Kelly Salter sichert sich Rechte für eine Drogenschmuggel Doku

Seitdem Kelly Slater nicht mehr bei Quiksilver unter Vertrag ist, gibt es regelmäßig News über seine neuen Geschäftsideen und Projekte. Über Bio Drinks bis zu einem eigenen Klamottenlabel. Jetzt hat er jetzt via Instagram seinen neuesten Clou preisgegeben:

Er hat sich die Filmrechte des Buches “‘Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade” von Peter Maguire sichern lassen. Peter Maguire und Mike Ritter haben darin die Drogenschmuggler Szene der 70er durchleuchtet. Was Meister Kelly Slater so an dem Film reizt und vor allem wieso, das erklärt er Euch am besten selbst:


So…I recently optioned my old friend #PeterMaguire’s book, 'Thai Stick' for film and tv rights. We have begun work on a documentary film and several parties are interested in making an episodic tv series about it. This is a history they certainly don't teach you in school but an important and significant cultural phenomenon that occurred mostly undocumented. It took the professional historian and former smuggler 15 years to complete and it is based on thousands of hours of interviews. They document everything you didn't know about pot smuggling from the late 60's thru early 80's, diving into every aspect of the game from personal to political. Even #TimothyLeary and #RichardNixon make cameos. As an innocent kid growing up in Florida, I knew nothing about this stuff but heard lots of stories about the surfing/smuggling connections related to people I knew. I was always intrigued hearing about the guys I considered to be #RealLifePirates. A lot of what I know now comes from the pages in this book and corroborates things I heard as a kid. With the current atmosphere around #MarijuanaLegalization and the connected topics, it seems timely to bring this thing to life. This in no way condones drug use or dealing of any sort. But it does bring into question inconsistencies around drug laws and philosophical questions about personal choice and outlawing nature. #ThaiStick #CrabClawRoachClip?! #IDontSmoke

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