It’s nearly twenty years since I experienced the brief but intense rollercoaster ride that was the failed TV/film adaptation of my first novel, Dragoncharm. Bob Keen, an effects artist who’d worked on movies including Return of the Jedi and Hellraiser, was slated to direct the project, with his Pinewood-based company Image Animation creating a complete cast of dragon characters in both animatronic and computer-generated form.
I wrote about the project in an earlier blog post When Dragoncharm Went to Hollywood (Almost), so I won’t repeat myself here. What is new, however, is this short video of clips from the proof-of-concept film that Bob and his team made to try and raise capital. I guess these days it would be called “previsualisation” – a kind of rough-and-ready demonstration of what audiences might have been in for had the show ever spread its wings and left the ground.