Page 2 Screen is growing in popularity, and to celebrate we’re bringing back one of the show’s regular guests – the ISA’s rising star, Derek Asaff. Derek was the grand prize winner of the Table Read My Screenplay – London contest back in 2014, and he has since landed representation with Gotham and is working with major industry players to get not only his own project off the ground, but he’s typing away at new assignments. We’re excited for Derek and for what 2016 can bring, but we’re also excited to get him on the line with our very own Jeff York to review the huge box office hit, Deadpool.
Hitting around 300 million in the worldwide box office even after just releasing on February 12, it’s one of the biggest movies of the year. A comic book fan favorite, Deadpool will likely draw even more crowds in the coming weeks. Derek and Jeff discuss how Ryan Reynolds’ new movie “slays the conventions of the superhero genre” and “pushes the envelope with its R-rated profanity, deviant humor, and narrative disruption” beyond what any previous comic book movie has done before. I personally haven’t seen the movie yet, but after listening to Jeff and Derek talk about it, it simply makes me want to head out and see even more than I did.
Thanks for listening to the Curious About Screenwriting Network – we have loads of other podcasts uploading on a regular basis, so stay tuned via iTunes and on our website, networkISA.org. You can find Jeff York on Twitter @JeffYorkWriter and, if you’re into fantasy adventure, my fantasy novel called The WishKeeper is releasing in April 2016. You can find me on Instagram @TheWishKeeper. Now on to Jeff and Derek.