No News is Good News???

It's coming up on nearly four months since Harriet's questionably worded announcement of an announcement "coming soon" from a major studio, and still no official update or  even a sniff of a rumor or leak. I decided to look up the definition off "soon" just in case I somehow misunderstood what soon actually meant.


1.
within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.:

2.
before long; in the near future; at an early date:

3.
promptly or quickly:

4.
readily or willingly:

5.
early in a period of time; before the time specified is much advanced:

6.
Obsolete. immediately; at once; forthwith.

I was thinking 1 or 3, but clearly Harriet was thinking 2 or 5,,,,

Moving past my disappointment with Harriet's word choice, the only scrap of anything that could be remotely considered news since my speculation post, was this tidbit posted by Cetera on the Dragonmount Forums a few days ago:
I spoke with Mr. Sanderson personally at ComiCon in Phoenix in June.  I asked him about the series, and when we would hear news, etc, and if he was involved in any way.  This was a few months ago, so I'm paraphrasing from my memory, but this is what he said:
1.  Things are probably not as far along in development and pre-production as most fans would imagine.  He was doubtful more info would be revealed until an agreed upon/workable script was completed for the first season, and more of the people involved in the production agreed to (directors, producers, etc).
2.  Mr. Sanderson is not in any way involved with the production or writing of the TV show.  He stated he had not yet been asked, but did not want to be overly involved even if asked.  He expressed a desire to read over the script(s) and story arcs, and would like to be a consultant and maybe give some feedback on editing, but did not want it to be a large time commitment from him.
It didn't sound like casting had even been considered yet at that point, nor location scouting, or any of those sorts of things.  To me, it sounded like they were still in the writing phases, did not yet have all the folks hired who would actually be involved in making the show, and were probably a couple of years away at earliest for any airing of the show.  I got the impression that it would be at least another year or so before they really did a lot of casting and were prepared to start shooting.  
 He couldn't tell me about the studio or any of the folks involved, or anything about the legal issues that were settled.  It did seem like he has a warm relationship with Harriet.  
So nothing really new...

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