So The Hollywood Reporter has just announced the news I’ve been holding onto for months – that WWE and Gold Medal winning Superstar Kurt Angle is starring in IN THE RING as ‘Sledgehammer Sullivan’. And not only that, but we’re finally able to announce the other wrestlers currently involved!
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.
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…