So I’m now deep into research and interviews for the purpose of bringing a film to the screen about the teen and young adult employees of a theme park in Houston, Texas called AstroWorld, in the summer of 1979.
A comedy in the vein of Meatballs (1979) meets a bit of Dazed and Confused (1993,) but also a tribute to the park’s hard-working staff, the people who loved AstroWorld, and the park itself.
At this stage this is merely a screenplay with no real money behind it, and there are several hurdles yet to dealt with. The first, of course, would be getting permission from Six Flags to use the name and logo of “AstroWorld,” and portray 1970’s era employees in one of their former parks. The second would be financing, which is difficult in that several things have to be in place before you get financing for such a project. The third would be finding a defunct amusement park which could be redressed and stand in for AstroWorld. … and that’s only the beginning.
However, I’m on it. I’m writing it. And we’ll see what happens.
Wish me luck, and remember … the show must go on.