Saturday, September 01, 2007
Pratchett US Book Tour & Discworld Movie Notes
Terry Pratchett's book The Color of Magic is being made into a film. It will star, among others, Sean Austin, Tim Curry and Christopher Lee. (1)
The Bad News: As of this writing, this will air only in the U.K. (2)
The Good News: A video will soon follow (see Endnotes)
Update 9/6 Colin Smyth reports that Terry will have a cameo in this film. He played the role of the Toymaker in last year's production of Hogfather.
U.S. Fall Book Tour:
Terry's US Tour. Terry will be doing a U.S. book tour to sign his new book, Making Money, in the fall. The dates are as follows: (Courtesy of the Discworld Monthly)
Monday, September 24
3700 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503
Tuesday, September 25
STE 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025
Wednesday, September 26
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005
Thursday, September 27
TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE
1628 16th St. Denver, CO 80202
Saturday September 29
Terry Pratchett will be on the Mall in Washington DC
Appearing at the National Book Festival
Sponsored by the Library of Congress
Sunday, September 30
CHESTER COUNTY BOOK COMPANY
975 Paoli Pike West Chester, PA 19380
Monday, October 01
BARNES & NOBLE/Union Square
33 E 17th ST New York, NY 10003
Off the Shelf
his new book
Pratchett and the Pagans
(1) Sky One will also air the sequel to the BAFTA-winning drama series Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, which aired on Sky One in December 2006 and attracted an audience of 2.8 million viewers—the largest for a U.K. commission on multichannel television. The Colour Of Magic, a multi-million pound adaptation of the first Discworld novel, will be broadcast in Spring 2008. The drama is currently filming at Pinewood Studios and features a cast that includes Sir David Jason, Tim Curry, Sean Astin and Christopher Lee.
(2) Beyond its 2008 premiere on Sky One, RHI is looking to distribute Magic as a theatrical movie in some territories.
RHI recently set up Hogfather for a U.S. debut on Ion Television as part of the RHI Movie Weekend franchise. There is no U.S. outlet yet for Magic.