My writing partner and I have sold a novel and two screenplay options and are looking for an agent at the moment. Our feature film and television pilots can be found at steven-hopstaken. com
I am a co-writer of the novel series, "Stoker's Wilde" from Flame Tree Pres/Simon & Schuster. Film rights are still available.
"Stoker's Wilde" - Years before either becomes a literary legend, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde must overcome their disdain for one another to battle the Black Bishop, a mysterious madman wielding supernatural forces, to bend the British Empire to his will. With the help of a European vampire expert, a spirited actress and an American businessman, our heroes fight werewolves, vampires and the chains of Victorian morality. The fight will take them through dark forests in Ireland, the upper-class London theater world and Stonehenge, where Bram and Oscar must stop a vampire cult from opening the gates of Hell.
"Stoker's Wilde West" - Thinking they have put their monster-hunting days behind them, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker return to their normal lives. But when their old ally Robert Roosevelt and his nephew Teddy find a new nest of vampires, they are once again pulled into the world of the supernatural, this time in the American West. A train robbery by a band of vampire gunslingers sets off a series of events that puts Bram on the run, Oscar leading a rescue party and our heroes being pursued by an unstoppable vampire bounty hunter who rides a dead, reanimated horse.
The third book in the series "Land of the Dead: A Stoker's Wilde Novel" will be out in April of 2022. - Science and the supernatural collide in this terrifying tale of witches, reanimated corpses, and spirits invading our world from beyond the grave. Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde once again find themselves reluctant monster hunters when a mad scientist searching for immortality teams up with a necromancer to put spirits into his reanimated abominations. Caught in the middle are a gifted young medium just coming into her powers; Bram Stoker, whose unusual blood holds the key to raising the dead; and Oscar Wilde, who has a map into the Land of the Dead.
My fourth novel, "A Man Among Ghosts," will be out later this year from Flame Tree Press.
Let's Rob Fort Knox Comedy ⋄ Crime "Mission-Impossible" meets "The Usual Suspects" in this action comedy about the heist of all heists. A criminal mastermind who specializes in intricately planned, non-lethal robberies plots the biggest score of all, but when the local crime syndicate gets word of it our heroes must not only steal the nation's gold supply, but outwit the mob to keep it.
Ghosts of Parkview High Comedy ⋄ Other Set in 1979; three high school misfits break into their school to play pranks on the bullies that are tormenting them. In the process they create an alter-ego, the Phantom, and set out to the destroy the cliques in their school through fear and gossip. As each of the boys finds their place in the school social hierarchy they come to realize they have become the bullies.
A Man Among Ghosts Horror After a near-death experience, a man is haunted by ghosts. But these are ghosts are people who are currently alive, is he being haunted, being deceived by those around him, or just going insane?
SEX Comedy ⋄ Sci-fi A male and female college student switch bodies after a failed mind-reading experiment and learn what it's like to be the other sex.
Teenage F.B.I. Drama ⋄ Mystery TV drama pilot. A fifteen-year-old girl becomes a bounty hunter with the help of her high school friends and a cop she blackmails into help her bring in the fugitives.
3 Marlenas Comedy Through a series of mishaps, a young career woman finds herself working two temp jobs for two different employers at the same time in the same building. Deciding that two paychecks are better than one she juggles, two jobs, two bosses and three personas.
Option sale for "SEX"
Film by Make Magic Productions Screenwriter
Option offer for "Let's Rob Fort Knox"
Film by Six Sense Productions Screenwriter
Print by Flame Tree Press Author Years before either becomes a literary legend, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde must overcome their disdain for one another to battle the Black Bishop, a mysterious madman wielding supernatural forces to bend the British Empire to his will. With the help of a European vampire expert, a spirited actress and an American businessman, our heroes fight werewolves, vampires and the chains of Victorian morality. The fight will take them through dark forests in Ireland, the upper-class London theater world and Stonehenge, where Bram and Oscar must stop a vampire cult from opening the gates of Hell.