20th June 2007
THE COLOUR OF MAGIC / LIGHT FANTASTIC
It was our first visit to Pinewood Studios this week to see work already well in progress on The Colour of Magic / Light Fantastic. Various bits of Unseen University, looking dwarfed on the huge sound stage, Wizard’s staffs and paraphernalia being constructed everywhere we looked, a scale model of the Potent Voyager already completed and sitting in a detailed model of Krull, where the architecture is mostly made up of the salvage of wrecked ships. Everything seems to be moving very fast and I think that’s because everyone has got their head around what Discworld is and what it ought to look like.
Casting is still going on, but I am probably not allowed to say anything about that, although I can say that I haven’t heard anything I object to. The big worry is not knowing what sweet little cameo they have set aside for me.
We also had a nice lunch with Sir David, who’s currently on crutches after a fall, but expects to be fit and well in time for filming in about five weeks time.
Final note; turning The Colour of Magic / Light Fantastic into one movie is not very hard, largely because Colour of Magic has no discernable plot visible to the naked eye. Once this interesting point is accepted, running the two books together is not difficult :o)