Must be good-book-Monday or something for me. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s funny book about the Apocalypse,
Good Omens, was licensed to be made into a feature film by Terry Gilliam some time back and I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile. Alas, it seems the movie has been having trouble raising the needed financing to actually get made. Seems the folks in Hollywood are having trouble getting their heads around the idea of a comedy about the Apocalypse. According to SciFi Wire, Gilliam still hopes to be able to make the movie if they can find the money to do it and he’s excited to have landed the project.
Gilliam described the story as right up his alley. “Anything that has to do with good and evil, heaven and hell, the Antichrist, angels and devils and the apocalypse I’ve always found interesting,” he said. “On top of that, to have a comic version of all that is great. It’s a wonderful book, incredibly funny and it’s actually full of too much stuff to put onto film. But the basic tale [is filmable].”
The book was pretty good and I hope they’re able to pull it together and get it done as I think Gilliam could really do it justice.