Greg Cox wrote:
Meanwhile, Keith: Do I gather from your post that you were actually shown advance footage of Darkness Falls? Wow.
Not of the whole movie, just of the changed ending, and it was a rough cut. I was very pleased and very impressed. This is in direct contrast to the Resident Evil
films, where I didn't even get script revisions, just whatever version of the script happened to be current when I signed the contract. (This resulted in my novel of Apocalypse
having a way different ending than the movie, something I was actually able to address in the novelization of Extinction
I also got to see a rough cut of Serenity
, but so did everyone else -- that wasn't anything special I got from novelizing the film, I just went to one of the rough-cut screenings Universal did throughout 2005 to drum up interest in the film.