The calm before the storm…
The work is done, the pencils are down and the computers are off. Escape From Planet Earth is finished. We’ve spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on the movie, and it’s looking better than ever. The score sounds fantastic, the mix is huge, and we were extremely lucky to get one of our comedy heroes to join the cast. His involvement hasn’t been officially announced yet, but holy crap are we excited!
The TV spots are on the air, posters and standees are in theatres, and both the 2D and 3D versions of the movie have delivered. This leads us to the inevitable question: what now? The answer is simple: wait and see.
We love this movie and have poured our hearts and lives into it for the past two and half years. But in the movie business, films are measured by how they perform at the box office. It’s nerve-wracking to imagine that the fate of our career depends on what happens in a single weekend. A film that makes money is a vote of confidence in the team that made it happen. A great opening weekend for Escape would mean more resources, and more creative freedom moving forward. It would lay the groundwork to make the next movie even better.
So what are we doing while we count down to February 15th? Writing, writing, writing. We’re finishing a new script, and with all that we’ve learned on Escape, it’s going to be fantastic. Escape consumed every hour of every day for the last two and half years, and now that it’s over, there’s a giant void to be filled. Writing seems to be the only thing that works. Finding new characters and new adventures to dream about has been equal parts creative expression, and Escape therapy.
Will this new script be our next film? Only time will tell… But it’ll be a heck of a lot more likely if everyone goes to see Escape on the 15th!