Rabbit Roomer Mill: Mel Gibson to Star in Andrew Peterson Film?


Can I end every sentence in this post with a question mark? Do you think I can?

Is Andrew Peterson’s blockbuster book (which literally busted several blocks with its head) being made into a movie? Is this a movie where Mel Gibson stars as a guy who appears really upset and like to break sundry items? Gibson’s new film, Edge of the Edge of Darkness, is a movie which, I believe, is based on Andrew’s book, On the Edge of the Edge of the Dark Dark Sea of Darkened Darkness, is it not?

podohelmerperhaps1Note: Um, Andrew, didn’t you realize that your title is redundant? I mean, come on, will you?

Even though “the Dark Sea of” is curiously omitted from the movie title, don’t “they” regularly have to cut stuff from books when they’re made into movies? Didn’t “they” do that with such films as: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (where the movie version I saw had no zombies at all and again the title was cut down to merely “Pride and Prejudice” –talk about prejudice)? Should we be prejudiced against zombies? What about vampires? Is it prejudice if I never buy a book that has anything to do with vampires, or teen angst? What about Twitter? I say again, what about Twitter?


Does anyone know who Mel Gibson is playing in the film? Is it Podo Helmer? Is it Gnag the Nameless (who isn’t in the book –but, dramatic license and all that)?

Note: Um, Andrew, don’t you realize that you gave Gnag the Nameless a name? Come on, will you?

I hope the film is really good and then “they” decide to make a film of the sequel, North? Or Be Eaten? That book asks some really important questions, don’t you think?


  1. Lynx

    If they made a film of AP’s sequel it would probably be shortened to North, wouldn’t it? And wouldn’t it be great if they could get Elijah Wood as the lead?

  2. PaulH

    Anthony Hopkins as Podo
    Please no Elijah Woods. Too close of a connection with LOTR.
    Also, I think Nia should be played by Evie Coates

  3. Aaron Roughton

    Didn’t you already try to make this point in 1990 in a nicely typed newspaper editorial about Carrie Fisher and how she plagiarized the yet to be written Andrew Peterson novel with her book and subsequent movie Postcards From The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness?

  4. Tony Heringer

    Is this post about the book, or about the movie, or about Mel Gibson’s anger management issues, or about Chick-fil-a sponsoring the film (oops, I shouldn’t said that part as the contract is not final)?

    Or is Sam really just making a statement about questions?

    And isn’t “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” mostly questions too? How about that Mister Punctuation Man Smith?

    Is Friday in the Rabbit Room great or what?

  5. Dan Foster

    Dan, upon first seeing a commercial for “Edge of Darkness”: “hey, they’re making Andrew Peterson’s book into a movie; Mel Gibson’s going to star”.

    Dan’s wife, upon hearing him: “huh? what?” (looks at TV) (rolls eyes) “Why are you even watching this thing anyway?”


    Obviously, Gibson would be playing Janner; just a little older.

    But the biggest question that has plagued me, does anyone else get the song “Eleanor Rigby” stuck in their head every time they say “Janner Igiby”? Did Andrew do that on purpose?

  6. kevin

    Definitely Janner, Mel’s too big a star to play anything besides the lead. And yeah, it’ll work. Tights would knock forty years off the guy…

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