sharc – THE Unused BONUS MATERIAL
WE start with a brief discussion with the author…Paul Rudd.
___________________________________________I recently found out, the late Roy Scheider, aka the land loving Sheriff Brody in the movie Jaws, ad-libbed the iconic line, “I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Cut to moments later when bespectacled Oceanographer Matt Hooper, brought to the screen emphatically by Richard Dreyfuss, stated as the shark passed by the Orca, “it’s a twenty footer.” The steely sea captain Quint, played by Robert Shaw, retorted with, “…twenty-five”.
I’m telling you my shark, a Megalodon, is “…forty-five and still growing!” However, I am not here to talk about Jaws. In fact I am not here to talk at all. It’s time to meet some of the cast of the next top selling shark novel, since Steve Alten’s Meg hit the bookshelves in 1997.
Please step forwards daSHing adventurer and playboy, Tyler Baxter…
Tyler – “Whoa, whoa, whoa…a book? Wait, I’m here for a DVD commentary? I thought we were in a movie?”
AFRAID NOT TYLER…
Tyler – “Cool, that leaves me more time to party. Well let’s get straight to the point. I’m one of the main characters of a story that will take you on the ride of your life. So buckle up and if you want to see what I might look like in a movie then check out the book trailer. Wait, you don’t have the link? Well here it is.”
While we wait for Tyler to pamper his ego, we are joined by the stunning reporter, lauren ramseY…
Lauren – “Every story has a damsel in distress. Well I’m not one of them. I search for the truth, no matter what the cos…wait a second, could I be portrayed in a movie by…wait, am I allowed to say? Damn, she is hot. Is it okay for me to have a girl crush? Can a fictional character have a crush?”
Tyler – “I’ve got one…”
Lauren – “Nothing new there.”
Is anyone here who actually wants to talk about the story or are you all infatuated by the book trailer…
And you are?
“Samuel Clifford. I am in charge of communications and shark relations. I play a big part and have been described as the lead character of the story. Where would you like me start?”
Sorry I don’t have you down as attending
Tyler (coughs) – “That’s what happens when you play a minor part. Apparently, Samuel is in charge of the marine life. My dad pays him mega bucks to ensure the Megalodon’s safety aboard the ARC. Just a shame it escapes!”
Samuel – “Is it necessary to leak the story?”
Tyler – “You can’t leak a story if it’s in the blurb!”
Samuel – “Blurb or not, I’m here for an interview…”
Lauren – “Wow, Samuel, in the trailer you are portrayed by…can I say this time? I didn’t realise you could be so dashing?”
Samuel – “Why thank you, Lauren. Doesn’t he glow or something in the light? Wait, is this going to be a movie?”
I’m sorry folks it looks like the cast would rather discuss their alternate selves. If you want to get to know them a bit better then you’ll have to buy the book and jump right in…
now for something completely different
A playlist of a few of the tunes that kept me focused while I drafted the manuscript…
Under the waves by Pendulum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc6tpOgm1HE&feature=related
Please don’t go – Barcelona http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJtHg9FbLUA
Light my Fire – Black Might Orchestra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOQnqNPfkM
Into Dust – Mazzy Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8waADvXscSE
Dark Freeways – Aalborg fantasy soundtracks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir-mqCYUEyA
And finally, a few pictures of how I envisage The ARC…
Come and stay. You won’t regret it.
I hope you enjoyed my little slice of madness.
And feel free to purchase SHARC (all proceeds go towards the investment into my own ARC).