Recently, Martin announced on his blog, that a film adaptation of his novel In the Lost Lands has entered the post-production phase.
He wrote: “I wanted to write six or eight or ten Gray Alys stories, then put them all together in a collection… or perhaps a “fix-up” novel. That was a common approach back in those days. And I used myself with another character, Haviland Tuf. I wrote a series of Tuf stories, then an interstitial to bridge them all together, and published them as TUF VOYAGING.”
He said, Alas, for whatever reason, I never wrote that second Gray Alys story. (I did begin one, long ago. Got two pages, I think, then set it aside, and never returned to it). Why? Damned if I know. It was a long time ago. I always liked the character, though.
That’s why it thrills me to announce that she will soon be appearing on the big screen. IN THE LOST LANDS, the movie, wrapped filming in Poland a few weeks ago! Paul W.S. Anderson, director of MONSTER HUNTER, EVENT HORIZON, and the RESIDENT EVIL series, helmed with the picture. Milla Jovovich stars as Gray Alys, and Dave Bautista as Boyce. Constantin Werner (PAGAN QUEEN) served as writer and producer.
He further continued, We’ve just started the post-production process, and there’s a lot of special effects and other work yet to do, so IN THE LOST LANDS likely won’t be appearing at your local cinema until sometime in 2024.
We are also hoping to do a tie-in graphic novel, which will include both my original story (quite short, at 6,000 words or so) and the larger, darker, more expansive world of the film. That’s still in the early days, though.
And who knows? If the gods are good, and IN THE LOST LANDS turns out to be a hit, maybe we’ll get to tell the further adventures of Gray Alys after all. I have a sheet of ideas around here somewhere…
The film adaptation of In the Lost Lands has a very creative team behind it.
The director of the film is Paul W.S. Anderson, he had made a number of big-budget action/horror films over the years, which include Monster Hunter, Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator, and the Resident Evil movie series.
The cast of In the lost lands includes Milla Jovovich as Gray Alys, Dave Bautista as Boyce, Arly Jover as Ash, Amara Okereke as Melange, Fraser James as Patriarch Johan, Simon Lööf as Jerais, Deirdre Mullins as Mara, Sebastian Stankiewicz as Ross, Tue Lunding as The Hammer, Jacek Dzisiewicz as Overlord, Ian Hanmore as The Stranger, Eveline Hall as Old homeless woman, Kamila Klamut as Midwife, Caoilinn Springall as a Young girl, Jan Kowalewski as Young Monk, Pawel Wysocki as The Gambler. (External Link: R.R Martin)