Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kings Cross GladOS

The female synthesised announcer voice on the underground at King's Cross station really sounds like GladOS. Or am I just imagining things?

ITV news and Chas & Dave

Final post before I go to the Hub tomorrow, hope to see you there if you're going.

Found this ITV News report on the Cockneys Vs Zombies filming from last month - obviously it's a bit spoilery if you don't want to know anything, but they get half the plot wrong so don't worry about it too much.

And while I'm on the subject, you may have seen this tweet from director Matthias Hoene yesterday:


Yes, I have heard it. Yes, it is the BEST THING EVER.

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Suddenly" news, and general things

Small snippets before the next big post, which will be a long one. It'll either be about dealing with rejection, or taking general meetings as a new writer, whichever one gets finished first. Or possibly something else when neither of them gets finished.

As you can see, I've changed the template and fiddled with it a bit, because the old one was getting a bit cluttered. I've had lots of Blogger "Pages" for the contact details, about me, credits and so on, but they've been buried in a messy links sidebar. Now they're in a shiny new menu at the top, thanks to Blogger being nice and easy to use. I had a separate information page at www.jamesmoranwriter.co.uk, but I got rid of it and have pointed the domain to this blog. Now that I can have all the info pages here, there's no need for another site.

One of my new projects has just been announced in Cannes, a remake of the 1954 movie "Suddenly", which originally starred Frank Sinatra in an electrifying performance. It's a cracking thriller, and one that lends itself really well to a new update, so I'll try my best to do it justice. Update: It's also mentioned in Variety, with its wonderfully terse sentence structure.

I've completely locked down my personal Facebook page, because it's for friends and family only, and I'm not comfortable with people I don't know seeing private stuff - but my public Facebook page is open to everyone, and you can go and "like" it here if you fancy that sort of thing.

Should have another big piece of news soon, which I'm extremely happy about, so keep an eye out. Not that you'll need to, as I'll be shouting it from the rooftops when I'm allowed to talk about it. Only, not *actual* rooftops, that's a bit dangerous. Internet rooftops.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Girl Number 9 in America

Americans! People in or near America, who can get access to such things! This post is for you! Yes, Vincent Boylan is coming to America, and he's not interested in seeing the sights. Well, he might be, who knows how his mind works. Although in fairness, when he looks at tourist attractions, he probably imagines people strung up on them, in agonising pain. But I'm rambling.

The lovely people at FEARnet have done the unthinkable and let Boylan into the USA. Girl Number 9 will be showing on their website and VOD this summer. Yes, that's right, not only will it be on their website, you'll also be able to watch it on your TV through some sort of whizzy fancy trickery (details here). For the full story, go to the FEARnet website links above and read all about it. You'll also be able to watch Psychoville in August. It has nothing to do with me, but I'm mentioning it because you need to see it, it's brilliant.

The GN9 team have known this for a long time, but we couldn't say anything until the official announcement. I'm so glad more of you will get to see our work, I'm really proud of it. Have a stiff drink or nice cake (or both) ready for afterwards though, it's a dark, twisted tale. Unless you like cheery musicals, in which case, it's one of those! It's whatever you want it to be! Except *that*. That's just weird.