Saturday, November 21, 2020

Andrea Portes's "This Is Not a Ghost Story"

Andrea Portes is a bestselling novelist. Her novels include: Hick, Bury This, Anatomy of a Misfit, The Fall of Butterflies, Liberty, Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff, Henry & Eva and the Famous People Ghosts.

Here Portes shares some thoughts on adpating her latest novel, This is Not a Ghost Story, for the big screen:
This is a fun exercise and one I’ve actually had to do, and continue having to do, if real life. My first novel, Hick, was made into a film starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Redmayne, Blake Lively and Alec Baldwin. My second novel, Bury This, is currently in development and we are just now in this exact stage… of imagining who would be an inspired choice.

For This is Not a Ghost Story, I have no idea who would play Daffodil. I know, simply, that it should be directed by someone who knows how to create a kind of quiet, eerie tension. Perhaps the director of The Conjuring [ed. note: James Wan]. That is much more in the horror genre… but creating tension is not an easy thing to do. It’s an art. So, I would grab the best director for doing precisely that.
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--Marshal Zeringue