Whether it’s Ghostbusters set in the wild west or Tootsie with gender roles reversed, most writers I know who are also movie fans have, at some point, thought about how they would reimagine their favorite flick. If that’s you, read on for a few tips on what to consider when you’re putting your own spin on a beloved movie.
The curtain is falling, the Death Star has been destroyed, the play is over, the final credits are rolling. Use whatever metaphor you like, the fact is that all six William Shakespeare’s Star Wars books are now out and available, which means I am officially caught up with the Star Wars movies.
Five volumes into the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, what can possibly be new in William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh? Answer: more than you might think. I pushed myself farther with The Clone Army Attacketh than with any of the previous books. Some fans find Attack of the Clones confusing or lackluster, but I hope my interpretation makes them think again. Here are four ways I had a big old nerdy time with The Clone Army Attacketh, and also tried to push myself with my writing:
Episode II in the William Shakespeare's Star Wars series, The Clone Army Attacketh, goes on sale today! Author Ian Doescher has been releasing exclusive sonnets each week, with secret messages hidden inside them. If you spot the message, tweet it at @QuirkBooks for a special prize! (US & Canada only.)