Friday, October 10, 2014

Kickstarting "Cindy"

Okay, Jack O’Lantern’s gone right now.  Probably off getting more candy apples and caramel corn (who knew ghosts ate so much junk food).  So, I thought this might be a good opportunity to tell you folks about something that really is fairy tale-related.

A few days ago, I was e-mailed by Larry Wilson, the co-writer of Beetlejuice.  Now, why would a major Hollywood screenwriter be e-mailing me?  Well, it seems he wanted to let me and all my awesome readers out there know that he’s working on a web series entitled Cindy that’s going to be a darkly comic, 21st century take on “Cinderella” told in the style of a reality show.  Though, it appears he needs a little help, so there’s also a Kickstarter.

Here’s a link to the YouTube page for Cindy.

And here’s a link to the Cindy Kickstarter.

I’m not sure if I’m going to contribute to the Kickstarter or not.  While I appreciate the interest in fairy tales in general, I kind of wish it was a different story being used.  I mean, “Cinderella” already has hundreds of different variants worldwide.  It’s also been adapted into plays, musicals, a ballet, an opera, television shows, movies and even commercials.  And I’m pretty sure modern takes on the story have already been done.  However, maybe it’s the popularity of the tale that draws some people to it.  I don’t know.  Anyway, I thought I should let you all know.

Jack: I’m back!  I’ve stolen some more . . . I mean bought some more candy!

Uh, gotta go!

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