Not too much movie/tv news coming out with all the big announcements being saved for next week, but here’s an odd one: a book that got optioned when the author posted on Eddie Campbell’s blog? It’s true, as Don Murphy picked up the rights to The Flock, a novel by James Robert Smith about giant birds that…fight crime or something. It’s also said to be a graphic novel, although we couldn’t readily find the info on that.
Murphy, a producer on “Transformers” with Tom DeSanto and Lorenzo DiBonaventura, discovered Smith and his book by chance. Murphy was on the blog of Eddie Campbell, the artist of “From Hell,” an Alan Moore graphic novel whose big-screen translation was produced by Murphy.
Smith was posting comments critical of the film, putting Murphy on the defensive. Eager to find out more about the poster, Murphy discovered Smith had written a book. He quickly ordered it, expecting to hate it and ready to trash it. To his surprise, he fell for it.
You heard it here folks — the internet works. Now, where is Eddie’s cut?