Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Writer-Producer Robert Hammond is searching for the perfect location for his next film, “The DeMille Conspiracy,” described as The Da Vinci Code meets Die Hard. Among the favored locations are the Historic Santa Maria Inn, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, and the DeMille-Lasky Barn in Hollywood.
Cecil B. DeMille and his entourage stayed at the Historic Santa Maria Inn during the filming of the original silent version of The Ten Commandments in 1926. DeMille used the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes as the Egyptian backdrop for the film, building elaborate sets, which were later buried in the sand. The massive sets are still buried there today, although some artifacts have been recovered and are on display at the Dunes Visitor’s Center.
The DeMille-Lasky Barn houses the Hollywood Heritage Museum and is the original studio where DeMille along with associates Jesse Lasky and Sam Goldwyn began making the first Hollywood movies in 1913. The Barn later expanded into what is now Paramount Studios.
Hammond wrote the novel and adapted screenplay, “C.B. DeMille: The Greatest Showman on Earth,” an epic biopic about the life and work of legendary director, Cecil B. DeMille currently in pre-production. His latest project, “The DeMille Conspiracy,” follows an FBI agent who uncovers the secret memoirs of DeMille. According to script consultant, Terri Zinner, “‘the DeMille Conspiracy’ is an action-packed thriller that contains exhilarating explosions, gritty gun battles, a daring jump from a helicopter, and a conspiracy that runs deep.” Further details about the film are under heavy security pending negotiations.