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Chris Platt posts on 11/13/2006 4:14:34 PM
Nicholas, Sure we can consider almost ANYTHING, but it really doesn't matter what WE consider. All we have is (the rights to) a bunch of out-of-print classic novels. What WOULD matter would be a deep-pocketed filmmaker who is interested in pursuing such a movie. Now, if YOU are such a filmmaker, with backing, who has the wherewithal to move on such a movie as you describe (Which has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Blue Man book, by the way) -- and you want to pay us for the right to do that, you should contact me. I promise you we'll consider it.
nicholas posts on 11/12/2006 4:51:54 PM
I think you should consider a film version of THE BLUE MAN set in the late 1950s, in which a member of "The Blue Man Group" is featured acting out scenes from the book.
The film would respect the book but add modern commentary about our society from the perspective of the aliens.
The film would combine humor, social commentary, mystery and danger like certain contemporary French films...
It would not, of course, be faithful to the books conception, but would perhaps go a little deeper and would help expose the book to a wider audience.
Chris Platt posts on 10/18/2006 4:18:36 PM
Yes, we are hoping to have a real republishing of The Blue Man within the next year -- plans to have it done earlier THIS year didn't work out too well. When we republish it, it will be in a hardback edition, with the same cover art that appeared on the 1961 Harpers edition, which was done by Leonard Everett Fisher. We don't particularly like the 1972 paperback cover on the Scholastic edition. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you info when we are going to press -- or if I can find a copy from the quickie on-demand print run we ran last year, I can send you that.
It will be Leonard Fisher's new art that will grace the cover of the three Sinbad books to follow.
posts on 10/13/2006 11:04:04 PM
I have been looking for the blue man for my son (and myself) for a long, long time. Seeing the Scholastic book cover on amazon makes me really hope that it may be out soon. Do you think that scholastic book publishers might be interested? (and on a side note, the scholastic book cover is sooo good.) no need to change.
posts on 10/11/2006 10:29:46 AM
Yes, we are planning to republish Sinbad & Me at some point. The schedule is still uncertain. But we have acquired brand new and beautiful cover art for Sinbad by the same artist who did the stunning cover for the Sinbad prequel, The Blue Man. Blue Man will come out first, then Sinbad, then the two Sinbad sequels (Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't, Ghost of Hellsfire Street), all with new cover art.
posts on 10/9/2006 3:14:36 PM
Does anyone know if Sinbad and Me is being considered for republication? I'd love a copy of it.
posts on 5/15/2006 2:09:21 PM
Lauren - The copyright for Blue Man, and for virtually all of Kin Platt's books, is held by the family. There are NO titles in the public domain. We are trying to republish it soon -- an attempt to do so last year didn't quite pan out. Just out of curiousity, why do you want to know?
posts on 5/15/2006 12:27:47 PM
Hi- I am wondering who owns the copyright to The Blue Man by Kin Platt? Is it his family, or is it now public domain? thanks!
Chris Platt posts on 9/14/2005 1:57:57 PM
I'm replying to a post by Cattalyna on 7/31/2005, who asked whether Kin Platt's The Boy Who Could Make Himself Disappear was ever made into a movie.
I'm Kin Platt's son, and I can say, YES, it was -- a really miserable movie called Baxter. It came out in 1972, starring Patricia Neal , Jean-Pierre Cassel , Britt Eklund , Lynn Carlin , Scott Jacoby and Sally Thomsett .
Patricia Neal was the only good thing about this movie. Britt Eklund was fun to look at. The movie didn't have much to do with the book, sad-to-say, unlike what my father was promised by the producers.
None of my late father's other 34 published books have yet been made into movies, although I'm working on that -- and I'd like to remake "The Boy," too!
Cattalyna posts on 7/31/2005 4:39:01 PM
Hello! I recently found my old copy of the boy who could make himself disappear, and I remembered that they were going to make a movie based on it. does anyone know if they ever did? I can't find anything about the book online, much less a movie.
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