Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A development

So it turns out Saddam Hussein was guilty all along. Blimey. You think you know someone, eh?

Not much to report on the writing front at the moment, lots of things still being sweated over, or about to happen, and so on. Except - tada! - there is now a director attached to Curfew. His name is Paul Williams, he just directed the grittily fantastic movie London to Brighton, and he's fab. We're meeting up next week, and then I'll start the revisions to the first draft. Can't wait. No solid filming plans yet, very early days so far, seeing as I'm still writing the thing and Paul's got another movie to do first, so there are no other details to spill yet. Watch this space.

Halloween went very well, lots of movies were watched, lots of food and drink were consumed. I'm planning a couple of proper posts soon, sorry for the bloggy gap at the moment, there just hasn't been anything to report. It's a bit of a quiet month too, which doesn't make for exciting updates. If anyone wants to ask anything, now's a good time...

14 comments:

SS said...

Writers blog. Bloggers procrastinate. Get on it - see you at the Cineworld Enfield for The Prestige!!!! high five james like sex crime etc.

potdoll said...

Yo! I've got a question. how did you learn screenwriting? did you go to film school/classes or were you born like it?

thanks

Danny Stack said...

How come you're such a big hit with the girls?

James Moran said...

Good question, potdoll, which I will answer in the next couple of days.

Danny: because of the foil-wrapped cucumber I jam down my pants every morning. You'd be amazed how many fall for it, although it does lead to awkward questions when the pants come off.

Piers said...

Dammit, I *knew* there was a trick to it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jams,

Congrats on the director attachment. Good stuff.

What do you think of the films of Richard Stanley? Would you be psyched about a new horror from him?

soulmining said...

Interesting news about Curfew... I'm seeing London To Brighton next weekend, so extra curious to see what it's like now...

And to Anon: well I'M certainly interested in Richard Stanley, I've just bought that Subversive 5DVD of Dust Devil and I adored Hardware... still annoys me now that he got kicked off the Island Of Dr Moreau remake, it would have been amazing if he'd been allowed to direct his own vision of the script... So, do you know something exciting..?

Pillock said...

James, how about something about your favourite scripts? Have you read any that you particularly liked, or that you learned something from?

Lucy said...

I might do Soul Mining! I actually met Richard Stanley last week. For real. It was quite a surreal experience. He's got something coming out, though he's having problems with it. He was asked to do the sequel to 28 DAYS LATER but turned it down. He'd also like to remake Dust Devil - in Iraq. You may also like to know he smokes menthol cigarettes.

Love Bang2write, *friend of the stars* ; )

Chris Soth said...

So, I tried that cucumber thing...

...turns out it only works if you jam it down the FRONT of your pants.

Live and learn,

Chris
Yes, I know all the old jokes.

James Moran said...

Anon: He's great, I loved Hardware and Dust Devil, and would really be excited to see what he comes up with next - real shame he got messed around on Dr Moreau, too.

Pillock: Ooh, that's a good one too. Will do that.

Chris: You've lowered the tone. But I like it...

Anonymous said...

Hey James,

How does anybody find time to Blog ?

I have mate called Paul, he used to have a stammer and went to college with Chis Smith doing an HNC in Electrical design engineering, in Bristol.

I met him a few times at Lakota.

Now the crazy bit, I have reoccuring dreams, they are like a film and they evelove. When I wake I can remember them and continue to develope them.

The main one is very current, technological and pretty dark with loads of scope for a film. I'd watch it if it was a film.

I just don't know what to do with it and certainly don't want to spend loads of time writing something up that just dissapears into the ether.

I'd really like just to tell somebody about it on the phone and see what kicks off, or not !

Its got to be worth 10 minutes of somebodies time.

Can we talk mate or put me in contact with somebody ?

Cheers Rich

James Moran said...

Hi Rich: Your best bet is to do a post on the Screenwriting bulletin over at Shooting People, and see if anyone wants to collaborate - it has nearly 30,000 members so you'd reach a lot of people really easily: http://www.shootingpeople.org/index.php - it would help if you wrote out a short summary of the story, even half a page, just so you've got it more or less worked out. People are always looking for writers on SP, and if you explain what you need somebody is bound to be up for it. Have a look at previous bulletins to see the usual wording they use. Hope that's of some help, let us know how you get on.

Anonymous said...

What was the most difficult or revealing thing when you were developing Severance with the director? As in, what was the most difficult draft or what was that moment when you felt like you were hit on the head and everything became clear...?