Mullin holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats.
Here he shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of Sunrise, his third novel:
Since the last time I guest posted in this space, Ashfall has been optioned for development as a television series. However, casting the book is still a complete fantasy exercise for me—authors almost never get a voice in casting.Learn more about the book and author at Mike Mullin's website.
There’s a good reason not to include me in casting an Ashfall television series—I would be hopelessly bad at it. I watch very little television and only perhaps a dozen or so movies per year—I prefer to spend my time reading. So I had to turn to Twitter to get suggestions for this post.
For Alex, @seaofships suggested casting Nick Robinson.
And as Darla, @dahlia_lala proposed Maisie Williams.
There’s a small problem with their ages: Nick is 19 and Maisie is 15. In my books, of course, Darla is a year and a half older than Alex. But I suppose that is what I get for crowdsourcing the casting suggestions on Twitter. Who would you pick? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.
My Book, The Movie: Ashfall.
Writers Read: Mike Mullin.
The Page 69 Test: Sunrise.