Thursday, July 10, 2008
Not Kidding Ourselves
Our sales rep wrote to me: "Don’t kid yourself, a Terminatrix movie isn’t such a bad idea."
And we're not kidding ourselves. We know The Asylum does these movie "tie-ins" as a matter of course now. The buyers love 'em (and the fan-boys become apoplectic -- "How dare they??!!!"). Heck, we might be able to get some decent size sales if we did that.
In fact, our rep said they did well with their Iron Man picture.
Horror is right out. The glut in the market everyone has been waiting for has finally happened. They aren't selling and nobody's interested. But sci-fi still has a chance.
So we're making a little look into the future at things the Big Six studios have coming up:
The Watchmen: I don't really like comic books that much. Making a tie-in to a picture like this would be a biotch to script because you'd have to make all your backstory from scratch. Wait, what? We do that all the time anyway! In any case, someone would have to get mighty motivated to write a screenplay like that for us.
Death Race: Good grief, they're remaking Corman movies. It's a lovely irony. In any case, The Asylum have already gone there. Death Racers.
Terminator: Well, between the TV Series and the "T4" movie, this is more up our alley. In fact, we have a picture in the works with a terminatrix-android so maybe we'll be in time just like our sales rep wants.
Princess of Mars: now this is just perfect. Plus the source material is in the public domain.
Where on earth is a comprehensive list of greenlit sci-fi movies?