serious questions only! And no guarantees on answers. Send them to syfyquestions @ scifistorm.org .
Although things could change, I should be meeting with some of the talent of the following shows: Being Human, Sanctuary, Neverland, Warehouse 13/Eureka/Haven (mostly about their Holiday episodes), Lost Girl, Face Off and Monster Man, along with Josh Gates from Destination Truth. Also, if you have specific questions about Halloween Horror Nights 21 or The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I could potentially get answers on those as well. And don’t forget to follow @scifistorm on Twitter, where I will be tweeting from the event!
Want another contemporary fantasy drama? We’ve yet to see ABC’s Once Upon A Time or NBC’s Grimm, but now Fox wants in. The network has reportedly purchased a script commitment with penalty (they have to pay a penalty if they don’t go to series) to adapt Lev Grossman’s 2009 fantasy novel The Magicians. Something akin to Harry Potter with older protagonists, the novel tells the stories of some young adults that discover that the fantasy books they read as kids were not fiction, and find themselves attending a school of magic.
The scribe team of co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) will write the script, with Michael London (Milk), Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) and Michael Adelstein (Desperate Housewives) producing. And a little tweety bird tells me that Wil Wheaton wants a role – well, it was a tweet from him: “And so begins my relentless campaign to secure a role in the TV version of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians…”