Pictured above: the chocolate souffle at MBCo in Yorkvile. It’s just one of the many things I’ll miss about Toronto when I move back to Vancouver in December along with Scarpetta restaurant and, uh, the chocolate souffle at MBCo.
A somewhat relaxing long weekend. I kicked back by making some major progress on the fourth issue of my comic book series, Dark Matter, hitting the 17 page mark before running out of steam (which puts me well ahead of schedule for my July 12th delivery date). I also did the late network notes on episode #2, addressing all but one mini-major issue (not because I vehemently disagreed with it but because incorporating the note would raise some logic questions and several production concerns).
A very big week ahead on the Transporter: The Series prep and production front. The broadcasters head back into town as the cast convenes for our very first read-thru. My writing partner Paul finishes up prep as episode #1 (Pilot) goes to camera. Meanwhile, I wade into a rising tide of script rewrites as prep on episode #2 looms.
Late today, series director Andy Mikita forwarded me the mood board Technicolor put together in a bid to get the ball rolling on the opening title sequence. Yeah, I didn’t know what a mood board was either but, now that I know, I have to admit it’s very cool. Andy also sent me the sizzle reel David put together in advance of the big week ahead. A lot of dynamic footage from the Europe shoot makes for a very exciting teaser. Don’t want to get ahead of myself (our first completed episode is a ways off) but everything I’m seeing suggests a pretty awesome show.
Dinner with Michael Shanks rescheduled to Tuesday night and it’s looking like a mini Stargate reunion. Again, he left it up to me to choose the restaurant. Of course, I told him it would have to be somewhere special because, damnit, HE’S special! Hey, what’s that place where you can eat a medieval feast while knights do battle for your entertainment?
Finish up the last few pages of Sweet Tooth volume 1, you stragglers! Discussion on the July Book of the Month Club begins tomorrow!