Re: RARA-AVIS: Stephen Hunter

From: Craig Larson (
Date: 05 Jan 2005

I know I'm coming to this quite a bit after the fact, but there's an interesting bit in Terrill Lankford's _Earthquake Weather_ where his protagonist, a "creative executive," gets his hands on an advance copy of a Stephen Hunter novel and thinks how great a movie it could be before regretting that it could never happen because a studio would want to re-jigger it so that some young hotshot could play a part meant for a mature actor. Sounds almost exactly like Vince's Keanu Reeves anecdote.

Craig Larson

>>> 12/28/2004 10:53:14 PM >>>

Mark wrote:

>I take it this means his books are not going to be made into movies?

I think it may mean that Hunter won't be involved as producer or writer. A few of Hunter's books are still in development. In William Goldman's WHICH LIE DID I TELL?, he refers to his stint adapting Hunter's novel POINT OF IMPACT -- which was retrofitted to accommodate Keanu Reeves as a potential star.

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