John E. Stith's Available Screen Rights
WATER GUNNER A mystery comedy with a touch of romance in the vein of CASTLE. A meddling aunt drags a couple into danger when they discover who's killing the presidents of companies polluting the environment.
DEEP QUARRY Adapted from Stith's science-fiction action novel.
Novels for which film rights are still available
(More information can be found in the bibliography.)
SCAPESCOPE: 1984 with some humor.
MEMORY BLANK: TOTAL RECALL meets OUTLAND.
DEATH TOLLS: Investigative reporter on Mars enounters a news team creating disaters to make news they can report first.
DEEP QUARRY: Private eye discovers buried--and occupied--alien starship.
MANHATTAN TRANSFER ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. In Space. Rights once under option have reverted. Screenplay is available.
REUNION ON NEVEREND: TRUE LIES meets STARGATE.
RECKONING INFINITY. VOYAGE TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH in alien territory.
REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS DIE HARD in space.
Short stories for which film & TV rights are still available
"Early Winter" Nuclear winter finds some technology still functioning.
"Last Words" Members of a first-contact team are turning up dead, but is the killer one of the aliens, or one of the team?
"Little Black Book" A time traveler dating women in the past finds he's being followed by the same man, in different time periods.
"Molar 2-7734" Frustrations with implanted communications.
"One Giant Step" How the dinosaurs died out.
"Planet Seven" Alien invaders want one of our planets.
"Purification Rites" Humans encounter a strange alien artifact.
"Simon Sidekick" A boy on the moon comes of age with the help of a computer intelligence.
"Time Travelers' Work is Never Done" A man gets caught in a time rut.
Film Projects Still Needing Funding
THE TENDERLOIN is a drama about a woman bringing up a daughter in the San Francisco Tenderloin (co-written with director-producer, A. Tana). North City Productions completed shooting, starring Jo Anderson. A VHS version exists, and the producer is now raising post-production funds to finish the film version. Email from parties interested in discussing financing the remaining stage could be sent to A. Tana.