About Alihahd, the hero of her new novel, Jerusalem Fire:
The captain was a notorious rebel runner. To most of the known galaxy hewas a legend without a face, to the rest, a face without a name. He was called Alihahd. “He left.” It was the word Na’id enforcers heard when they demanded to know where the rebel had gone—always one step ahead—as if he knew his enemy very well. Hero, villain, coward. Three times a legend on both sides of the same war.Here Meluch dreamcasts an adaptation of the new novel:
I wanted Peter O'Toole to play Alihahd in Jerusalem Fire. Well, that didn't happen. The planet is a poorer place without Peter O'Toole. I wrote the Alihahd/Shad Ilyia character around him and his Lawrence of Arabia/ Flavius Silva screen roles.Visit R.M. Meluch's website.
Who would I want to direct the movie? Mel Gibson, because he's a mad man.