Friday, July 3, 2009

SPENSER FOR HIRE AGAIN!

SPENSER FOR HIRE AGAIN!

ROBERT B. PARKER IS KEEPING HIS FRANCHISES TURNING AND BURNING. WRITING FOR HIS BLOG, HE UPDATES NEWS ON A REMAKE OF HIS SPENSER FOR HIRE SERIES . . .

(April 23rd) We are in negotiation for a remake of the SPENSER: FOR HIRE series to be produced by SONY/DREAMWORKS, and shown on TNT. There is often a slip twixt cup and lip in Los Angeles, but so far things are promising.

(May 29th) Negotiations continue on the Spenser For Hire front. The mills of Hollywood grind exceeding fine. But I have no reason to think it won't happen in awhile.

PARKER ALSO REPORTS HE’S ADDING NEW LIFE TO HIS SPENSER SERIES . . .

(May 29th) I am currently writing a book with the working title SIXKILL in which a new character joins Spenser's world. Probably be out next year . . . The next Spenser novel, THE PROFESSIONAL will go on sale October 5 of this year.

AND REGARDING JESSE STONE . . .

(April 23rd) The next Jesse Stone movie will be on CBS sometime later this year (its done and waiting) and Jesse Stone movie #7 will start shooting in Nova Scotia on , I am told, September 8.

AND THERE MAY ALSO BE LIFE LEFT IN HITCH AND COLE BEYOND THE TRILOGY COMPLETED BY BRIMSTONE . . .

(May 29th) The response to BRIMSTONE has been gratifying. I don't know very far ahead, what I'm going to write. But I rather don't like the idea of not writing anymore about Hitch and Cole, so, probably, I will.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Please no, unless we have a real Spenser this time! The last TV movie they made with Joe Mantegna was a disgrace to Spenser. Italian actors and Spenser just don't mix, so, if you are seriously considering a new Spenser series, get a decent actor!

diane said...

All they have to do is hire Nathan Fillion for the role of Spenser. He's the right age, has the right physical appearance and quickness, and is equally convincing as a hard case and a quick wit. I leave the casting of Hawk and Susan to fortune; there are a number of good actors who could make those roles their own, and I'd love to see this series happen.

The whole Joe Mantegna thing is something I'm still trying to erase from my memory.

Heather said...

David James Elliot from JAG as Spenser

Rena Sofer as Susan Silverman

Richard T. Jones as Hawk

Lindsey Price as Rita Fiore

Mark Moses as Lt. Martin Quirk

Paul McCrane as Frank Belson