I've been reading through all of the casting ideas threads, and thinking about a Darkfever movie and ... am I the only one not really excited?
Part of it, I think, is that as a reader I feel sort of protective of the story and the characters. There have been SO many good books whose movies were just ... not good. You just know Hollywood's going to mess it up. They're going to cut out some character they don't feel is important enough, or take out a scene that isn't exciting enough for the movie. Just look at the Harry Potter movies. I liked them, certainly, but I've always felt like they were sort of a different version, a re-telling if you will, of the books. Not the same story at all. All of those little minor storylines and subplots and background characters and character backstories are part of what make a story rich and enjoyable. Maybe it's the literary nerd in me, but I've always seen movies as the death of that!
The other thing for me is that, while I can only speak for myself here, I don't think there are actors out there (that would be cast, anyway) who can play these roles the way they are in my mind. I have in my head very specific pictures of what each character looks like. The JZB in my head is sort of an amalgamation of about six different actors. And he sort of changes in appearance depending on the scene. That's the magic of reading. Characters can do that. There is absolutely *no* way that I'm not going to be disappointed at best and pissed off at worst about the cast for this movie.
What about the rest of you ladies? Anyone else not remotely excited about seeing Darkfever on the silver screen? Any thoughts?