2017: New ‘Grizzly Adams’ Film and Television IPs
HOLLYWOOD, 2017 – Grizzly Adams® is currently shopping new television and motion picture IPs modeled after the exploits of famous California mountain man, John ‘Grizzly’ Adams.
The Grizzly Adams brand initially became popular worldwide by way of NBC's fictionalized 1977-82 TV Series, ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.’
The revamped Grizzly Adams television and film story versions were developed by the brand's owners, Tod Swindell [The Legend of the Phantom Rider, The Woman In The Moon] and Michael Greenburg [Stargate SG-1, Legend, MacGyver.]
Screenwriter, David O'Malley [Fatal Instinct, The Boogens, Dark Honeymoon] who as a young writer had worked on the original Grizzly Adams TV series is also a contributor.
Surprisingly, most people don't recognize that Grizzly Adams was a famous historical person. [For more see 'The Real Story' page.]
Grizzly Adams was originally a shoe and boot cobbler from Boston who ended up migrating to the Sierra Nevada Mountains after participating in the great California Gold Rush of 1849. After living in the mountains for a few years he went on to become a celebrated showman in San Francisco, and eventually for P.T. Barnum in New York as well.
John ‘Grizzly' Adams exchanged civilian life for solitude in the mountains near Yosemite. He was not a fugitive from justice as the 1970s TV series depicted him to be, rather, he opted for a peaceful life in order to escape the crush of a greed-driven society striving for wealth and power as a result of 'gold fever.' As Thoreau wrote about his own move to the woods "to live deliberately," so too did Adams have a similar calling. Today, western historians refer to Grizzly Adams as 'California's greatest mountain man ever.'
The new Grizzly Adams motion picture and television IPs are adjusted for today's viewing audience to better identify it with this fascinating, all be him, long misunderstood and mostly forgotten person of western lore.
'Grizzly Adams' by artist, Alex Carigi. © 2014 Grizzly Adams® LLC
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