Tuesday, 12 January 2010
MISTBORN film rights optioned.
Brandon Sanderson has announced that his Mistborn trilogy may be headed to the big screen. Paloppa Pictures, a small film company, have optioned the three books and begun work on a script treatment. This is obviously only the start of the process, as large-scale investment for the likely CGI-heavy movies will be required and a major studio will need to be wooed for financial and distribution support. As with many other projects, it may come to nothing, but this is nonetheless an important first step.
The Final Empire was released in 2006, followed by The Well of Ascension in 2007 and The Hero of Ages in 2008. As the reviews indicate, for me they were pretty good with lots of cinematic battles and good character development, and would be well-suited to a cinematic adaptation.