There can be only one!!
- Jun 6, 2001
And, now there is the "Grave Peril" audiobook - again, read by James Marsters --- it's shiny!
from Hailing Frequencies # 338
We're getting a two-hour pilot movie next January, and eleven episodes have been ordered for The Dresden Files on SCI FI. Paul Blackthorne (Stephen Saunders on 24) plays Harry Dresden, a Chicago-based private detective/wizard (and listed as such in the Yellow Pages. "We're delighted to be in business with SCI FI on 'The Dresden Files,'" said Kevin Beggs, President of Television Programming and Production, Lionsgate. "We've assembled an outstanding creative team to translate the tone and attitude of [Jim] Butcher's beloved bestsellers to the small screen, and believe this series has the potential to attract a very large and loyal following."
Originally posted by Dave
Have you heard this Highlander??
It was a who-dunnit in the Raymond Chandler style, and he does get beaten up and knocked out a bit, so I see the comparison. As for Harry Potter, there are wizards in the Harry Potter world who work as Aurors and search out evil wizards, so it is the kind of job Harry Potter might take when he left school. It is also a little Buffy-esque, so not surprising they had James Marsters read it.Highlander II said:The 'detecitve' aspects have been compared to Raymond Chandler, and my personal opinion is that, from a wizard perspective, he's WAY cooler than Harry Potter. Which I say b/c one of the reviews calls Dresden 'Harry Potter for grown ups' - which I don't like. It oversimplifies the story and makes it sound like a big-kid wizard at school or something. Which - it's not.
I was introduced to Jim Butcher's work via James Marsters reading the first novel as an audiobook - so I came into the books from a slightly different direction.