April 20, 2012
These ideas are far away from being worthy movie stories, but unfortunately I'm drinking GETSHITDONE JUICE and need to choose. The chosen one will be molded into STORY GLORY. All 3 interest me for one reason or another:
-The Queen of Spades has a creepy, supernatural feel to it, and it's a story about class conflict and human avarice. I get to pull from proven source material, and if I can pull it off, I can show that I understand how to adapt a short story into a film.
-Sci-fi is my favorite genre, and I love mystery, and dark fairy tales, and exploring some of the ideas in "On the Marionette Theatre." Reinterpreting the Adam and Eve story as socially relevant fantasy/sci-fi, with dramatically complex and flawed characters (some of which are robots!)--that seems like an awesome challenge.
-I have a need to write a story about the experience of being on a reality TV show. I have a lot to say about that, it was a unique experience, and there's all sorts of ways to tackle fun ideas about living in public vs private, the pursuit of fame, ego indulgence, and so on.
I might end up writing all 3, but I can't write them all at once. What do you guys think? In the end I'm going with my gut but will consider all thoughts/discuss all weekend. Going to make the final call on Monday. Then, CHARACTERS!