Universal Pictures and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan, Eye of the World, Fantasy, NovelI’m about a month late on this news, but this was the first time I read about it. I was on vacation about the time this story came out.

Apparently, Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to make a film adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy Wheel of Time series. The first film in the series will begin with the first novel The Eye of the World.

Robert Jordan passed away at age 58 before he was able to conclude the series. Fellow fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson will be writing the conclusion based on notes and tapes left behind by Jordan. Publication of the final novel is slated for fall of 2009.

Read the story at ComingSoon.net.

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Steven

My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine, Health.com., and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.

3 thoughts on “Universal Pictures and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time”

  1. Forgive me for using your website to post a comment Steven, but I don’t know how else to reach you. I’ve tried PM ing you on the old forum, but I don’t know if it’s getting through. The historical fiction.org list has moved to a different forum after a major hiccup. We’ve all transferred to a new forum set up by Marg (Diamondlil) after the other one went down for several days. All the usual suspects are there now.
    The new url is here
    http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/index.php
    Just thought you needed to know, and apologies again for using your site to tell you!

  2. Thanks Elizabeth. It’s quite all right to contact me like you did. I don’t mind at all. Much appreciated for telling me about the move to the new forum. I noticed the old forum was having some problems lately and was wondering about it. I’ll join you guys in the new forum.

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