Brandon Sanderson isn’t a great author…but he is a pretty damn good one. I thoroughly enjoyed his Mistborn Trilogy and was pleasantly satisfied with The Stormlight Archive and gave a huge sigh of relief that he was able to pick up the baton and stick the landing with Robert Jordan’s epic The Wheel of Time (a series I absolutely adore and will adapt to film MYSELF one day…you watch!).
“I am the man who will kill you” –Lan Mandragoran
Deadline reports that the scribe is teaming up with Random House Studios and FremantleMedia North American to develop a drama called Dark One for television. This project extends to a graphic novel created by Sanderson and published by Vault Comics as well as a multi-volume book series expanding the storyline from the show. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a pod-cast, which will apparently shed more light on the events that occurred before the those on in the TV series. The only thing missing is the stage play and the inevitable Lego movie parody. Clearly they are banking on this being of huge interest to both readers and consumers of Television.
So…what’s it about?
“Dark One will be a dramatic fantasy adventure spotlighting a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastical worlds, which he is told are just hallucinations. But this dark and deadly fantasy world that keeps coming to him is actually a real vision of another world – one where he has been prophesied to become a tyrant and destroy this land of interesting creatures, sporadic electrical currents and a darkening landscape.”
Hmn, I don’t know what a FremantleMedia is and if it cost money I don’t care…I’m tapped out with streaming, but I hope it’s good. I have no doubt Sanderson will create a big universe. This is the kind of guy poops out epics in his sleep. The only issue is that some of the elements tend to be a little repetitive, but hey, nobody’s perfect. I think the multi-prong approach is a little much. I’m not buying comic books, novels and listening to pod-cast just so I can get the full experience of a storyline. The Matrix movies made this mistake. Best to move from one medium to another, gradually, glacier-like, and have each one tell the complete story.
But what the hell do I know, I’m just some schmuck who runs a blog!