Tuesday, July 21, 2020

S1E8 - New Shadow Novels (And Possible FILM) Announced!

News both great and terrible today on The Shadowcast, as Condé Nast reveals an ALL NEW

Stay tuned to The Shadowcast for all future developments.

1 comment:

  1. Great episode!

    On the idea of a Shadow movie: I'm assuming it will be for streaming, as that seems where everything is going. I sincerely hope it will not be another origin story with the hero having father issues. Marvel has beaten that particular sub-genre to death. (DC helped, too. I mean Wonder Woman had father issues - a character who traditionally has no father!) I'm also hoping it doesn't go the route of the new Perry Mason mini-series. Going strictly by reviews, it sounds like it could be an okay story; but it's not a Perry Mason story. Personally I wouldn't mind seeing an adaptation of "Crime Under Cover" - unfortunately the whole "weapons of mass destruction" issue is still with us, so it would need very little updating in some respects. "Crime Over Miami" would be another story that might work as a mini-series. The shoot-out among the pirates/Federal Agents/Shadow agents during the parade could be spectacular.

    James Patterson as writer is something of a disappointment for me. I know millions of people love his books, but I can't get through them and I've tried several different ones. Something about his style just doesn't click with me. However, his name on the cover (maybe they'll do something like James Patterson and Maxwell Grant Present The Shadow?) will guarantee lots of new eyes on the character.

    Again, great episode. Looking forward to more. Oh, and thanks for getting me hooked on the character. I've had a wonderful Spring and Summer reading his adventures (as well as the Whisperer and the Black Bat - good stories that aren't nearly as dated or racist as non-readers of them would have you believe.)