“Idiocracy” Comes to DVD

This post was actually supposed to be up on Tuesday but I’ve been waylaid by the flu and am only now starting to feel well enough to spend more than a few minutes at my computer.  If I could only get my coworkers to stop coming to work sick and sharing their germs with everyone.  That kind of generosity I could do without.  You know what I mean?

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that as of Tuesday, January 9, Mike McCafferty’s film, Idiocracy, is now available for purchase on DVD. 

Idiocracy stars Luke Wilson as Army Private Joe Bowers, an “average American” who has been put in a deep-freeze hibernation experiment as part of a top-secret Army program. Things go wrong and Bowers doesn’t wake up for 500 years. However, America has changed for the worse, becoming so dumbed-down that Bowers is now the smartest person in the world.

There has been all kinds of speculation about why this film has received so little support from the studio.  It took two years for this film to get released, and then it only got a very limited release in seven cities with virtually no marketing, no advertising, and no official website.  Needless to say, some fans have been unhappy with the way this film has been handled. 

So if this film wasn’t released in your area and you’ve been waiting to see it, you don’t have to wait any longer.  DVDs are now available at Amazon.com.

Mike McCafferty

Vince Guest Stars in “CSI: Miami” Tonight

Vincent VentrescaVincent Ventresca will appear  CSI: Miami tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.  As usual, check your local listings for the time and channel in your area.  The episode is called Invasion and Vince plays a character named Zellar.

This is a rerun, so if you have already seen it, you might prefer to catch Paul tonight in Close to Home, which is a new episode and happens to air at the same time.  If you haven’t seen it, then you’ve got a decision to make.  Vince?  Paul?  Vince?  Paul?  It’s like choosing your favorite child…impossible.  But then times like these are why VCRs were created.

Paul Guest Stars in “Close to Home”

Paul Ben-Victor will appear tomorrow night in CBS’ Close to Home.  The name of the episode is Road Rage and Paul plays a character named Paul Bosco. 

This is actually the third time that Paul has played this character on the show.  I apologize for not alerting all of you to this before, but I only recently found out about these appearances myself.

Close to Home airs tomorrow on CBS at 9:00 p.m ET/PT.  Be sure to check your local listings for the time and channel in your area. 

Paul Ben-Victor

A Brand New Year

Welcome to 2007!  I can’t believe it’s already here.  Now where did 2006 go?  I swear I just saw it around somewhere.

The beginning of the new year is a good time for me to take a few moments and talk about the status of the project and to take a look at what’s coming up in the future.

The LLCing is coming along slowly but surely.  I had hoped to have it done by now, but sometimes these things take longer than planned.  But it will get done.

Some of you have asked if we have a script yet, and the answer to that is no.  However, since the script development phase can be a long process, I’ve already begun talking to writers.  We’re considering several options in our search for a writer, from hiring a professional screenwriter, to an up-and-coming hopeful, to a talented student, to basically just putting the word out and seeing what we get.  Nothing has been decided yet.  It’s a complicated decision because, depending on which way we decide to go, contracts, union requirements, release forms, rights, funding, options, etc. may or may not have a play in our decision.  But, whichever way we decide to go, my first concern will be to get a top notch story.  It’s been said that you can make a good film from a good script.  You can make a great film from a good script.  You can even make a bad film from a good script.  But no one can make a good film from a bad script.  A quality script is absolutely vital.  That’s where it all starts.

The dismantling of The Invisible Man Online has been put off for a while due to time constraints, but I hope to start in a month or so and spread it out over the course of several months or more.  I really hate the thought of losing everything there, so I’ve decided to save as much as I can (without violating copyrights) and bring it over to this website.  The SciFi.com website has tons of stuff for fans and they even feature productions that are not theirs, so I figured, why can’t I?  So expect a new section for fan stuff in the near future.  I’ll make an announcement when it’s online. 

I look forward to a productive 2007 as we move closer to our goal of getting our film made.  Thank you for all your support.  It’s been heartwarming to get messages from you expressing your excitement and enthusiasm at the thought of seeing our cast together again. 

May good things happen for you in 2007!