Thursday, September 5, 2019

Kassandra Montag's "After the Flood"

Kassandra Montag is a poet and novelist. Her work has appeared in Mystery Weekly Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and Prairie Schooner, among other literary journals. She has won the Plainsongs Award, New Year's Poet Award, and 1877 Award.

Here Montag dreamcasts an adaptation of her debut novel, After the Flood:
I wasn’t thinking about a film or TV adaptation when I wrote After the Flood, so I didn’t have any actors or actresses in mind. But after it was optioned for a television series (with Chernin Entertainment, partnering with LuckyChap Entertainment, Margot Robbie’s production company), it’s been interesting to consider what actors/actresses could fit with different roles.

I’ve thought about directors and overall aesthetic more than acting. I love the work of Guillermo del Toro and I think he’d do an incredible job with the unique visual landscape of After the Flood.

After the Flood is set in a post-apocalyptic 2130. The Earth has flooded, leaving an archipelago of mountaintops surrounded by water. Myra and her young daughter join a large ship searching for safe haven. Her oldest daughter, Row, was kidnapped during the flood. When Myra convinces the crew to head north in an effort to rescue Row, the decision changes everyone’s fate.

Myra – Margot Robbie
Daniel—Richard Madden
Jacob— Domhnall Gleeson
Abran— Oscar Issac
Pearl – non-actor, regular kid
Row – McKenna Grace
Marjan—Sakina Jaffrey
Behir-- Dev Patel
Visit Kassandra Montag's website.

--Marshal Zeringue