Tuesday, February 21, 2012


"Is Green Darkness a film?"
"Is there a Green Darkness movie?"
“Was Green Darkness ever made into a movie?”

Those kinds of questions have been repeatedly googled, weekly actually, ever since our blog started -- and probably long before that!

Our reaction is, well, frankly, mixed... we're thrilled that there is obviously interest in seeing the novel brought to the big screen... we're pleased that the novel is still held dear in the hearts of its vast number of readers... we're satisfied that our adaptation project and blog are still being talked about in book and movie circles around the world (we’ve had 1963 hits of our blog and many others on the FB page)... and we're encouraged to keep slogging along the road to bringing our screenplay to producers' attention…. 

Getting a producer to appreciate the hunger of the novel’s fans is the key!

As to what we've been doing to achieve that goal since our last posting -- we continue to work with screenwriting mentor, Bill Boyle.

“Angela and Marla are an exceptional screenwriting partnership that has an truly organic understanding of the screenwriting craft. They exhibit as a team a very shrewd and entertaining approach to their screenplays as expressed in ‘[Green Darkness]’ which is a complicated piece of work that flows from scene to scene skillfully and seductively.“  Bill Boyle

Thank you, Bill for those kind words! It's been a creatively exciting process-- gradually revealing our baby to a working pro who has never read the book and who sees our script as something that must stand on its own merit.

HOORAY: We pat ourselves on the back for finding a way to justify changing the title of our script back to GREEN DARKNESS from our working title PREORDAINED.
It wasn’t easy! 
Anya Seton quoted a poem in the foreword that contained the words, but that wasn’t good enough for us. 
Does anyone remember the controversy over VANILLA SKY?? We didn’t want to go that route. 
But we’re happy to say we’ve solved the problem –at least for ourselves. You’ll have to be the judge when you see the movie. And we’ll be awaiting those comments!

Let the tweaking continue as do the improvements –

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Sometimes it takes years for a script to be produced. We hope that's not to be the case with our script, but the end result is all that matters.

It's taking time to complete the rewrite for several reasons. Our mentor has other obligations, plus we're not in a financial position to engage him or anyone full-time. The rewrite is being done 10 pages at a time in coordination with our mentor. After each critiquing session, we try to make the changes as quickly and as effectively as possible. Then we wait for our next scheduled working session. Our mentor does his best, but he's a busy man with projects of his own and is now teaching at UCLA as well.

So while it may feel like it's taking forever to tweak our script, we are working to make it the best adaptation possible.  We just want all our readers to know that we haven't given up.

The rewrite is moving along very well.

Damn, if the story doesn't just grab me by the throat every time! If I could just pluck it from my brain and onto the screen, we'd be done. It's too bad paper and film have to be involved! Until someone invents a brain reading machine, we're stuck with our "Medium".

Take heart, dear readers and have patience.
See you soon~~