Blind Side actress Lily Collins Cast in ODD THOMAS
It looks like Lily Collins (Blind Side) will star along side Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) in the upcoming film adaptation of Dean Koontz's book Odd Thomas. The actress has been offered the role of Stormy Llewellyn, the girlfriend of the lead character in in the film. The actress beat out other actresses up for the role that included Emma Roberts, Kat Dennings, Portia Doubleday and Addison Timlin.
Unfortunately the film project got itself a talentless writer and director... Stephen Sommers, the man who runied the G.I. Joe franchise. Set in a California desert town, story follows Thomas, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities who encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Odd Thomas would make for a great film, but I don't think Sommers has got the talent to make a good adaptation. What do you think?
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.
The film is scheduled to start shooting on May 2nd in Santa Fe, N.M.