In the beginning, a long, long time ago, I was contacted by some filmmakers who were interested in doing a movie version of The Takers. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on the idea. A good friend of mine and I even attempted to adapt the book into a screenplay, but he ended up moving to New York (lucky duck), and I’ve been busy writing books 2-5. So things kind of stalled
It is back on my mind once again. Many of you have asked me if there will ever be a The Takers movie, and my answer has been that it’s not up to me. I’ve changed my mind about that. I’ve decided to be more proactive about it and see how far I can take it. I contacted a production company today to get an idea of budget for a short. I explained what I thought was the best approach, and I’m sending them a copy of the book to see just how “proactive” I will have to be. It will take money, which means I will most likely be getting into that crowdsourcing scene. However, there is no sense in pursuing it if there’s not an audience for a The Takers Movie. Incidentally, I would have to call it The Takers instead of Takers because there was a film about a bank heist with that title a few years ago. So what do you think? Is it worth pursuing? Would there be an audience for a move based on my book The Takers?
Here’s a book trailer a company called Book Shorts did for the book.