Re: RARA-AVIS: re: Chandler radio show

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 03 Jul 2002

Rene Ribic wrote:

> > No wonder Hollywood came knocking. Pardon my ignorance,
> you may/probably have written about it before but how did the film of
> SHOOTERS go? Has it been made & are you happy with the result?

Tri-Star optioned it for 18 months, stole another 5 months on a completely illegal contract technicality, then re-upped the option for another year to keep it off the market while they developed the similarly themed (yet vastly inferior!) "8 mm". They let the option lapse on the same day they started shooting "8 mm" and I soon discovered that my project was dead in the water in Hollywood. An A list director squired SHOOTERS around town for about two weeks until he called Nicolas Cage's agent to discuss hiring him and found out that Cage was already MAKING that movie.

Am I happy with the results of that deal? You betcha.

> I think the edition I have is the US first edition, Forge, 1997,
> assuming I've interpreted the info. correctly.

Sounds like the U.S. paperback. There was a hardcover version the year before.

Go hard next time, Rene!


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