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Lucifer Leaps from Page to Screen

I don't think a book has to be great in order to be the basis for a great movie, but it should probably be better than Glen Duncan's "I, Lucifer." According to Filmfanzine, not only will "I, Lucifer" be adapted for the big screen, but it will star Daniel Craig, of James Bond fame, and--maybe--Ewan McGregor.

The overall concept is sound enough. God gives his fallen angel a chance to make up for past transgressions by inhabiting the body of a mortal. If he fairs well in mortal form he will be able to shed his devilishness once and for all. If not: oblivion. Unfortunately, the book is high on concept and low on substance. It isn't helped along by its author's messianic prose, either.

Will the film version be able to side-step some of the problems of the novel? God only knows.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on April 29, 2006 11:59 PM
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