Dr. Cussler Should Be Allowed to Write the Screenplay sign now

Since 1980, Dirk Pitt fans worldwide have felt cheated for a Dirk Pitt adventure since the release of Raise The Titanic! We, the fans are shocked and appalled that your company has threatened Dr. Cussler by stating you would start filming his novel without his approval on a script that your screenwriters have written when it is stated in your contract with him that he would have casting and script approval.

We the fans, demand that the producers of Crusader Entertainment and Paramount Pictures honor Dr. Cussler's contract and allow him to write the screenplay for the upcoming film of Sahara. News about the scripts that Dr. Cussler has received does not stay faithful to his novel. Like Dr. Cussler, we the fans, do not want another Raise the Titanic fiasco. We, like the Dr., want a screenplay faithful to the novel.

We would like to see the cannibal village scene that production team considered "as not dramatic enough". We would like to see the romance between Dirk and Eva that your production, again, thought was "corny". We would like to see this film to be as adventurous, exciting, thrilling, and romantic as the novel that was praised by many fans and critics.

We do not want to see any change in the characters (Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, Admiral Sandecker, Rudi Gunn and the supporting characters) of the novel when it is transferred to the screenplay.

Nor do we want to see scenes added that had nothing to do with the plotline of the story. No tuxedos, no name changes of the characters (ex. The character of Albert Giordino was changed to Vinnie Walker in Raise the Titanic), and no changes in the characters background (ex. The character of Admiral Sandecker-played with some heft by Jason Robards-was somehow transformed into a complete contradiction of the man he is in the book: a shifty, slimy military bureaucrat).

Obviously, dialogue is essential and crucial to any story. Without being distracting, the presence of dialogue should aid the audience in understanding the scene at hand. In the writing of his novels, Cussler has, at times, elected to replace dialogue with action. Of course, this depends completely on the characters and requirements of the situation. Likewise, in certain instances, dialogue becomes an extension of the action. When Cussler chooses to incorporate dialogue in his books, it is fine-tuned to the point that it sounds just right for the situation and character. We demand that no dialogue be added when it should not and none taken away when it should stay. Allow Dr. Cussler to write the screenplay and dialogue as he see fits.

If you bought Dr. Cussler's novels to bring them to the cinematic world than you should consider to bring Dr. Cussler into the fold to help write the screenplay and to bring his wonderful novels to life.

Signing this petition means that you believe Crusader Entertainment and Paramount Pictures should honor Dr. Cussler's contract and to have the screenplay faithful to the novel and to allow Dr. Cussler to be involved with the writing of the script. Since he wrote the novel, Dr. Cussler should be involved with the writing of the script.

The numbers on this petition should show to Crusader Entertainment and Paramount Pictures that we support Dr. Cussler 100\% and we would like to see him involved with the writing of the script. This would not only turn the film into a blockbuster hit but it would thank so many fans who have been loyal to Dr. Cusslers novels.

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  • 27 February 20161000. P P
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  • 25 February 2016999. James A
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  • 16 February 2016998. Joan R
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  • 13 February 2016997. Sherry B
    The sale of all those books proves Dr. Cussler knows what he's doing. Also, nudity is NOT a family value. City, State, Country Stewartstown, PA 17363 Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/
  • 04 February 2016996. Rob P
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  • 04 February 2016995. Franois B
    Keeping Cussler's fans unsatisfied with a movie that does not stick to the original novel should be the best way to lose all profits of adaptations of "Incas Gold" or others... Think about it ! City, State, Country Angers, France Would you see the film i
  • 31 January 2016994. James Rd
    Cussler fan for 19 years City, State, Country Aurora,CO,U.S.A. Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/VHS if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No
  • 28 January 2016993. Michael C
    Altering it to increase "dramatic effect" will only diminish the Dirk Pitt "Brand" City, State, Country Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/VHS if Dr. Cussl
  • 14 January 2016992. Mclean D
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 2016991. Mike H
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016990. Mi F
    For many years I have read Clive Cussler's books and enjoy them to the max. Altho' I have never seen the film 'Raise the Titanic', from the few negative reactions of those who have seen it I won't have missed it. As to the present film, I consider that an
  • 28 December 2015989. Simon J
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015988. Michael D
    Please stand by the contract and lets get some great movies made. thank you City, State, Country Las Vegas, NV. USA Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/VHS if Dr. Cussler is not involved
  • 21 December 2015987. Michael M
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015986. Pat C
    We trust Clive City, State, Country Anchorage, AK USA Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/VHS if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No
  • 17 November 2015985. Arthur A
    We are sick and tired of the dreck Hollywood passes off as quality entertainment. Dr. Cusssler's fans deserve an adaptation as faithful as that of "Lonesome Dove." City, State, Country Newbern, TN 38059 USA Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not inv
  • 08 November 2015984. Eric S
    Crusader Entertainment Boycott!! City, State, Country Medford, OR USA Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would you purchase the DVD/VHS if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No
  • 28 October 2015983. Robert J
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  • 22 October 2015982. Amanda H
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015981. Scasey Dickerson
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015980. William Jb
    I have always wondered why there was never any movies made from these books, they are so much fun to read. It makes me sick that Dr. Cussler would not be involved in the writing of the screenplay. City, State, Country Claremore, OK USA Would you see the f
  • 20 October 2015979. Joel M
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015978. Lorraine H
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  • 19 October 2015977. Richard Dl
    I support this petition
  • 23 September 2015976. Jake D
    i loved clive cusslers books, and from reading other books and watching their movies, i hate when the movies are far from what really happened in the book City, State, Country Setauket,NY,USA Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the
  • 20 September 2015975. Nikki G
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015974. Joe A
    Film makers; learn from your previous mistakes (Raise the Titanic). Let the man get on and do his job, so all fans can benifit. City, State, Country Beaconsfield, England Would you see the film if Dr. Cussler is not involved with the screenplay? No Would

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