Here Ackerman explains why he'll leave the casting to others if Dark at the Crossing is adapted for the big screen:
If Dark at the Crossing were turned into a movie, I think the only way that I could remain sane throughout the production would be by ceding all notions that I had any input into how the film would turn out. Publishing a book is, obviously, a joyous process. But what is less obvious is that it can also be a melancholy one. When you hold the first copy of your book in your hand, it can feel like a tiny death. This world you had once occupied with your characters is no more, or at least no longer one you can manipulate as its creator. If any of my works were turned into a film, I believe that my role would be to allow the filmmaker to make what he or she wanted out of that world which I had once inhabited.Visit Elliot Ackerman's website.
The Page 69 Test: Green on Blue.
My Book, The Movie: Green on Blue.