So it’s time for Elliot’s annual tentpole blockbuster film — and this year YOU are gonna decide the subject matter!
That’s right, aspiring writer/screenwriter! You twelve readers have the opportunity this year to tell Doc what he’s writing for this. And yes, it’s going to be a musical. But what musical? That’s up to YOU! So between now and next Sunday 4 August 2019, I want you to post in the comments below what you’d like to see adapted over for this filmmaking endeavour.
Now… a few rules…
(1) This cannot be an existing musical, for two reasons. First, it’d be a copyright infringement lawsuit waiting to happen, and second, what fun is that? It has to be something that’s not been musicalized before in any big time way (Yes, there’s a musical based on just about everything out there, and we all know that, but…), so that does leave things wide open.
(2) No sci-fi/superhero/comic book adaptations. We’ve done that for three years. Time to move on.
(3) Please, no epics. Rather, something I can spin out inside six weeks’ time of daily postings. If it leaves itself open for a sequel next year, that’s always a possibility.
(4) All other genres are fair game, but bear in mind that Doc has a way of mangling the material — so if you suggest, for example, MOBY DICK, it may not have anything whatsoever to do with whaling. Just letting you know in advance. We’ll keep to the basic framework of the story, whatever it might be, but as always the Devil resides in the details.
Prizes? You betcha! Along with your name in the credits for “suggested by an idea from __________________”, you’ll also get a cameo appearance somewhere in the production. This could be your Big Break in Film Musical Webcomics, people!
So let’s see whatcha got. You know our boys are ready for just about anything you can throw at them. Deadline: 4 August 2019!