Wednesday, July 06, 2005

"My goal is to become hopeless"


Famous words of George Costanza. I think I now know what he meant. For months now, I've had a script in my agent's hands. There was a ton of interest from people that mattered. (Including having an actress committing to reprising her role) Having a busy TV schedule, I was told he'd get the script to the right person in the coming weeks. That was in May. I haven't heard back yet. I sent a new draft about a month ago, and he sent me an email telling me "Thanks. Got it.". Now I'd assume, being the sensible man that I am, that he would mention if everything fell through at that point. After all, there would be no need for a new draft if it were no longer in circulation, or if it was shot down. Yet, I can't fathom everything is okay when it's taking this long. It all started in November. Yes, only November from writing something for fun to having an agent and actress embrace the concept. Seems like so little time, doesn't it? So here I am, thinking one of two things:

"It's been two stinkin' months without a word. The dream is over."

and...

"It's only been 7 months, and since then I have acquired an agent to help me out, I have contacted an actress, and she agreed to reprise her role, and I started with little more than an idea in July last year, while in the shower."

Which thought process is correct?

"When your hopeless, you don't care. And when you don't care, that kind of indifference makes you attractive" Costanza

8 Comments:

The Moviequill said...

does 'I am reading your screenplay now' go into the same category as 'the check is in the mail' 'of course I love you' and 'this is a true story'

John Donald Carlucci said...

BTW

Wasn't there already an April Fool's Day 2? I didsliked it intensely, but I think your film would be number 3.

JDC

JD said...

There wasn't an April Fool's Day 2. There was a script in '99 that was supposedly going around, but Deborah Foreman didn't sign off on it.

John Donald Carlucci said...

It has been a long time since I saw the darn thing, but I remember a film that carried on from the first where there were actual murders (which is why I hated the darn thing). I believe it turned out to be Muffy's brother doing the killing. Now I have to search for the movie I watched.

I would be very pleased if these two were not considered connected. I loved AFD and recommend it often to friends.

JDC

JD said...

Someone told me there's a book, April Fool's Day that has what you're describing as the original ending. I have not been able to track down this book yet. But what you describe seems to be what others tell me was in the book. Deborah Foreman disagrees that this was ever shot, but still others(just check the IMDB forum) insist it WAS shot, and later cut to it's current ending. Ironically, I find the ending to be great, and it lifts the already solid movie into classic status for me. Hence my obsession with it. :)

John Donald Carlucci said...

I just tracked down everything you just mentioned and I saw it. I did not know about a book (I was a collector of novelizations at the time - buckaroo banzai was my prize).

I can promise you I saw this and now I'm trying to track down a copy of the vhs, or any tidbits on it. I'll keep you informed. It was a great film. I would be interested in learning where your script takes the characters.

JDC

JD said...

Hmm, there was another movie, with I believe 'Midnight' in the title that had a similar story line, from what I hear. As far as I know, nothing has ever been released in direct connection with the original. If we could find this movie I would absolutely like to check it out.

JD said...

Update: After Midnight is the movie I'm thinking of.