Friday, 26 August 2016

R. Scott Bakker's PRINCE OF NOTHING trilogy optioned for TV

According to the author, a television production company has optioned the rights to the Prince of Nothing trilogy: The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior-Prophet and The Thousandfold Thought.



More details are to follow, but this is startling news. Given the overwhelming "heaviness" of the books, with their dark atmosphere, brooding introspection and at times scenes of stomach-churning horror, this is neither an easy sell nor an easy project to get on the screen. There's also the fact that this series would require a budget, at the very least, as high as Game of Thrones in order to sell its scenes of vast armies marching, demons being summoned and sorcerous forces clashing in the skies.

Hopefully we will get more information soon so we can see how serious the offer is and how likely this is to happen. But interesting news nonetheless.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anything that increases the chances of him selling more books is a good thing!

Ilya said...

Now could someone *please* commission Matt Stover's Caine books?

Brett said...

I doubt the option was expensive, but if this leads to something then it's good. I assume there's going to be massive changes for the TV series, if it ever gets made.

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Kilgore said...

Wow...very exciting! The budget for this would have to be insane.

jajaja said...

Hopefully they'll do this, and it will be a hughe success... and we'll be a step closer to having a Malazan TV show!

Hard sell, I know, I mean the first scene in the first book in the series is a huge battle between an army, a city, a flying fortress, demons, mages and armored soldiers in big flying insects, it would eat the whole budget.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! And actually the first I've heard of it.
Having read as far as The White-Luck Warrior, I can say that I believe Bakker's series would be incredible if adapted to television, or film for that matter. It's certainly far more translatable than the Malazan books (I do love those as well).