Ok. I'm going to try and avoid gloom and doom here. I'm just somewhat perplexed by the casting news. Supposedly, they have already started principle photography for this project. We don't have Eddie Dean cast. We don't have Ms. Holmes cast. It is rather difficult for me to understand why we have two relatively minor characters (Sayre and Tirana) selected, but the heart and soul of the Ka-tet aren't even signed. I have a hard time understanding how this film can possibly make the listed release date with any degree of quality. Sayre and Tirana are characters that don't even appear until the last several books. This seems to imply they mean to do a single movie. I would really like to know the budget set aside for this thing versus the salaries of the the two listed leads, the Director, and the Producers. Analyzing this pragmatically, rather than as a fan of the book, puts up a lot of warning signs.