Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kersten Hamilton's "When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears"

Kersten Hamilton is the author of several picture books and many novels, including the acclaimed YA paranormal trilogy The Goblin Wars. When she's not writing, she hunts dinosaurs in the deserts and badlands near Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lives.

Here Hamilton shares some ideas for adapting When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears, Book Three of The Goblin Wars, for the big screen:
I have to start this fantasy in the proper place: with the book. First, I must imagine the books selling so well and becoming so beloved that I would actually have a voice in the choice of director and actors. After that that tiny detail of my career was squared away, I would ask only two things more of the Powers that Be:

First, that Joss Whedon direct the movie just as soon as he finishes the next Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. This would make me deliriously happy.

And second—that no ‘name’ actors are cast in the parts of Teagan, Finn or Abby. I would want my stories to start the career of new, wonderful actors.

With that minor proviso out of the way, I must admit that Finn does look like a young Brad Pitt—a little younger than he was when he played Mickey O'Neil in Snatch. And Teagan looks a lot like the post Harry Potter Emma Watson—the Emma with short hair. And Abby. Ah, Abby. She would have to look and act a great deal like Ellen Page!
Learn more about the book and author at Kersten Hamilton's website.

--Marshal Zeringue