Jeff Heimbuch is the director of The Ties That Bind, Leeds Point, and Fast Zombies Suck, and one of the founding partners in my film production company, Drunken Tentacle Productions. He’s also just written a book — It’s Kind Of A Cute Story — that will appeal to Disney-philes young and old. He’s here to tell you that, and the truth about me…
Brian Keene changed my life.
It sounds like he paid me to say that, but it’s true (the life changing, not the paying me to say that part). Continue reading →
Director Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock) is presenting his plan for the big screen adaptation of Dark Hollow at the Fantasia International Film Festival today. Cross your fingers and hope for the production to get a green light. Paul will be posting live updates to the Dark Hollow movie Facebook page, so make sure you “Like” it so you don’t miss the news if and when it breaks. I won’t be posting the news here, because…
…I’ll be heading to New York later today for a meeting tomorrow morning regarding potential film adaptations of The Rising and Dead Sea. Now… don’t get all worked up yet. The Rising has been optioned several times, but has never managed to get off the ground. Maybe things will be different this time, but it’s way too early to celebrate.
Finally, the film adaptation of Fast Zombies Suck begins shooting in Central PA in just a few weeks. We will be putting out a call for extras very soon, so if you’ve ever wanted to play a zombie in a Brian Keene movie (or in this case, play a person playing a zombie at a zombie walk in a Brian Keene movie) stay tuned.
For those keeping track, that leaves us with Ghoul and The Ties That Bind both having been filmed, Fast Zombies Suck in production, and Dark Hollow, Castaways, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Cage, and The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas in development.
1. GHOUL: Now airing on Chiller (check your local listings). Eventual DVD release. Directed by Gregory Wilson (The Girl Next Door). Starring Nolan Gould (Modern Family). Official Facebook page. Official Twitter. Official website.
2. DARK HOLLOW: Slated for 2013. Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock), Paul Finch (The Bill), Shane Rangi (The Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia), and WETA Workshop attached. Official Facebook page.
3. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: Scott Derrikson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) and C. Robert Cargill attached.
4. CASTAWAYS: Jon Wagner (Anniversary at Shallow Creek) and Damian Maffei (Closed For the Season) attached. Official Facebook page. Official Twitter.
5. THE SIQQUSIM WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS: In development as Who Shot Santa? Paul Campion attached.
6. FAST ZOMBIES SUCK: Begins filming in August 2012. Jeff Heimbuch (Leeds Point), Matthew Blazi (Land of the Dead) attached.
7. THE TIES THAT BIND: Released in 2009 on DVD. Directed by Jeff Heimbuch. Starring Logan Tracey (Guiding Light) and Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos).
Three plugs for three friends. Jeff Burk, my two-fisted editor at Deadite Press, has a cameo appearance in this week’s episode of PORTLANDIA. Nolan Gould, star of Brian Keene’s GHOUL, ruled the set of the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday. And Logan Tracey, star of Brian Keene’s THE TIES THAT BIND, recently appeared in the most erotic donuts commercial you’ll ever see.
Being an update on the various film adaptations of my work:
1. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN has been optioned, with Scott Derrikson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) and C. Robert Cargill attached.
2. CASTAWAYS has been optioned by Drive-In Films (Joe R. Lansdale’s film company) with Jon Wagner (Anniversary at Shallow Creek) and Damian Maffei (Closed For the Season) attached.
3. GHOUL, directed by Gregory Wilson (The Girl Next Door) and starring Nolan Gould (Modern Family), debuts on Chiller later this year, followed by an eventual DVD and Blu-Ray release. At this point, I am limited on what I can say about the movie, as it is now the domain of Chiller/NBC/Universal. Here is the official Facebook page and the official website. Full cast and crew details here.
4. DARK HOLLOW remains in development, with Paul Finch scripting. Director Paul Campion attached.
5. THE TIES THAT BIND: It’s been a few years since this short film, set in the world of The Rising, debuted on DVD and made the film festival rounds. The DVD’s are long-since sold out (but you can find them on eBay). No plans at this time to re-release it, but Director Jeff Heimbuch’s next project is an adaptation of one of Mary SanGiovanni’s stories, so stay tuned for that!
A semi-annual round-up of what is in the works. Ghoul andThe Ties That Bind have been produced (Ties is available on DVD and Ghoul will debut on Chiller and in select theaters this October). Dark Hollow,Darkness on the Edge of Town, Terminal, and Castaways are currently under option. Parties interested in optioning the rights to any of my other works should direct all queries to briankeene at live.com.
1. There will be no installment of Deluge this week, as I’ll be sequestered without internet access at my cabin in West Virginia.
2. If you were one of the people impacted by the missing DVD copies of The Ties That Bind, all replacement copies were shipped last week.
3. The Last Zombie #1 hits comic book shops nationwide this Wednesday. If you don’t have a comic store near you, then you can still order online. And Overlook Connection still has a few copies of the signed, slip-cased edition for pre-order.
4. Lifetime Subscribers: Copies of Dark Faith, The Last Zombie #1, and a cover flat for A Gathering of Crows have shipped to all of you, as of this morning.
5. Over the weekend, Amazon.com informed some customers who pre-orderedA Gathering of Crows that their copies would ship on July 1st. I have no knowledge on whether that’s an accurate ship date or not. If so, then it’s a full month before they are scheduled to show up in bookstores.
6. Many of you have been asking about Clickers and Clickers 2: The Next Wave, both of which are out of print. I can’t give any details yet, but I can confirm that both will be available again in trade paperback and digital formats soon, hopefully before the end of the year. Limited-edition hardcover copies of Clickers 3: Dagon Rising (which ties into The Conqueror Worms and Deluge) are still available.
7. Maelstrom is coming. An umbrella will not protect you…
Remember the mail carrier who stole, among other things, the final copies of The Ties That Bind? Jeff Heimbuch received shipment of replacement DVDs yesterday. They are being repackaged now and will be mailed next week. And with that, The Ties That Bind DVD is now officially out-of-print. The only place (that I know of) to still get copies at retail price is Overlook Connection.
Speaking of going out-of-print, the print run for the trade hardcover of Kill Whitey is just about sold out. There will be a paperback and digital edition at some point, but not for quite some time. If you haven’t read it yet, and don’t want to wait forever, then you might want to snag a hardcover for $20 on Amazon.com before they’re gone.