Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Comic's "Sinbad: Rogue of Mars" and plans to adapt it into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2012.
"Rogue of Mars" is an updated sequel rather than a reboot, continuing the films that started in 1958 with "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”, and followed with 1974's "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and 1977's "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”.
In his fourth 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.
Executive Producer Barry Schneer revealed that Rogue of Mars is the first of a planned new trilogy that will bring the 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.”
"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 Darren G. Davis, Publisher of Bluewater Comics. "It certainly lends itself to a big-budget tentpole movie.”
Comic creator Paul J. Salamoff, author of the acclaimed comic series "Logan's Run: Last Day", is penning the screenplay for a reported mid six figures.