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Friday, November 30, 2007

Good Luck Chuck and The Other Boleyn Girl script - posted by Don

Thanks to Nick and Daily Script read July 21, 2005 sixth draft screenplay of Good Luck Chuck (recently release, starring Jessica Alba). Thanks to Sarah for the heads up and Natalie Portman. Com read the February 6, 2006 unspecified draft of The Other Boleyn Girl coming out in January. Check them out on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ten more unproduced scripts - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page there are ten more original works. Now I’m only a week behind in updates and postings. The featured script is Transmuters by Elis. A revolutionary enzyme, aimed at curing cancer, is canned when it accidentally radiates and kills one of its researching pharmacists. Its research resurfaces a few years later, revealing an unusual side effect. Transmuters is a 94 page feature length sci fi story (in pdf format). Sci Fi is my favorite genre, however it seems to get short shrift on the site. Check out the script and tell us what you think on the discussion board. – Don

WGA – Day 25

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I’m not dead, yet… - posted by Don

… Apologies for the lack of updatedness. I have a quick update. Over on the Unproduced Scripts page there are fourteen original works up for your reading pleasure.

Thanks to ‘anonymous’ and Sci Fi Scripts read the October 24, 2000 “white” shooting draft of K-Pax, written by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer. That would be on the Movie Scripts page. – Don

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Bucket List script - posted by Don

Thanks to Joblo.com – hands down, the best website for movie news and reviews and movie hotties (if you are into that) for the heads up on The Bucket List. There is the August 11, 2006 unspecified draft script by Justin Zackham. Corprate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life. This was filmed with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Guess who plays the billionaire? Well, check out the trailer on the official site and then tell me that this movie couldn’t have been pulled off with the roles reversed. You can check out the script over on the Movie Scripts page. Thanks Sam for the heads up on the broken link! – Don

WGA – Day 11 – and check out John August.com for strike happenings on the front lines as well as useful screenwriting tips.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stranger Things promo - posted by Don

I’ve posted a couple of the teleplays to the phenominal StrangerThings.tv science fiction video podcast. Thus far, I have have links to the premiere episode Sacred Cows and Discontent. I hope to have the later two in the series Sins of the Mother and One of those Faces soon. To get a better idea of the series, check out the teaser for the first four episodes.

WGA – Day 10 Deadline Hollywood Daily for news on the strike.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

And the November Masters of Horror DVD Giveaway Winner is… - posted by Don

Stewart W..

But, don’t fret, I’ll be giving away another signed MOH DVD in December.

Thanks everyone who entered. Stewart W., drop me a line with your addy and I’ll get this off to you.


signed by director Dario Argento
Masters of Horror episode Pelts.

WGA – Day 9

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Submersion, an original script and 19 others - posted by Don

The Dramatic/Noir-ish Submersion (107 pages – PDF format), by Jared is the highlighted script this week of the group of Unproduced Scripts posted online. When a college student sees his ex-lover’s boyfriend with another girl, he suspects him of infidelity. As he investigates, he is haunted by his past, failed relationship and slowly spirals out of control before succumbing to his darkest demons. Technically, the script is spot on – formatting, spelling and puncutation are all nailed, so there are no hiccups there. It starts slow and the build is long, though there is a payoff. There is a lot of use of voice overs and dream-type sequences which periodically left me confused where in time and place I was. I was left slightly confused at the end. Did he or didn’t he. You tell me. Not your bag? There are another 19 original scripts over on the Unproduced Scripts page.

30 Days Of NightWe have a couple of new movie reviews up on the Reviews Page. I introduce Dr. “Doc” McPhearson who reviews for us, Rob Zombie’s Halloween. Doc’s review begins with “Trick or Suck!” (which we kinda all knew going into it), but this review really tells us why it sucked. I, for one, am looking forward to this coming out on DVD. I’m looking forward to a compare and contrast night between the two films like I did with The Ring.

In addition, we have a different view of 30 Days of Night. A lot of folks on the Discussion Board liked the film (and by “A lot of folks” I mean one and a half people liked the film). – Don

WGA – Day 7

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Monkey Bones Script, Writer’s Strike and What I’ve been reading - posted by Don

Thanks to Leon for the heads up on the lastest over on Daily ScriptMonkeybone. This is a February 3, 1999 seventh draft by Sam Hamm (based on the comic book ‘Dark Town’ by Kaja Blackley and Vanessa Chong). Sam Hamm has written, in my opinion, some of the best unproduced scripts out there. A quick search of Sam Hamm in the Script Search shows he’s written unproduced sequel to Batman, as well as Planet of the Apes and Watchmen. Monkeybone, which came out in 2001, is about a cartoonist who finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. The film starred Brendan Fraser and Bridget Fonda. Check it out over on the Movie Scripts page.

Thanks to “Tierney Cat” for his insightful posting on the discussion board on a breakdown of what a WGA writer might typically earn. I think this sums it up pretty well, I’m on strike for the future of my union, for my health insurance and my pension. Right now, it’s sadly not about the writing which I love but about the business of writing which always plays like black comedy. Check out the rest of his post here.

I’ve just finished listening to Bill DeSmedt’s Singularity and thought I’d share. You can listen to the book over at Podiobooks.com. You don’t gotta have an MP3 player to hear the story. You can listen to it right on your computer.

On June 30, 1908, there was a massive explosion near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. It was called the Tunguska Event. The explosion felled an estimated 80 million trees over 830 square miles. Yes, it was a big boom. Against this back drop, Bill DeSmedt’s Singularity weaves a present day tale of an astrophysicist, a rookie agent and an analyst who unearth a scheme to capture the submicroscopic black hole that caused the Tunguska Event and use its awesome power to transform the world. If you enjoy Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton you will dig this taut, fast-paced thriller. It is well read by the author – voices and all with plausible near future science and technology.

WGA – Day 6 – Strike news and insight over at Diaretical Throw-Up by David Press

Friday, November 9, 2007

Precious Popcorn by Pia - posted by Don

nosheteria.comPrecious Popcorn by Pia
Read by Macblade Productions : She and He Voice Overs

A young boy makes a wish to a couple of aliens, the wish turns into a burden, but redemption comes from the faith of believers.

Short, Sci Fi
Rated G
January, 2007 One Week Challenge entry.

Read the script (8 pages pdf format). Discuss the script. Listen to the script:

{note: This audio recording is released under a Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives 3.0 license. You can share the audio recording in its entirety, but you can’t change it or sell it. }

Mona Lisa and Rick Blade - Macblade Productions: She and He Voice Overs http://rick-n-mona.com/

WGA – Day 5 – Excellent Strike insights on John August.com

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