MUMBAI: Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Productions Sinbad: Rogue of Mars to adapt into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2012.
A continuation of the Sinbad films that started in 1958 with The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and followed in the 1970’s with The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Rogue of Mars is an updated sequel rather than a reboot.
Executive producer Barry Schneer revealed that Rogue of Mars is the first of a planned new trilogy that will bring this beloved character to a whole new generation while still showing respect to the original fans, “I am thrilled to continue the amazing legacy my uncle, Charles Schneer began with 7th Voyage and bring to the screen the Sinbad movie that he and Ray Harryhausen never got to make.”
In his 4th film adventure, Sinbad and his crew find a magical urn and are soon transported to another planet by a ruthless and vengeful Jinn bent on freeing his race who have been imprisoned for millennia and then laying waste to the ones responsible.
“Sinbad has always been one of more popular titles in our library that also includes “Wrath of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts,” says Bluewater Productions publisher Darren G. Davis. “It certainly lends itself to a big-budget tentpole movie.”
Morningside along with its banking partner, Brazilian Bank director Pablo Antoniazzi, Estratejia Investimentos, S.A. have co-ventured to structure the financing for this epic film. Recently, the group has tapped screenwriter and comic creator Paul J. Salamoff to write the screenplay for a reported mid six figures. Salamoff is the author of the critically acclaimed comic series Logan’s Run: Last Day.
He also has a number of films currently in development. Bluewater Production’s Sinbad: Rogue of Mars new graphic novel will be available in April, 2011. Primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, the graphic novel will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.