I’m working with my good friend Mark Allen on a sci-fi, comedy, drama (ingredients not listed in size order) about people with rubbish super-powers. It’s great fun for me to work on something completely outside the heritage world and great to play with one of my real obsessions: how humans tell themselves stories.
Mark is very forgiving of my ignorance of how screenwriting works and has seen EVERY sci-fi ever, so stops us from inadvertently stealing ideas. We’re currently in the very early stages but are already outgrowing our own original concepts in terms of content, format and the metaphors we want to unravel. We keep making life harder for our characters too.