Friday, November 09, 2007

Tom Lewis's "Hitler's Judas," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Tom Lewis's Hitler's Judas, the second volume in the Pea Island Gold trilogy.

About the book, from the author's website:

In Hitler’s Judas, Tom Lewis introduces protagonist Martin Bormann. Bormann, possibly the closest man to Adolf Hitler, knows Hitler’s insane decision to invade Russia will destroy The Fatherland. Already in a position of enormous power, Bormann forms an intricate plan of escape. But Bormann has no intentions of escaping as a pauper.

When the right moment comes, Bormann leaves the doomed Third Reich forever, taking with him $50 million in stolen Nazi gold. His surprising destination is Pea Island, a lonely strip of sand north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Will his plan succeed?

Populated with exquisite, compelling, and memorable characters who will stay with readers long after the final page is turned, Hitler’s Judas introduces a remarkable supporting cast, including Horst Von Hellenbach, Germany’s celebrated U-Boat captain who detests war and the Nazi regime and is in terminal conflict with his sworn military duty; Elisabeth Kroll, an impressionable woman unable to choose between Horst or his twin brother Harold, a handsome, respected surgeon and fanatic Nazi; Edda Winter, Bormann’s mistress and talented actress who hopes Bormann will be her ticket to Hollywood; Klaus Berger, Germany’s most famous thespian, whose very life depends on how well he plays his most difficult role; and Sunday Everette, a stunning young black woman who stands in the way of Bormann and his goal.

Resplendent with historical detail, Hitler’s Judas is an intricate, moving and extraordinary tale of intrigue, murder and betrayal.

Lewis's entry about a film adaptation opens:

I am certain that most fiction novelists write their books believing they would make good screenplays/movies. I know I do. In the case of my trilogy, Pea Island Gold, I definitely had in mind at least a successful mini-series for television. As well, I firmly believe that each stand-alone novel would be quite adaptable to dramatic film.

As for Hitler's Judas, casting for such a movie should not be a problem. There are many actors who could play the roles of the major characters. If I were choosing, I would love to see Anthony Hopkins play Martin Bormann. Hopkins is a consummate artist, and has a similar body build as Bormann. Gene Hackman could also effectively show Bormann’s devious, cruel, yet brilliant nature. [read on]

Read more about the Pea Island Gold trilogy -- Sunday's Child is the first volume -- at Tom Lewis's website.

My Book, The Movie: Hitler's Judas.

--Marshal Zeringue