I thought this might be a fun topic.Â I’m sure every writer out there has a slew of half-written projects lying around, discarded or set aside for one reason or another.Â I figured you might enjoy a look at some of the things I started and then tossed out in my shortÂ tenure as young writer.
FOR YOU – A Horror screenplay about a college student stalked by a psychopath.Â Two drafts completed, then tossed away because it was just a basic slasher film.
AFTER MIDNIGHT – Same deal, only set in high school.
STRANDED – Another screenplay.Â Four high school kids stranded at a rest stop furing a storm are stalked by a psychopath.Â I never said I started out with original ideas.
ALMOST BULLETPROOF – Screenplay, then comic book.Â Romantic comedy about a loser kidnapped by a beautiful bankrobber.Â Always fell apart about halfway through.
DOC’S – The last screenplay.Â Empire Records set in a restaurant.Â I loved the characters, and it had some great stuff in it, but it’s still Empire Records set in a restaurant.
GREEN RIVER – Comic book, then novel.Â Four friends stab each other in the back after a backwoods heist goes wrong.Â The first issue was written, then I decided to turn it into a novel rather than search for an artist.Â Sadly, I hadn’t even completed a short story yet.Â The results were as bad as you’d think.
TO THE LAST MAN – Comic book, then novella. A revenge story/action piece.Â Always fell apart in the third act.
THE PROGRAM – Worked very briefly with Randy Lander on a comic pitch about a villain serving his community service on a super hero team.Â Still a good idea, and I’ll probably have to rope Randy back into it sooner or later.Â Then again, these things rarely work outside of Marvel or DC.
SAVAGE TOM – Comic book.Â An Old West horror story.Â Y’know, maybe I’ll get back to this soonerÂ or later.
THE STARECROWS – Novel.Â Really, the less you know about this one, the better.Â Shitty with a capital SHITTY.