Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tony Peak's "Inherit the Stars"

Tony Peak is an Active Member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and an Associate Member of the Horror Writers Association. His interests include progressive thinking, music, wine, history, Transhumanism, and planetary exploration. Happily married, he resides in rural southwest Virginia with a wonderful view of New River.

Here Peak dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Inherit the Stars:
If my book were made into a film? My first choice for director would be Ridley Scott, since he puts so much detail into his movies. His visual style from Alien and Blade Runner still inspire me. But now that I really think about it, Joss Whedon would probably be a better choice, since this a space opera, and he has an excellent handle on action, characterization, and dialogue.

For composer, I’d want Hans Zimmer to create a soaring orchestral score accompanied by electronic elements; his soundtrack for Interstellar would be a good fit.

As far as actors, I could see Scarlett Johansson in the title role as Kivita Vondir; red hair suits her, and she could pull off Kivita’s spunk and determination. The male lead could be played by Michael B. Jordan, who could manage Sar Redryll’s brooding, physical role. Seul Jaah, an albino soldier, could be played by Evangeline Lily—she has the acing chops and the physicality. The villain, Dunaar Thev, would be a suitable role for Conleth Hill, who plays Varys on Game of Thrones. He’d make an interesting antagonist.
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