Archived from on 9 April 2008. Archived from on 9 April 2008. To avoid the necessity of explaining the in detail, the Octavo in the film simply causes A'Tuin to roll to recapture Rincewind, whereas in the novel, a complicated 'change spell' returns him to the disc. Several members of the cast previously had roles in 's previous adaptation of Pratchett's novel Hogfather, including David Jason as Albert, Nigel Planer as Mr. In fact your fanciful writing abilities has inspired me to start my own weblog now. Archived from on 9 April 2008.
Archived from on 11 June 2008. In the book, Rincewind never attempted suicide, whereas in the film version, he tries to take his own life by jumping into the river Ankh. The four take a ferry to Ankh-Morpork, where the populace is rioting because the star is now larger than the disc's own sun. This time around, Jean was able to film more extensive shots in the latter location, thanks to The Colour of Magic's larger budget. The red star grows steadily larger, and the worried people of Ankh-Morpork the Unseen University because the wizards appear unable to save the disc from it. Distributor Release Original network Original release 23 March 2008 Chronology Preceded by Followed by Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic is a two-part of the and by.
Archived from on 28 September 2009. In the book, Twoflower was toothless and wore dentures. Truly the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Archived from on 9 April 2008. Jason had mentioned in an interview some fifteen years previously that, of all the parts available, the character of Rincewind was the one he coveted the most.
Meanwhile, Rincewind and Twoflower encounter Cohen the Barbarian 87 years old and retired , and Twoflower rescues Bethan, a in a ritual. Archived from on 9 April 2008. Archived from on 9 April 2008. The inter-wizard rivalry at Unseen University, by contrast, was expanded and spread out throughout the film, while in the novels the sequences are short and mainly found in The Light Fantastic. Archived from on 9 April 2008. The first part drew audiences of 1.
This established Trymon as a more easily recognisable. On 31 July 2007 it was revealed that , world-famous for his part in the , had been signed for the role. Other filming locations included and for exterior shots, as the docks of Ankh-Morpork, and the as the Patrician's Palace. The story follows the misadventures of , a wizard who is expelled from after spending 40 years failing to learn even the most basic magic. The film was well received by fans, but drew mixed reviews from critics, who generally praised the acting talent of the all-star cast, but criticised the film's script and direction.
I'll take the notes you've written. After the success of Hogfather, Pratchett was easily persuaded to release the rights for The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. A third adaptation, , followed in 2010 with more planned for the future. Background shots of were also taken, and with the film shot at Pinewood, location shots taken on a river in Wales, and sequences of A'Tuin and the Discworld. Twoflower returns home on a ship and Rincewind returns to the Unseen University with the Luggage happily following. They proceed across the disc, encountering a variety of mythical creatures, most of which lead to near-death experiences for Rincewind.
The casting of as Trymon and as the voice of Death was revealed at the same time. Rincewind releases them and they follow Trymon to the top of the Tower of Art, afraid that he will attempt to say the spells and that they will destroy his mind and the rest of the world. Fortunately for Rincewind, the Octavo spell in his head precludes him from actually dying, resulting in several comic encounters with. Two more trailers were released in March 2008, containing a more complete synopsis, with narration by Brian Cox. Watching the Octavo's restlessness, the Archchancellor reveals his intention to use the to ask Death about the Octavo and also about a large red star that has recently appeared in the sky.
Archived from on 8 September 2008. The film was at the Curzon Cinema, , on 3 March 2008; the event was covered in several major newspapers after David Jason, somewhat inebriated, got into the wrong limousine by mistake when departing from the premiere. Jean's main challenge was to streamline the plot and remove the many irrelevant, but highly amusing, tangents that are an iconic feature of Pratchett's work, without destroying the appeal of the books. I am trusting the same greatest work from you within the future as well. Now knowing all he needs, Trymon throws Weatherwax from the and becomes Archchancellor in his place. These sequences, as well as being the most challenging to film, were also one of the most physically exhausting for the cast.
The inverted fight between Rincewind and Liessa in the Wyrmberg, by contrast, was the most meticulously choreographed sequence in the film. Jean, who had adapted and directed Hogfather in 2006, was keen to return to some of the locations used in that film to provide. The trailers formed part of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign in partnership with and. Twoflower presents them with a dozen gold coins as a wedding gift. Pratchett himself had also made a cameo in Hogfather as The Toymaker. Rincewind expunges the eighth spell from his head, completing the set, and reads the entire spellbook.