On Monday, I finally began my latest writing project: a home invasion style movie. It’s been in the works for a few weeks now, when I made a half-serious comment on Facebook about wanting to make such a movie.
The post went something like, “After watching YOU’RE NEXT, I want to make a home invasion movie!” To my surprise, an actor friend said he would be in it, and then some guy I know from Beachbody chimed in that he would help direct, edit and film it. Yet ANOTHER person agreed to help with camera operation.
I said to myself, “Holy cow…I may have something here!” So I started talking with the potential director. (Let me mention right now that his name is Jerry, so I don’t have to keep typing “potential director” or any other similar silly terms.) We whipped up an outline that satisfied two things for me: (1) There would be plenty of opportunity for creative deaths. (2) I could also work in lots of wing chun-based fight scenes.
Then the whole thing stalled. Why? I had to work on a LOT of things with WageFarer, so that we can hopefully get that off the ground.
Now the work for that has tapered off (SOMEWHAT), and I started writing. The only thing is I had no idea what to call it, so I texted Jerry. He said the title should be based on a martial art move, albeit one that was easy to say.
I said, “Well, wing chun is a close-range combat system. It is quick, effective and brutal.”
He said, “Why not call it QUICK, EFFECTIVE, BRUTAL?”
I said, “Too long, but you know what? BRUTAL works.”
He agreed, and we had our working title!
I am excited to be working on this screenplay, and I hope to be bringing it to a film festival near you before long.