Could Eyes of the Dragon do for Syfy what Game Of Thrones has for HBO?
Stephen King’s fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon is being developed by Syfy as a potential miniseries or movie. Here’s a description:
Dragon takes place in fictional realm of Delain and follows a teenage prince who is falsely accused of murdering his father, the king. Imprisoned in a high tower, the prince must figure out a way to escape, clear his name, and confront the devious and powerful wizard who is responsible for his father’s death.
Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will write the Dragon script, while Taylor and Bill Haber will exec produce.
Staying Syfy, the cabler is also developing a series called Seeing Things, based on the comic Grey Legion:
The story centers on a cop who meets a violent demise but returns as a ghost to close his last case. The only person who can help him is a socially awkward man who is realizing for the first time that his hallucinations may not be all in his head. David Slack (Person of Interest, Lie To Me) and Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, The Vampire Diaries) will write. Slack, Robert Cort and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg will executive produce the project from Fox Television Studios.
Another potential Syfy miniseries/movie is Darkfall from Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda, Sleeper Cell). The project is described as follows:
“When, without warning, modern forms of power and technology become a thing of the past, Los Angeles, and the world at large, becomes a place where magic rules and life as we know it is turned upside down.” Jim Henson Company and Universal Cable Productions will produce.
Eyes of the Dragon sounds like striking while the iron is hot, what with Game Of Thrones proving to be such a roaring success. That’s not to say it will be exactly like Thrones, but the fantasy genre is hot right now. It’s difficult to say how well it will or wont do at this stage, but it’s interesting to note the decision to develop Dragon as a potential miniseries as opposed to series. We’ll keep a seriable eye on Dragon, Seeing Things and Darkfall.