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13 May 2010 @ 01:49 pm
The Eagle of the Ninth  
Did everyone else know that there was a film of The Eagle of the Ninth in the works, and just not mention it?

(Confession time: I haven't actually read the book yet! It's a long and ridiculous story having to do with that time I thought I was going to write a novel set in Roman Britain, and then did not allow myself to read any novels set in Roman Britain for years, in case I accidentally stole something from one of them. I am over the latter part of that now--though I'd still like to write a novel set in Roman Britain someday--but haven't yet had time to read the book, or been in the right mindset on the occasions I have had time.)
katesutton on May 13th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yes. And I looked at the cast list and was happy to see Mark Strong and Douglas Henshall, but BUT. CHANNING TATUM is playing Marcus. I died a little when I read that. :( Also, you should go read it now. Why are you still here? All of her Roman Britain books are amazing.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on May 13th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I must continue to grade this never-ending stack of papers first!

I keep thinking I should know who Channing Tatum is, because people keep saying his name, but every time I look him up, I forget who he is again. I don't think I've seen him in anything, anyway.
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: memoire | girl & wolffaeriemaiden on May 13th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Eeee, I mentioned it, but probably a while ago. Mostly I am holding my breath, simultaneously excited and TERRIFIED, because if it is terrible my poor heart will be broken. I've loved that book since I was ten -- in the way that one does, especially when one is young, that is sort of like living in the story.

And honestly, I still haven't decided if the evidence gives me reason to hope or despair. D:
tempestsarekind: very few dates in this historytempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Ah--I remember your mentioning the book, but missed the part where there was a movie. Oops.

That is the thing about movies being made of one's beloved books, isn't it? If they get it right, then you get to experience the story in a different way, but it's SO frustrating if they get it wrong! If they ever actually get around to making a film of Peter Beagle's Tamsin, I don't think I could ever see it, even if it were amazing.

Fingers crossed, I suppose...
Magistrix Texan: Oxforderstwhiletexan on May 14th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Oh man, I loved that book! Have you seen the movie? Is it good?
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I think it's still in post-production, so I don't know when it's supposed to come out. But that gives me time to read the book first. :)
Magistrix Texan: LOLerstwhiletexan on May 14th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
DERP I couldn't get that link to work, and when I IMDBed I found out it was coming out this year BUT ALSO there was one made in the '70s so I was partially not wrong. XD;

The book was splendid -- so were the two sequels. I could only find it in the three-volume format, but that's definitely worth picking up.
tempestsarekind: austen snark is the best snarktempestsarekind on May 14th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't even know what is going on with the link. Boo, LJ. But yes, apparently there was a TV version! Who knew?

I have the first one--albeit in a totally different part of the country--so I'm looking forward to getting to read it, maybe this summer if I go home.