Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Hey kids, the Jumper trailer is live! Jumper if you're unfamiliar with it, is a very, very good novel by one Steve Gould who has the unfortunate habit of hanging around disreputable blogs.

Anyway, from everything I've seen in the nifty trailer and heard in talk both online and off, the filmmakers took maybe the first quarter of Unka Stevie's book and translated it pretty faithfully to the big screen. Then they added things like paladins, Samuel L. Jackson, other jumpers and a worldwide conspiracy (can't have an action movie these days without that, can we?) to give us a final product that has very little in common with the brilliant source material. No matter. Steve's going to sell many more books because of the flick--he even managed a clever deal to write and original tie-in to the film based on his book, so how meta is that?--and truth be told, the trailer looks pretty darn good for what it is. Anything that furthers Steve's career is fine by me.

Oh, and did I mention I've actually published the august Steve "That's Mister Gould To You"? True. Back in my time as RevolutionSF editor, I conned him and Rory Harper out of their collaborative horror piece Leonardo's Hands. Betcha they could sell it to Weird Tales or some similar for lots of money today. Hahahahahaha!

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