Because I am sensing a cold shoulder from Hollywood and movie making in general, I am working or playing on some new ideas for just self-entertainment. I enjoyed playing chess on computers and in-person in childhood mostly. Now I am designing my own pieces and board(s) for at home use. I may make something available online via special purchase. Design work is taking place in Blender 3D and I have prototype pieces 3D printed for review, usually in a common inexpensive plastic or Nylon.
I am not re-writing the rules of chess, but it is inspiring me to think of new games or an attempt to create a new game using the same checker board.