Brandon Sanderson Likens Amazon’s Wheel Of Time Series to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings

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After years of languishing in development hell, a live-action series based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novels is finally coming to the small screen courtesy of Amazon Studios and showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD). But according to Brandon Sanderson, who finished the final three books in the series…

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Mortal Engines’ Peter Jackson on Imagining a New World After an Apocalypse

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The era of the teen dystopian thriller may be a few years old, but the threat of an apocalyptic disaster sometimes feels more timely than ever. Mortal Engines (you can read our review here) is about humankind living in a new type of society after surviving a global catastrophe, only to face the same threats that…

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Mortal Engines Is a By-the-Numbers Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

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Much like the toasters, smartphones, and Minions statues that decorate the London Museum, Mortal Engines feels like the relic of a bygone era—a time when audiences cared about dystopian fiction, and “strong female characters” were little more than toughened blank slates. Mortal Engines might take place thousands of…

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