Originally Posted by Pgibson
Must have a look at your website Patrick.
Hollywood has never claimed to reflect "history".
"The Right Stuff" is not the history of the Space Race and "Reds" sure is not the history of the Bolshevik Revolution.
So only stuffy scholars would expect a film version of The Tain to mirror the story exactly.
Hollywood's motto is "If the Myth differs from the Truth.. film the Myth."
There is a lot in the Tain which would make a blockbuster.
Not sure what you're arguing with there - to follow the story exactly would make a very bad film, because the original is such a mess. The material is good, the characters are fantastic, but it would be hard work to adapt, and since it's not so well known and doesn't bring an automatic worldwide audience, Hollywood isn't likely to want to put the work in. They prefer the easy way, which is why "historical" films are always so inaccurate.
Audiences are the same. You'll not get them to commit to a trilogy unless they already know and like the material (eg Lord of the Rings) or you make a stand-alone first installment that's so good they'll come back for more (eg Star Wars).
So what's the alternative? Read the webcomic
and you'll see