It has been a while since PopcornMonster.com’s last report regarding the Back to Frank Black campaign and their efforts to get a movie made based on Chris Carter’s much beloved cult TV series Millennium, which starred actor Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens) as the main character, Frank Black, and ran for three seasons on the FOX network before it was canceled in 1999. While a movie still has yet to be green-lit, whether in the form of a feature film or TV movie, the movement still continues to gain support from Carter, Henriksen, series producer Frank Spotnitz, and countless fans all around the world.
BTFB‘s latest effort comes in the form of an extensive companion book to the series titled Back to Frank Black: A Return to Chris Carter’s Millennium, slated for release by the end of this month. The book includes forwards by Henriksen and Spotnitz, as well as an introduction by Carter. The book’s content consists of a number of interviews with the cast and crew from Millennium, including writers Glen Morgan and James Wong (who wrote some of my favorite episodes from the show), and even boasts an essay written by fan-favorite Brittany Tiplady, who played Frank Black’s daughter. Also included are various essays from a number of well-respected authors with a wealth of knowledge regarding the TV series, including award-winning media critic John Kenneth Muir, who recently published Horror Films of he 1990s last year.
For Millennium enthusiasts, this book is definitely a must-have, and a great way to show that the fanbase behind the series is still very much alive and well, and continues to gain new fans to this day. For a refresher of what the show was all about, as well as more info regarding the new book, hit the jump for a short video and press release!
(Note: The video states an August release, but has since been pushed to September)
Fourth Horseman Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2012 — Fourth Horseman Press has confirmed the September 2012 publication of Back to Frank Black, a book based on the Fox television series Millennium (1996-1999) and produced in association with the titular campaign to return its protagonist, Frank Black, to the screen.
Back to Frank Black offers fans of Millennium a hitherto unprecedented volume of material exploring this landmark series. The book features forewords from lead actor Lance Henriksen and co-executive producer Frank Spotnitz as well as an introduction by series creator and executive producer Chris Carter. Back to Frank Black presents extensive interviews with cast and crew in addition to exclusive new material that includes an original essay by actress Brittany Tiplady. The collection further boasts essays from a number of authors with in-depth knowledge of the series including Joseph Maddrey, co-author of Lance Henriksen’s autobiography Not Bad for a Human (2011), and award-winning media critic John Kenneth Muir. The volume features cover artwork by Matthew Ingles and illustrations throughout by campaign founder James McLean.
Millennium tells the story of Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), a legendary forensic profiler gifted with the ability to see into the minds of the killers he seeks. Through his work as a consultant with the F.B.I. and the mysterious Millennium Group, the series offers a thoughtful exploration of the nature and manifestations of evil in the modern world. Millennium earned critical acclaim as well as a number of awards and nominations and remains highly regarded in the industry. The Back to Frank Black movement—dedicated to seeing the return of Millennium’s unique hero to the screen—has gained support from throughout the entertainment industry, including active involvement from Henriksen himself.
Fourth Horseman Press is an independent publisher established in 2003 with the launch of Revelation, the quarterly magazine of apocalyptic art and literature. Since then, the press has released a number of titles in paperback and hardcover including novellas, anthologies, and plays. Fourth Horseman Press recently earned recognition for the publication of Columbia & Britannia, an anthology nominated for the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History.
Back to Frank Black is edited by Adam Chamberlain and Brian A. Dixon, publishers for Fourth Horseman Press and consultants to the Back to Frank Black campaign. The book will be available in both hard and soft cover editions with a multi-platform electronic edition set to be released later in the year. The collection will not be sold for profit and all proceeds will be donated to Lance Henriksen’s preferred registered charity, Children of the Night. Publisher’s updates will be made available from Fourth Horseman Press at fourthhorsemanpress.com. For the latest news on the book’s release from the campaign, visit backtofrankblack.com.
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