SFcrowsnest readers, brace yourselves for an exciting scoop: there’s some sizzling news straight out of Hollywood that a film adaptation of grimdark classic “Best Served Cold” could be coming to a screen near you! Don’t let your excitement boil over, though. As you well know, in this industry, things aren’t certain until you’re in that theatre seat, popcorn in hand, watching the opening credits roll.
Here’s the latest: the project is being orchestrated by Skydance, with the script penned by none other than the original author. That’s right, ladies, gents, and otherworldly beings, fantasy author Joe Abercrombie himself is taking on scriptwriting duties. Seems like our favorite stories are safest when in their creators’ hands. The director’s chair, meanwhile, will be graced by Tim Miller, the creative mind behind ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ and ‘Love, Death and Robots.’ No stranger to a little on-screen action and adventure, it’s safe to say we’re in capable hands.
Our leading lady is set to be Rebecca Ferguson, who’s reportedly in final talks to star as Monza. If you’re not familiar with Ferguson’s work, it’s high time you jumped aboard the fan train! Known for her roles in the ‘Dune’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchises, she’s also currently executive producing and starring in ‘Silo,’ a dystopian sci-fi series based on Hugh Howey’s ‘Wool’ novels.
For those of you needing a quick refresher, “Best Served Cold” is part of Abercrombie’s ‘First Law World’ series and tells the tantalizing tale of legendary mercenary Monza Murcatto. Without giving too much away, let’s just say that betrayal, vengeance, and nation-changing quests for revenge are on the menu. Delicious, right?
Still, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’re all seasoned enough in the realm of film announcements to know that there’s still plenty of time for things to go belly-up. But for now, let’s bask in the glorious anticipation and keep our fingers, toes, and tentacles crossed that this promising project goes off without a hitch!
For those who haven’t yet dipped their toes in the rich world of Abercrombie’s ‘First Law,’ it’s a sprawling epic fantasy series with enough gritty battles, political intrigue, and enchanting locales to satisfy the most demanding of fantasy fans. It features a unique blend of magic, power dynamics, and dark humor that will keep you glued to the page – and, hopefully, soon enough, the screen.