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GOOD OMENS

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens

It seems like a match made in heaven: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s hilarious 1990 novel married with Terry Gilliam’s anarchic, astute eye. A script was floated around, and Gilliam himself said he was excited to do it. But, as always seems to be the way, there were money issues. At various points over the last decade, the director has expressed interest in the project. In 2008, he told Empire he was still keen: “I’m the only one who can make it, ‘cos that’s what Neil and Terry have said. I’m the only one... It’s such a wonderful book. And I think our script is pretty good, too. We did quite a few changes. We weren’t as respectful as we ought to have been. But Neil’s happy with it!” There have also been rumblings from Rhianna Pratchett that we may yet see a TV version of the novel (presumably Gilliam-less). Still, we live in hope...
 

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