It's been announced that Paul W. S. Anderson, of Resident Evil fame, is going to be directing the big-screen adaptation of Peter Brett's extremely successful debut fantasy novel, The Painted Man.
"It was an occasion where it paid to be British," Anderson said. "It launched in the U.K. six months earlier than in the U.S., and we got wind of it when it was in galley form before the U.K. release. We think it has the potential to be a new 'Lord of the Rings'-style epic, and the book has all this great imagery."Added Bolt: "We put our own money to buy it. We were reading all these great reviews, and we thought someone was going to buy it pretty fast."
Brett has confirmed that he's almost done with the page proofs for his upcoming Sub Press short story collection, The Great Bazaar (artwork to the left), and that the final draft of The Desert Spear is due to be handed in next month.
Meanwhile, the paperback bersion of The Painted Man is on to its third print run in the UK, while it's also selling very well in Germany (currently at number 333 out of all books on the German amazon website).
All things considered, things are certainly looking very rosy for Peter Brett at the minute...