While we wait (not soooo patiently!) for more set pictures from Bad Kids Go To Hell just an opinion and a reminder. The studios want to use social media to judge fan reactions and anticipation but what media? They mention the known giants, Facebook and Twitter, but many of the targeted demographic are on lj, Tumblr etc. I hope they realize and are looking to these as well. Meanwhile just spread Ben’s name whatever communities you hang out in! If possible get those people to visit Ben’s page on Facebook—apparently these numbers are being watched currently. Of course it is doubtful the studios understand how things can be manipulated by having multiple accounts !
The people behind Naught For Hire are pushing for social media presence for both Naught For Hire and Ben. So if you haven’t “Like”ed Ben’s FB page or the official NFH one do so (get friends to do so—no spam from either and very little feed). I am still curious how Paramount will use any information derived from social media. They are behind Naught For Hire and One Shot. Every social media site that posted/blogged about Cruise being possibly cast as Jack Reacher has mostly negative comments—will that outweigh what they perceive as big box office? For now though I can play the game.
Good news for those of you attending the San Diego Comic Con next month. Bad Kids Go to Hell will be there with cast appearances to be announced as known. I will update if and when Ben is announced. The anti-Tom Cruise comments have continued as more sites weigh-in. What I like is alot of the people are not fans of the books but just think he is over. I don’t think that just he isn’t right for this franchise.
Ok just a little round-up of the day’s Ben news! First filming still underway on Bad Kids Go to Hell. Naught For Hire has a signed contract with Paramount to be a digital TV series. Author John Stithe has hopes this will get things moving a bit. My perverse side is pleased at the reaction that has met the news that Tom Cruise is in talks to play Jack Reacher. Mainstream entertainment sites decrying it as a bad decision with their comment boards running mostly negative againt Cruise. Lee Child/Reacher sites overwhelming against the choice. Will it matter? Probably not. The webmistress at leechild.com recommended a documentary on Netflix called Tales from the Script. A couple of industry friends had mentioned it but I just got around to watching it this evening. A must for those wanting to understand how this whole page to paper thing works!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Tom Cruise is interested in playing Jack Reacher, the main character in the Lee Child novels. This isn’t being greeted well by fans. This is where it will be interesting to see how Paramount reads these posts. Fledgling projects with no “names” attatched to them are being told to show that “insert name” can carry a project by their presence on social media sites. So what happens whe “the name” draws criticism across the board? It will be interesting to see IMO. Meanwhile I visited the Facebook Lee Child page and commented as well as responded to The Hollywood Reporter’s FB article and Twitter post on this. I will post on leechild.com forum when I resolve my login issue but the news is not being met with positive comments there either!
I am hoping Ben being cast in Bad Kids Go To Hell may influence the producers of other projects with which he is associated .
A nice little blurb by a Dallas area movie critic . Thanks to Kazbaby for tweeting it!
While there has been no confirmation of Ben being cast in Bad Kids Go To Hell other than the other actor said to be in contention posted his congratulations of the film’s Facebook page. More has been posted at terrafirma on things to be done. I have added two books to the Amazon store—Bad Kids Go To Hell and One Shot—both projects I want to see Ben involved with! Remember any affiliate fees go to Alex’s Lemonade in the name of Ben Browder fans.
Many of you may have heard of another project that Ben’s name has reached producers about based on the graphic novel Bad Kids Go to Hell . The website has links to discussion places where you can put Ben’s name out there for the role of “Max”. A detailed explanation can be found in Twich’s post on Terrafirma. As I have said before I have no idea how well any of this works however it takes little time!