OT: Greg Cox writing Man of Steel Novelization

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Admiral_Young, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Admiral_Young

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  2. Therin of Andor

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    Super!
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Congratulations, Greg!
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Thanks! I can't say anything about it, but I'm very excited about getting to do this book!
     
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    When will you be able to say anything about it ? ;)
     
  6. Jarvisimo

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    Can you hint at all at how different this film will be from prior superhero or Superman films? I guess not, but Man of Steel is perhaps the most intriguing film of this genre for the next few years.
     
  7. Admiral_Young

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    As with "The Dark Knight Rises" Greg can't talk about "Man of Steel". Zack Snyder has said that they're going for complete separation from the Donner'Verse and have the mentality that no other Superman films existed. The teaser trailer in the summer time would indicate that this will be extremely different from what we've seen before, I have long stated that this will probably be similar to "Batman Begins" in terms of story structure.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    The first rule of writing film novelizations, is you don't talk about writing film novelizations.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Bingo.
     
  10. JarodRussell

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    Was there ever a case where you read a script and went "Oh my God this is so stupid", and were constantly biting your tongue while you wrote the novelization?
     
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    I must say, I'm excited to read this, I loved the novelizations of Daredevil and The Dark Knight Rises!
     
  12. King Daniel Beyond

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    If the plot details on IMDB are accurate, it's very different.

    Krypton hasn't been destroyed in this version and Jor-El is alive.
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    IMDB is not to be trusted.
     
  14. Christopher

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    Where are you getting that? If you're going from the "Synopsis" page there, you seem to be extrapolating that from a single word, "is," which in context seems to be a typo for "was" (since the sentence starts out saying "years ago").
     
  15. King Daniel Beyond

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    The stuff towards the bottom about
    Zod wanting to destroy Supes' as well as his family on both Earth and Krypton.

    Although Admiral_Young is 100% right, anything from IMDB needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (although I for one am shoping IMDB's listing for a meter maid in their Star Trek Into Darkness cast list is true! Maybe a Klingon meter maid on Kronos?:))
     
  16. Skywalker

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    So, Greg, when are you heading to Krypton to do research? :shifty:

    Also, congrats! :techman:
     
  17. JD

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    Very cool. I might have to download this one when the e-book comes out.
     
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    Congratulations!

    The teaser trailer was one of the best I've seen in recent memory. And I am no fan of Superman.
     
  19. Corran Horn

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    Hopefully there are only a few chapters about fishing. :)
     
  20. DEWLine

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    Have to admit that the DC geography nut - still lurking inside this skull of mine, despite everything in recent months - will be interested to see what the production artists come up with for this new version of Metropolis...