It’s sometimes difficult to tell whether author Nicholas Sparks is in the book-writing business, the baby-making business or the crying business. Probably all three. Sparks is best-known for his weepy romance novels that get turned into weepy Hollywood movies like The Notebook, Dear John, Last Song, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, and A Walk to Remember.
(Side note: Whoa, that strikes us as an unusually high amount of books turned into movies.)
Now, not content with turning date night into an awkward bargain between couples agreeing to “watch that movie” in exchange for “sex,” Sparks is taking his act to the boob tube (ed. note: the boob tube? Is this 1952? Everyone knows television is smarter/better than the movies these days).
Deadline reports Sparks has sold an original story idea to ABC for a drama series.
But, wait. It gets better. The show will be produced by Twilight producer Temple Hill and ABC Studios. But, wait. It gets even betterer.
Wim Wenders could not be reached for comment about Nicholas Sparks plagiarizing Wings of Desire.
“I’ve always wanted to create a smart, unconventional show about angels on Earth, and ABC is the perfect home for this kind of imaginative, character-driven drama,” said Sparks.
This being a Nicholas Sparks project means that at some point one of the angels will either get Alzheimer’s, die of cancer, or cause a herpes outbreak throughout rural North Carolina prompting tween girls and divorced moms everywhere to cry. That’s the inevitaby sad plot twist, right?
While we might not watch a show about one emo angel looking for his true love, we would totally watch a show about a viral outbreak of angel herpes threatening to decimate a small, North Carolina town only to be saved by Ryan Gosling at the last moment.
Add that to your inspiration file, would you please, Mr. Sparks?
Sigh or swoon on this one?