Today I got down to work and I have now finished twenty pages, I am pretty happy with how things are shaping up. I managed to find a copy of the Bubadook script and I have been reading through it. Now I’m even more in awe of Jennifer Kent, because it’s a great read.
The idea for turning The Chosen Vessel into a screen came to me after watching Wolf Creek. I was thinking about how John Jarratt’s character Mick had turned the image of the friendly, rough around the edges iconic Aussie out-back bloke into something sinister. In the The Chosen Vessel Barbara Baynton had done a similar thing by turning the iconic Aussie Sagman into a predatory villain. So when I first began it was with the intent of writing a horror movie. However has the plot has progressed the horror aspects have been pushed further into the background. The screenplays genre has changed from being a horror, to being a thriller to being more of a drama.