Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Why Do I Bother?

Some films that actually have deals:

* A cross between Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pacifier.

Were either of these movies really necessary to begin with? Nevermind that CBTD had NOTHING to do with the original story. Don't you love when movies take the title of a classic and respected work but completely disregard the actual work? See also Sleepy Hollow.

* A younger woman and an older man fall in love, but everybody in their respective worlds tries to break them up, since no one believes they're sincere.

Working Title: The TomKat Career Demolition Derby.

* A high school outsider is invited to join the cheerleading squad only to find out the girls are a pack of vampires.

If Joss Whedon isn't writing it, I ain't seeing it.

* An international assassin known, as Agent 47, works for a mysterious organization dubbed the Agency.

Vin Diesel is attached. Are we surprised?

* The families of the bride and groom take on a competition in a variety of physical and mental games to determine which last name the couple will take.

Even worse: Based on the concept behind Garrity's [the author] upcoming real-life wedding.

These deals depress me for two reasons:
* I've spent the past three years trying to get out a half-way decent story that will probably never see the light of day while people are getting six- and seven-figure deals for rubbish.
* Even if I did give in to the temptation to hack out any old thing just to have a finished script, I still wouldn't get the six- or seven-figure deal.

So either way I'd be a bitter wannabe writer with an unsold script.


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