Before even a lense is bought or an actor is considered the script must be reviewed over and over and (you get the point). I’m at my first rewrite of “The Undead” which was written over 10 years ago partially because there is a new update in the software for Final Draft but mostly because it needs a whole lot of work. Don’t get me wrong I really love the basic premise of the script and the first 20 pages or so flow like a stream it’s just there are a whole lot of rocks I need to pull out along the way. The first draft allowed me to express what I wanted to get across now I need to formulate the script in a way that maximizes its entertaining value without overstepping my budgetary restraints. That means throwing out the over preachy dialogue as I add a hint of concept here and there instead. It also means slaying the grass rather than trying to get a dragon if you know what I mean. “Then after I complete my rewrite of the script my talented crew will hand me their notes to complete the next copy or so. Building a film starts with a strong foundation and that is the script which must be built over and over again.