The phenomenal success of The Spoof writer Monkey Woods (real name Blakely Charles Twitterham) has caught the attention of Hollywood, California film moguls.
Noting unbelievable production of World News Stories of amazing depth of diversity and attention to the current world scene, several producers and directors--Hollywood's big names and big rollers--have dropped hints of a Monkey Series of movies; e.g., Monkey , Monkey 2, Monkey 3, and so on.
So far, Monkey Woods, at his secret and posh estate in the U.K., has gotten 'letters of inquiry' from movie directors Mel Brooks, Robert Altman, the Coen Brothers, and James Cameron. The latter showed us Brits in spectacular detail, how we blokes used the wrong steel and let that Titanic thing sink, sink, sink...
Oh, back to the issue. The idea is to take Monkey's stories and convert them into 'spoof vignettes,' a new concept for film. London film reviewers have been itching to interview Monkey, but all they are told is that Monkey is on his monkey bars just now in a make-believe jungle in Manchester. Sure! And, some unscrupulous American bigshot producer has offered free bananas for life, if Monkey will take a multimillion dollar offer, which includes a contract rider worth $10 million for Monkey's life story.
Monkey's family is considering all offers, but is holding out, unless Dustin Hoffman, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, and a David Niven doppelgänger each plays a part in the first Monkey movie, simply to be called 'Monkey.'
Although Monkey is a "typical monkey" (species undisclosed by the family), he can read and write (but squarks) and, when he does, it's basically nonstop and often coincides with an all-nighter at the computer.
---story by Sir Spencer L. Wickingpennyless, III (BBC)