Monday, October 14, 2013

Nate Kenyon's "Day One"

Nate Kenyon is the author of Bloodstone, a Bram Stoker Award finalist and winner of the P&E Horror Novel of the Year, The Reach, also a Stoker Award Finalist, The Bone Factory, Sparrow Rock, StarCraft: Ghost Spectres, and Diablo: The Order.

Here Kenyon dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Day One:
Who should play lead John Hawke in a movie version of Day One? This one is easy. It needs to be someone who is likeable but with a bit of an edge. He's smart, got just a bit of geek in him, and he's a strong personality who doesn’t do well with authority. He's done some things in his life he's not proud of and broken a few laws, but he's trying to go straight now. He's got a family and he would do anything to keep them safe. But there's something deeper in him, something that keeps him up at night, a secret that very few people can share.

My choice for this role would be Ryan Gosling. He's perfect for Hawke--he's strong and likeable but he's got a darker side that simmers close to the surface. His performance in Drive was one of my favorites of the past few years. I couldn't ask for a better fit and I'd love to see what he would do with the role.

For Hawke's wife Robin, I'd like to see someone like Anne Hathaway. And to direct this blockbuster? That one is easy too. James Cameron.
Learn more about the book and author at Nate Kenyon's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

--Marshal Zeringue