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!