CHAMPIONS OF THE THIRD PLANET IS COMING!
First, thanks to you all for having incredible patience with me! I am still chipping away at this novel. It’s not that I’m not writing -- I’m writing ALL THE TIME, just juggling different projects as they come. But I keep returning to CHAMPIONS.
I also wanted to share another project with you --a creepy 3-minute short film I directed in the fall, written by my friend and LOST ROOM co-creator Paul Workman. NOWHERE AS GOOD AS A BOOK, I get you, but here, just check it out: https://vimeo.com/236590565
I’m back on the book full time now so I’m going to start sending regular updates until I deliver it. Will inform.
Oh you. I haven’t forgotten about you.
I wanted to let you know that CHAMPIONS OF THE THIRD PLANET is still coming your way. I got interrupted recently with some TV projects – mainly a pilot for Disney XD and this crazy thing for Fox Network: http://deadline.com/2016/11/neil-gaiman-angry-films-fox-network-the-building-series-development-1201854827/
But I’m back at work now finishing CHAMPIONS, which I still love with all my heart. I think it will be worth the wait and you will dig it.
Thanks for being patient.
I love you.
Just a quick note to let you know I’m still writing! I usually write with a soundtrack playing in the background so I thought I’d share what Champions of the Third Planet sounds like to me.
First, this track from Two Steps From Hell, which was used in the Star Trek trailer a few years back. I picture a lot of the moments from the beginning of the story here, with the kids discovering the Orb. Milo says, "I found something in the woods" around the :38 mark and the Orb takes off around 1:02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxkJvYGP2qE
This track is from one of my favorite bands, the Dandy Warhols. It seems to get used a lot in movies and trailers. It’s pretty high energy and a lot of the very original images for Champions came to me with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFtfhOipNQ
Whenever I’m thinking about the kids on the Dead Planet in their quieter, melancholy moments -- hanging around, missing home -- I think of this part of John William’s score from Star Wars, where Luke is looking up at the binary suns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DwxgBrkV9E
This track from Mad Max: Fury Road is something I’ve been using for a huge set piece late in the book that I can’t tell you about yet, but I love the furious intensity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gt8D8SXD_8
I don’t know if any of this music makes sense to you in terms of the book, but it’s all awesome and it all speaks to me for this story, which I guess is what counts.
Back to work!
MYSTERIOUS GIANT SPHERE UNEARTHED IN FOREST
I TOLD YOU!!!
Extremely happy to report that Champions of the Third Planet is being supported by the Nomad Syndicate from Gary Witta! Thanks so much for the support!
I’m writing like crazy right now -- I will have some updates soon!