Any Full Moon fan will know the name C. Courtney Joyner. He scripted some of their coolest projects in the early 90’s like PUPPET MASTER III, DOCTOR MORDRID, and TRANCERS III. If that wasn’t enough, he wrote and directed the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation THE LURKING FEAR for them as well. His resume is quite impressive and extends much further than the Full Moon universe. He also scripted horror classics such as FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM with Vincent Price and PRISON directed by Renny Harlin and starring Viggo Mortensen. With a career embedded in the history of horror and science fiction, who better to tackle a sequel novel to the Jules Verne classic 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA.
From the official Press Release:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.
Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…
NEMO RISING will be released in hardcover from Tor Books on December 26th, 2017.
C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit and is a graduate of USC, Joyner’s first produced screenplay was THE OFFSPRING, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner’s other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of THE SHOTGUN western series and NEMO RISING.