The Fugitive + Memento + Time Travel = Latest New Line Thriller The Thirteenth Hour

Original author and real estate broker Richard Doetsch must either have real chops, the best agent in the world, or a lucky horseshoe lodged up his butt in order to nail a second movie deal for a book that didn’t even have a publisher when the movie deal was struck; his first book The Thieves of Heaven is being developed at Fox 2000 and his next novel is going to be auctioned off to the highest publishing bidder soon. Hell, maybe he’s got all three.

The best part of this story is the note that Doetsch has up on his website regarding The Thirteenth Hour:

While you may have read the Hollywood speak where they try to summarize the story by comparing it to two other films—in this case The Bourne Identity and The Time Traveler’s Wife (I’m flattered)—I promise you, it is so much more than that.

SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

Well, I’m sold. How ’bout you?

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 05:43 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-09-15 at 13:20
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    I wouldn’t have been sold, but it’s apparently SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

  2. Written by Nas
    on 2008-09-17 at 03:32
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    For a guy who seems to be making lots of cash off selling the rights to books he hasn’t even had published, Doetsch (anyone else thinking “Douche”?) sure doesn’t seem impressed with Hollywood’s opinion of his unpublished work.

  3. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2008-09-17 at 05:29
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    That was just the excerpt talking, I think. In context, he’s more happy and humble and hype-y because in the world of Web 2.0, you have to be your own hype machine sometimes.

  4. Written by DJ Purkis
    on 2008-09-18 at 14:38
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    I checked out the Amazon link for The Thieves of Heaven and checked out the book’s tagline.

    The Vatican is hiding a secret and one man is going to steal it? What could this mean? I wasn’t sure, until I noticed that below the title you are reminded that the book is ‘A Thriller’. Phew. Well, that clears that up. Before I saw that I thought it was going to be some kind of godawful Dan Brown aff– oh, wait.

    …*Marge Simpson sound effect*

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