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Posts Tagged ‘Alex Garland’

Should Junot Diaz Voice a ‘Comedy Shooter’ Video Game?

The NY Observer just profiled writers attempting to break into the lucrative video game market. The article featured journalist Tom Bissell (author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter) talking about a shooter game project he dreamed up with his partner.

We would love to play this: “[They] have been shopping around a ‘comedy shooter,’ complete with mission and design documents, which detail gameplay, and concept art. They’ve been kicking around the idea of asking Junot Diaz to voice the main character, because Mr. Bissell is fond of the nerd-friendly author’s performances at readings.”

The story included interviews with novelist Alex Garland and journalist N’Gai Croal about the genre. Garland offered the frank assessment that “it’s bloody difficult” to break into the industry. If you want to read more, check out our How to Write for Video Games feature.

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Keira Knightley Stars in Upcoming Adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

The first trailer for the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro‘s novel Never Let Me Go has arrived. The film stars Keira Knightley, and looks pretty good so far. What do you think?

The adaptation was directed by Mark Romanek, the music video director behind One Hour Photo. The Beach novelist Alex Garland wrote the screenplay.

Defamer had these thoughts on the trailer: “Romanek is a terrific music video director (Johnny Cash‘s ‘Hurt’), but has only done two features–I’d feel a little more confident. But who knows. Maybe the actual movie will be as wintry and peculiar as the book is, and the trailer is just rife with soaring string music and lovely sun-dappled shots so they can lure in the typical three-hanky crowd.”