Thursday, March 27, 2008

High Times, and an American Idol musing

First, Producer Dude's new movie that was not written by us has been screened at 20th Century Fox Studio, and is having a world premiere in an actual theater in a small nation that is not the United States.

This is a good thing. Why? Because Siege is going to be his next pic. It really, really is. And people who make movies tend to get bigger and bigger each time. So if this one is being shown on screens, real-life movie screens, then Siege might make it to a screen in a not-quite-as-small nation as the one his current is premiering on. Like instead of Andorra, Siege will be shown in theaters in Uruguay. That's a step up.

That's cool.

Which means we're so, so, so, so, so close. Right?

Meanwhile, in the American Idol world, I have a thought. You know what I'd really like? I'd like to see the Idols do a week of Weird Al songs. I think that would be awesome, and Simon would probably implode from agony. Talk about must-see-TV!

OK, now back to your regularly-scheduled Veggie Dance.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Building on Someone Else's Success


So while we've been twisting in the wind, Producer Dude has made another movie. This has nothing to do with Siege, and we knew he was making this film. It's made, and he's about to set off for a whirlwind tour of a few countries that you've never heard of to promote the film, which is actually going to be released in the theaters in some of these countries. Not all, and not any that have a GNP larger than Rhode Island, but all the same...

Meanwhile, Siege continues on track for a Q4 start of production. I'm assuming that's Q4 2008, but really, who can say?

So here's my thing. Producer Dude has a "hit" on his hands- at least when compared to his other films, none of which ever got any kind of theatrical release anywhere. So with success comes clout, the ability to do larger projects, the ability to bring more money into the process.

And Siege is his next film.

A theatrical release for Siege in the tiny island nation of Barbados? It could happen.

But now, of course, he wants to emmulate the success of his current opus. Which means he may want rewrites, to turn Siege into something with, get this, "character development" and "an easily-followable plot."

Oh the sacrifices we make for our art.

I guess the end result of all this inner-chaos is that I'm gonna have to try and pry more "money" from Producer Dude. Hey, if he's loaded, time to spread it around, right?

Soldier on.