Reporting directly from Neil Gaiman’s blog: Good Omens, the fagnificent spawn of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is being adapted for television by Terry Jones (Monty Python) and Gavin Scott (Small Soldiers). The producer will be Rod Brown, who already lead the BBC versions of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and The Colour of Magic. He did a great job capturing the fantastic and gritty ambientation of Discworld’s characters, and I am sure that this coming in 2013 BBC miniseries will be up to the fan base expectations.
What is so exciting about this book becoming a movie? Well, not only is the product of the collaboration of the two most original fantasy writers alive, but it also packs a lot of action, philosophy, absurd, irony, mythology, religion and pop culture references. Let me introduce you the characters and the plot (Pictures by the fantastic jdillon82 at Deviantart). If you want, you can play with me and try to guess which actor will play who.
I hope that after reading those excerpts, you are as excited as I am.
Long live the Gaiman and Pratchett marriage!