Thursday, August 02, 2007

Christa Faust's "Hoodtown," the movie

The current feature at My Book, The Movie: Christa Faust's Hoodtown.

Faust explains that a film adaptation with major stars is highly unlikely:
Hoodtown is the story of a washed up female masked wrestler who dishes out vigilante justice. The novel is set in a tough urban ghetto of "hoods" who remain masked at all times. It's classic hardboiled pulp crossed with the vintage lucha heroes of 1960's Mexican cinema.

I've always considered Hoodtown to be essentially unfilmable by current Hollywood standards. It's very visual and would make a great independent film, but there are just too many deal breakers to attract any big name talent.
Read on to learn about why Hoodtown will not be coming soon to a multiplex near you -- but who would star, direct, and provide the soundtrack if it did and Faust had total creative control.

So much for hypothetical movies. Faust's new book, Money Shot (forthcoming in 2008 from Hard Case Crime), is now casting for the promotional video trailer she's shooting.

The story:


It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she’d been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she’ll get to the bottom of what’s been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way...

Do you look like the model on the book cover? If so, contact Faust about your chance to play Angel Dare in the video trailer.

Visit Christa Faust's website and her blog to learn more about her work.

My Book, The Movie: Christa Faust's Hoodtown.

--Marshal Zeringue