As any serious movie fan knows, the IMDb website is where you go to glean info on what actors, directors, screenwriters, and other cinema pros are up to. My wife Sue just checked out the IMDb listing for The Deep Blue Good-by, and came up with several new items.
The first, biggest news is that Meyer has tentatively been cast. Peter Dinklage apparently has the role.
But Meyer, you protest, is not in The Deep Blue Good-by, is he?
Nope, he is not. He doesn’t make a major supporting appearance for another five or six books. Which suggests that the first McGee novel is about to be Hollywoodized. To this hardcore McGee fan, this is a little discouraging.
On the plus side, IMDb refers to World War II treasure. If there’s WWII loot in the story, it means Cathy Kerr’s dad and the villain Junior Allen were WWII vets. Which hints that the film is being shot as a period story—in the mid-1960s. That would be good.
The other interesting bit of news in this listing is that the film is in pre-production for release in 2016. That suggests a pretty quick turnover.
Of course, my tea-leaf reading could be totally wrong on all these points. I welcome your interpretations.