Well, Evie would say that no-one could possibly be "too sexy" to play Duncan!
It's the Alaric fans you may need to worry about
As for flame wars on the newsgroup, I guess no movie of a favourite book ever satisfies everyone
. There are always compromises that have to be made in any adaptation of a book for the screen, especially where you are dealing with a complex story over several books with lots of characters. I for one had no major
issues with the LOTR adaptation, and in fact was surprised that the movies turned out as well as they did, because of the complexity of the novels. And let's face it, I don't recall Jane Austen including a "Darcy strips off and goes swimming in the lake before meeting Elizabeth at Pemberley" scene in Pride and Prejudice
- but the BBC saw fit to include one in their TV adaptation of it. (DOWN Evie - Duncan is NOT going to go swimming in the Eirian River on a snowy night in mid-November before the coronation in DR!! Not unless you want a blue and very frozen Duncan ... )
I am sure KK realises that some modifications need to be made, and IF the movie goes ahead, we can only hope that she retains final approval rights over the script, and is happy with the actors cast. KK's suggestionfor Kelson looks a great choicfe, though given the delay in making the movie, the kid will be far too old for the role by the time it goes into production! But if she as author is happy with the final script for her
creation, and approves the actors, then that's fine by me.