Well, it has been over a year since we had news about The Tribe book Blood Of The Judas. (It’s actual title is ‘Blood Of The Judas’, not ‘The Blood Of Judas’ as mentioned in previous posts – find out why below…).
Blood Of The Judas is a book co-written by Harry Duffin (who worked with Raymond Thompson in developing The Tribe from an idea to a TV series) and David Richard Fox (one of the best storyline writers on The Tribe series). The book tells the story of the early days of the virus and it has had a rocky road getting it on to the shelves.
Here’s the latest update from it’s co-author David Richard Fox, courtesy of Tribe fan Scott. Scott asked about what the book was about, to which David said: “It’s called ‘Blood of the Judas’. In the screenplay and novel some adults are still alive, hiding out in the city. They are referred to as ‘Judases’ (because they have betrayed the young), and hunted down ruthlessly by the Locusts, Demon Dogs etc. But I can’t reveal much more!!”
- Sounds pretty chilling! The kids are tracking down adults and possibly killing/enslaving them?
On the status of where the book is at with publishers, David said:
We did get the novel read by a couple of publishers who said they liked it, but no deal was forthcoming unfortunately. No reflection on the work, they just didn’t think there was a big enough market for it.
We went back to them when the series was brought back onto Channel 5, but still no joy. The publishing world is a mystery to me since there is clearly a ready-made audience out there for this material, (as your continuing loyalty to the show demonstrates).
Damn you publishers!!! Maybe approaching an Australian publisher may work as the series has recently kicked off there? Or, okay this is sacrilegious of me, remove associations with The Tribe series on the book? You can still have Demon Dogs / Locos in it, but don’t mention The Tribe on the cover! And have it as a standalone novel? [Just a suggestion! - I want to read it already!!!]
More news, though it is most definitely early days, David Fox also told Scott:
There was some talk of a new Tribe series being made in the States, and if that comes off, the film and novel are both back in with a chance.
Of course it may take years before such a series if made (if it does). But could there be an American remake of The Tribe series? What do you think? Would you watch it? [I sure would!] And will Blood Of The Judas ever get released? [It better!]
*Keep The Dream Alive*
Thanks to Scott and TribeRevival.com.