Well, I guess Sucker Punch got me all riled up (see last post). As often happens, I juggle so many things at any given time that sometimes, I completely forget about certain projects or they fall into the background long enough to seem forgotten. In any case, last year, with an option agreement in place to develop Chi-Chian into a live action feature film, I thought about Chi-chian a lot. But when the option expired and I found myself writing and rewriting "Call of the Jersey Devil", working on a bunch of Deady toys, promoting the country record, writing a new record and seemingly always on tour, the old girl got a little neglected. Well, I'm getting back on track with Chi-chian. Just this week I started writing an outline for a Chi-chian feature film screenplay. I've waited too long for someone to step in and do this for me so now it's time I do it myself. And how better to keep the story close to what it should be, right? So hopefully, I'll actually have a script to shop around. It's a language that Hollywood understands. I've always been amazed at how I can walk into a meeting with a stack of Chi-chian comic books, drawings, a role-playing game, a maquette, the web series on DVD, etc... just really hit them with how much content there already is for this story and the usual response I get is, "I don't get it, where's the script"? So hopefully this will cure that problem and we can get moving forward.
I also REALLY want to write it as a novel. I guess I must have a burning desire to become a Sci Fi author! lol! But in truth, I just love telling her story and I'm very verbose (which doesn't work for screenplays). A novel would be the best way to be able to really describe her world in great detail and describe what she's feeling emotionally. It excites me tremendously! Again... I just have to find the time.
In the meanwhile... I will be posting episodes from the Chi-Chian "The Black Seed" webseries I originally made for the Sci Fi Channel's website back in 2000. An episode will go up every Tuesday at 8pm every week until they are all up. This week's episode will go up early due to a scheduling conflict. You can see them under FILMS right here on www.voltaire.net
I hope you enjoy the world of Chi-chian as much as I do!