Friday, May 28, 2010

Mugabe page 1

The Premise:
Believing that it would be awesome to have zombie dinosaurs ransacking contemporary cities, I had to develop some rational means for this scenario to happen. M. Night Shyamalan came over, and he suggested some magical bullshit with fairies and a boy named Stuart Little who could see dead people, and was Unbreakable, living in a secret Village where there were no Signs. I didn’t like it – so I did two things: 1) develop a complicated, religious/spiritual and historical way to bring forward a virus to activate zombie as well as return dinosaurs to the modern day; 2) I also conceived of this story starring George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, George Romero and a dinosaur puppet named Mugabe.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tomb of the Undead | Mugabe

I've managed to wrap of the first act, and I'm at the "First Pinch" in the script for the second act in the Tomb of the Undead series - which is good. I haven't mathematically written a new page for the script each day, but I have been making additions on a regular basis (especially this week).

I've also made some quality progress on side-project to this side-project that is operating in the same vein, I may have the first page of it prepared for posting by the beginning of next week. It's only nine pages long, but it's fun.

Just an FYI on how things are coming along.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuff stough

So I have every intention of writing a new page of the script every day - but I'm finding that the hardest part is when you set your screenplay/story in a foreign place that you don't know anything about. 

Case in point, I've got to figure out where in Turkey I'm going to place some of these scenes and events BUT I literally know nothing about Turkey (though I've learned a bit in the last little while, at least a bit about its geography). In these instances, it becomes a significant barrier - and that gives you enough reason to take a break (and that's the worst thing you can do when you're having trouble getting going!)

Anyhow - through yesterday's research with google maps, I've found  a strong candidate for the location and setting of the opening scenes, which is great. I've even read through a few old scripts so I can get the feel and taste for writing in that format, too. All I can recommend is, use Google Maps to check out the Eiffel Tower - it's to the southwest of Paris in a park - use the "satellite" view to get the details. 

Go ahead - check it out

It's HUGE, right? I was astonished to see how massive that thing is!

Also astonished that the Turkish geography is absolutely alien to me - plus, I realized that for the last few months, I've had Pakistan and the Sudan mixed up in my brain. Jeez.