Good Signs For Good Omens – Neil Gaiman Updates Us On The Project

good-omens-2Good Omens, the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, has long been talked about as a possible movie or television adaptation as far back as 2002 when it was being championed by Terry Gilliam. At the time rumors included involvement from Johnny Depp and the late Robin Williams. Most of the funding was in place at the time but the remain amount needed would not come together.

Gilliam stayed involved with project, hoping again to make it in 2008 with Gaiman's popularity on the rise with Stardust and Beowulf having hit theaters. Again though, the movie did not move forward.

In 2011 Terry Jones became involved as writer with the idea of doing it as a television series. And in 2012 Rhianna Pratchett, Terry's daughter, started a company called Narrativia that among other things would produce a television film of Good Omens.

Fast forward to this Halloween when Gaiman, as a guest of Noco.TV (roughly the 25 minute mark), was asked about the project. His response:

It's still happening for television. It's now going to be with the BBC. Terry Jones is not going to be writing it. Terry Gilliam is probably not going to be directing it. But I think the BBC will be announcing very soon who will be writing and who will be directing. But it's going to be very exciting.

He went on to plug the radio adaptation of the novel that will be available by Christmas. The radio program will air on Radio 4 in the UK and star Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz.

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