Morningside Entertainment Options Bluewater Comics’ ‘Sinbad’ to Set Sail in 2012


From the press release:

Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Comic’s “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” to adapt into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2012. A continuation of the Sinbad films that started in 1958 with “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”, and followed in the 1970’s with “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” and “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”, “Rogue of Mars” is an updated sequel rather than a reboot.

Executive Producer Barry Schneer revealed that Rogue of Mars is the first of a planned new trilogy that will bring this beloved character to a whole new generation while still showing respect to the original fans, “I am thrilled to continue the amazing legacy my uncle, Charles Schneer began with 7th Voyage and bring to the screen the Sinbad movie that he and Ray Harryhausen never got to make.”

In his 4th film adventure, Sinbad and his crew find a magical urn and are soon transported to another planet by a ruthless and vengeful Jinn bent on freeing his race who have been imprisoned for millennia and then laying waste to the ones responsible.

“Sinbad has always been one of more popular titles in our library that also includes “Wrath of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts”, says Darren G. Davis, Publisher of Bluewater Comics. “It certainly lends itself to a big-budget tentpole movie.”

Morningside along with its banking partner, Pablo Antoniazzi, Director of the Brazilian Bank, Estratejia Investimentos, S.A. have co-ventured to structure the financing for this epic film. Recently, the group has tapped Screenwriter and Comic Creator Paul J. Salamoff to write the screenplay for a reported mid six figures. Salamoff is the author of the critically acclaimed comic series “Logan’s Run: Last Day”. He also has a number of films currently in development.

Bluewater Production’s “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” new Graphic Novel will be available in April 2011. Primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, the graphic novel will also be available through several online venues including and Barnes & Noble.

Bluewater Comics is repped by Steve Fisher & Debbie Deuble (APA). Paul J. Salamoff is repped by Scott Agostoni (WME) and Kailey Marsh (Faction M)


Morningside Entertainment is an independent film company with a long history of developing classic sci-fi and fantasy films as well as modern commercial blockbusters. Founded in 1957, we are devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment. “With our world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, our goal is to deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a sensibility that appeals to both children and adults,” says Morningside VP, George Mesa, Sr.

In 1957, Morningside Entertainment became the first film company to produce and distribute stop-motion animated fantasy movies. Morningside’s founder, Charles Schneer, began his film career by studying at Columbia University in New York before serving in the US Army’s Signal Corps Photographic Unit. After the war, he moved to Hollywood and joined Columbia Pictures.

Charles Schneer’s partner, Ray Harryhausen, is a noted sculptor and special effects creator who most famous for his brand of stop-motion model animation. The two were introduced by a mutual friend from Charles Schneer’s Army days. Harryhausen’s two most acclaimed films are The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans, produced in the early 1980s. Recently, he was involved in producing colorized DVD versions of three of his classic Morningside films, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, and It Came from Beneath the Sea.

With each film, we strive to tell great stories that take audiences to different worlds where fantastical adventures capture the imaginations of all people regardless of age.

Our management is one of the most experienced and dynamic teams in the entertainment industry, overseeing the development and production of a wide variety of feature films. With each film, we strive to tell great stories that take audiences to different worlds where fantastical adventures capture the imaginations of all people regardless of age.

Experience the Fantastic!

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9 Responses to “Morningside Entertainment Options Bluewater Comics’ ‘Sinbad’ to Set Sail in 2012”
  1. steven says:

    This movie is going to bring a long awaited character back to the silver screen. I hope the guys at Morningside dont sell out and go with all CGI. Considering the film is being Executive Produced by Charles Schneer’s protege and nephew Barry Schneer, I hope it carries the soul of the older pictures.

  2. Cindy says:

    I cant wait to see this movie. It will be awesome in 3D, especially if they use stop-motion modeling. My hats off to Barry Schneer for following through with a project that has been long awaited by the fans of the earlier Schneer/Harryhausen trilogy.

  3. John says:

    I agree with Cindy about 3D. Sinbad in Mars fighting off all sorts of creatures and aliens in high definition IMAX and 3D makes for an amazing film. I am curious to see what Exec. Producer Barry Schneer and the Morningside team will do with Sinbad. This film has the platform for a successful box office hit. Anyone have any idea when the movie movie will be released?

  4. Sandy L. says:

    Although i havent spoke to him in awhile, I’ve known Barry Schneer for many years and can remember him always talking about this great adventure he envisioned for the next Sinbad. Im really glad he’s finally doing it. Congrats!!!!!

  5. Mark says:

    I can wait for this movie to finally be made and released. I was a big Sinbad follower as a kid. And now as an adult I have the opportunity to see Sinbad again in a whole different light and with the ideas of this generation. I hope the creatures are as creative as the ones Harryhausen created in the classic Sinbad films. Given all this, we are in store for an exceptional film.

  6. Jimmy says:

    I am extremely excited to know what this movie is going to be like. I have seen the classic old Sinbad films. There is no doubt, this movie is going to be good. If you have watched the classic movies, they were well made films. However, the key to this movies success is that this movie needs great actors, and top flight directing. The platform is there for success. So the producers need to take full advantage of this opportunity which I am certain they will.

  7. JENNY B says:


  8. Sandy L. says:

    I love this project. Wish they made more fantasy films nowadays. Glad guys like Barry Schneer still willing to challenge the big screen. Good luck, he’ll need it.


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