Friday, February 22, 2013

Book to Movie: The Mistborn Trilogy

Wiki: The Mistborn series is four high fantasy novels written by Brandon Sanderson and published by Tor Fantasy between 2006 and 2008. The series consists of the original trilogy of Mistborn: The Final Empire, Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, and Mistborn: The Hero of Ages.

Will it be a good movie?
Yes and YES!
You want me to explain that? Okay...
Sanderson crafted a unique vision with action-packed sequences, interesting characters, many plot twists in a strange and alluring world. The first book is a 'Oceans 11' like crew pitted against an immortal tyrannt. The idea works so well, but is already highly visual and could be easily adapted into a movie.
The second and third book feature a grander scope, while keeping the grounded dynamics of the characters.

Film Adaptation
Brandon Sanderson himself broke the news, that Paloppa Pictures LLC picked up the rights for his fantasy trilogy (Link). Paloppa is a new florida-based company with no prior projects. Thanks to the Mistborn Movie Guide, we know that a third draft was written and that they are looking for a studio right now.
In an interview Brandon Sanderson stated, that he would like Bryan Singer to direct, while Ellen Page is his dream casting for the female protagonist.

This is the 'Mood Trailer' Paloppa put together, to pitch the movie: 


  1. I really can't wait for Mistborn to become a movie. The books were amazing!

    1. You and me, both!
      When the news broke, that "Alloy of Law" will get two sequels, my only thought was: "What are they waiting for?"...

  2. The movie rights are now up for sale, so if anyone has connections in Hollywood, now is the chance the let them know.

  3. It will be a better idea if Brandon kept the rights and hired a screenwriter and produce the movie with a team based on fans funding the project. We should fight for what we want. Hollywood would most likely ruin this masterpiece of the genre. Keep in mind what it did with the 7th Son as it is the most recent and flagrant example ...