Tuesday, September 16, 2008
MEAT the movie – full steam ahead!
Current mood: Proud
In principle, the optioning of MEAT has been on the cards since February when Antshake producer, Sean Kelly, first read the novel and decided he wanted to make it into a film. The whole process became bogged down when we reached the paperwork stage, slowing progress considerably. I'm happy to announce that we finally signed our agreement (with rusty scalpel tips dipped in our own blood) yesterday. Development now begins in earnest.
Scouting for locations has already started, as have plans for casting and raising finance. Fans of MEAT with a hankering for big screen notoriety may get the chance to appear as extras – there's a possibility we may hold a competition later on to see who's suitable so watch this space.
I'm delighted to be working with producers Sean and Kath of Antshake and John Costello – a script writer with serious talent whose writing classes I used to attend. For an author to be included in development and consulted on the script is a very, VERY rare thing indeed. It practically never happens. So I can tell you with hand on heart that I am utterly ecstatic to be involved from the ground up in this project.
More news, as it happens, right here…