I think I know someone famous. Certainly I’ve seen my fare share of famous people. Like the time I was watching a play on Broadway and there was Nicole Kidman, to my right and a couple of rows ahead of me. Or the time I was in Memphis and there was Eva Longoria in the parking lot, getting ready to enter the National Civil Rights Museum to receive an award.
But now I know someone who is becoming a celebrity. Of. he would probably deny it, but Blake Crouch is finally starting to make a bigger name for himself. Not that there was anything wrong with the name he had before. I started reading Blake’s (yes, we’re on a first-name basis) books about 10 years ago. It might have even been longer than that. I don’t know how it happened but I think Blake discovered one of my reviews and sent me an e-mail to say thanks. I asked if I could interview him and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him several times.
Recently his third novel in the Wayward Pines series came out. (The Last Town). The big news is that Fox is turning the trilogy into a TV series with a heavy hitter cast. As a little tease, here’s the first Q&A. Full interview to be published on the Sun website later this week.
Q. First, congrats on finishing the third book. I’ve seen the trailer for the show. How the heck did that come about? And congrats on that, too.
A. Thank you! A guy named Chad Hodge, who is a phenomenally gifted screenwriter and television producer, wrote a spec pilot script based on Pines in the fall of 2012. Based off that script, we were able to attach M. Night Shyamalan as an executive producer for the series and director for the pilot episode. Then we went on to sell the show in a competitive bidding situation to FOX. Production wrapped this spring.