RUSH: Chicago, this is Matt. Welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Mega life member NRA dittos.
RUSH: Thank you, sir!
CALLER: I wanted to thank you for turning me on to Vince Flynn. I’ve read every single book up to Extreme Measures in the past two months —
CALLER: — and I wanted to know what your take is, without giving away any details in the next book, whether or not you liked it.
RUSH: Well, as you know I’m a powerful, influential member of the media —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — and now good friend of Vince Flynn. I just got his new book. He just sent it to me and I haven’t had a chance to start reading it yet but he put a note. He enclosed a card and said, ‘Rush, Chapter 50. You’re gonna love Chapter 50.’
RUSH: So I immediately turned to Chapter 50 and he had put a note there on the page and it says, ‘Now is the time to open one of your bottles of Lafite and grab a cigar and savor these words.’ I didn’t have time to do any of that but I know he worked hard on it. He goes into hibernation to write these things, and just recently came out of hibernation in August. So from what I’ve heard about it, it’s going to be the best ever.
CALLER: Is it true that he’s going to sell the TV rights of Mitch Rapp?
RUSH: He has entered into a deal with somebody. They’re doing a movie of one of the books and he sold rights. He told me who the actor is that’s going to play Mitch Rapp and I can’t remember.
CALLER: Well, it will blow the Bond movies out of the water for sure if they stay true to the stories.
RUSH: When you take a book, novels that are as intricate and complex as a Vince Flynn novel is, it’s tough to put that in 90 minutes or two hours. You know, movies made from books, it’s always better to see the movie first, then read the book. The other way around, the movie always disappoints you.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: I think he said they were talking to Brad Pitt, but don’t quote me on it. I have to back and check the e-mail where he told me. I’m not even sure I should be talking about this.
CALLER: Well, speaking of movies do you know anything about the release, if ever, of The Path to 9/11?
RUSH: Ain’t going to happen.
CALLER: (groans) I saw that, and I was glued to my TV set.
RUSH: You know, I have a copy. I’m thinking of going into the pirate duplication business on my own.
RUSH: Yeah. As powerful, influential member of the media, I got a screener.
CALLER: Oh, you’ll put China to the test.
RUSH: Nah, the Clintons got that shut down.
RUSH: You know what they coulda done? You know, there were two versions: The clean version and they took some two minutes out of it to satisfy the Clintons. They ought to release both DVDs, make huge money, but Disney has put the kibosh on it.