Name Aiming

This week, the Love in the Time of Monsters chatter has turned from contracts and percentages to actors and actresses.  We're compiling a massive wish-list of people and types of people to play our characters, and it's damn fun.  Of course we won't get everyone we get excited over but it's a goddamn kick to think back to the performances that influenced me over the years and think about what talent could be brought to our table.  I'm down for Clancy Brown, Peter Jason, Cassandra Peterson and Ted Nugent so far, and the other guys brought up Fred Ward, Peter Jason, Dabney Coleman, Doug Jones, Felicia Day, Famke Janssen, and Bill Paxton.

Oh yeah, also one role is perfect for Mel Gibson.

I just re-watched the Mad Max trilogy for the first time since I was a kid, and I forgot how much of a different movie the first one is than the rest.  The whole nuclear wasteland setting is established right off the bat in The Road Warrior, there isn't even a mention of it in Mad Max.  I don't know how much they've got worked out on this new film but I'd pay ten bucks to see Mad Max Rockatansky in the immediate setting of the nuclear apocalypse - he'd be fresh Mad and have to develop into the badass that we all know and that sounds fun, right?

I'll leave you with some more Murdered Little Darlings today, thanks for reading.

EXT. PARKING LOT
The families rush to their assorted station wagons, RVs, etc.  Russell drags his daughter, Shani.

SHANI
It’s not fair!  I wanted a picture
with the bigfoot this year but
Dennis ruined it!

RUSSELL
You’ll get it next year!

SHANI
I’ll be dead by then!  I hate you!

LINDA
Oh, Shani, you’re wrong.  You don’t
hate us.

 

RANCH YARD - NEXT

OFFICER GARFIELD, 45, steps out of his car.

OFFICER GARFIELD
Yeah, I got a voice-mail about a -

Bud suddenly appears behind Officer Garfield and rips his arm off and beats him to death with it!

SLAVKO’S ROOM - NEXT

EVERYBODY
(disappointed)
Awwww.

EXT. RANCH WALL - MEANWHILE
From the second story window two cardboard standups - Marilyn Monroe and John Travolta - are dangled.  Jade and Crystal peer out the windows and make them move and give them voices.

CRYSTAL
(as John Travolta)
Hey there, pretty lady!

JADE
(as Marilyn Monroe)
Tee-hee!  I’m a kinky blonde white girl!

CRYSTAL
(as John Travolta)
Hey baby, I like to dance!  Do you
like to dance?

JADE
(as Marilyn Monroe)
Do I!

They start to dance, and below them on the ground Lou, Johnny, Jim, and Bud leap for them.

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