dongregg wrote:The play is a European deal. There has been ink (no blood yet) spilled for years about how Hollywood (and now, the TV wasteland) likes to turn sophisticated stories into sensational trash.
And theatre is an old and honored medium.
Tsk. I dare say that more offal has been shoveled live on stage than on any screen, big or small.
I'm just bemused by this reflexive presumption that, theatre=good; TV=bad. The following was made in Hollywood, for TV, and there has never been anything finer on the small screen, and precious few things better on the silver screen:
But as to the OT, I actually saw something that I liked in Jeff Davis' comments.
The pilot will have elements from the book, but tell a new, different story. It will be, if the series goes forward, a whole lot darker. I never imagined myself doing a vampire show, actually, but something about this one kind of captured me.
So maybe it will be a story taking place in the LTROI universe, but it will be in a different setting with different characters. Maybe we won't have to be burdened by his interpretations of Oskar and Eli. Also, when he says that something about this story "captured" him, that sounded a bit familiar to me.
If he can focus on what it was that in LTROI that captured him, there is a chance that he will be able to pass it along onscreen. That would be something that I could look forward to.