Craig Miller is the subject in the latest of a series of press releases designed to acquaint the world with the team creating Resistance, a new Australian sf movie and television project. Telling File 770 readers that he’s writing the movie script amounts to letting the cat out of the cellophane bag, but there’s a lot more to Craig’s responsibilities than that.
The full press release appears after the jump.
Craig Miller to Write the Resistance
Writer Signs On For Film & TV Series
Andrew Dillon, executive producer of That’s-A-Wrap Productions, today announced signing American writer Craig Miller to write the script for the company’s science fiction action-adventure feature and television project Resistance.
Resistance is the story of a covert attempt by aliens from outer space to take over the Earth and a guerilla-style battle to stop them when most of the world won’t believe the threat exists. What makes the story even more interesting is its focus on a band of super-smart teenagers at the center of this conflict: not only do they have to save the world but they have to deal with school, hormones and dating.
Resistance was conceived by Dillon, who’s now handing it over to Miller. He’ll develop a bible covering the movie and follow-on television series and then write the screenplay for the movie. “Craig’s a terrific writer with a wealth of experience. I’ve worked with him before and I know he can bring a special magic to Resistance,” said Dillon. “He’s also got a mind that can handle the complications of story and character that will see us through not just a movie but through story after story of a television series.” Miller will also serve as executive producer and showrunner for the planned follow-on television series.
Miller has worked in the entertainment industry his entire adult life, working with top creators like George Lucas and Jim Henson and on projects ranging from children’s series and young adult programs (Curious George, Beast Wars) to a horror anthology series for Showtime (The Hunger). Making him especially apt for this project is his background in science fiction, having been an avid fan of the genre since childhood. In his early days in the industry, he was a publicist who’s been credited with starting fan-based marketing which now drives much of what’s on the internet and what happens at the annual San Diego Comic Con.
“Science fiction and projects like Resistance are my meat,” said Miller. “I’ve done comedy and straight drama, slapstick and thrillers, but science fiction and adventure projects really excite me. And Andrew’s concept is terrific. There’s a lot there and an unending world of great characters and adventures for us to explore. I’m looking forward to building on his idea and taking it wherever the stories and characters lead us.”
Production on the Resistance feature is expected to start later this year.