What'll it be, boys?
True & Honest Fan
- Jun 29, 2016
Charles Dance would be fantastic for the voice and overall personality or Eisenhorn, but I think he's too old for the character. They need someone is his 40s who's got a relatively young body but that jaded weariness of an older man. On the plus side, I recall Eisenhorn's entourage being fairly diverse so there's no reason to shoe-in diversity quota characters everywhere. They probably will anyway, but it's 2019 so that's to be expected...I have no fucking faith in this being a competantly told story. Doesn't Dan Abnett write scripts occasionally? Why not get him to adapt his own work for the small screen?
Also, I wonder who will wind up being cast as The Man himself? Eisenhorn's always been a very clever, but ruthless badass. This requires gravitas, so I'd like it to be Charles Dance, but somehow I can't see that happening. If they get a soyboy of some kind to play him then we'll know this adaptation is dead on arrival.
IMDB page is still empty and there's been no recent news articles about it. I wouldn't be surprised if it got quietly dropped.Did this ever wind up happening?
When and if it does I think it will likely end up the way The Night Watch did, defiling the source material.