Clive Barker’s Weaveworld is a classic fantasy novel that is, indeed, the pinnacle in the author’s canon. Published in 1987 and set in England around the same time, the tale is of a mystical piece of carpet that is a gateway to another fantastical dimension and those reluctant humans set to protect it against the mythical beings roaming the Earth to acquire it.
It’s a massive tome, full of mythology and fantastical elements that has, at one time or another, been in the works for a film or television adaptation. Anyone who tries to take it on had better have their wits about them, it’s a stunning and complex piece of work that this author, dear reader, counts as one of his favourite novels of all time.
Josh Stohlberg (Sorority Row, Piranha 3D) took to twitter announcing he has written a pilot for a television adaptation of the novel. and, more terrifyingly, he’s completely changed the setting and set up for the story. Here’s the published synopsis:
An app designer teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion. Together, they fight an epic battle with evil forces who are vying for control of the magical world.
So, it’s no longer a carpet, it’s a mansion? It’s no longer England, it’s the U.S. Therefore, it’s no longer Weaveworld.
If you are going to adapt a novel, adapt it properly as this one, dear readers, has all the threads and potential to go the Game of Thrones width and breadth if done properly.