Well, I must admit that your varied bucket lists made for some fine reading. When the time comes, schedule permitting, I may tag a long on your various globe-trotting/culinary/ill-advised adventures!
This morning we delivered the first draft of the UF episode 1 script as well as the outlines for episodes 2-5. Hopefully we get the notes on all turned around in a speedy manner so that we can move on to rewrites and script go’s. The plan, so far as I’m concerned, will be to do the rewrite on episode 1, write episode 3, and then do passes on all 9 episodes before scripting the season 1 finale. Start prep in November, have all scripts done by January, and then start production in mid-February. Piece of cake!
This afternoon, we finally had that much rescheduled conference call related to that comic book adaptation. It’s a terrific book, and the writer and artist are equally wonderful. At this point, it’s a matter of reviewing and revising the existing series overview before talking about how we want to approach the pilot. I think we’re all in agreement that the first issue of the comic book offers the ideal blueprint. This one is going to be a blast.
I wrote up the character summaries for Untitled Awesome Project. It’s a little more intimate than the bigger family unit we saw on Dark Matter, but these characters will be no less endearing. I already have the pilot episode’s opening tease, fifth act out, and episode tag in my head – which fairly parallels my approach to the Dark Matter opener. Shocks, surprises, and oodles of fun!
The pitch for that supernatural small town mystery is pretty much complete. We finished up the bulk of the bulky 25+ page series overview months ago and it is now in the fine-tuning stages. This one is…very ambitious. I’ve never seen an approach like it.
Finally, there’s that horror novel adaptation. The deal is
closed almost closed close to almost being closed, but given the workload ahead of me on UF, I realistically won’t be able to start on this one for a while. Still, it will be nice to meet up and chat with the author. But only after I read his latest award-winning release.
At this rate, I don’t know when I’ll get around to checking out Killing Eve and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!