The new target date for release of the movie Train to Potevka is 2014. The old Soviet city of Vilnius, Lithunia has been chosen as the location where the movie will be filmed. It is a beautiful city where we found everything we need for the Potevka film: the train station, the safe house, the babushkas, etc. Bonnie and I will be involved as co-producers from the beginning to the end of making the film. We look upon this as a wonderful opportunity, as well as a great learning experience. And one thing we are definitely learning, it takes a long time to put a movie together. Once the production of the movie begins, we intend to create a weekly blog regarding our experiences and the progress of the movie.
The possible actors being considered to play Mike are Josh Lucas, Karl Urban, Paul Bettamy, and Kyle Chandler. Possible actresses to play the part of Bonnie are Evangeline Lily or Kate Hudson. When it gets down to actual casting, however, the person to play Mike will be chosen first and then the rest of the cast will be built around him.
The screenplay is going through revisions and close to being finalized. It has it all; the suspense, the long and lonely train trip, the package, and, of course, the love story. This is not your typical "007" flick - this film is based on the real deal.
We are excited to have this opportunity and looking forward to this coming year of hard work but great experiences! Stay tuned . . .