Having released the name and logo of the first new Gerry Anderson Legacy Project on 27th July, Gemini Force One (or GF1), has been fully launched today as a planned series of books, using the crowd funding platform Kickstarter.
Here are details from the official press release:
GF1 follows the story of a secret organisation involved in rescues and averting disasters and terrorist events – exciting stories for both the young and young at heart. The Gerry Anderson Estate’s long term aim for GF1 is to publish the book series, and then turn it into a film or television series, which was Gerry’s ultimate goal for GF1.
Gerry began writing GF1 in 2008, but was unable to complete the first book due to rapidly worsening Alzheimer’s Disease, which stopped him working in 2012, before his untimely death in December 2012.
Gerry’s younger son, Jamie, has enlisted best-selling author MG Harris to complete the first book in the way that his father would have wanted, and will be raising money to self-publish GF1 using the crowd funding platform Kickstarter.
The first GF1 book will be released to Kickstarter backers in April 2014, with a full launch in August 2014 – to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Anderson’s iconic Thunderbirds TV series, which entered production in August 1964.
It’s brilliant to see a new Gerry Anderson concept so evocative of the Century 21 years, itself involving a completely ’21st century’ production method.
There’s more information on today’s launch at the GF1 Event Page on Facebook.