Friday, 5 December 2008

It's a good name

Many years ago I interviewed Smallville co-creator Miles Millar after he had sold his script Mango (about a talking orangutan) for a million dollars. Miles is English but had moved to LA to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker. Since Mango, he's not only created Smallville with his writing/producing partner Al Gough but scripted a bunch of movies on his way to his ultimate dream of being a director. Well, according to this Variety story, that dream is a little closer with the pair making their directorial debut for Disney on a supernatural tale called, yes, Salisbury.

3 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

starring an animated steak-like product and it's adventures through the frozen foods section of your local supermarket. salisbury meets a number of other frozen meats, vegetables, fruits and dairy products... but his trip takes a turn for the worst when kevin spacey picks him up and tosses him in his cart. little does our hero know that soon, spacey plans to cram poor salisbury down the throat of his gluttonous victim that he has tied up in an abandoned house. panicking, salisbury does the only thing he knows how to do... dry up and shrivel in the microwave to a point where not even a serial killer would bother to feed this crap to a person he doesn't feel deserves to live. tossed away after being heated for mere SECONDS too long, salisbury finds true love in a near empty carton of milk in the trash. together, salisbury and milk escape the clutches of the garbage man but milk is weak... she needs to get to refrigerated section. and with only a quarter cup of delicious whole milk left in her badly beaten cardboard body, it's up to salisbury to save her... and their love.

Mark Salisbury said...

Have you ever thought about a career as a screenwriter?

Schmid4Brains said...

surly you jest...

but in the event that you are not and see my tangent/free form (or form free) writing as something that could be harnessed and directed into something worth shooting, then please, by all means, hit me up on the email with any tips or "where to start" kind of advise... because i don't have the faintest idea.