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Dreamcast … or Not

A Twitter group I follow, #authorconfession, asked us to respond to this suggestion: “If your book became a movie, who would be your dream cat?”

At first, I wasn’t going to respond, because I prefer my readers form their own visualization of the characters. Then, I thought readers could and would do that and could compare their ideas to mine.

So, here is my ( moment in time ) Dreamcast for On Satan’s Island and the current Work in Progress (WIP).

Margot Robbie as Bobbi Woods

Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. Bobbi is also an Aussie who became stranded on the island inhabited by Satan worshipers with her missionary parents when their boat shipwrecked.

Filming may be tricky here as Bobbi is naked throughout the novel and I would not want this to be pornographic. I think it can be done with just the illusion of nakedness.

Deborah Mailman as Minani

Deborah Jane Mailman, AM is an Australian television film actress, and singer. She was the first Aboriginal actress to win the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

I imagined Minani and the islanders born on the island as Aboriginal. The island is somewhere between Darwin, Australia and the Tiwi Islands, so it is quite possible that the people on it be Aborigines. I am not suggesting Aborigines any more susceptible to satanism than any of us.

Minani is the Satanic Priestess and self-appointed ruler of the island. She would be the antagonist and would love to destroy Bobbi Woods. This conflict continues in my current WIP.

Talia’uli “Uli” Latukefu as Attama Hafoka

Talia’uli “Uli” Latukefu (born c. 1983) is an Australian actor and singer, best known for his role as Byamba in the American Netflix series Marco Polo. Born in Australia with ancestral descent from Tonga.

Attama Hafoka is Tongan. He is also one of the three survivors of the shipwreck which opens On Satan’s Island. He, Rainsford, and Ivy Davis utilize Bobbi’s jungle skills to try and escape off the island and avoid Minani’s wrath and Satan’s hold.

Rainsford and Ivy Davis could be portrayed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone respectfully.

Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club.

Emily Jean Stone is an American actress. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe, she is the highest-paid actress in the world.

That’s my idea of a cast for the movie adaptation of On Satan’s Island. It would be great to hear from readers of the book about this and suggestions you may have. If you haven’t read this novel or any of them, you can find them and me on Amazon.

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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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