Now that I’ve established where the source of the conflict of this screenplay comes from — one man making some enormous decisions for all of humanity — the rest of the concept has begun to fall into place. My goal is to throw everything but the kitchen sink at this concept when it comes to things that are happening in the world right now.
One of the major themes of this concept, should I ever get around to writing it, would be how divided the United States is right now. One thing I’m worried about is if I pretty much just describe what I imagine what would really happen given the scenario I’ve come up with that it would be so surreal that the untended humor of it would drown out some serious issues.
But I’ve only begun to sketch things out. I haven’t really begun to write anything seriously. And I think what I’m going to do is write the story as a short story or a novella first then in a few months buy Final Draft and write the screenplay. Yet, I’ve kind of given myself some conditions. I’m not going to spend all that money on Final Draft unless the concept is strong enough to do it. Or, put another way, I’m not going to buy Final Draft unless I’ve proven to myself that I’m serious about writing a screenplay.