Film Option Sold For Long Midnight
11 January 2008Long Midnight Publishing, in association with the Rod Hall Agency, have made a six-figure deal with first-time Hollywood director, Richard Cowan, for the screen option for the first title in the Barney Thomson series, THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON.
Richard, who has worked as First Assistant Director on several feature films over the last fifteen years, including X-Men: The Last Stand, We Are Marshall, The Contract and Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed, has been searching for a project at which he could take the helm for some time.
Previous deals for LONG MIDNIGHT with Martin Rosen's Nepenthe Productions and David McKenzie's Sigma Films have not seen the project come to fruition. However, this time the book's author, Douglas Lindsay, is confident that better progress can be made. 'I admire Richard's commitment to the project,' said Lindsay from his home in Warsaw, Poland. 'He's been chasing this for a few years, and now he's in charge, I'm sure he'll be able to see the film through to its fruition.'
Lindsay denied that he only authorised the sale of the rights to Cowan after giving in to pressure from his kids, once they'd heard that Cowan had been involved in cool movies like X-Men and Scooby Doo.