Red Splat Pictures options Paul Kane’s Lunar for feature filmComments Off
Janice De La Mare, the CEO and producer of Red Splat Pictures, said, “I am delighted to announce the signing of Lunar to Red Splat. We have been looking forward to collaborating with Paul Kane on a project for some time, and Lunar is the perfect story for us. It fits well with our horror brand and is a unique and thrilling tale”
Brad Watson is attached to direct, this being the second collaboration between Watson and Kane, after Watson directed the short film Wind Chimes, also penned by Kane.
Watson, whose work has spanned several short films, an award-winning feature, and following on from the success of the globally released supernatural thriller 7th Dimension (aka Beacon 77) said: “I am very excited to be attached to this project at this early stage, Paul Kane is fantastic to work with and I am a big fan of his work.”
Paul Kane is an award-winning writer and editor, renowned for his bestselling Arrowhead Trilogy, a post-apocalyptic reworking of the Robin Hood mythology.
Kane said, “It’s great that I’m finally getting to work with Brad on a feature, especially after working on the short film Wind Chimes together. I’ve been a big fan of his since I watched and reviewed Asylum Night a few years ago, and he’s gone from strength to strength with 7th Dimension. I’m really looking forward to being a part of this project and I know Lunar’s in very safe hands.’
Kane’s latest novel, Lunar, is in the tradition of books like I Am Legend and films like Night of the Living Dead, and is introduced by noted horror author Ramsey Campbell. Published by Bad Moon Books in the US – in hardback and trade paperback – Lunar was launched on the 30 September 2012 at FantasyCon in Brighton.
Red Splat Pictures is slated to complete production in the UK in early 2014.
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24 is open for submissions while #23 is available for pre-order(1)
Stephen Jones is now seeking submissions for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 24. He will consider stories and novellas first published between January 2012 and December 2012 for the twenty-fourth annual edition of this multiple award-winning series, to be published by Robinson (UK) / Running Press (USA) in 2013.
Authors are asked to forward stories of exceptional quality published between these dates, whilst publishers are invited to send novels, collections, anthologies, magazines, art books, graphic adaptations, DVDs and anything else connected with the horror field which could be mentioned in the comprehensive overview of the year in horror. Publisher contact information will also be included in the list of useful addresses contained in the volume.
The deadline for receiving material is January 2013, and all material must be sent to the postal address provided in the guidelines detailed HERE.
Also, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume 23 edited by Stephen Jones is now available for pre-order from Amazon. To be released in October 2012, it contains stories by Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Paul Kane, Joel Lane, Alison Littlewood, Mark Samuels, Peter Atkins, Thana Niveau, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Reggie Oliver, Steve Rasnic Tem, Joe R. Lansdale, Evangeline Walton and many others. The cover artwork is by Vincent Chong. Full details HERE
Leeds Sequential Art FestivalComments Off
The full programme for the 2011 Thought Bubble Festival (Leeds Sequential Art Festival) is now online.
Featuring: workshops, competitions, film screenings, signings, panels, book launches, 2000AD artwork critique competition, and much more!
The festival takes place at venues around Clarence Dock, Leeds from 14 – 20 November 2011. It also includes Comic Con on 19 and 20 November.
Recent PS Publishing titles and the new Stephen KingComments Off
PS Publishing reports that the special limited edition numbered/slipcased copies of Stephen King’s 11.22.63 are almost sold out. This special edition contains facsimile signature plus a DVD written, directed and narrated by King which won’t be made available anywhere else. Copies are expected early in November (the official publication date is 8 November 2011). Trade copies will also be available from Hodder & Stoughton.
Also selling well are the new PS titles launched at FantasyCon:
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