Strange Matter‘s Cavan Scott recently appeared at a special panel at the Bristol Festival of Literature discussing the process of adapting a story from one medium to another.
Adaptation – Book to Comic to Film to game was hosted by Timon Singh and saw Cavan appearing with TV and film veteran Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch,The Awakening, Midwinter of the Spirit), games designer and author Jonathan L. Howard (Broken Sword, Johannes Cabal, Carter and Lovecraft) and editor Cheryl Morgan (Wizard Tower Press).
During the talk held at Storysmith in South Bristol, Cavan discussed producing Doctor Who: The New Adventures for Big Finish Productions and his upcoming graphic novel adaption of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
October sees Strange Matter‘s Cavan Scott jump back to a Galaxy, Far, Far Away not once but three times.
The month kicks off with the publication of the Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lostscript book, featuring the script for the six-hour Star Wars full-cast audio play that was published by Del Rey / Penguin Random House Audio earlier this year.
Then, the fourth in Cavan’s Star Wars Choose Your Destiny series is released October 4th by Disney Lucasfilm Press. Part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, A Finn & Poe is an interactive gamebook featuring characters from the must anticipated movie.
Finally, every Wednesday in October will see IDW publish Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle, a five-issue weekly mini-series that tells spooky stories in the Star Wars universe, perfect for Halloween. Following the success of last year’s award nominated Tales From Vader’s Castle, the series sees Cavan team up with artists Francesco Francavilla, Megan Leven, Kelley Jones, Nick Brokenshire, Nicoletta Baldari and Charles Paul Wilson III.
These releases are just part of Cavan’s extensive contribution to Star Wars, a relationship that will only grow with his involvement in Lucasfilm’s top secret Project: Luminous initiative.
Last Monday, Lucasfilm teased a mysterious new Star Wars initiative known only as Project Luminous, but other than the name and the date revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago very little is known.
What we can say is that Strange Matter‘s Cavan Scott is one of the five authors invited to take part in the project, which has seen him travel to Skywalker Ranch in California twice in the last six months.
Also involved are writer’s Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older and Charles Soule.
More information as and when we can reveal it, but in the meantime here is a picture of the five authors at Skywalker Ranch last September.