Firstly let me tell you a little something about Neil and his company Burn Hand Films. I met Neil several years ago when I took a part in the boxing biopic, The Risen which is currently available for pre-order on Amazon - by the way I'll be offering a feature on Risen and an interview with Neil here on The Archive very soon.
Burn Hand Films have won several awards - They have been producing films for the last 9 years, including the critically acclaimed Risen, The Lost and The Feral Generation.They have also been employed by Microsoft, to produce the Bill Gates approved corporate film, highlighting the uses of Microsoft Hosted Exchange Software.
Now Neil's a great guy though I can't say much about his eyesight because he told me I look like Daniel Craig.
Now Neil read and loved The Tarnished Star and, like I suspect all film makers, he has always wanted to do a western and The Tarnished Star fitted the bill. It's early days yet and it will be a couple of years before it hits the screens but I will report every step of the way. The film will probably come out with a title change and Neil already has something in mind, but I've seen early stages of the script and it's very much my Tarnished Star with a few tweaks to give it a more cinematic feel. Now Neil knows his onions and once the first draft is complete I'll be working on future drafts with him. As Neil said he wants to collaborate 120% on this.
We've already got a location in mind and plans are for us to visit soon to view the Wild West Town where we hope to film, so expect some great pictures here soon. As for who will play Cole Masters - well there are several names floating around but I doubt if we'll be able to reveal who until the film goes before the lens. How about Archive readers making some suggestions - just for fun of course.
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(The Tarnished Star can be ordered from Amazon, Book Depository and pretty much all online retailers. Or check the book out at your local library. )