People have been asking me, hey, when is Torn coming out? I'm reluctant to answer because of the whole Wisdom-release-date debacle. But here's what I will say - I'm shooting for an end of September/early October release. I probably won't tell you for sure until after its already on the e-shelves, but that's the best I can do for now.
But here's something really important I want to say: I love Torn. I think it might be the best book I've ever written (thus far). Really.
But that's not that important part. This is: I wrote the character of Oren in Torn for Michael Wincott on the very, very, very, very off-chance it'll be turned into a movie someday.
Whose Michael Wincott, you ask? Only the greatest, most underrated actor of our* generation! (*I don't know what generation I'm referring to with "our")
You may recall him as the gravelly voiced, long-haired actor in a number of films in the 90's. He played:
-the slimy producer in The Doors (1991)
-the evil right hand man to the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
-the sinister explorer in 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
-the evil minion to the Cardinal in The Three Musketeers (1993)
-the head villain Top Dollar in The Crow (1994)
-Juliette Lewis's vile new boyfriend in Strange Days (1995)
-the less-than-nice guy in Alien Resurrection (1997)
-the kidnapper in Along Came a Spider (2001)
-the villain of some kind in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
-the evilly spidery alien in Treasure Planet (2002) (voice)
Okay. I just looked up that whole list. He's never, ever played a nice guy, and I so dig that about him. Also, he's Canadian, and I'm into Canadia.
And in full disclosure, from 1991-1995, both Robin Hood: Prince of Theives and The Three Muskateers were my favorite movies. From 1996-2004, The Crow was my favorite movie, and to this day, I still count both The Crow and Strange Days in my top 50 movies.
Maybe Michael Wincott isn't the best actor out of any actor ever. But he is the all-time best villain,and he's so underrated, and he hasn't worked in awhile, and he'd be really, really, really good as Oren.
But here's to anybody who knows anybody in Hollywood - I'd sell the film rights for the entire Trylle Trilogy for next to nothing if you can secure Michael Wincott. I'm not even kidding about this.
I know that nobody wants to buy my book and turn into a movie. I'm not naive. But I am just saying, that if you do, I'm down for it.
If you're still not sure who Michael Wincott is, or just enjoying looking at him/listening to him, here's a fantastic clip from The Crow where Michael Wincott gives an monologue. (He comes in about 16 seconds). (Also - I'd rate the clip TV MA)