The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver is a series of six historical fantasy books that follow Torak, a 12 year old boy and his wolf cub companion. They must battle to save their world as their journey takes them through “deep forests, across giant glaciers and into dangers they never imagined.”
I have 2 separate ideas revolving around this project. The first was to create models of the 2 main characters from the series; Torak and Renn. The other main character in this book is a wolf. Torak and Wolf are inseparable and I’m not sure if it would be possible to model and rig Torak, a young boy and a wolf in the time frame given.
|The map from the inside covers of the 1st book Wolf Brother.|
My 2nd idea for adapting this series is revealed within the front covers of the book. There is a detailed drawing of a map to help the readers visualise Torak’s journey. I was thinking about taking some inspiration from the Game of Thrones start sequence by making a 3D model of the map from the book. It could start high above the set to replicate the book before diving into the map at head height. There are several ways that this idea can move on from there. It could mimic the way the the structures raise in Game of Thrones, it could be a walk through of the map tracing Torak’s trial in the books or it could even revolve around a series of camera shots that show the true extent of the set from head height.