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Topic: EON

From: Robert Murphey
Location: Texas
Date: 08/23/2013

Mr. Bear,
I've just finished my now traditional yearly re-read of EON, ETERNITY, and LEGACY.

Have you or anyone adapted the text into a screenplay?
Have the rights to EON been optioned for a movie?

EON deserves big screen treatment by the likes of Duncan Jones (dir. of MOON and SOURCE CODE) or Joseph Kosinski (dir. of TRON LEGACY and OBLIVION).

Crossing fingers and wishing out loud here.

Thanks very much for sharing your vision with us.


From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/05/2013

There has been interest in EON over the last few years--movies are finally maturing, technically, to where this kind of project is do-able!

But no current options on these properties. Sigh.


From: Robert Murphey
Location: Texas
Date: 09/05/2013

I agree, huge sigh, especially in a world of sci-fi retreads and sequelitis.

Over the years, I've written and helped shoot a few short "machine cinema" films, and converted a handful of my favorite sci-fi books from Gutenberg.org into rough screenplays, just for the fun of it. Based on my own hobbyist tinkering, EON begs to be adapted and filmed.

During my recent re-read, it struck me over and over how easy it would be to "break down" EON into a treatment, especially after seeing the CGSociety CGChallenge XX trailer "EON: Worlds Within Worlds".

Have you ever considered adapting your own work into screenplay form, like Frank Herbert did for Dune?

A treatment, especially one penned by you, might be just the thing to break the logjam or get a storyboard artist or indie production team enough to start working with?

Food for thought. I will keep my fingers crossed that there's news in this space sooner rather than later.

Axis City is a mental playground I'd really like to play in on a 3D screen...


From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/05/2013

Sounds like you're one of those talented artists working toward my old concept of the "visual typewriter"! For the time being, there's enough interest in these works that I'll hold off doing my own screenplay. But not forever...


From: alex brady
Location: cambridge
Date: 12/09/2013

this might not be the right place for but ive loved Eon since I was a teenager, and always wanted tro see it made into a movie. I recently introduced a friend to Blood Music and Eon and his reaction inspired me to spend the weekend drawing a interpretation of when Lanier and team visit one of the geometry stacks. it doesnt really stick to the book i know, but i thought you migh tlike to see. im having it printed onto a jigsaw for my dad, because we have a christmas jigsaw tradition. please feel free to do the same if you have a similar christmas activity!
anyway, thanks again for the awesome inspiration Mr Bear!

2000px version


5000px zoomable


From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/09/2013

Very cool, Alex! This is beautiful work!



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