Jarmara wrote:Oh gods no.
The beauty of Good Omens is that it's the normal world with paranormal things happening in it. If Gillingham gets hold of it it'll become Fantasy Earth with crazy people doing crazy things and the entire flavour of the story will be lost. Gillingham is a fantasy director, Good Omens is not a fantasy book.
Or at least, not to me it isn't.
Crazy people doing crazy things? This 'real' world is full of those already I would venture... The US voting in the Dumbest most war-mongering Man in the World not once... but twice!????
And 'Flash in the Pan' Gordon Brown convincing everyone that we're having a 'downturn' and not
a full-blown recession if we trust the Bank of England - yeah right!
Terry Gilliam - eminently suitable for Good Omens I'd have thought - Twelve Monkeys? Brazil?
Years of sending up the 'Establishment' in Monty Python (for TV and film)... give the man the job
Or maybe Ridley Scott - he had us pretty convinced that climate change was inevitable in Blade Runner
and that Unicorns SHOULD
exist in Legend
and did humankind a HUGE favour by holding his hands up to the long-denied phenomenon that Men do drive Women completely lala in Thelma & Louise
Plus Black Hawk Down
which vaguely brings us back to the Father of the Dumbest war-mongering Man in the World and the Biggest Bull-sh*tter in the World just to convince us that this Planet is doomed to have callous, mendacious, and idiotic world leaders... there is no sanity out there folks *goes off to get a permanent visa to Ankh Morpork and/or Mordor*
(at least Vetinari is an efficient cynic in his autocracy and Sauron gives megalomania bags of conviction and of course black is sooo flattering on any minion...)