Author Lauren Kate was invited to Hollywood to check out the final cut of the movie adaptation of her novel ‘Fallen.’ She gave her review exclusively to Sugarscape, telling them that the movie is “true to the essence of the novel” (which has gotten us more excited for this movie than ever!)
Check out the rest of her review:
“On a rainy night in early December, I stepped into the Charlie Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood to see the Fallen movie. Waiting for me was director Scott Hicks, cinematographer Alar Kivilo, and some of the producers. The lights went down. We entered Sword and Cross.
“It’s strange to see a movie based on one of your books. I’m still figuring out how to express what it meant to me. I can tell you that the movie is beautiful, sexy, and true to the essence of the novel. I can tell you the actors are brilliant, that Scott’s directing is intuitive and ingenious. I can tell you we’d all be lucky to have them back to make Torment (and Passion and Fallen in Love and Rapture).
My favourite moment was when Luce first touches Daniel’s wings. Scott has made the moment palpable—I could feel Daniel’s feathers in my hands, could feel Luce’s hands on my wings.
“After the screening, we all went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant near the studio. The pasta piled, the wine flowed, and we shared stories from our time in Budapest. Scott and his wife and producer Kerry Heysen described their romantic life on their vineyard in Adelaide, Australia. I learned that Harrison Gilbertson lives just down the road from them. Alar told me how he was able to get several of his stunning shots. And then, just as the plates were being cleared, Addison Timlin popped in to share a glass and a hug. It was the perfect way to end a lovely evening.
“The work is nearly done. I believe we’re on a path to something wonderful. I hope the film will touch you like it has already touched me — like Luce’s hands on Daniel’s wings.”
Has Lauren’s review made you more excited than ever for this movie? We can’t wait to at least see some stills or a trailer!
‘Fallen‘ stars Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine and Harrison Gilbertson.