I have never heard anyone say they did not like Outlander when they read it. It’s probably my favorite series ever. I’ve read all of them but A Breath of Snow and Ashes and I hope to get to it soon, maybe after the Harry Potter Mission 09.
When it comes to talk of an Outlander movie I’m a little bit skeptical. Sure I want to see the vast beauty of the Scottish Highlands and all those beautiful men in kilts, and especially Jamie. But could they really do it? Could they live up to what Diana Gabaldon intended. Could they live up to what’s in my head. If they couldn’t would it even be worth it?
As you all know I’m a ginormous Twilight fan. When I first heard about (serious) talks about Twilight movie I was a little excited but I didn’t think it would live up to what I had in mind. Then when Rob Pattinson was cast as Edward I was outraged and gave up on the movie….until I saw the first teaser trailer. It changed my mind completely.
I think it will be even harder to convince me of an Outlander movie. I might eat my words one day but I just don’t know if there’s any way they could do this right. First off it’s so long. They would want to cram a 800 page book into two hours. One of the things I love most about Gabaldon’s writing is that she lets you see everything in their lives. Not just the conflicts but the every day mundane stuff. There’s no way a studio would keep some things in the screen play like, all the useless plant info(which I love). I found this small article that was written last fall:
Diana Gabaldon’s popular “Outlander” series of fantasy novels are headed to the big screen. Essential Pictures is developing the franchise with a screenplay by Randall Wallace, of Braveheart, Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Habor, and We Were Soldiers. No director has been chosen yet, although the screenplay is currently out to filmmakers. The series, which began in 1991 with the novel “Outlander”, tells the story of Claire Randall, the time-traveling wife of an 18th century Scottish Highlander named Jamie. Essential has fast-tracked the project and is hoping to quickly get it into production sometime next spring.
I guess my point and the bottom line is I just don’t see how a Outlander movie could ever make me happy. What’s your opinion? Do you think they could live up to your Outlander?