It arrived at eight minutes past five this morning. I saw it at half-seven, bleary-eyed and not a little hungover.
Lately, I've been dimly aware that Polaris Productions' year-long option on my Panik script expires next month. Tried not to think about it too much, which has been surprisingly easy with all the great stuff that's happening. But when I saw the e-mail this morning from Polaris President Kristin Overn (subject line simply 'PANIK'), I knew it would be a decision on their part...
I opened it pretty quickly (hangovers having a way of making you think, "What the hell? Surely I can't feel worse than I already do") and was excited to see that Polaris want to extend the option for another year! Furthermore, industry response from potential co-producers, financiers, etc, has been "extremely encouraging".
As I was writing this, Martin left a comment on the previous post, suggesting I've made a pact with the Devil. And sweet lord, this would seem to confirm it. Maybe I did it when I was drunk. Wonder what I signed over in return?