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A nice bit of news to start the week: the film rights to Bad Monkeys have been optioned by producer Matt Battaglia's company Blink International (www.mattbattaglia.com). This is my first-ever film option, and while it's only step one towards getting an actual movie made, Lisa and I are both really excited.

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wcg
May. 18th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
ex_paulskem
May. 18th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Good news! Congrats!
stevenagy
May. 18th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. :-)
ladycalliope
May. 18th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
burger_eater
May. 18th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and good luck!
codimension4
May. 18th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Hey, congratulations!!
nicolagriffith
May. 18th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
May the process be smooth and successful. Woo hoo!
vee_ecks
May. 18th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Nice. It'd actually make a great movie, potentially.
tarrinthetree
May. 18th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!
paula_abroad
May. 18th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
oooooo :D
ironymaiden
May. 18th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
yay!
morbid_o
May. 19th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'd lovev to see a movie, but it's great just to hear that it was optioned. I'm surprised it's your first (not that I can quite imagine how something like SG&E would work as a film or series of films).

If anything comes of this I'll definitely harass my sister to try and get cast in it somehow.
mhaithaca
May. 19th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Sweet! I'm excited, too! Good timing... I just found a leftover little yellow card this morning. :-) Let us know when it's time to start spreading more!
uke
May. 19th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Very exciting--congrats!!!
endon_neu
May. 19th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, congratulations, should be very good (in theory at least). Hope you manage to retain creative control of it and not let it turn into a V For Vendetta style fiasco or something.

Anyway, it's a very cinematic book, so hopefully it'll stay reasonably "pure", I'm really looking forward to it...good luck with what I imagine will be a long process ahead though.
Personally I'd also *love* to see someone with talent and style direct "Set This House In Order", that could be nearly as mind-bendingly heart-breakingly good as the novel.

Anyway, I'm being presumptuous, on both counts - I'm a huge admirer of your talent (just starting SG&E), and stumbled across your LJ.
I'm going to add you to my f-list if you've no objections - I'm making an assumption that you're either too busy to notice/care or that you're ok with it; but let me know if you want me to remove you.

Anyway, keep up the good work, you're fast becoming one of my favourite contemporary authors. :)
zachary_cole
May. 19th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
To add to the chorus
Cool! Hope it all pans out.
ext_170999
May. 20th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Very, very cool....
(Anonymous)
May. 29th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Good news everyone...!

Perfect...but I´m still waiting for your "Fool on the hill" trilogy!

Still perfect news.

Greetings from Berlin

IL Basso
sgnp
Jun. 5th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
As mentioned when it was presented, you have my express permission to use the burnt journal in the series/movie/etc.


ext_193658
Jun. 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Book plot question
I just finished the book, and I know this is the exact wrong place to ask this, but I don't care. My question, phrased to avoid plot-spoilage, is this: Why hadn't she recognized him from the start, or he her? Or, if they both knew that they both knew each other, why did they play the game throughout? I NEED ANSWERS thx
(Anonymous)
Sep. 16th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Bad Monkeys Film
Dear Mr Ruff: I have enjoyed your book (Bad Monkeys) immensely, I had bought 30 copies and given them to friends, colleagues and family. They all loved it! Wonder where I can get a copy of the British edition (love the cover!)

One of them, a physician here in town, (Dr Louis Wilson) had contacted you about the movies rights, but sadly did not pursue this further.

I am anxious to know when Mr Battaglia and Blink Internationsl will hopefully produce your film and I assure you I will personally have a Bad Monkeys Night for the opening weekend and will treat 50 of my friends to the film!

Sincerely,

Henry Sanchez-Leal, M.D.
Wichita Falls, Texas
(Anonymous)
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Bad Monkeys Movie! :D Looking forward to that!
Bad Monkeys is an amazing book, i can imagine it being a great movie even with a low-budget production! looking forward to see it!
:)

Greetings from Portugal,
Gonçalo.
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