Well, now that it’s FINALLY April 1st, I can announce that my novel, Seven Archangels: Annihilation is going to be made into a movie!
Mel Gibson is going to be directing the movie, to be released in 2011. He was especially interested in picking up an eye-catching project to follow up on “The Passion” from a few years ago. Attracted by the idea of filming Jesus actually doing something, Gibson stated that he looked forward to “a different take” on the fight of good versus evil and the eternal questions of life, death, surrender, and the value of suffering.
Gibson was able to bring in James Cavaziel, who will be reprising his role as Jesus. Music will be composed by Howard Shore (of Lord of the Rings fame) and I’m pleased to say he’s run some themes by me already. They’re amazing. Gibson is in negotiations with Nickelback to record a song for the closing credits and a radio release.
Dreamworks had the winning bid for the special effects production. I’ve seen the initial groundwork for how they’re going to manage the wings, since there are no creatures in nature which have the same kind of structure (two limbs from each shoulder blade) and it’s so complicated it makes my head swim. They’ve got their work cut out for them. The animators were thrilled by the opportunity to create the invasion of Hell at the end of the novel.
The angels’ roles have not yet been cast, but they’ve suggested Robert Pattinson for Saraquael and Milo Ventimiglia as Michael. Gibson has promised I can make a cameo appearance in the film. I probably won’t have a speaking line, but I can’t wait!
Double-Edged Publishing has said that in light of the movie, they want to release the other two Seven Archangels novels, along with some exclusive stories that will appear only in Mindflights Magazine.
Overall, the Hollywood executives have all been treating me like a queen. “You have to understand,” Gibson told me, “that in Hollywood, we believe in valuing those who are important, and no one, but no one, is more important to the success of a film than the writer.”
What do you think?
Okay, so now that it’s not April 1st any longer, I just want to clarify that YES, this was an April Fools post. Hope you enjoyed it!
i think you’re pretty funny! 🙂
OMG! I knew you could do it.
DreamWorks for the wings? They do great work if it’s entirely animated, but I don’t remember them doing something to blend with live action. What about the guys who did the horses in the river just outside of Rivendell?
When I was at the White House last week I overheard President Obama speaking to Mel Gibson on the phone. He said he had heard about the Seven Archangels project on “Entertainment Tonight” and he was thrilled. It seems that it is one of his favorite books and he wanted to offer to do a free endorsement for the movie when it was complete.
He also asked if there might be a cameo for Michelle available.
We were actually discussing the possibility that Michelle might want to take the role of Zadkiel.
By the way, have they written up your Medal of National Service in the Washington Post yet? I’ve been watching but didn’t see it there. I still think it’s awesome how you hot-wired the President’s limo when the driver accidentally dropped the keys in the toilet.
Oh, that wasn’t much. You forget, I am the author of “1,001 uses for Paperclips”.
How’s the movie deal coming for that one?
The scary thing is…I was actually buying it for real, until I got to the end part about the writer being the most important part. God has done such out-of-the-blue-amazing stuff lately that I could totally see Him pulling this off! Hey, it may happen yet—you could have just prophesied something—wouldn’t THAT be cool!
They didn’t want to do a full feature film, just short clips…
I didn’t think that in that form the plot would hold together very well. Besides all they could get for special effect would be clip artists.
Wow, that is so exciting. Congratulations. I know someone (well, almost know, just through twitter) FAMOUS. You must be really excited. And proud. How wonderful. I am glad to be checking in on your blog.
For a moment I thought you were serious, Jane. That’s so mean…go and break my heart.
I wish it would be a movie! But let’s wait for them to catch up with Special FX and CG, the X-Men wings looked kinda flimsy, don’t want the angels to have paper wings…
LOL! Good one Jane! 🙂
Maybe Obama should have given the Queen tickets for the premier instead of an iPod.
It would make a great movie, though. OK, guys–who knows Mel?
Wow, I thought you were serious too. Well, youre still famous to me.
Sorry to disappoint, Pam. I’d love to have a real movie one of these days.
Good one.You had me going for a minute!!
This comes a whole year after the original post, but, any news?
I enjoyed the book so much that immediately after I finished reading (all in one go, I might add), I began a thorough research to know if you had written any sequels and I come across this!!!
Such good news!
Upsss, joke right? But you should try changing this into a script. Someone might want to do it for real!