It’s been quite a tough task for the directors to write alongside their full time jobs and it seems this new approach may be delaying us more than ever before.
Luckily, there are signs of hope – Matt has an emerging plot outline which looks like it should be a lot of fun. He’s perpetually inspired by the films of the 80s, so there’s a definite element of The Goonies in the script. Kids on an adventure – and the characters are very cute, but I have moments of brief heart palpitation when I think of the budget we will need to build a futuristic town, even a rural one, even with CG and not very far in the future…but plans shall be made!
Meanwhile, Ben has been offered help from one of our new colleagues at the office – he’s a business development guy with an imagination that burns through pop culture 24 hours a day! And he’s decided to try his hand at a heist/horror, which turns out to be quite a nifty mix of genres. I’m looking forward to seeing the first draft of that one.