neglected film adaptation
Recently my friend Tina Connolly contacted me and asked me if I’d like to contribute as a guest on a web site called Novelocity to answer the question: ‘What ONE (and only one) book needs to be made into a movie?‘
This is not a question I ponder on a regular basis, but the first answer that zipped into my mind is the one I went with: Mythago Wood by Rob Holdstock.
You can read my reasons for this choice on the web site, but anyone who is familiar with this splendid novel will immediately know why I picked it.
I happen to know that Mythago Wood was under option for a long time, but due to the vagaries of Hollywood it never made it out of development hell. Rob was keen to see the book adapted, so it was somewhat of a disappointment to him that it never worked out.
The potential is still there for a marvellous film version of this pivotal British Fantasy novel, but the great sadness is that Rob will never witness it now.
Aw, thanks Maura! It certainly would be brilliant to have a film of MYTHAGO WOOD – it really is one of the most ‘filmable’ books imaginable! Keep your fingers crossed, there is currently some interest from the USA. I’ll keep you posted! Sxx