Not the Doctor you probably expect on this Doctor Who anniversary, but instead the long running BBC One Daytime Medical Drama Doctors, which has been running since 2000, and has a daily viewing figure of about 2 – 3 million people.
Why am I mentioning this? because I can finally announce that I’ve been commissioned to write an episode of Doctors, out 26th May 2017.
So I’ve been doing a lot of school talks and lectures lately on the subject of writing, and yesterday was the start of National Novel Writing Month, which technically as it’s now a global phenomena should be called International Novel Writing Month or InNoWriMo. And one of the questions I get asked most (even above ‘how much do you make’ and ‘are you Stan lee’s son’) is ‘where do you get your ideas from’. Now, I do have a stock answer to this, I usually explain that I have a child chained up in my cellar and, whenever I need a new idea I open the door, yell ‘Tell me a story!‘ and get instant inspiration.
This of course is a lie.
Last week was the San Diego Comic Con, and for the first time in three years I was back. Which felt weird, as I also haven’t been writing many comics in that time either.
So for a while I’ve been talking about Also Known As, the screenplay and Graphic Novel I’ve written for Boxfly Pictures. The Graphic Novel is being launched at San Diego Comic Con 2016, and I’m incredibly proud of it and the team.
Until now, nothing’s been shown of the story, art, anything. But today, to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, we’ve put up 20 pages, exclusively on Comic Book Resources.
Go look. Go read. And I hope you enjoy them!
The only time I’ve ever been mentioned in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER was when Ahmet Zappa talks about DODGE & TWIST, and reminds people it not the same story as mine, so it was quite a nice surprise to see this on the site today.
Apologies for the late posting of this, but with recent announcements and workloads, I’ve been lax in updating. But this is a doozy. About 18 months back I was hired to re write an existing IP for a production company, a screenplay called Also Known As. They also wanted to build a full transmedia franchise, so we always knew that we’d be looking at doing a graphic novel down the line. And in summer this year, I wrote it, with Christopher Jones and Charlie Kirchoff on art duties. And two weeks ago, it was announced…
So this went out today.
FILM OPTION DEAL FOR TONY LEE AND STOKER GREAT-GRAND NEPHEW DACRE STOKER, FOR HORROR SCREENPLAY BASED ON BRAM STOKER’S CREATION OF DRACULA.
16th October 2015: BoxFly Pictures have optioned Stoker’s Monster: Before Dracula, an original screenplay written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Tony Lee, based on a story co-created with Bram Stoker’s Great Grand Nephew, Dacre Stoker.
With a setting inspired by actual events, Stoker’s Monster is the tale of Bram Stoker’s creation of one of the most famous literary villains of all time, and the sequence of events that led to it.