For Europeans, the chance to get inside John Malkovich's head is more than just a concept from a Spike Jonze movie. Malkovich has joined forces with Sony to create something called the Vaio-John project, which offers people the chance to see short movies of Malkovich discussing grand topics and influences, see what Sony computers he likes to use at home, and complete a script that he's written the first scene of.
The on-line script writing challenge will allow others to be inspired by John's initial chapter and decide for themselves how the story should unfold. Having submitted their chapter to the www.vaio-john.com website, both John and visitors to the site can vote for their favourite entry before it is linked to the master script. Over a period of 4 months one scene will be selected each month from entries all over Europe. VAIO with John hope to create a seamless story-line, albeit one we will not know the final conclusion to until the last chapter is added.
The project is something John is excited by; "Conventional wisdom says you can't do science fiction with say...period drama. Or maybe you can?"
Be Like. No. Other. [Vaio-John.com]