How Hard Is It to Make a Movie?
For the folks who have been wondering where the movie adaptation of Old Man’s War is, this Los Angeles Times story on the trials and tribulations of getting the book Meg (about a really big shark) to the screen should give some perspective on the matter. Bear in mind that the studios involved spent millions acquiring rights to this particular book, so they were motivated to get a return on their investment. They still couldn’t manage to get the thing going, and now it’s 12 years later.
Lesson: the natural state of any movie project is “development hell.” And none of my books has even managed to reach “development hell,” drat the luck. So, yeah. If you’re hoping to see John Perry on the screen, you’ll be waiting a while longer, I expect. The good news is: there’s the book to keep you company until then.