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- 17 September 2019 /
- by zoetifex Studios /
Well, I'm certainly not deliberately posting every other week, it's just the way it's working out lately for some reason. That being said, I have a few things for this blog.
First, I have to address something that has come up a handful of times since we started writing this script. People want to know the name of the movie or if the movie is going to be the same as the book. I get this because many movies and especially Biopics have a different movie title than the book title. I didn't think it was important to address this but since it keeps coming up I will. We have a working title for the film. What that means is, we have all agreed on what we would like the title of the movie to be, but that doesn't mean it will end up staying that way. Like, the original working title for Star Wars was something like "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller" or something close to that. As you get closer to the production, the title is given a more serious consideration. If the working title still stands up, then most people just roll with it. If not, then a better title is put through the ringer. So, for this reason, I won't divulge the working title of the film. As you can see, it really doesn't serve a purpose to do that. Because, if it changes, and that name is circulating out there, then there could easily be confusion when the movie is finally made and released. So, for anyone who asks in the future, I will point them to this blog post for my answer. :)
Now, how is the story coming along? As I mentioned in the last post, the script was getting very long, and the focus was getting lost. That has since been very well corrected, and I feel the story is on a great path right now. All of the pages that were scrapped have been replaced and the story has advanced even more. In fact, I would consider this draft to be in the home stretch. But please keep in mind what I said before... getting the initial draft done is just the beginning. We have to go through the story with a fine-toothed comb and pick it apart. Make sure that what is there is solid and if it's not, figure out how to fix it, delete it, or replace it. We have to go through all of the dialogue and make sure it's as good as it can be. Other production companies and writers aren't very strict about this (as is evident in the final product), but we want to make sure that what is being said is accurate, and is also believable. I really don't like when you hear dialogue in a movie and you say to yourself "Nobody would ever say that. What are they thinking?" Well, usually they aren't putting that much thought into it. But Lacey and Josh are on the same page as me when it comes to this. Probably even more. So that will take a little time to get right also.
When I said that the story was getting long because Lacey had so many interesting things happen in her life, Josh jokingly said "That's why she wrote three books!" Funny - but true. So, while the movie is based on her first book "The Reason", I have been pulling stories from all three of her books to make a complete story. So hopefully those of you familiar with Lacey will appreciate that. It's making for some great scenes!!
Well, that's all I have for this time around. Thanks again for your prayers and your interest in this story and the writing process. Keep the notes coming.
Until next time...