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Eon Movie

Posted by Scott on 08/08/2017

Is there a possibility of Eon becoming a movie? One of best science fiction books I ever read.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 08/08/2017

Thanks, Scott. Possibility, yes, but nothing serious yet underway--except for the efforts of a hardworking agent!

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Posted by Perry Nicholas on 08/12/2017

Hi There Having just re-read EON I've pushed Stephen Baxter's Voyage back to 2nd place. Your story would make a great film but who should Pavel Mirsky be played by??

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Posted by Greg Bear on 09/09/2017

Some great Slavic actor, obviously! Any ideas?

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Posted by Jeff on 04/06/2018

For me, as appealing as an Eon movie would initially appear, I'd be terrified about what would have to be cut out in order to fit it into a 2->2.5 hour timeframe. Personally, I'd much rather see it adapted into a 6-8 part Netflix (or similar) TV series with each episode being an hour. That way, it could be much truer to the book.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/04/2018

That would work fine---though we shouldn't limit ourselves to Netflix, as fine as that would be!

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Posted by Guido on 07/18/2018

dear Greg, I agree with Scott the EON-series being the best SF I have ever read, I too would welcome a descent series on Netflix. Thanks for your writing skills!!

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Posted by Chef Jon on 07/25/2018

It seems unanimous from previous posts that Eon represents our top-shelf sci-fi to date, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s right up there with Dune. I just hope it doesn’t land in the hands of David Lynch, as much as I love him as a director; he just isn’t fit for sci-fi. Moreover, despite his nationality, I think Michael Pena would make a magnificent Mirsky. I hope very much that we’ll see Eon on the big (or small) screen one day, no doubt it would be a massive blockbuster! Thank you Mr. Bear!

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/25/2018

I like both Lynch and (with some caveats) DUNE, but those years will never return! Thanks for the support!

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Posted by darach beirne on 10/13/2018

Please do not allow them to make EON on the small screen - it should be large screen (ie Cinema size) to do the novels justice. I have a vision in my head of seeing tThistledown and the Way in either 70mm (best) or Imax - the casting choices would be very very interesting to see - especially Olmy

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Posted by Greg Bear on 10/15/2018

Most new movies today are projected at 4K on big theater screens... but 8K is coming along! 70mm is more of a pipe dream unless you're Christopher Nolan... But who knows?

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Posted by Patrick Young on 11/28/2018

Hello. I just came upon this thread. I am a huge fan of EON. Is there any news on its potential to come to the big or small screen?

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Posted by Greg Bear on 11/29/2018

None yet! Thanks for your interest, Patrick.

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Posted by Andy Cheal on 04/06/2019

Ever since I read Eon, I’ve had a vision in my head of looking down the expanse of the 7th Chamber. I’d love to see that in IMAX!!! Eon & Eternity are the best Sci Fi I’ve ever read ????

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Posted by Greg Bear on 04/29/2019

I'd love to see it even in standard definition! Thanks, Andy.

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Posted by Tony Vu on 05/14/2019

I would love to see Eon on big screen. I read the novel in '85 and have always been fascinated about the technologies presented in it.

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Posted by Richard Pyra on 07/10/2019

I just finished reading (well, listening to via Audible - Stefan Rudnicki does an amazing job with the narration and acting) the Way trilogy (and eager to pick up "The Way of All Ghosts"). I can't get enough of the worlds created in and ideas explored in these books. I would love to see a serialized (ie: Netflix) adaptation because it would give filmmakers the time to really do the story justice as Jeff said. A movie trilogy would be great but I can't see everything happening in the span of 2 hours per book. Any recommended reading to fill the void that Olmy & Co. were occupying for the last month in my life? A quick aside - are your novels connected in some way? I recall reading some story descriptions of your other works on Goodreads and seeing some familiar names/concepts (ie: Typhon in City at the End of Time. Also, the concept of the 'final mind' seemed to pop up in my Goodreads/Greg Bear searches, possibly in City at the End of Time as well). Thanks for all the great works! Richard

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Posted by Mike Synnott on 07/11/2019

I've just re-read Eon for the umpteenth time since '85 (and just got stuck into Eternity again.) It occurred to me that, now, SFX could do justice to the scope and magnificence of the visuals, so I googled 'greg bear eon adaptation' to see if any such thing were in the works, and that brought me here. Whilst I'd love to see an adaptation on the big screen, I feel a series adaptation by Netflix - a la their stunning adaptation of Altered Carbon - or by a similar streaming service, would better serve the story, and save it being butchered to fit into 150 minutes, or so. I truly hope this happens.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/11/2019

Thanks, Mike! There's a possibility of TV development for EON, but it's not in the works yet. Will notify when it happens!

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/11/2019

Hello, Richard-- Interesting catches on close reading! The Typhon does occur in both novels, but in different contexts--such a fine name! Will pass along any news on EON as it happens, and as they let me post... Thanks!

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Posted by Sorin Camner on 07/15/2019

Just reading the book series and, I think, will make an interesting movie or series. Hope will be made, but a little updated, as long as the NATO-Warsaw Treaty part being out of date since 1989. Eventually talking about new Russia developments, no longer in the alliance, as old Warsaw Treaty countries, as mine (Romania) are part of NATO. And hope the movie will be sooner than later. :-)

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/15/2019

Thanks, Sorin--As I said, I will update as soon as we have anything definite on a possible TV series.

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Posted by Robert Friend on 07/28/2019

I read your books Eon and Blood Music in 1986. Thanks for the great entertainment.

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Posted by Bradly Hathaway on 11/22/2019

Eon and Eternity are probably my favorite novels of all time (though the Forge of God & Anvil of Stars is up there too). My vote would be a series on a streaming service to fully realize the story and the characters. So much of today is about special effects. While SFX would certainly be excellent for this story, what I think audiences are starved for is good storytelling and deep characters. As far as casting, since I originally read it in the 80s, I cast Pavel Mirsky as Elya Baskin as he appeared in "2010: The Year We Make Contact". Everyone else I didn't so much 'cast' as imagine, though in later re-readings Robert Beltran (Chakotay from Star Trek: Voyager") filled the role of Lanier.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 11/25/2019

Interesting thoughts! Wish us luck on our current endeavors!

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Posted by Andrew Willox on 12/09/2019

Mr Bear, some stories just click and Eon is the one story I can read over and over. The only other representation of a "circular world" in an interior environment, that I can recall, was created in the TV series Babylon 5 and demonstrated that Eon could really work as a film, or TV series as some of your posters have suggested. I see no reason why the plot and storyline couldn't be followed faithfully, Eon's writing is thoroughly filmic. I still marvel at the vistas you created in this story.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 12/27/2019

Thanks for your kind words and thoughts, Andrew! We're working on an EON project now, but no solid news as yet.

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