THE BLACK COMPANY Book Series is Getting Series Adaptation By Eliza Dushku and David Goyer
The Black Company is a book series that has been around for awhile. It's like Lord of the Rings but on Crack. But, not as much Crack as Game of Thrones. It's an exciting story that follows a group of mercenaries who do some of the darkest deeds in a fantasy style realm but for a good price. But things begin to change when a prophecy states that the embodiment of good is reborn.
It is definitely an exciting series that has a more modern approach and view of a fantasy realm as well as great characters and difficult moral decisions. The series is ripe for being turned into a digital media, and it looks like I'm not the only person who thinks so. David Goyer and Eliza Dushku have bought the rights to turn the series into a Television series. Dushku is also being brought on as an actress to play "The Lady", a Dark Sorceress who rules much of the kingdom and uses the Black Company for her own means.
IM Global Television is producing the series and President Mark Stern had this to say in a statement:
“Glen Cook’s books turn the traditional fantasy adventure tropes on their ear with wry, dimensional characters and a modern sensibility. We’re excited to explore this intricate and exciting world for television with David and Kevin along with Eliza, Nate, Ami and Sam.”
“’The Black Company’ is vast in scope yet remains fundamentally relevant through the morally ambiguous choices it presents at every turn. We are excited to bring Glen Cook’s classic story to life with Mark and David, luminaries in the cinematic pursuit of science fiction and epic fantasy, who will inevitably assemble poignant characters embroiled in jaw-dropping action.”
I think fantasy is making a comeback. With geeks being prouder than ever, and fantasy movies on the rise like Dungeons & Dragons and Warcraft. As well as television series like Game of Thrones, a show like The Black Company may just be the next logical step to bringing more fantasy greatness to fans and audiences. Here's the official plot summary:
The series follows the exploits of the Black Company, an elite mercenary unit that carries out the often nefarious deeds of the highest bidder across a Tolkeinesque landscape. When these hard-bitten men discover the prophecy that the embodiment of good has been reborn, they must re-examine their loyalties. “The Lady,” who rules over the Northern Empire, uses the Black Company to further her domination of a power structure rife with usurpers.
Is this a fantasy series you'll be tuning in to watch!?