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Category Archive: 'Movie News'

Let's Make a Movie

Posted by: Rodger on September 14th, 2011 at 14:11
Posted in: Last Call, Movie News

Some months ago, Arcana Pictures optioned the television and film rights to Tim Powers' World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call. Now they want to raise money to film a scene from the book. The purpose is to use the scene to pitch a larger project. They're using Kickstarter to raise the capital so dig into your pockets and the back of your closet and pledge. More details are available via the link.

Last Call Optioned

Posted by: Rodger on June 8th, 2011 at 18:41
Posted in: Last Call, Movie News

Arcana Pictures has optioned the exclusive worldwide television and film rights to author Tim Powers' World Fantasy Award-winning novel Last Call. You can view it below or go to YouTube for a bigger version.






Last Call Optioned

Tim Powers on 'Real-World Lumber'

Posted by: Rodger on June 3rd, 2011 at 18:30
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Interviews, Movie News, On Stranger Tides, Powers News, Work in Progress

Alison Flood of guardian.co.uk talked to Tim Powers about On Stranger Tides and other topics. He gets chatty about his next book and he explains how he builds his fantastic tales from 'real-world lumber'.

Tim Powers Interview

Posted by: Rodger on June 3rd, 2011 at 14:57
Posted in: Interviews, Movie News, On Stranger Tides

Maryann Yin of GalleyCat talked to Tim Powers about how his book inspired Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posted by: Rodger on May 8th, 2011 at 16:45
Posted in: Movie News, On Stranger Tides

The red carpet for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was broadcast live on May 07, 2011. You can rewatch the broadcast by clicking on the link below. Tim is interviewed at about the 38 minute mark.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Live May 07, 2011

On the Set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posted by: Rodger on April 16th, 2011 at 15:36
Posted in: Movie News, On Stranger Tides

Last August, Tim mentioned that he and Serena were going to visit the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Here is evidence that they made it and had a chance to meet Johnny Depp.

Tim Powers Interview

Posted by: Rodger on November 13th, 2010 at 13:26
Posted in: Interviews, Movie News, On Stranger Tides, Powers News



James Blaylock and Tim Powers

Christine Amarantus has written an article for The Daily Titan of Call State Fullerton. In it, she interviews James Blaylock and Tim Powers about their time there and the early days of their writing. It covers their days with Philip K. Dick and K.W. Jeter and delves into their adventures developing novels known as steampunk. It mentions their relationship with William Ashbless who gave On Stranger Tides its name.

While Johnny Depp is expected to return as Captain Jack Sparrow for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Titans may be interested to know that the roots of it stem back to Cal State Fullerton.

Read the full article on the The Daily Titan of Call State Fullerton web site.
Photo © Janelle Conner/Daily Titan

On Stranger Tides Set Visit

Posted by: Rodger on August 13th, 2010 at 11:49
Posted in: Movie News

Tim reports:

Serena and I might get to visit the set of the Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides on Tuesday, the 17th of August. If it works out, I'll describe here what went on.

On Stranger Tides Movie News

Posted by: Rodger on July 28th, 2010 at 13:20
Posted in: Movie News

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

News is starting to surface on the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Several people emailed me with links and I thought you'd like to see what they found.