I Don’t Understand Hollywood Screenwriters

I’ve heard fantastic things about ‘The Woman In Black.’ Without being earth-shattering it reconnects with classic ghost horror in a way films have been trying to since the Japanese horror revival of the late 90s. Director James Watkins recently wrote an action-adventure script entitled ‘Methuselah’ concerning a 1,000 year old man.

Here’s where the story gets weird.

The script has recently been passed on to Arash Amel for a rewrite. Amel is the writer of an upcoming Nicole Kidman film about Grace Kelly, her husband the prince of Monaco, Charles De Gaulle,  and tax laws! So she’s the best idea for this action-adventure script?

Maybe its because she’s currently working on ‘I Am Legend 2.’ Wait! From Grace Kelly to zombie vampires? I don’t understand Hollywood and their choices with writing jobs. This is the “we can’t find jobs” economy but apparently being able to write a script will get you anything.

We talked about in the mega-cast how the writers of ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ built their careers on rip-offs like ‘The Day the Earth Stopped’ and ‘Transmorphers.’

Robert Zemekis (Forest Gump) is returning to live action after 12 years directing the upcoming film ‘Flight’ starring Denzel Washington. It’s written by the guy who wrote ‘Summer Catch’, ‘Hardball’, and ‘Coach Carter.’ One of these things is not like the other.

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3 thoughts on “I Don’t Understand Hollywood Screenwriters

  1. Dunn says:

    Yeah, ‘The Woman In Black’ is very good. As a counterpoint to your examples, I will give you Troy Miller, who wrote and directed ‘Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd’ but went on to do ‘Flight of the Concords’.

  2. johnnytigs says:

    Let me be the first to say, “Shut up, Dunn.”

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