I almost didn’t recognize that the source was the production company filming the commercial for Secondhand Sight. We’re about to start an advertising campaign on Comcast, to see how things go.
Until this point, the focus has primarily been kept on writing new books. Technically, my tenure as the Atlanta Creationism Examiner was both marketing and writing material for another book.
After all, much of the content developed for the Examiner was also incorporated into Counterargument for God.
Now, the focus is almost entirely on finishing Premonition, the sequel to Coastal Empire.
There are even sketchy plans for a sequel to Secondhand Sight.
I have plans for many future books. I only need to live long enough to write them all. However, we’ve decided that it’s time to try to develop a readership.
When it comes to the characters in my novels, I know my heroes.
I can tell you exactly what, or more specifically who private detective Robert Mercer looks like — actor Jim Caviezel.
I also really like Anthony Mackie — loved him as Harry in The Adjustment Bureau, but I think he might be a little too young to “be” John Sutlive.
On those rare occasions that I allow myself to go as far to fantasize that one day my novels could be made into movies, I tell myself that it’s okay to accept that my first choice for every character may not be available.
Sometimes the backup plan works out really well.
Director Jonathan Demme originally didn’t want Jodie Foster to play Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. In retrospect, it’s difficult to imagine anyone playing the role any better, and it’s really tough to argue with the fact Foster won the Oscar for Best Actress, and the film swept the remaining major awards for Best Picture, , Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Director.
When I tried to visualize the face of Secondhand Sight hero Dan Harper it was easy–Keanu Reeves kept coming to mind, as he looked when he appeared in the movie Speed.
I find myself having trouble when I try to describe the face of evil, especially when the guy is supposed to blend in like a Ted Bundy–the idea is that you don’t recognize the face of evil until it changes, once inside your house.
So what does the Devil look like? I still not sure that I can tell you.
But it does appear that the people filming my commercial have figured out who the killer in Secondhand Sight resembles…
This is very exciting stuff!