Coincidental Oddity …

That I have stumbled across the following at a time when there’s hostage-type stuff going on in Iran is, honestly, entirely coincidental … I have been reading (and enjoying, but that’s beside the point) Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. I was thinking what a cool movie it would make in these days of CGI wonders, and did a bit of idle web-searching. I soon discovered that it was nearly made into a movie in the 1970s. It doesn’t seem to ever have got out of development, but the work done on it wasn’t entirely wasted, since it apparently did become a key component of a CIA plan to extricate 6 Americans from Iran during the hostage crisis that started in 1979. Seriously, I’m not making this stuff up. Here’s the evidence (complete with cool concept art by comics legend Jack Kirby):

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