To celebrate Halloween, on October 31st London Repertory Company will release the second published title in their exclusive collectible set of Michael Armstrong’s Complete Screen Plays.
Ghost Town is unique in being one of his several un-filmed screen plays. Existing only in its original 1969 handwritten form and thought to be a lost work, it was only discovered by chance when Armstrong was compiling his work for these volumes. Amazingly, this is the first time it has been made available for anyone to read.
It tells the tale of a gang of young outlaws, pursued by a posse after a bank robbery, hiding out in a ghost town where they find themselves fighting off a band of renegade Indians and each other by day… and something far, far scarier by night.
Laced with Armstrong’s customary caustic wit, this genuinely spooky Western romp delights in poking fun at American macho attitudes as exemplified by the popular television westerns of the fifties and sixties.
As with the previously published House Of The Long Shadows, the book offers the complete original uncut text and retains Armstrong’s original format of a unique easy-to-read writing layout.
He has also written a special introduction explaining the detailed history of its conception, sources of inspiration, thoughts on casting and the reasons why the finished screen play of Ghost Town was never made into a film.
The screen plays are published by London Repertory Company to whom Armstrong has donated all royalties, with proceeds going towards their efforts to regenerate traditional repertory theatre and allied apprenticeship training in the UK. Building into a definitive library of over 40 titles in beautifully bound hardback editions, only a limited quantity of each title will be individually numbered and signed to make it a rare collectible for film lovers everywhere.
For further information, please visit www.michaelarmstrong.co.uk/publications