I started working on a screenplay again.

27 Jan

I haven’t touched it for almost a year now and I’ve barely written anything for it up till now, so I’m a little shocked that I’m suddenly spending so much time working on it when I have plenty of other screenplays that are almost done but I have yet to wrap up.

It’s right now going by the working title Questions and it’s essentially an updated adaption of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It’s set in modern times, and it’s about two friends, Rose and Gill, who find out their good friend’s father has passed on and go to comfort him. Initially, it follows the play quite closely, but I’m working on experimenting with the characters a bit. I don’t want it to stick too close to the script on every aspect. I’m thinking that this Hamlet will actually have lost his mind, quite literally, and the effects it has on Rose and Gill when they see what’s happened to their college bud. And I’d like to include Ophelia, Polonius, and Horatio more than the original script does.

And yes, Rosencrantz is Rose now because, I dunno, yay genderbending? When I started writing this I had absolutely no intention on there being any romantic inclinations between the two lead characters, but the more I write… gah, characters have a mind of their own sometime. I think there will be subtle hints, but for the most part it will be just a very sturdy, solid friendship. I guess I’ll have to wait and see though.

I really should be working on other screenplays right now, but I’m so drained on creativity that I will take whatever comes my way.

2 Responses to “I started working on a screenplay again.”

  1. Wanda January 29, 2012 at 6:32 AM #

    Do it Cagney & Lacey style. (Go with me for a second here.) The leads can have “run out in front of a bus for you” love wherein their peens & vageens (respectively) can remain out of the equation; but they still have a really deep love and trust in one another. Basically everything a proper-couple would have, without the awkwardness of sexy time.

    This may have nothing to do with anything, but check out Paul Zindel’s “The Pigman” for the kind of male/female relationship. (Just because C&L are both ladies.) He does romantic relationships (sans the lust factor) that are really interesting.

    Basically what I’m saying is this: they can still love each other, so much so in fact, that if a bus was coming and one of them were in its trajectory, that the other would run out in front of it so their buddy wouldn’t get hurt. This kind of love doesn’t have to include p in v at all unless you want it to.

    • puckrox January 29, 2012 at 7:15 AM #

      I had absolutely no plan on having the characters have any sexy times. I do want them to have a really deep rooted kind of love, where they would easily run out in front of a bus to save one another. I think that they both know that, if one of them were to make a move, then their relationship could easily turn romantic, but neither of them ever does so it never happens.

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