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General / Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dredd The Movie
« on: 24 October, 2001, 09:13:21 pm »
>I believe I can write a screenplay as good (or nearly >as good!) as John Wagner.

>Hand on heart I do.

>A screenplay is a different beast to a comic script >you must understand.

Having been paid to write both kinds of scripts, I do indeed understand this.  But hey, I'm always glad to pick up an few tips from another writer.

>John is a comic writer. I am a screenwriter.

I've been reading John's comics work for more than 25 years now.  That's how he makes his living, and that's how I know he's a comics writer.

I don't know what it is you do for a living, scojo, but I'll tell you that when you really do make your living as a writer or anything similar, there's nothing you get sick of quicker than people telling you, "oh, I'm a bit of a writer too.  Yes, I've written four screenplays/got an unpublished novel in a box under my bed/write poetry for the local parish newsletter."

Simply put: the world is full of people who say they're writers of some sort or another, but the only proof is in getting your work accepted, commissioned, published, filmed or whatever.  When that happens, you're a writer; until then, you're just someone who's written a bunch of unseen screenplays and LA is full of waiters and barmen who can make the same claim.

>If Rebellion agree to read my screenplay I would >write one. If it is no good I will accept that.

Being a screenwriter, you'd probably already know that they're unlikely to look at any unsolicited scripts for a project already now in development, if only to legally protect themselves further down the line.  The best way to pitch for the gig nmight be to get your agent (real screenwriters have agents, right?) to make a formal pitch-approach to the production company rather than Rebellion.

General / Re: Re: Re: Dredd The Movie
« on: 24 October, 2001, 07:55:58 pm »
> I would love to write a Dredd screenplay.

>hand on heart, I would write a treatment if Rebellion >were interested.
>Email me.

>I have written four screenplays thus far, got the >writing software, know the format.

Blimey, well why didn't you say so earlier!  There's no justice if you don't get the gig.  Incidentally, I have seen a couple of football matches on TV and I've got the right software (ie. Champ Manager on my PC) and yet those fools at the FA turned down my application for the England job.

But wait, didn't the mighty scohjo say this earlier on today:  "If John Wagner hasn't written the original screenplay, regardless of rewrites by other writers, the film will not work."

So, basically, the only people who could write the Dredd movie are you or John Wagner?

Maybe he doesn't have the right software, though... would leave you the only one left in the running!

General / Re: Re: Re: Re: The Problem with Judge Dredd 2 and 3 movies
« on: 24 October, 2001, 07:41:08 pm »
Matt, I was with you right up until you dropped this clunker: "Look at Hardware. Low budget, excellent film"

General / Re: Re: Re: The Problem with Judge Dredd 2 and 3 movies
« on: 24 October, 2001, 04:56:58 am »
>scojo writing his own Dredd screenplay

Oh boy...

News / Re: Re: Re: Dredd Movies - the official line
« on: 24 October, 2001, 01:54:20 am »
:Who does the editorial team want to play Dredd?

Judgin by the stellar line-up of the production company's other movies to date, it'll probably be Jan Michael Vincent ;>

Other Reviews / Re: Prog 1263
« on: 11 October, 2001, 05:42:59 pm »
: Couldn't agree more, the artwork in this prog is OUTSTANDING.

Are you sure? Take a look at Anderson and Tor Cyan.

Arthur Ranson is up to his lazy old lightbox tricks again, and Colin Wilson seems to have phoned in some of those pages in Tor Cyan.

But, yes, the rest was pretty good, and Siku's stuff has improved immeasurably.

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