UPDATE 4/22: Good news, everyone! According to Hollywood Reporter, Gaiman’s “American Gods” will be an HBO mini series! No other information has been released but this is still reason to celebrate.
But the good news doesn’t stop there; apparently, Gaiman’s latest novel, The Graveyard Book, is also set for a film adaptation, with Neil Jordan directing.
I’m not one to track celebrities or drool over People.com photos, but I do follow blogs of my favorite authors, including the visionary, fabulous, praise-his-awesomeness Neil Gaiman. And in his latest post he announces a “mysterious adaptation” of his novel (and one of my all-time favorites ever) American Gods. Here’s an excerpt:
Up the next day at 4:30 am to fly to LA, where I attended a meeting on the mysterious upcoming American Gods adaptation project. The results were all I could have hoped and more. (I know I sound coy, and I’m doing my best not to, but I can’t really talk about it until everything’s ready, and the real announcements won’t come from me.)
See the full post here.
If you’ve never read American Gods, go out and buy it. It’s an epic tale of myths and gods and general epicness, and well it’s written by Neil Gaiman so that should say it all.
I am so so so excited for whatever this adaptation project might become, and with each speculation–a mini-series, film, show, graphic novel–the prospects sound even better. You know that if Neil Gaiman’s behind it, you can bet I’ll be first in line for it.