You're getting old, my friends.
Howard McCain (and not Blackman/echorock) mentioned that the script co-written with Dirk Blackman was based on...
"A Witch Shall Be Born" and "People of the Black Circle."
No "Black Colossus."
As for the source:
McCain talked of his screenplay during an interview to Première (a French movie magazine and website) in March 2009. I did an English translation for the REH forum; here's a link to the interview (en Français): http://www.premiere....8gid%29/1560360
And here's a link to my post with its transcription in English: http://www.conan.com...55
"Notre inspiration principale ce sont deux histoires cultissimes de Robert Howard, A Witch Shall Be Born et People of the Black Circle".
"Our main inspirations were two cult stories by Robert Howard, A Witch Shall Be Born and People of the Black Circle."
Hope that helps.
Apparently they're going to completely BLEND Witch Shall Be Born and People of the Black Circle in ONE script, and that is not a good idea. It may be far more howardian in it's development than Milius' script, for sure, but once again we'll be swimming in a pool of confusion and substituted characters : a half'n half Taramis-Devi , etc etc.
How will they manage to blend perfectly? I don't see how besides creating a completely new pastiche based on aspects of both stories with 100% new characters.
If this is the case, it won't be a faithful adaptation of a Howard story.
But hey, that interview was done in 2009, perhaps the two scenarists have modified their draft many times since!
Edited by krommtaar, 14 September 2010 - 03:27 PM.