I have been getting a lot of inquiries lately that fall into similar groupings so I thought I’d answer and discuss them here.
How could you let them, etc.
For all of those of you who are newly upset (or still) about the changes in the Jumper movie and want to know how on earth I could possibly allow them to happen, please read or reread my essay on the topic originally pubbed in the Tor email newsletter and reposted here. It is titled “Misconceptions” for good reason.
What about that movie sequel?
I am told, by people who have access to the Pro version of the Internet Movie Database that there is a start date for principle photography listed for the movie Jumper II on that site. I have not heard anything officially from the studio or my agent on this. The rights for sequels are already licensed from the original agreement so I don’t have to “give permission” but neither do they have to notify me. At some point, if they do go ahead with a sequel, they owe me more money.
Will there be another Jumper book sequel?
While the novel I am finishing (part of which you can read at Tor.com here) is not a Jumper novel, the next novel after that will be. It will be a sequel to the two original novels (Jumper and Reflex) and will not contain elements introduced by the film version or the film tie-in Jumper: Griffin’s Story.
If you’re not writing a Jumper sequel what are you writing?
I do not know the name of my current novel even though it is nearing completion. Maybe I should have a contest. The above mentioned story at Tor.com “Bugs In the Arroyo” is a segment out of the book and a story in the May 2009 Analog, “A Story, With Beans” is set in the same robot eaten American southwest.
Anybody have any ideas?