Reacquainting with an old friend.

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May 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm #2389
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battlebook.com
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It’s been years since I read the Casca series, so it’s like reacquainting with an old friend. So, why with all the histo-fantasy mini-series on TV there is no Eternal Mercenary – or even a movie – certainly a better set up for a story than “Highlander?”

May 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm #2391
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Tony Roberts
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That’s been a continual question over the years; its fated to be stretched out over the millennia, I think.

May 13, 2015 at 12:10 am #2392
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Mr. Tony Roberts, thank you for carrying the Casca torch these past years.

I look forward to reading your Casca novels (I’ve recently completed the Sadler Series and plan on reading them in order this time). I may even listen to them on audiobook.

Also, I have a good Wargaming buddy who is also a successful screenwriter/producer in Hollywood. I had brought this very question to his attention and he thought it would be great source material for a show. Surely you must know who retains the story right?

May 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm #2393
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Tony Roberts
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Thanks – hope you do enjoy the stories. The rights are owned by a company, Eastaboga Entertainment Inc. They keep very much to themselves and only let me know what books they agree for me to write; otherwise I’m not in the loop, even with any decisions over TV and films.

May 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm #2394
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battlebook.com
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Well, how could one more shove against the wall (of Hollywood) hurt – perhaps another “heave-ho!”

I would like to give my buddy a point of contact at Eastaboga, so an email, phone or personal contact will make things a lot easier.

For fun, how do you (or others) see the opening scene of the movie?

Is it three inbound choppers…

May 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm #2395
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Tony Roberts
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Certainly – its mirage4@att.net

I’m a purist as far as the script would go, in that I’d have it faithful to the book, but I suspect it would cost too much doing it that way and we’d get a ‘Highlander’-type thing.

May 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm #2396
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battlebook.com
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Thanx for the contact info. So how many Casca novels are there – including yours and into the near future?

I have finally gotten all 22 of the Sadler’s. I meant to say in my earlier post that I have acquired the first collection and am now embarking on a sequential re-read.

From snippets I’ve read he had a ghost writer(s).

So, do you have the power (or authority ) to conclude the Casca series with the “Second Comming of Christ?”

Does he finally get to rest in Peace. Do we know how Sadler actually felt about the series coming to an end, or was this never revealed?

May 15, 2015 at 8:35 am #2397
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Tony Roberts
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Casca novels – 40 at present, 1-22 (Barry Sadler), 23-34 (Paul Dengelegi) and my contributions 25-28, 30-32 and 34-42. 43 is almost done and then I have to negotiate a new contract.

Ghost writers for Sadler – yes.

I would never conclude the Casca series, for two good reasons. 1 – nobody in their right mind would kill this series off 2 – Casca’s story is restrospective, in that he is telling it to us via firstly Julius Goldman and now Danny Landries. Therefore he could never tell something that may happen in the future. Casca is a historical tale, not a futuristic one.

Barry never revealed his ultimate plans for Casca, and all those he might have spoken to about it are either dead or not saying.

February 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm #2457
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KevinSchmitt
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Good luck to Battlebook. I’ve never seen a more secretive outfit than the folks who run Casca. I used to think it was curious, but now I think its down right nuts. If I was Tony I’d get on a plane and go visit the whoever. Maybe bring along a castle storming kit just in case no one answers the knock.

February 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm #2462
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KevinSchmitt
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Ok, I’m feeling a bit guilty about the castle storming crack regarding the franchise owner so let me just say this: Memphis Tenn is a great place to visit. You would love Beale Street, I’m not kidding. So someday you really should fly over and talk. After all, at least this mystery man isn’t living in Detroit.

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