Monday, March 10, 2008

Here we go again...

NBC is now producing a miniseries based on Raymond Khoury's The Last Templar. Stars Mira Sorvino and Victor Garber.

At least it's not a movie I guess but, alas, the new popularity probably means that I'll have to read the book now. I guess it could be worse. Does, however, remind me of the quotation from Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, the definition of a "lunatic."
For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all fixed ideas, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars.
UPDATE 3/13: And now, Comedy Central has greenlit a new live-action medieval show called "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire." Description link:
Krod Mandoon is a reluctant hero in a medieval world. After the death of his mentor, Arcadius, Krod becomes the last great hope in the fight against the evil Dongalor. If only he wasn't so worried about his hairline.


bwhawk said...

Whenever I read something about these "dark secrets" of the Catholic church (like The Da Vinci Code or The Last Templar), I think about Eco's novel. With all of the connections he and his protagonist create, it's no wonder many people become so fascinated with conspiracies.

I think Eco's novel beautifully shows the other side, though--that connections can be made if we look hard enough, no matter how absurd they seem.

Matthew Gabriele said...

And the harder you look, the more the connections begin to make sense...