“Mountain Man” becomes officially optioned by screenwriter/filmmaker Matt Deller (“Manhattan Undying”).
Matt read MM a while back and dropped me a line (without telling me he was a scriptwriter at the time) and we started chatting about books, PC games (Matt also scripted a popular RPG game) and movies. He eventually asked if the movie rights to the book were available, to which I replied “Oh hell, yeah,” and after a few more months and a couple of lawyers, the deal’s done. I liked Matt’s vision for the book as a flick and had no troubles signing off on the project.
What happens next? He’s going to get started on the script this month, finish it, and then market it to interested parties. We hope to ride the momentum from this summer’s cinematic event of “World War Z” as well as his own upcoming “Manhattan Undying.” MM is not a movie yet, but it’s moving in a positive direction, and I’m just happy Matt’s taken a shine to the material.
So, that’s it. Also I’m going to let the ebook version of “Mountain Man” to run FREE on Amazon for five whole days to celebrate the option agreement, starting on June 19th (midnight Standard Pacific Time) to the 23rd.