I’m giving an online talk on the Essentials of Screenwriting to the France Group of the Society of Authors this Wednesday (29th March). It’s an opportunity to experience my curmudgeonly cynicism in full flow.
The event is free and starts at 8pm CEST/ 7pm BST. And it’s in English, in case you were wondering. You don’t have to be a member of the Society of Authors, but you do need to register. Then you’ll be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.
You may sometimes stumble across descriptions of movie projects that state “story kept under wraps”. They may even just call the project “Untitled”. I’ve always found such posts annoying.
And now I’m doing that very thing myself. Ah, irony. Right now I’m under contract to adapt a bestselling novel for a producer in the UK. A producer who can walk the project into a major US production company. A production company that has links to two major directors.
Which is why I can’t say anything other than “story kept under wraps” and the project is “Untitled”. All I can say is, it’s a wonderful, epic story, and working on it has been a pleasure.
Will the project get greenlit? Who knows? But I’d really, really like to see this get to the screen: audiences will be wowed.
IMMERSIVE COMBAT is out now on all popular VR platforms. A series of six short action/sci-fi Virtual Reality films produced by Spherica VR. I wrote Season One.“Welcome to Immersive Combat – where Vikings, pirates, knights and cyberpunks fight in a strange and mysterious cinematic VR universe. What links all these warriors from different periods and places? Follow the stories and characters of the award-winning series to find out.
Immersive Combat is a truly unique VR experience, where cinematic VR is the key component.
Everything here is made to deliver the most amazing experience, to teleport you to new realms and fantasy worlds, to kickstart your imagination by putting you into the virtual world that was not CG created but produced with full cinematic power and grandeur to the maximum extent of realism, and with such passion to detail that will make you feel and believe every step of this epic journey as if you are physically there.”
Sci-fi. I love it. Many of my favourite screen moments are full-on science fiction. Aliens. Predator. Terminator. Dr Who.
I’ve just been hired by to write a pilot for the TV series SENTIENT. Think Invasion of the Body-Snatchers meets The Walking Dead.
I think it’s going to be rather good.
Sentient is a multi-franchised operation run by Presence Global Entertainment in Australia, with variants in development in the USA, Germany, Australia, Russia and Africa. I’m writing the UK version. It will be set in the beautiful Lake District, in Cumbria. Expect scenery. (And aliens.)