Well, it would seem to be true. The road to Hell IS paved with good intentions! Man, what the hell was I thinking?
So- busy, busy, busy!
I am working on the third take of Take #1 of that COLOSSAL project. We have streaked through Phase #1 and are now streaking towards Phase #2. And what, pray tell, is Phase #3? Well, if all goes according to plan, it’s a green light, a dynamic writers’ room, and smooooooooooooth sailing! I’ve spent the better part of the last week researching the source material on this one and it has truly been a blast. Still, I will be absolutely crushed if we don’t land this.
I delivered the outline for the pilot of my (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project on Thursday, four days ahead of schedule. No word yet on what the six person High Council thought. I expect a response by week’s end. Hopefully. There is also talk of a second script. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s stick the landing on the outline, turn around that first draft in record time, make sure everyone’s happy, then start thinking about what fate awaits our intrepid heroes in Episode 2.
With my hands full on these other projects (and the original author also juggling various projects of his own), we’ve had to call in the the big gun on this horror novel adaptation – none other than my former writing partner Paul. He is reading the book as I write this and, I’m sure, already coming up with a plethora of creepy and unnerving ideas.
That comic book adaptation has…stalled. It’s been an odd collaboration insofar as I’ve put together a series overview complete but have not received much in the way of input. The option is still in play so I’m hoping we get the go-ahead for a pilot – which will go a long ways towards landing a series order. Failing that, I think it’s going to be a tough task.
And this other show is rolling along, gathering up speed like a runaway locomotive headed downhill. Today, we sat down with the Art Department and our VFX Supervisor. Then, tonight, I spent much of dinner reviewing the auditions for all seven of our series regulars. A lot of really good candidates. Honestly? Many more than I had expected. And more coming our way tomorrow!
Another phone call about the comic book project later this week. I’ve revised the overview and have a pretty good sense of how those first four issues will break down. Next topic of conversation: artists!
Hey, whatever happened to that small town horror series? Last I heard, they were putting the finishing touches on a sizzle reel to accompany the overview.
Also, hey, whatever happened to that near future series I developed for that network that was delivered way back in – Holy Crap! I just checked and realized – September! SEPTEMBER??! SEPTEMBER without so much as a “Please hold to maintain your pilot script priority”.
Actual footage of that pilot script and series overview being filed away for future network review.
I’m exhausted and ready for bed. So that I can lie here for the next two hours and flesh out the pilot for that COLOSSAL project.