Saturday, January 07, 2006
Monster Hunter Project: continued...
In early 2002 I got the itch to write up a screenplay. I had some limited experience after having written a number of CD rom interactive scripts, comic book stories and even a couple internet comedy skits that ran on the American Greetings website. I have read many books on writing screenplays, and read many published scripts from my favorite films. One of these books I would highly recommend is the published version of the script to the film "The Shawshank Redemption" written by Frank Darabont (who also directed the film) and based on the Stephen King story. I had the pleasure of meeting Frank in person many years ago and had a wonderful dinner, beers and a cigar at his house with him and his houseguest, artist Bernie Wrightson. Frank's work has been a continued inspiration to me over the years.
Anyway, after over a year or so of long nights at the keyboard, I finished my script. It is titled "Monster Hunter" (for now) and is of course based on the same characters and basic plotline that I had created as a toy concept while at the Zillion Concepts studio. Over the last couple years I have tweaked it, edited it, and rewritten entire scenes. A few months back I shipped it to a west coast entertainment rep I know, and crossed my fingers.
As part of the process I created a number of large pencil drawings of key characters and scenes. Above is an illustration of the main villain of my tale. His name is Baron Elexia Wroclaw, and behind him looms his artificially created pet: Conglomeron.
I got ambitious last year and wanted some prices for producing some vinyl toys based on my creations. I drew up a couple rough orthographics of my main hero Aden, and his nemesis: Conglomeron so I could get a price from an overseas vendor. What follows is a few of the drawings I generated in the process. I have since got sidetracked on other projects, but hope to still produce these toys in the future.