And after that it turned into a police car…and then a Boeing 747…and then…
Seriously, the novelization actually turned out pretty well, I thought. I’m always kind of amazed when a novelization reads smoothly, because while I’m in the middle of it, it always feels like it’s patchwork as I integrate my own scenes and dialogue with what’s in the script. But when I sat down and proofread it, it was pretty seamless. So I’m rather pleased with it. This is my first really sustained involvement with the Transformers and I didn’t realize what a fun bunch of characters they can be.
Plus what helped tremendously was that I had direct access to Hasbro. As opposed to some other occasions where everything has to be routed through the editor and, consequently, getting things questions answered can take a while, this was a snap because if there was anything I needed clarified, I went right to Hasbro and my contact there filled me in. So it was as smooth a process as it could possibly have been.
I don’t know the pub date, but I’d imagine it’ll be between four and six weeks before the film.
One hopes it will be available in places other than Costco and Sam’s Club.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Dark of the Moon Novelization Finished
Writer extraordinaire Peter David reports on his blog that he has completed the work on the novelization of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Even better, he seemed to enjoy the experience and working with the characters. Hopefully IDW is paying attention and look into possibilities of him maybe writing some Transformer comics. If I remember right, the previous novelizations came about about a week before the movie was released so probably the same thing will occur here.(via TFW2005)