my ideas are already taken.

I really need to get finished with writing a book, because if not my ideas will all be used before I can get anything written. Remember that moment in Mad Men‘s first season, when Pete Campbell mentioned arriving at the idea of Direct Marketing independently before realizing it already existed? Well, I need to get some ideas out in the world in some official capacity before everyone else arrives at them independently.

So far, the book I am working on slowly at the moment has had some troubling similarities to a few movies on the way. One of those movies is called The Seventh Son. They just released the first concept art for the film yesterday.

The synopsis is:

“In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.

“In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.”

Also, my book is called The Last Guardian. Here is a trailer for a Dreamworks film that is on its way, The Rise of the Guardians. It’s based on a series of books, and it seems like it contains a combination of elements from what I am working on now, in some ways, and an idea I had ten years ago about a cool idea to make Mickey Mouse more relevant for Disney again. In a lot of ways, it is a much more detailed, meaty treatment of Fantasmic!, having Mickey team up with a cynical artist on the verge of giving up believing, as they fight to protect childhood hope and imagination from a great evil trying to take over the world.

I have to admit, I actually kind of want to see this.