Here’s a page for updates on various movie-related projects.
The “fun” part of having a lot of movie stuff going on, by which I mean “MADDENING!!!” is that I’m not allowed to talk about most of it. I have ten (!) different projects in the works right now, and for most of them I can’t say a damn thing, even though _______ is attached as a producer and __________ is starring and you’ll freak out when I can finally share it. So the below updates are what I’m allowed to blab about.
THE GREATEST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER – I adapted my own YA novel for Binge Bros. Productions. The screenplay is complete, and now we kind of have to wait for frickin’ COVID-19 to quit messing everything up.
KUTTER – Another project with Binge Bros. Productions. I’m writing the screenplay for this one, too, but it’s not yet finished.
BLOODSUCKER TOWN – An original screenplay I wrote for [REDACTED].
DISPOSAL – Yes, a feature film based on my novella Disposal is currently in pre-production! The screenplay was written by Mick Thomas, who will also direct. Production should begin in 2020, if COVID-19 will allow it. [UPDATE: COVID-19 did not, in fact, allow it. Maybe 2021…?]
HOSTILE – My story “Hostile” (published in the anthology DOA III) was originally a script. Canadian filmmaker Brett Kelly has turned it into a short film, which had its world premiere during “An Evening With Jeff Strand” at the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston on February 28th, 2020! The plan is still for it to make the film festival rounds, if we ever get to have film festivals again…
CREEPERS – This anthology film contains an adaptation of my short story “Gave Up The Ghost.” I wrote the screenplay and it was directed by Gregory Lamberson. It’s now available on DVD and video-on-demand.
This will be re-released with a new title and without the terrible wraparound segment sometime in the future.
MINDY HAS TO DIE – A feature film based on my book Stalking You Now. Written and directed by George Clarke and shot in Belfast, Ireland. The film is complete, but its film festival run has obviously run into the stumbling block of a global pandemic. Hopefully there will be news of a streaming/DVD release soon.