Friday, January 1, 2010

Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series

Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series is a romantic tale of magic, superstition, and a love that transcends dimensions. About the novels:
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Island, a land where women are strictly forbidden. But, when the youngest of the mage-brothers rescues a woman from another universe, their world is altered forever.
Here Johnson shares some thoughts about an adaptation of the series:
Oh, dear... People have already asked me this question, you know. What would I do if my Sons of Destiny novels were turned into a movie, and who would play what roles? Oh, dear...

My only reply is that, for any of the eight books in the Sons of Destiny series, there is so much plot, smut, comedy, and magic, that the only way to successfully pull it off would be in an Anime mini-series. You can get away with a lot more in an Anime version than you could in live-action, even with today's high quality special effects ... mainly because so much of my books are indeed romantic, even passionate in nature, and a good portion of that passion is quite central to some of their plots. Not to mention it's eight whole books of plot. Each is an individual romance, yes, but they all tie together in a massive overall fantasy plot which is eight books long. So, yeah, an Anime mini-series would be the best way to go.

As for voice actors and art studios ... I haven't gotten that far. Except maybe Patrick Stewart for the role of Consus of Kairides, Councillor of Sea Commerce for the Empire of Katan, a seemingly minor character who keeps cropping up from time to time throughout the series. Alan Rickman has a sexy voice, too, but it'd be hard to find a character for him ... the roll of Rydan, maybe? No? How about Orlando Bloom for one of the voices? Johnny Depp? Antonio Banderas has too sexy of an accent -- yes, it's possible to be too sexy -- though I'd try very hard to find something for him to recite all the same...

Oh, dear...I'll have to give this more thought. Mind if I have some chocolate while I contemplate? A lot of chocolate? This could take quite a while, you realize.

Of course, if you'd like to help, just mosey over to, find the forum boards, and feel free to post your own ideas. I'll just sit here with a mouthful of chocolate and contemplate lots of sexy voices in the meantime...
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--Marshal Zeringue