Sunday, December 9, 2012

William C. Dietz's "Andromeda's Fall"

New York Times bestselling author William C. Dietz has published more than forty novels. Andromeda's Fall is the latest volume of Dietz's long running Legion of the Damned® series which has sold more than half a million copies in all.

Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed. Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire. But some things never change...

All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters—including Cat’s family.

Now Cat, the only surviving Carletto, is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds her sanctuary in a military outfit that's home to society's most dangerous misfits. The Legion of the Damned.

Cat Carletto vanishes and Legion Recruit Andromeda McKee appears in her place. A woman with a mission—to bring down Empress Ophelia—or die trying.

So how would Dietz cast a movie based on Andromeda's Fall? He's ready and waiting:
Although Andromeda starts out as a party girl (think Paris Hilton with brains) she's forced to deal with robotic assassins, survive boot camp on a dangerous planet, and learn to kill. So the actress who plays the main character has to be tough and capable of being a bad ass. Oh, and she's blond... So I'm thinking Uma Thurman. Anyone who can make me want to watch Kill Bill three times has got the right stuff. Yes, I know she isn't 25 anymore, but in case attitude trumps age. I think she can pull it off.

And for Desmond Larkin, Andromeda's muscular sidekick, the beefed up version of Chris Hemsworth (Thor.)

I think Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker) would do a wonderful job as Captain John Avery-- Andromeda's hunky love interest.

Then there's our villain to consider... The ruthless, cold blooded Ophelia. I'm thinking Salma Hayek here, as in Savages. Could she play the kind of woman who would put thousands of people to death just in case they might conspire against her? Yup, Salma's ready.

There, all done. Now all I have to do is sit by the phone and wait for my agent to call.
Learn more about the book and author at William C. Dietz's website.

The Page 69 Test: Andromeda's Fall.

--Marshal Zeringue