Classic espionage property The Saint, last seen as a 1997 feature film starring Val Kilmer and a variety of laughable disguises, may be making a comeback. Paramount has nabbed the rights to the Leslie Charteris book series, and Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is hoping a new franchise will result.
James Patterson hasn’t always written science fantasy or fantasy, apart from his recent young-adult series. But he’s radically changed the whole publishing industry, and especially the way that genre fiction is handled, over the past two decades. The New York Times has a fascinating look at “Patterson, Inc.”
I'll be very interested to see if airport bookstores stock Sarah Lotz's new novel, The Three. It's a creepy, engrossing look at the stories we come up with in the face of disaster, involving four airplane crashes on a single day.
Writer S.C. Butler has some advice that writers everywhere should pay attention to: Write the kinds of books you actually enjoy reading, not the books you think will sell, or the ones you have a killer idea for.
When everybody gets excited for ultra-gear thrillers like GI Joe, we get nervous. Techno-thrillers are brilliant when done right (think Casino Royale) but worse than awful when done wrong (think Firewall). Here are 20 tropes filmmakers should avoid.