He is the man behind L.T’s Theory Of Pets Dollar Baby Film.
SKSM: May you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you and what do you do?
Brian McGleenon: My name is Brian McGleenon, I am a film maker hailing originally from the ancient city of Armagh, but now I reside in strange lodgings in London, if you’ve ever read Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House, then the protagonists room is not far off my current abode. The walls meet the roof at maddening angles, and the dreams have the hint of the cyclopean…
But mostly I am a constant reader as am sure most of those who read this will be. It was the script writer of L.T.’s Theory of Pets that first introduced me to Stephen King’s short story of the same name, and I loved it from the opening line, “My friend L.T…” It’s a deeply humourous observant novel about relationship strife.
SKSM: How would you decide that shoot movies was your mission?
Brian McGleenon: I watched Taxi Driver when I was 16 and the rest is history.
SKSM: You had a teaser trailer for LT’s theory of pets and a fundraiser in Kickstarter, however the project was canceled. It’s possible all the Dollar Baby community can see this project in a future?
Brian McGleenon: Yes! We currently have the rights again and we are in pre-production, so please look out for updates on L.T.’s Theory of Pets on www.picturewell.co.uk
SKSM: Who would be involved into this project?
Brian McGleenon: We have comedian Patrick Monaghan and actor Michael McClure involved.
SKSM: How come you picked LT’s theory of pets to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?
Brian McGleenon: There is much to be learned about relationships from the wise advice from L.T. And it is one of King’s most hilarious tales.
SKSM: Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, which are your favorite works and adaptations?
Brian McGleenon: I am a constant reader, and I still love The Stand the best. Youdont just read ‘The Stand’, you live it. His best adaptation could be ‘It’ the old one, from the 90’s. Or ‘Christine’ with John Carpenter.
SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1?
Brian McGleenon: The multi-talented writer Neville Steenson told me about it. He is co-producer on this project.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Brian McGleenon: Apart from the film adaptation of L.T.’s Theory of Pets, I’m working on a feature project with American writer Mark SaFranko.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Brian McGleenon: Check out my horror concept art on www.picturewell.co.uk it speaks volumes.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to our readers?
Brian McGleenon: Keep reading the master’s words, for words are his power…