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Goyer interviewed for There Be Dragons

HereBeDragons.jpgThe new project from Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer to produce, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: Here, There Be Dragons based on the novel Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica), is the story of when the authors J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams meet in their younger years, find the above book which details magical and mystical lands, and set about saving both them and the real world from total destruction.

Over at UK IGNUK IGN they've managed to interview the producer and he comes out with some interesting insights:

It's just a kind of fun sub-genre. I'm not sure that a name exists for it. And the other appeal for me is because this land is sort of the genesis land for all the aggregate myths of the world, you have the opportunity to really cherry pick whichever legends we want. So if we want to have Sinbad and the various characters he encountered in those voyages show up we can. If we want, Ulysses or Homer can show up or Arthur. It's really kind of endless...

...there's a third appeal in that there is somewhat of a bleedover of these characters and creatures from that world into our world. The first act of what will be the film predominantly takes place in our world. There's a really neat sequence in which a pilot in a Sopwith Camel encounters amidst the clouds flying snakes. Just really neat sequences. There's another one in which someone sees a unicorn in Trafalgar Square. A lot of these creatures are fleeing from the bad forces impressing upon them. It's kind of mirroring what was happening with the refugees in World War I.

He also talks about the potential for him directing one of the films, videogame potential, and the spin off potential which are already being tapped by the author. Certainly does sound like the tales have potential, but be warned, it's not all about Dragons!

Are you finding yourself a little turned off by mythic franchises after Rings, Wardrobe, Materials, and now this?



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