Here he shares some insights into adapting his new novel, 7th Sigma, for the big screen:
Having already had a movie made out of one of my books, this one makes me wince. They're were several candidates for the role of Davy in my first novel Jumper, but we ended up with Young Darth Vader.Learn more about the book and author at Steven Gould's website.
The character in 7th Sigma, Kimble, starts out at 12 and ends up at eighteen so it would have to be either an actor with incredible range or a couple of actors. However, this would be so far out in the future that really we're talking about actors who aren't on the scene yet or are child actors now. My dream would be a young Justin Long but he's really too old for the part now.
Unfortunately, movie directors are just as likely to age the part as they are to pick an actor of appropriate age, or race, or sex.
Gould is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, and Jumper: Griffin’s Story, as well as many short stories. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards.
Writers Read: Steven Gould.
The Page 69 Test: 7th Sigma.