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5 items from 2015


Film Based on First Widely-Publicized Report of Alien Abduction in the USA in Development

17 September 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A film adaptation based on the book "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World's First Documented Alien Abduction" is in development by the producers of the upcoming "Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" - Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel of Stellar Productions. Written by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden, the book gives readers an insider's look at Barney and Betty Hill, an interracial couple who claimed that they were abducted by extraterrestrials in rural New Hampshire, on September 19, 1961 through September 20, 1961. It was the first widely publicized report of alien abduction, adapted into the best-selling 1966 book »

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Gotham/Principal And Stellar Partner On Alien Abduction Pic ‘Captured’

16 September 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials producers Gotham/Principal and WGA award winners Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel of Stellar Productions have announced a partnership to make the feature film Captured. It’s based on the book Captured! The Betty And Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story Of The World's First Documented Alien Abduction, by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden. The film will follow Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, New Hampshire who… »

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Alien Abduction Story ‘Captured’ in the Works as Movie

16 September 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gotham/Principal, producers of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” will team up with Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel via their Stellar Prods. to produce alien-abduction story “Captured.”

The project is based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, N.H., who said they were captured by a UFO on Sept. 19, 1961. The Hills — a black postal clerk and a white social worker — claimed they had been studied by extraterrestrials and then returned to Earth with missing memories that were later retrieved under hypnosis.

Bryce Zabel, creator of the NBC/Sony alien-themed series “Dark Skies,” will write the script. The story is based on the 2007 non-fiction book “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction” by nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman and Betty Hill’s niece Kathleen Marden.

Producers plan to make the film in a »

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Gotham/Principal, Stellar Productions team up on 'Captured'

16 September 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The producers of this week’s release Maze Runner: Scorch Trials have partnered with Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel on the alien abduction thriller.

Captured is based on the rights to the first reported alien abduction that occurred 54 years ago this week and tells of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from New Hampshire, who claimed they were captured by a UFO in 1961.

Bryce Zabel will adapt the screenplay from the 2007 non-fiction book Captured! The Betty And Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story Of The World’s First Documented Alien Abduction.

Nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman co-wrote the book with Betty Hill’s niece Kathleen Marden. The film will be set in the context of Cold War paranoia and race relations.

Eric Robinson of Gotham/Principal negotiated the deal with Jason Leibovitch of Leibo Management on behalf of Stellar. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Quote of the Week: Stanton Friedman

2 July 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

"Frankly I am sick and tired of the Us Air Force lying to the public, the press, and members of Congress about UFOs."

Stanton T. Friedman (born July 29, 1934), professional ufologist who is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident. He worked as a nuclear physicist on research and development projects for several large companies.

Today is the 68th anniversary of the crash at Roswell in 1947!

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