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First Law TV or move project possibly in progress.

The source is little sketchy, so take with a grain of salt, but if it's a fake it was a reasonable amount of trouble to go through, which seems unlikely, but you never know. There is some IMDB information suggesting that a project is indeed underway, but since we know IMDB can be user-edited it is not conclusive.

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16 minutes ago, Werthead said:

First Law TV or move project possibly in progress.

The source is little sketchy, so take with a grain of salt, but if it's a fake it was a reasonable amount of trouble to go through, which seems unlikely, but you never know. There is some IMDB information suggesting that a project is indeed underway, but since we know IMDB can be user-edited it is not conclusive.

I guess they could dodge a lot of cost with book 1 = season 1 and then expand the budget for the bigger scenes in season 2 if it catches on. A film would be nicer if they could capture the characterisation in a shorter format.

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19 hours ago, red snow said:

I guess they could dodge a lot of cost with book 1 = season 1 and then expand the budget for the bigger scenes in season 2 if it catches on. A film would be nicer if they could capture the characterisation in a shorter format.

Book 1 has very little magic and no big battles at all.  I would think you could do it with a pretty modest budget.  All that comes to mind as potentially an issue would be The House of the Maker, and presumably you could make that work with some limited special effects. 

Book 2 has a big battle at the end, although even that is covered in fog so it wouldn't require a big cast.  Glotka doesn't do hardly any fighting in the siege of Dagoska, so that is also manageable. 

Book 3 would be comparatively very challenging.  The battle in the High Places really ought to have hundreds of extras, and then the Battle of Adua has that plus exploding buildings and Eaters flying around. 

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On 12.01.2018 at 10:08 PM, Maithanet said:

Book 1 has very little magic and no big battles at all.  I would think you could do it with a pretty modest budget.  All that comes to mind as potentially an issue would be The House of the Maker, and presumably you could make that work with some limited special effects. 

If the leak is legit, they're going to take quite some liberties with the source material and add a lot of new stuff. Like how Khalul, Ishri and emperor Uthman will all be appearing as on-screen characters in Ferro's storyline.

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I love the books and hope it's true, but if they want to be successful they HAVE to take some liberty with the source material to at least make season 1 interesting if they want to get renewed. The Blade Itself is not a enjoyable book per se, You get to meet the characters and Bayaz is recruiting his crew for an adventure. The end. 

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Waiting is hard. 

Let us play the guessing game: what could Joe's next book with the working title "A Little Hatred" possibly refer to? A little bit of B9? The children of heroes. A little war?

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7 minutes ago, Let's Get Kraken said:

It's almost as if, in the past two months of writing, he's made measurable progress.  What a novel concept. 

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2 hours ago, Maithanet said:

It's almost as if, in the past two months of writing, he's made measurable progress.  What a novel concept. 

Is that even legal for authors these days???

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A Little Hatred? That has to be the love child of Ferro and  Logen.

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He says an interesting amount about the TV adaptation (it's not Sony doing it, it is a TV show and not a movie, they're still at an early, pre-storyboard phase) without saying anything at all. Clever.

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I probably need to time my reread for later this year then. Be nice to get this trilogy in the space of 18 months to 3 years. Unless he's going to pull a rothfuss on us 

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16 minutes ago, red snow said:

I probably need to time my reread for later this year then. Be nice to get this trilogy in the space of 18 months to 3 years. Unless he's going to pull a rothfuss on us 

Say it ain’t so, Joe. 

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I make no promises of course. Still working on the first draft and other things may get in the way. Then it's a rough draft that needs a lot of tidying up. But I think Autumn 2019 should be good for the first book. I then hope we'll be able to publish a book per year. Doubt it makes sense to go any faster than that. But I'd very much like to go no slower. Again, other things may get in the way. We shall see...

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Who cast that high level Summon Author? Well done. Joe you continue to be my most recommended author to my pub customers and friends who want to read some thoroughly entertaining new fiction. Always a pleasure when I get positive feedback, so allow me to pass it on. A few weeks ago a regular told me he started Best Served Cold on a Sunday afternoon and took off Monday to finish it. My highest praise. Come to this Yank' s English pub in Manhattan someday and pints are on me.

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On 21/04/2018 at 8:16 PM, Joe Abercrombie said:

I make no promises of course. Still working on the first draft and other things may get in the way. Then it's a rough draft that needs a lot of tidying up. But I think Autumn 2019 should be good for the first book. I then hope we'll be able to publish a book per year. Doubt it makes sense to go any faster than that. But I'd very much like to go no slower. Again, other things may get in the way. We shall see...

One a year would be nice. The "half" series was a bit breakneck at one every 6 months and it sounds like the new books are significantly longer than those series (and have to tie in 6/7 other books worth of continuity).

Also eagerly anticipitating the cover design closer to publication - the first law books have a great ID.

If the other things are " not sony studios,  not storyboards, and not movie related" that'd also be more than acceptable ;)

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