I've had to keep this quiet for a few months until all the contracts were signed, t's dotted and i's crossed (or something like that), but after long last here's the official announcement from Publishers Marketplace:
Film rights to Jason Pinter's THE MARK, about a young reporter who finds himself accused of murder and must clear his name while being hunted by the cops, the mob, and a ruthless assassin, has been picked up by Dublin based outfit Treasure Films. Paddy McDonald and Rob Walpole are producing with Paddy Breathnach (Shrooms, Blow Dry) attached to direct. The rights were sold by Joe Veltre at Artists Literary Group.
Now having little more experience in the film industry than in waste management, I have no idea if a movie will ever actually get made. I'm certainly crossing my fingers. But I have spoken to the producer, who was very, very cool and excited and made it seem like a real possibility. True story: the producer bought a copy of THE MARK at LAX, read it on his flight, then called my agent. And I was at dinner for my Dad's birthday when the call came.
Hopefully all of that bodes well, and you might see Henry Parker on the big screen.