There have been a lot of books-to-shows/movies lately, even more than usual. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is the newest addition to that list (what’s this book about? Check out the Lytherus review of it here). Playtone production company, made up of partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, recently approached HBO with the project. Cinematographer Robert Richardson (known for Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, and Shutter Island) brought it to their attention, and the plan right now is for him to write the screenplay with Gaiman (at least the pilot episode, anyway).
I am truly excited about this one. HBO has been amazing with its shows, and with all the hype around the upcoming Game of Thrones, they are only securing in viewers’ minds their ability for authenticity. Playtone is no lightweight either: they have such credits to their name as Big Love, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and John Adams, all of which are sensational in their own way, so we can only hope that American Gods will fall into the same category.
Things are only in the beginning stages of talks, so it will be some time before we know more, but we’ll be sure to bring it to you as soon as it’s out there!