Wild Cards Headed to the Movies
Review by Drew Bittner
Date: 01 Nov 2011 /
After more than 20 novels, written by a consortium of some of SF's great writers, with George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass as editors for the series' duration, it's finally happened. Wild Cards will be adapted into movie form.
Announced this week, Melinda Snodgrass will be writing the screenplay for the Wild Cards movie, to be produced by Syfy Films (a joint venture between Syfy and Universal Pictures, both of which are owned by NBCUniversal). Martin and Snodgrass will be executive producers as well.
The only confirmed character so far is The Sleeper, created by the late Roger Zelazny in the series' inaugural release in 1986. Also known as Croyd Crenson, the Sleeper transforms after every weeks-long sleep, awakening each time with a new face and new powers. As one of the series' original characters, he's a strong choice to include in the cast.
SFRevu will be interviewing Melinda Snodgrass on this project in an upcoming issue, so stay tuned for a report on this project-in-the-making.