Posts Tagged ‘ Film ’

Remakes/Reboots

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As I’ve mentioned on this blog/website before – especially in this post a few months back – “Ghostbusters” is my all-time favorite movie. It might sound strange to say that a comedy changed my life. But “Ghostbusters” introduced me to the paranormal. Since then, I’ve made a serious study of the supernatural, and become a bestselling, award-winning paranormal/fantasy author. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be the same person I am today without “Ghostbusters”. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who was involved in the making of that incredible movie.

Now, sadly, “Ghostbusters” is being given a “reboot”. I’m very, very unhappy about that. A passing-of-the-torch film I could have accepted. But a reboot/remake? No. It’s heartbreaking to me to even think about it. Let this post stand as my official protest against that project. I’m not a fan of remakes/reboots to begin with. Honestly, the only remake I’ve seen that I consider better than the original would be the 1986 version of “Little Shop of Horrors“. I’ve seen the original 1960 version of the film. In fact, we have it here on DVD as part of a classic horror film collection. The 1986 remake is vastly better! But that’s the only exception that comes to mind.

Hollywood, please, please, please stop with the remakes and reboots! Stop messing with classic, great films, and turning them into CGI drivel with no plots, and toilet humor! Give us original material worth watching, not a terrible rehash of what was once a great movie.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Notes

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Not too long ago, I mentioned here that I’ve been mulling over ideas for a new project. Over the past few days, things have really begun to crystallize in my mind on a lot of details for that book. I’ve begun making some notes for it. I even have a title in mind for it! As I’ve said here before, I don’t like to start work on a project without having a title for it. Even if that title changes later on, I like to something in mind to think of a project by. I’m happy to have a title for this one already, and not to be going through a repeat of the long title choosing process that Desirée Lee and I went through on “Hidden Tribe“!

When will I truly begin work on this book? At this point, I have no idea. Sorry. I’m very excited about it. But Desirée and I are still wrapping up “Hidden Tribe”. After that, we’ll be embarking on a new feature-length screenplay. If,that it, things do come together for that as planned and expected. That film will be in collaboration with the very talented musician Mr. Tom Smith. The script will be based on one of Mr. Smith’s songs. Mr. Smith is also interested in scoring the soundtrack for the project. Please keep watching this blog/website for more information on that project if/when it develops.

After that screenplay, I’d very much like to kick off the “Warder” and/or “Ravenesque” series of books or novellas. We still aren’t 100% sure which route we want to take on those. And, of course, we need to keep up with “MoonWraith“, and duties involving our publishing company, Umbral Press. And there are other books I have in the works, plus other things Desirée and I are coauthoring. Most importantly of all, we’re also parents to a wonderful 21-month-old daughter.

So, this new book idea is on the back burner for now. I’ve no idea when I’ll truly begin work on it. But, in way, that’s a good thing. As I continue thinking about it, new ideas come to me. Hopefully this will result in a richer, better read for you – my fans. As I haven’t really even started this book yet, I don’t want to say too much about it. But it will be fantasy – the genre so many of you have joined me on my journey for. Yet it’ll be a type of book I’ve never written before. The characters will be anthropomorphic animals. Yet the book will be for an adult audience. What I have in planned is something I look forward to writing for you, and fully expect to enjoy creating. I hope all of you will be as excited about reading it as I am about writing it.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Hiatus

Confluence“, the science fiction comic book by myself and Desirée Lee, is going on hiatus. We do plan to pick up with it again, but honestly don’t know when. As you all know, we’re currently hard at work on the new novel. This is the sasquatch book project that still doesn’t have a title. After that, if things go right, we’ll be embarking on the screenplay that I’ve mentioned here before. That’s the one we’ll be working with the very talented musician Mr. Tom Smith on. In the middle of all of this, we’re still trying to work on the RPG book. And a book for authors. And keep up with “MoonWraith“. Plus we’re parents of a healthy, active, 20-month-old daughter.

In short, we’re busy. Something has to give.

Sadly, the response to “Confluence” hasn’t been what we hoped. As such, neither have sales. So, we’re setting this project aside for the time being. Again, we plan to come back to it when times allows. There’s just no time right now to devote ourselves to a project and schedule that isn’t giving us the needed return. Want us to get back to “Confluence” more quickly? Support the project by picking up your copies at the URL given at the start of this post.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Advice, Please

A few years back I was working with an independent film director/producer/writer/actor. This person runs his own small film company. He had originally hired me to write one film for his company, then a second. After that we teamed up on some other projects. I had never done film work before, and my first contract with him specified that I wouldn’t get payment for that first project until it was made.

However, none of the projects I’d written for him, or that we’d worked on together, have been filmed due to his inability to acquire funding. Then, a year or so ago, I discovered that he was advertising a new project on-line. This project was the first film he’d hired me to write. He had teamed up with someone else, taken the ideas I created from the core idea he had given me when he first asked me to write the screenplay for him, changed the title and the character names, and was progressing with the project. He’s never said a word at all to me about this, despite cutting me out of it, and running with my ideas and material.

Any suggestions on what I should do? The “new” project is now listed in IMDB for a 2015 release. Do I have any recourse here, or am I just out of luck all the way around?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Predators or Prey?” Script on Stage32

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Recently, I’ve begun listing the screenplays I’m trying to sell on a social networking site for the film industry. That site is called Stage32. Here’s the listing for “Predators or Prey?“. Please share this around for me. The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“MoonWraith” Script on Stage32

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Recently, I’ve begun listing the screenplays I’m trying to sell on a social networking site for the film industry. That site is called Stage32. Here’s the listing for “MoonWraith“. Please share this around for me. The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Monster Lab” Script on Stage32

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Recently, I’ve begun listing the screenplays I’m trying to sell on a social networking site for the film industry. That site is called Stage32. Here’s the listing for “Monster Lab“. Please share this around for me. The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Dart” Script on Stage32

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Recently, I’ve begun listing the screenplays I’m trying to sell on a social networking site for the film industry. That site is called Stage32. Here’s the listing for “Dart“. Please share this around for me. The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Dark River Lords” Script on Stage32

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Recently, I’ve begun listing the screenplays I’m trying to sell on a social networking site for the film industry. That site is called Stage32. Here’s the listing for “Dark River Lords“. Please share this around for me. The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Film Rights

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I’m very interested in selling off the film rights to my existing literary projects. I’m most especially interested in selling the film rights to my bestselling, award-winning action/adventure book “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“.

This past summer, Desirée Lee and I bought a house. As anyone who owns their own home knows, owning a house is expensive. And there are some home repair and remodeling things we both want and need to do soon. We also live in the Pacific Northwest. Despite this being a warm, mild winter for this region, it’s still cold. Our electric bills have more than quadrupled since the onset of winter due to heating costs. Selling off the film rights to some books or short stories would help us out a lot.

Any interested studios or film makers, please contact me via the “Contact” section of my website.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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