Jack O'Connell; The Poker Club; Eater
There's a long, rich Jack O'Connell interview waiting to be read right here http://www.omnivoracious.com/2008/07/the-resurrectio.html Jack discusses his masterful new novel that is being praised both here and in Europe The Ressurectionist as well as his thoughts about the writing process, publishing and surviving as man and writer in our troubled times. Excellent interview.
Rich Chizmar, writer and publisher of Cemetery Dance, has in the past five years or so turned his attention a good deal of his attention to Hollywood. Rich with his partner actor-writer Jonathan Scacheech wrote and produced the film version of my novel The Poker Club. Rich told me today that Screen Gems will be releasing it on DVD yet this year.
And speaking of Rich and Jonathan, they're writing and producing Stephen King's feature film From a Buick 8. And tomorow night the first of two scripts they've written for NBC's Fear will be aired. It's based on Peter Crowther's story Eater. Pete sent it to me several years ago soon after finishing it. I e-mailed him right way in London and said this has gotta be filmed. Think of the chiller with a supernatural twist. It's really intense. Pete's written extraordinarily good mystery and suspense as well as science fiction and horror. In Eater it all comes together.
Tomorrow night. NBC. Be there. Aloha.