I always had a quiet dream of writing a sufficiently-entertaining science fiction story that was able to attract enough fan support and following that it would eventually be made into something audio-visual for the masses to watch, but between a frenetic imagination and short attention span, I have about the same chances of success as a gerbil attempting to scale Mount Everest unassisted.
Thankfully, though, some people have the focus and determination to live that dream:
I am pleased to finally be able to annouce that Monster Hunter International has been optioned by Entertainment One for the possible production of a TV show.
For everything: http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/ For TV: http://www.eonetv.com/ You may recognize them from such awesome things as the Walking Dead on AMC, Red with Bruce Willis, and even… sigh… Twilight. (hey, might not be my thing, but you can’t fault her for sleeping on gigantic piles of money, but it illustrates that these folks are Big Time)
What does this mean? This does not mean that a TV show is actually being made yet or anything like that. It just means that Entertainment One has bought the option to produce MHI. It is up to them now if they will proceed with a pilot, and which network would be interested in it.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, you may correct your egregious shortcomings by snagging your own copy of Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta, along with pre-ordering the upcoming Monster Hunter Alpha. For extra penance, which your soul probably needs, there is always Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles, which, while not part of the MHI multiverse, is supposedly quite good from what I have been hearing (hopefully my signed copy will be here soon).
Bravo Zulu to Larry for an obvious job well-done, and for making it to The Big Times – on screen or not, simply being optioned is light years ahead of anything the vast majority of authors have achieved, especially with his relatively low book count.