After insisting he would never adapt the book he co-authored with sir Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman was finally been convinced to write the screenplay for Good Omens in spring of last year and the person who convinced him? None other than his co-author Sir Terry Pratchett.
Apparently Gaiman only changed his mind about adapting the 1990 novel after reading a letter which Pratchett had sent to him intending for it to be read only after the Discworld creator’s death.
While at a memorial event for Pratchett at the Barbican in London in April of last year Gaiman recalled Pratchett’s longtime friend and assistant Rob Wilkins recalled asking him if he would adapt Good Omens as they were driving back from Pratchett’s house after meeting up with the ailing author for what would be one of the final times. Wilkins said he approached Gaiman because in his words “it required love, it required patience” to adapt such an iconic piece of literature but was rebuffed. Gaiman admits he was horrified at the thought “Absolutely not,” he remembers telling Wilkins “Terry and I had a deal that we would only work on Good Omens things together,” he explained. “Everything that was ever written – bookmarks and tiny little things – we would always collaborate, everything was a collaboration. So, obviously, no.”
But Terry Pratchett in typical Pratchett style had other ideas and requested that the author write an adaptation by himself, with his blessing. “At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes,’” remembers Gaiman and so began the adaptation of the story of Crowley the demon and Aziraphale the angel teaming up to deal with the (schoolboy) Antichrist into a six-part television series.
All has been quiet for the last few months until Gaiman Tweeted this little teaser:
Never has a thirty-year wait gone by so quickly nor taken so long.
Unfortunately the MTV website no longer shows the images but we have managed to grab them and pop them together here before they left the internet. We’d hate for you to miss out on this Harry Potter inspired treat.
Take a gander at these beauties and let us know what you think!
Good literature can allow us to taste the flavour of a country without leaving the house and can broaden our horizons almost as much as travelling. The site Global English Editing has put together a fantastic map of the world that shows each country being represented by its most famous book. Some countries have a number of highly respected authors, do you agree with each countries’ selection? Read More
Some will produce a wry smile, others will make you shout “I KNOW, RIGHT?!” and many will make you laugh out loud. They are of varying sizes and themes but all will tickle you in some way or other.
We hope you will find a GIF for every bookish eventuality: if not let us know what we have missed and we shall endeavour to produce more funnies for you!
Either way, we welcome you to this strange and wonderful article on some of the more sexy/bizarre areas of literature lovers.
It should be obvious by now but SERIOUSLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Unless you work in a sex shop, or your boss, like mine, is super cool.
No need to despair though! You can still introduce your bairn to the world of Harry Potter with this inspired range fit for any fan.
So many cute Potter-esque items it almost makes me want to have another baby…