The Genetic Opera
I directed the REPO! stage play the year after I arrived in Los Angeles from film school... On our closing night I told the two creators, "If I ever make it as a director, I'm turning this into a movie..."
I remember sitting in the offices of Twisted Pictures after shooting SAW IV and seeing a script sitting on a table entitled WICHITA. "Whats that?" I asked. Mark Burg, the producer of the SAW films responded, "...An unfilmable movie." Challenge accepted .
I had a lunch with a producer who started off our meeting by asking me, "Want to shoot a movie in Barcelona, Spain?" "What's the movie," I asked. He responded, "Go write one. Just make it about the numbers '11-11.' We leave in two months."