Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Book is a Movie!

I'm loving the imagination prompts in the 28 Day Author Blog Challenge! For today:

If a Hollywood agent were to come knocking on your door with an offer to turn your book into a movie and told you that you could call all the shots, who would you have direct and star in it? Write the first paragraph of Roger Ebert’s review of your film.

If I got offered a movie deal, I would insist on calling the shots because I wouldn't want the story's heart and soul skewed. My message is not one of violence but of absolute love, trust, loyalty, and protection. It delves into how those three things shape someone throughout life. I would be scared that the story would be warped into one of horror and abuse. Also, my cast would need a decidedly Asian look (all but Borte). So, with that said, I present you with my choices:

Stephen Spielberg or Clint Eastwood (for obvious reasons)

Young Temujin:
Noah Ringer

Adult Temujin:
Ken Wantanabe

Young Borte:
Anna Sophia Robb

Adult Borte:
Scarlette Johansson

Daniel Henney

Aaron Kwok

Harry Shum Jr.(You have to picture him with really long hair)

Hiroyuki Sanada

Roger Ebert’s fictional review:
Law, Love, and Defense of a Family
Stories of great Mongolian warriors can step out of the familiar genre story and show us something new. They can enlighten us to a new culture and a coming-of-age tale that we aren't familiar with, while including ethical challenges said culture has inflicted. "Yassa," the best of them thus far, tells of young Genghis Khan and introduces us to the possible struggles of children in 18th Century Mongolia. He's a force to be reckoned with, certainly, but his shaping into the man he became was a direct result of both a law he wrote based upon his culture's requirements for honor and the love he had for a woman. It leads us through a boy's journey of change because of betrayal at the hands of people he loves the most.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!



  1. Your cast list is awesome, as is your review :) Well done.

    1. Thank you, Melissa, and thanks for the comment.

  2. You did choose a lot of unknowns, but I still love the picks! Great post!

    1. Yes I did. It was necessary though. Thanks for the comment, Heather!

  3. Wow! Personally, I vote for Clint Eastwood - love him as Director! You are amazing lady! Hugz!

    1. Thank you, Sandi! I love his movies, too.

  4. Amazon cast. Clint Eastwood would do it proud!
    Janiera @ Books & Beauty

    1. I certainly hope so. Thank you, Janiera!!

  5. Replies
    1. I want to as well. :) Thanks for the comment, Sonja!

  6. I loved your picks, but the blonde Borte intrigued me - I some internet research and found that, indeed, there are some Mongolians with blond hair. Siskel and Ebert would have given your movie two thumbs up.

    1. And... booyah! :) Blonde, baby!! Thanks for the comment and the accolades :)

  7. Love your response to this prompt, Jo! Thorough, but you obviously had fun with it!

    1. Thanks, Laura! I did have fun with it :)


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