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Piers Anthony’s Pale Horse to get screen treatment

by on Jan.24, 2003, under Movies

Piers Anthony, best known for his Xanth series of fantasy books, will finally get big-screen treatment – but for the first book in his Incarnations of Immortality series, On a Pale Horse. Disney has acquired the rights and is putting it in the hands of Jamie Foxx to produce and star.

Pale Horse is about a guy who kills Death, and has to take his place – later discovering a plot to have him kill his only love…

Now, I can’t wait to see the Apprentice Adept series adapted – but they’d have to do something about the thousands of naked serfs milling about…

1 Comment for this entry

  • BelDion

    Don’t get me wrong

    I love Piers Anthony’s books, but I really don’t see them making very good screen adaptions. On a Pale Horse is a good book, but it only really shines when you read the entire series. It’s the same thing with the Apprentice Adept series; good, but you’ve got to read all of them for the whole story. Plus, there’s just too much plot and underage sex to be chopped for a good screen adaption. Imho, ymmv.