Pleased to say news just dropped over at Deadline Hollywood of a potential forthcoming film of Best Served Cold.
I’d love to say a lot more about it, but for the time being I can’t say much that’s not in that article. The headlines:
It’s set up at Skydance. I wrote the script. Tim Miller (director of Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate, as well as the main force behind Love, Death and Robots) is directing. Rebecca Ferguson is down to play Monza.
Tim and I have been working together on bringing the First Law to the screen in one form or another (among other things) for over a decade, and believe me when I say there is no bigger fan of, or bigger champion for, these books.
Now, before anyone gets too excited, take it from a man who has been hurt often in the past, there’s plenty of shit that can go wrong, and it’s never a sure thing till you’re sat there watching the opening credits and, hey, maybe not even then.
But for now let us revel in this promising step…
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