I can find no mention of LDRKI on their web site. It is not clear how rights issues could be resolved if someone wanted to submit a script using characters from LDKRI without showing some path to acquire the rights from JAL (if Yellow Bird does not already have the rights to them). In fact, JAL himself has given guidance to people here on this very topic:snaps wrote:I am delighted to brighten up your life, as always. Anyway, lets try to salvage something pleasant here.Wolfchild wrote: Now, however, I kind of get a kick out of it when you post statements like this. Seriously, it just doesn't get old. I don't know why you keep doing it, but please don't stop.
Readers will probably be aware of the existence of ''Yellow Bird'' the production company behind LTROI, The Larsson 'Millenium Trilogy'' , both British and Swedish versions of the ''Wallander'' series.
One interesting feature is that they do consider initial ''pitches'' by anyone, for new ideas, providing they don't exceed 200 words. (a tall order!) but that might be a useful and interesting writing exercise for the many talented FF writers on here. Imagine pitching your prequel or sequel to LTROI/ LDRKI but keeping your summary to less than 200 words.
More details on here: http://www.yellowbird.se/index.php?opti ... 1&Itemid=3
However, if someone submitted a pitch that Yellow Bird liked enough, it would seem that they are offering to explore the rights issue themselves:Just wanted to let you know that I´m fine and dandy with it. As long as no profit is made, and it´s clear that I am not the author...
I don't know about the US or international rights, where JAL may have sold them lock, stock, and barrel, to Hammer/Relativity, but barring that, John owns Oskar and Eli.If you have a script or project idea that you would like to present to us, please follow the instructions below:
Put all the information above (written in English or Swedish) in an e-mail and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Describe the plot in your script or the main features of your project idea (maximum 200 words).
- Specify the genre (crime, comedy, drama etcetera).
- Specify the format (feature film, TV series etcetera).
- Describe yourself, your experience and merits (maximum 200 words).
Please note that we do not wish to receive any entire scripts, treatments or similar in this first instance.
If we believe that what you have presented is of interest to Yellow Bird, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please note that we receive a lot of submissions and can therefore not guarantee any response.
Even so, it would be cool if one of The Infected were to submit something.