As previously announced, a Dunmurry authors stories about snake bellied trolls and a thunder dragon has seen the film rights to the books snapped up by Sir Eltons Rocket Pictures.
Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll will be a live-action/CGI-animated feature. Based on the first book in Derek Keiltys series, it will tell the story of a young cowboy who seeks justice in a world that mashes together fantasy and the Wild West.
The writer took time out to speak with EJW.
Derek says he heard Elton plans a sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet and believes it will be a success.
He saw ''Gnomeo'' with his daughters when it came out, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
He got to meet Julio Bonet recently, ''who as well as being on production staff also did the voice of the Mankini Gnome.''
''It was fun chatting to him about that as I also do impressions and accents and I'd love to do a voice on Will Gallows but we'll have to see.''
He is excited about completing Will Gallows and the Rock Demon's Blood, which will be out February 2013, and adds:
''The first two books have sold to 5 countries now - Germany, France, Spain, Brazil and Israel.''