Press Release

Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Productions “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” to adapt into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2012. A continuation of the Sinbad films that started in 1958 with “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”, and followed in the 1970’s with “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” and “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”, “Rogue of Mars” is an updated sequel rather than a reboot.

Executive Producer Barry Schneer revealed that Rogue of Mars is the first of a planned new trilogy that will bring this beloved character to a whole new generation while still showing respect to the original fans, “I am thrilled to continue the amazing legacy my uncle, Charles Schneer began with 7th Voyage and bring to the screen the Sinbad movie that he and Ray Harryhausen never got to make.”

In his 4th film adventure, Sinbad and his crew find a magical urn and are soon transported to another planet by a ruthless and vengeful Jinn bent on freeing his race who have been imprisoned for millennia and then laying waste to the ones responsible.

“Sinbad has always been one of more popular titles in our library that also includes “Wrath of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts”, says Darren G. Davis, Publisher of Bluewater Productions. “It certainly lends itself to a big-budget tentpole movie.”

Morningside along with its banking partner, Pablo Antoniazzi, Director of the Brazilian Bank, Estratejia Investimentos, S.A. have co-ventured to structure the financing for this epic film. Recently, the group has tapped Screenwriter and Comic Creator Paul J. Salamoff to write the screenplay for a reported mid six figures. Salamoff is the author of the critically acclaimed comic series “Logan’s Run: Last Day”.  He also has a number of films currently in development.

Bluewater Production’s “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” new Graphic Novel will be available in April 2011. Primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, the graphic novel will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

ABOUT MORNINGSIDE ENTERTAINMENT:

Morningside Entertainment is an independent film company with a long history of developing classic sci-fi and fantasy films as well as modern commercial blockbusters. Founded in 1957, we are devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment. “With our world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, our goal is to deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a sensibility that appeals to both children and adults,” says Morningside VP, George Mesa, Sr.

In 1957, Morningside Entertainment became the first film company to produce and distribute stop-motion animated fantasy movies. Morningside’s founder, Charles Schneer, began his film career by studying at Columbia University in New York before serving in the US Army’s Signal Corps Photographic Unit. After the war, he moved to Hollywood and joined Columbia Pictures.

Charles Schneer’s partner, Ray Harryhausen, is a noted sculptor and special effects creator who most famous for his brand of stop-motion model animation. The two were introduced by a mutual friend from Charles Schneer’s Army days. Harryhausen’s two most acclaimed films are The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans, produced in the early 1980s. Recently, he was involved in producing colorized DVD versions of three of his classic Morningside films, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, and It Came from Beneath the Sea.

With each film, we strive to tell great stories that take audiences to different worlds where fantastical adventures capture the imaginations of all people regardless of age.

Our management is one of the most experienced and dynamic teams in the entertainment industry, overseeing the development and production of a wide variety of feature films. With each film, we strive to tell great stories that take audiences to different worlds where fantastical adventures capture the imaginations of all people regardless of age.

Experience the Fantastic!

About Bluewater Productions

Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.

via Bluewater Productions

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8 Comments

  1. Rob
    February 10, 2011 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Sinbad Rogue of Mars sounds like a movie for the ages. A film that will challenge Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, & Lord of the Rings for best box office selling films of all time. Classic Sinbad films are movies that were well made, produced, and directed. Using these same ingredients this should be a sure hit. Look forward to its release.

  2. filmphanatik
    February 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    I loved the original Schneer & Harryhausen stop-motion monster/adventure films. I also remember when the idea for “Sinbad Goes To Mars” was being thrown around after the “Eye of the Tiger.” I wish Barry Schneer and the whole a team at Morningside Entertainment the best of success with this picture, they have some very big shoes to fill.

  3. Randy S.
    February 13, 2011 at 8:55 am — Reply

    I am so glad to see that this film is finally coming to the silver screen. Schneer and Harryhausen had always planned this 4th film to follow the trilogy, though I think it was originally called Sinbad Goes To Mars. Can’t give enough credit to Exec. Producer Barry Schneer for finally putting this project together Best of luck!!

  4. Rob
    February 14, 2011 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Hey, “filmphantik” and “Rob”, you sound like you really follow these Sinbad movies. I thought i was the only one. I agree with you that this new movie has a lot to live up too. We shall see if Schneer & the Morningside Prod. team can deliver.. only time will tell.

  5. Michael
    February 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    I am a huge sci-fi and fantasy film follower. From what I have read on this new movie, it is going to be a huge movie. Movies in space are big sellers. Mars is an ideal place and interesting platform for an entertaining film. I am excited to see what this movie is going to be like.

  6. Stewart
    March 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Here is a epic movie that is going to break box office records. Rogue of Mars. YES! Just sounds right. If the actors chosen are top tier actors, and the directing is also top tier. Watch out, the movie is going to be big! A Rogue in Mars fighting off all types of creatures makes for an exciting movie. I am excited to see what this movie is going to be like.

  7. JUAN B
    March 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    I’ve known him on and off over the years, overall — I WISH BARRY SCHNEER THE BEST OF LUCK. ANDALE!!!!!!

  8. Damascus
    March 28, 2011 at 4:42 am — Reply

    Are all of you being serious? I might dig this movie, but there have been other Sinbad movies that have tanked. And just because I movie happens to be in space, doesn’t mean it’ll make money. Pluto Nash was in space, so was Pandorum and a multitude of other movies that didn’t do well or only did mediocre. I just think it is unlikely to be a major box office breaker. If it looks good, I’ll be in line to see it though.

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