Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Casting

Severance update: The press release has been corrected. My agent is feared the length and breadth of the land, and once he has had a word with you, you never again stray from the path of righteousness. He rocks. Casting continues - there are 7 main characters, and I can now exclusively reveal (as the gossip hacks say) that 3 of those parts have been cast. Definitely. A 4th is nearly there, subject to contracts and availability. The schedule has been revised, and they're hoping to shoot in a couple of months. I am actually soiling myself with excitement - and fear, as anything could happen to throw a spanner in the works, at any stage. Don't count your chickens until the cheque clears, and the movie is out in the cinemas...

Book adaptation: It looks like this is dead. For now. I've not heard anything either way, so we'll wait and see. To be honest, I'm glad it's over - I just want to write, not get involved in arguments and negotiations. If it comes to life again, I'll gladly write it, but I'm not having any guff.

4 comments:

Ruth N. said...

Just wanted to say hi. I'm a complete stranger (!) that had a good laugh at your monkeyshatner site and followed the link to your blog. Since I'm into writing too (one agent, zero publishers) I've been enjoying reading about your adventures. Will bookmark and revisit - and promise to see Severance at my local shitty W*rner Vill*ge cinema when it comes out...

James Moran said...

Cheers! I'll try and update more often, honest I will, I wouldn't lie to anyone... How'd you find monkeyshatner, by the way?

Ruth N. said...

Not quite sure to be honest - it was a while ago. I think the first page I read was either the weird bug page or the cat tribute page... might have been following a link, might have Googled... sorry, I have no long term memory due to excessive drug use in early childhood.

James Moran said...

That makes sense - most people find it by searching for "cheeky girls" (you'll have to see that, I'm not explaining myself), "weird insects", or, bizarrely, "the biggest cat in the world". Every month, that last one is near the top of the search terms people use when they come across my pages. I don't even want to think about the one person in September who searched for "hedgehog porn". I really don't.