Sci-Fi Thriller – post production
2150 A.D. The Essex, a deep space fishing vessel for industry giant, AmberCorp, is ready to make its final harvest of the season. The ship brushes with a rare creature, mammoth in size and highly territorial. Could this be the same leviathan that killed Richard and Owen’s father? To make matters worse, a vicious band of scavengers intercept the transmission and infiltrate the Essex, leaving them with nothing. With no cargo and few supplies, the captain makes a daring decision, they will venture into uncharted territory, playing for keeps, to capture the creature for a large black market take. White Space on IMDB
Suspense / Horror – in development
From George R.R. Martin, the New York Times Best Selling author behind HBO’s mega-series, “Game of Thrones,” comes this chilling story of a killer out for more than blood. When a string of grotesque killings begins to strike her small city, private detective Randi Wade becomes suspicious. A serial killer is taking the skin of its victims and the grisly murders remind her all too much of her own father’s death almost twenty years ago. As the police hit a dead end, Randi goes on a search for answers of her own… But when a close friend suddenly becomes a target, he is forced to reveal a startling secret about himself and Randi is quickly pulled into a dark underworld where monsters exist and prey on the living. Can you solve the mystery beneath the skin?
“My werewolf novella, “The Skin Trade”, originally published way back when in ‘Night Visions 5, has been optioned for film by Mike The Pike Productions…And about time. I’ve always thought there was a terrific movie in “The Skin Trade”, but somehow no one has ever optioned it till now. The novella is a horror/mystery cross set in a decaying rustbelt city and featuring a hot young female private eye and a hypochondriac lycanthrope, how’s that for high concept? Randi and Willie are still favorites of mine. The novella won the World Fantasy Award too, which is how I got that head of H.P. Lovecraft that looks down over my living room. I hope that Mike The Pike Productions does a kickass job with it.”
– George R.R. Martin, winner, 2012 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
Comedy – in development
Alan Fiske, a 30-something still living at home with his grandfather, gets dumped by
the town hottie, Linda Hart. Worse yet, she dumped him for his archenemy, Rick Worthington,
whose dad owns everything in their small lake town and then some. Rick, a 30-something man-boy, also living at home, likes his cake and eats it too as he carries on in
a long-distance affair with Summer Andrews, unbeknownst to Linda. And when Summer comes
to town for a surprise visit, Alan falls for her, Linda wants her dead, and Rick wants it all.
One night, in a bait delivery gone bad, Alan and his best friend, Charles, are forced to play
Rick and his buddies in a game of high stakes poker. In a battle of the egos, Rick bets his
father’s yacht against Alan’s entire savings and loses. Rick does not go quietly into that
good night. His dad threatens to relinquish his car, privileges and entire estate inheritance.
Rick suggests a re-match and offers to throw in his girlfriend, Summer, to sweeten the pot.
Alan complies at a chance to win her heart. In order to avoid any chance of cheating,
the boys settle on a fishing contest: To catch the legend of their lake, Mike the Pike, a 30 lb Muskie whose head has a not-so-handsome price on it from the town loon, Freddy Bannister.
He is hell-bent on avenging a recent, very ‘personal’ loss to Mike the Pike, the JAWS of their lake, notorious for leaving his prey running for shore…
Teen / Supernatural – in development
A teen homage to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Children of the Night is a wickedly fun thriller. Drake Goodman, a lonely goth, in his attempts to recruit members for his ’sleeper cell’, discovers a secret that will perpetuate his kind forever: Mina Merklovsky, a Born-Again Virgin with the power to turn “spoiled” humans back to their virginal state.
The clock is ticking as he works against a lethal deadline put upon him by Nigel, the unforgiving leader of the Eternal Legacy of Blood; This on top of the fact that Mina is having a hard time falling out of love with her recently ex-ed boyfriend, Jonathan Keller, who Drake decides must be taken out of the equation-permanently.
His devious plot faces resistance from his top (and only) recruit, Ren Fields, star quarterback for the high school football team; not far behind is Sheriff Mitchell Steer, hell-bent on the re-election who will stop at nothing to find the individual(s) responsible for the recent outbreak of vandalism and missing domesticated animals in this small town.