Diana's comments on a possible OUTLANDER movie

Diana Gabaldon has posted a new blog entry with her response to all the rumors and speculations that have been flying around lately regarding the possibility of an OUTLANDER movie.

You can read what she says here. Very interesting stuff, and I would urge you to take a look at it. (Feel free to comment here, if you want.)

My take on it: She's right that the project is still at a fairly early stage, and people shouldn't assume that it will definitely happen. Also, we have Absolutely No Idea at this point who they are considering for the major roles. All the talk about Gerard Butler, Keira Knightley, and James McAvoy notwithstanding, the fact is that everyone is speculating, and no one but the casting director actually knows who they have in mind.

I'm actually relieved that Diana doesn't want to get too involved with the movie. It would take away far too much time from her writing, and that would be bad for all of us.


Jari Backman said...

Dear Karen,

I think that one choice is to introduce new characters as young protagonists and have more known actors in supporting roles.

I loved Diana's comment "which forty pages would you choose?". It covers so well the expectations or fears that I have for the movie.

Karen Henry said...

Check out
Diana's latest comment on her blog.

Sounds like she's getting rather frustrated by the comments she's hearing from readers. I don't know about the rest of you, but I think this latest "mini-rant" <g> seems like a bit of an overreaction to me. Sure, she must have been asked these questions a million times before, but I hate it when she snaps at people like that. It's not the fault of the person asking the question if Diana has heard it all before, surely!


Anonymous said...

Brandon cooper for Jamie in the movie. What are your thoughts on that one?? Young enough and has the "look"

Anonymous said...

Not Brandon cooper, bradley cooper. And Definitely has the Jamie look and body

Anonymous said...

Did you skip over the parts in the books where his looks and persona were described?

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