Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Cape Wrath, the movie, to erupt into life

I heard the news today that the movie adaptation of my 2001 novel, CAPE WRATH, is back on track and may at last be emerging from Development Hell and moving towards pre-production.

So far this has been a very active year for me, but to see CAPE WRATH reach principle photography would be a real bonus, as I wrote the script myself not long after the book was first published, and have revised it and work-shopped it many times since, sometimes when the odds really seemed to be stacked against us.

We have now recruited a new casting director, through whose services we're looking to attach a couple of decent-sized names to the project. This is how it goes in the world of indie film-making. It’s easier to attract the necessary chunks of finance when you have established professionals, not to mention a bit of star quality, connected to the property.

And as I found with THE DEVIL’S ROCK, once the last piece of the financial jigsaw is in place, things can move with breathtaking speed.

For those who don’t know, CAPE WRATH, which was a final nominee for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, tells the tale of a university archaeology team who uncover an ancient Viking barrow on a remote Hebridean island, and reckon it will be the making of them all. Needless to say – and despite the advice on a nearby rune-stone – they cut the barrow open, and all kinds of hellish consequences follow.

The book is almost certainly out of print, though copies are very likely available through Ebay, Amazon Shops, etc. But in the meantime here's a link to the new Kindle edition:


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