Yeah, so I'm not a big fan of Stephen Sommers, the guy is a pretty talentless director that has made some pretty bad films. He also managed to ruin one of my favorite childhood TV shows when he unimpressively brought G.I. Joe to the big screen. As we reported earlier, he will be coming back to direct the sequel.
Now it's being reported that he may end up directing the big screen film adaptation of Dean Koontz's book series Odd Thomas. The supernatural mysteries focus on a character named Odd Thomas, who narrates the story like a film noir film. The character lacks ambition and works as a fry cook in California, but he has the gift of seeing and communicating with ghosts.
This is a great book series, and I want Sommers to stay as far away from this project as possible! He is the recipe for disaster when it comes to directing films. I conciser him in the same club as Brett Ratner, so I'm not excited about the fact he's looking to direct the film. If the studio producing the film has any brains they won't hire Sommers to direct this film adaptation.
What do you all think about Sommers possibly directing Odd Thomas?
Here is the official description of the first book for those of you that haven't read it yet:
“The dead don't talk. I don't know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.
A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.
Today is August 14.
In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares—and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.