Posted at 4:46 PM on October 15, 2007
by Euan Kerr
Even now people are reading the post I wrote up about the "Eragon" movie last year, and asking 'What about the sequel?'
The film is based on the very popular Christopher Paolini novel, which is the first in a trilogy. Seems natural to expect there might be a sequel to the film given that the second book 'Eldest' has been out for a while, and there's huge interest in the third as yet unpublished book... doesn't it?
I have been searching the web and talking with a couple of movie biz contacts, and while there is no doubt someone, somewhere, dreaming of the next 'Eragon,' there's no buzz about it.
I asked one gentleman (who shall remain nameless) laughed when I asked about a sequel. "But it is already a sequel" he said, "To 'Star Wars'"
My friends went to see the movie, novel un-read and were disappointed by it.
They were doubly disappointed when they, and I, listened to an unabridged audiobook version of the novel on a long trip up to the Canadian Rockies. The depth and richness of the novel was completely and utterly wasted.
When we returned, I saw the movie, and I concur with their opinion.
i was realy disappointed about the movie, they could`ve asked peter jackson for help,i liked the cast though.
i wish that someone would remake it,it`s a shame that great story would go awaste like that...
The movie wasn't anything like the book. I am all for giving directors creative lisence, but when they totaly butcher a loved book I have to think that there is no brains behind the making of some movies. This movie is a lesson to all writers: don't sign away your creative rights just to get some extra money!