Earthsea: “Not-so-uppity” version

From a young age, I always found solace in science fiction and fantasy writing. I read The Hobbit for the first time in 4th grade, and never looked back. So it’s very disappointing to hear the disappointment created when the Sci-Fi channel decided to do a TV adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea books:
A Whitewashed Earthsea
The punchline in that article, in my opinion, was their choice of Danny Glover. I guess it just as easily could have been Morgan Freeman or Denzel, but still… My fervent hope is that the Narnia movies, at least, treat the original books with a bit more respect.
Ursula K. Le Guin. I give her props for voicing her displeasure in such a way, and damn, isn’t that the coolest-sounding name ever (I still think so twenty years after seeing it for the first time.)?

2 thoughts on “Earthsea: “Not-so-uppity” version”

  1. I was *so* looking forward to Earthsea — alas.
    Don’t count on Narnia not getting whitewashed. I have a bad feeling about it…even though I’ll bet that the special effects are going to be awesome.
    I thought I read somewhere that Amy Lee from Evanescence was doing the soundtrack — I’d have been happier with Lisa Gerrard.

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