The Movie: Fucking Close

Guess what I was doing over the weekend? Having one of the best times of my life, actually. And learning all sorts of interesting things; some of which will be in Ian’s report, coming towards the end of the week. He’d do it now, but he doesn’t want to fail his A-levels for G&T. Damn fool.

Guess what Doug Naylor was doing over the weekend? Continuing discussions with investors over the Movie that had started back in Cannes, that’s what. We know this because Mr. Andrew Ellard himself read an email sent to DJ from Doug (that he hadn’t actually read himself yet), which was hilarious – think the intros in the VIII scriptbook x100. After going through every single problem the movie has had (where the film has literally come seconds from being financed), he told us that he was closer than ever – indeed, that the movie will be made – and that pre-production should start in August.

Yeah, yeah, I know. The final signatures still have to be made; that exactly the same has happened before; that it’s easy to get carried away with the news that you want to hear. But Doug wouldn’t have sent that message to DJ unless he was pretty damn sure things were happening this time. I’m going to stick my neck out and say: it’s finally going to happen.

Guess what Cappsy was doing at 2:30 last night? Being a cunt, that’s what.

UPDATE (18/06/04): Doug’s full statement is now avaliable on TOS.

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