I always seem to find something interesting right after posting a string of links.
Mike Harvkey over at True/Slant asks a very interesting question: ♣ can film trailers for books — like that created for the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies : Dawn of the Dreadfuls — boost the sagging publishing industry?
This is particularly interesting to me because I have been thinking of creating a “trailer” for The Ligan of the Disomus for years. Also being a musician, I had written a few pieces for the story. Had I ever forced myself to scribble out the storyboard-style sketches I envisioned for the trailer, I would be linking to it right now instead of just talking about it.
What do you think:
Would a film trailer help sell you on reading a book?
Or, is it premature, jumping the gun on the book-to-film transition?
Or, even worse, is this yet another way that the film medium is swallowing up the written word?