On My Brain - Thursday, February 23, 2006
"Fistful of Blood" adventure part two!
for then next installment of the "FOB" saga--and next week
I'll have more! I'm hoping if all goes as planned we'll have been given
the green light for production--and I'll be able to tell you more about
casting, effects, and production details, I'll also start posting some
of Simons movie character designs, and the storyboards Rob and I have
love about this update is I get to show you the location where the film
most likely will be shot. We scouted about twenty different locations,
but "Mescal" in Tucson, AZ was the second one we saw, and
by far my favorite. Not only because one of my all time favorite films
was shot there Sam Rami's "The Quick and the Dead" but they've
shot countless other great western's there--and I'm hoping to add mine
to that list. I'll let you know as soon as it is confirmed.
nine through seventeen are all from the day we were there scouting and
you can see why it would be the perfect location. Sasha, the line producer
said when we first walked on, "Man, it looks like they built this
place just for your script!" I agree.
funny story, during the filming of, "The Quick and the Dead"
at the end of the film, they blew up a bunch of buildings, including
the clock tower that was one of the main set pieces--well the rubble
of that was still there, and I stole a little piece of wood from it--and
when I got back to LA I framed it with the DVD cover of the film, and
hung it on the studio wall! Inspiration kids! I'll take a photo of it
and post it next time.
we haven't officially started casting yet, I have been speaking with
a number of friends about roles--and have been wanting to work with
fellow "Mainer" and longtime friend Judd Nelson since the
Heavy Metal 2000 animated film where he did one of the voices. Unfortunately
Canadian content law didn't allow us to use his voice in the final film,
he was the original inspiration for the characters movement and acting
"Fistful" once I finished the script I passed on a copy to
Judd, first hoping he would tell me if he thought it sucked, and second
see if he liked one of the characters enough to play. I had one in mind
for him, and was hoping he might see it as he read it. Well, long story
short, he read it, he liked it, and wants to play the character I hoped
he would. I'll tell you more about that in the future, but for now I'll
just chuck in this photo of Judd in my studio as I walk him through
the first section of the films storyboards.
I'm going to wrap up this second update--I'll be back next week with
allot more behind the scenes snippets and production details--and hopefully
the official word on the shoot date. Before I scoot, I wanted to include
a great image my friend Nate Van Dyke found and sent me, so fitting
for one of my favorite sayings, "Cool Beans!"
best, and talk to you real soon!