OK, so here is one to read quickly before it’s on the big screen for our viewing pleasure in 2010. Daniel Craig (James Bond and the Devil? Whew! Mr. Craig must be busy!) has been tapped to star as the lead character, Lucifer, who has a shot at redemption.
This idea vaguely reminds me of the 1934 film Death Takes A Holiday and the movie Meet Joe Black (which is based somewhat on Death Takes A Holiday, by the way) in as much as that the author takes a well known archetype and lets him experience first hand the human condition. The human vessel, who may or may not be obliging in I, Lucifer the movie version, will be played by none other than actor extraordinaire Ewan McGregor, so already you can’t go wrong.
Lucifer, the greatest fallen angel of all is getting a chance to be welcomed back into the fold, albeit embarrassingly demoted. However so, he still gets his wings back if he succeeds in the trial set before him by the Holy Father above. It’s such a great concept, that a movie simply must be made. Move over Dan Brown! This book sounds truly irreverant and will have all the old ladies mumbling numerous religious entreaties for the author’s soul for years to come. Oh well, such is the price for art, I guess.
In the book, Lucifer inhabits a writer’s body and so he writes; and with such flair it seems, that he has Hollywood snapping sycophantically at his heels. So, this is like art imitating life, imitating art! Awesome! Glen Duncan must be stoked! I wonder if his anagram namesake Declan Gunn will have a chance to rethink his suicide scheme?
Now, being the Devil, you can just imagine that he does everything that he ever wanted to do to the hilt! Get ready for some sex, drugs and rock and roll. However, will he pass God’s test while he’s having all this taboo fun? You can bet that being the Devil he has some tricks up his sleeves. What they are I can’t wait to find out! Can you?
~P.S.~ Meet Joe Black was a really good movie, I thought, except one part near the end which held up the movie a wee bit. (Ahem, Anthony!) It was touted as being the movie about Brad Pitt and his hair. (Somewhat true.) Critics both loved it and hated it, but at approximately 3 hours, it is not a movie for the easily bored and those cursed with a short attention span. However, if you love star crossed lovers, time will not be a factor and you will enjoy this wonderful flight of imagination.
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