Good news (other than I've finally put a spike in the chest of this script). As announced in Variety today and on BOOM!'s blog, Andy Cosby's Dark Horse comic Damn Nation has been optioned by MTV films.
Damn Nation got great reviews, and Cosby's on a hot streak. Actually , Cosby's been on a streak for a while. The first television show he ever wrote -- let me emphasize that, the very first time he put pen to paper in TV format -- was the pilot for his show HAUNTED, which ran on UPN. Not just shot, but ON AIR. You will never convince me that Matthew Fox's gritty (and more importantly, buzz-cut-hair) reinvention on that show didn't contribute to LOST folk taking a new look at him. The very next TV pilot he wrote was for his sci-fi mystery show EUREKA, which I believe is just about to get the pickup for next season. Again, not just a filmed pilot -- 2 for 2 on air, kids.
He's also now three movie scripts in, and I believe this is his first original property sale.
This is particularly sweet as Andy Cosby and Ross Richie were two of the first friends I made out here in LA. They were the producers on Matt Wagner's MAGE and hired me as first-guy-on for that project. It was only my second film gig, and was the one that really kicked me up into the pros. We worked on a whackload pf projects together, Cosby and I co-wrote a script (which I need to finish the rewrite on -- damn damn damn ...).
Now, instead of two producer friends, I have a producer and writer friend who ... no longer need me as their writer. Huh. Hadn't considered that. Bastards.
HAH! I was about to do one of my split-topic post but caught myself! No, we'll draft Mr. Cosby into the examples as I answer one of the writing questions I received. Update later. And congratulation again, to Andy and Ross. What's even better, everybody working on ZOMBIE TALES can now feel free to invoice Ross for payment as he's fat with mad movie cheddah!