Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New ideas for scripts...

I'm thinking up some low-budget screenplays to work up, to have ready for when I find requests on Mandy, InkTip, or IMDB. Aiming for under 300K...maybe even 150K. Offer to sell for $2500. Some exploitation, mostly horror. I've got one already pretty much plotted out, and have two others churning in the back of my brain.

First out of the gate -- "Carli Kills". A revenge-horror script driven by a pissed-off woman. I'm going whole hog on this one, especially in why she's doing it and what she's doing to the guys she's after. It starts off with a man getting cut up and dumped on an ant bed in the middle of the desert to be eaten alive by ants and vultures.

Another one's a take-off on the legend of the Minotaur. And yet another has Spring Break college kids being used for human sacrifices.

I may as well work on this. I'm at a Best Western that's got crap WiFi. It's already frozen on me, twice, and I've been in the damned hotel for just five hours. And I know it's not my computer; when I go to Starbucks and use the wifi there, it rocks. Same for at home...the vast majority of the time. But every Best Western's got minimal service that can't handle its guests. Irritating.

Anyway, I'm using this guy -- Logan McCree -- as the image for JJ, the hero of "Carli Kills". I have a feeling it's not going to be a simple good-guy-bad-girl kind of deal, here.
Oh, and here's all the tattoos he has. He's a bisexual porn star, and I do think he likes both men and women. I'm not one of those absolutists who swear you're either one way or the other.  I know if I'd ever had a chance with Catherine Deneuve or Gretta Scacchi, I'd have jumped the gay ship so damn fast...

Guess I'll never find out.


Michael said...

Normally I think tattoos are sexy but that's a bit much. He's still pretty of course. These sound like some good concepts. I hope to see your name attached to a film soon even if it's a low budget exploitation film (which I do have a fondness for). I do think most of your novels could be adapted into incredible films though.

JamTheCat said...

Thanks, Michael. Fully my intention. I'm tired of being on the periphery.