Ugh! Don't they have enough confidence in the material to just adapt it, as is? The book certainly didn't lack dramatic oomph, just because the narratives were being told "in the past" after the danger was over.
I guess they wanted a definite main character. I just hope it won't turn into "Brad Pitt saves the world from zombies".
Well, the movie is his baby. He's the one that got it rolling and he's been working on getting it going for at least 3 or 4 years. JMS actually wrote the script for it, but, it wasn't "Commercial" enough, so, they had someone else write it (or edit his script).
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?