Just back from San Diego Comic Con – an impossible city that only exists 5 days out of the year, a bit like Brigadoon – and still riding on the sugar high. While I was there, Things Happened. Here are some updates, with minimal commentary:
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This fall, Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite will be filming HORNS, with Alexandre Aja behind the camera, and this guy in front of it, starring as Ig:
It probably goes without saying that I’m amped beyond all rational measure. I could not be happier about the casting of Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish. My fanboy feelings for the Harry Potter pictures are well-established, but aside from that, I thought Woman in Black was one of the best horror films of the last decade, and the picture worked because of Radcliffe’s quietly focused performance. I hope HORNS serves the kid just as well.
More casting news in the near future.
(Horns image – Vincent Chong/Daniel Radcliffe photo – Wikimedia Commons)
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This is out:
Shadow Show, edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, is an anthology of stories honoring Ray Bradbury. I’ve got a new story in there, “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” alongside shorts by a whole heap of great writers. Very grateful to be a part of the collection, which is a celebration of a remarkable American creator, one of the defining voices of 20th century F & SF.
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And this dropped a couple days ago:
Part II of “In The Tall Grass,” a story I wrote with my pa, appears in the latest issue of Esquire magazine. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Go check it out.