I'm very pleased to announce the newest Lonely Road Books project, which should prove to be very popular among our collectors!
BLATTY, William Peter Blatty, the legendary author of The Exorcist and Legion, has opened his personal library to share five screenplays he wrote at different stages of his career that have never been read by the general public before.
These include a first draft of Viva Las Vegas (yes, the Elvis movie!), a version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest meant to star Kirk Douglas, a screenplay based on an unfinished novella by Truman Capote, another constructed around the idea of a "behind the scenes" look at the making of a film very much like The Exorcist, and the story of a Japanese detective set in Tokyo.
Each screenplay will be bound as its own collectible Limited Edition volume and those five volumes will then be housed in a hand-made slipcase. Each screenplay is an exact reproduction of the writer's work, down to any imperfections in the typewriter he was using at the time.
You'll never be closer to these films-that-could-have-been than when you're reading these screenplays. The versions you will hold in your hands have never been read outside the offices of Hollywood production companies and William Peter Blatty's personal library, so this is a rare glimpse into an alternate film universe that could have been very different from the one we know. There are no plans for these screenplays to ever be reprinted.
You can place your order through the Cemetery Dance website before time runs out.
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Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!
Brian James Freeman