After several months of being in the works, a deal has been closed for the purchase of the Red Lory film rights. Tikaba, Inc., an independent film producer, has exercised its option to begin development. I never expected this to happen when I published Red Lory, but it has!
What this means for me right now is that I'll be assisting the production company in converting the book into a screenplay. What this means for the future is that we're officially working toward the story coming to life on the big screen. In the overall picture, we're in the early stages so I can't provide much more information right now. But I can paste in another dancing .gif.
So here's the big question: Who is going to be in the movie?! I wouldn't be unhappy with Jason Isaacs and Scarlet Johansson. Truth is, we don't know yet, but it's fun to think about. If you have a better cast in mind, tweet ideas to me or send it to me on Facebook. We can have some fun with it. Speaking of Facebook, you can chat about Red Lory and other things in our super-secret Facebook club where you can ask me anything. Here's a freebie:
As the producer and I go along I'll be posting updates on the process. In the meantime, the Red Lory audiobook will be released very soon on Audible.com. It's narrated by the great Richard Henzel, a highly-regarded actor and an expert on everything Mark Twain. And as always, the book itself is available on Amazon in paperback and for the Kindle.
Most of all though I have to say "Thank you" to my readers out there. All of this happened because of a reader who took a special interest in me and the project. I'm eternally grateful for the opportunities I've been given by each of you.
And one more dancing .gif.