||[Jun. 27th, 2008|11:11 am]
The Question Club
I'll change the price to $200,000 in the question below. Ignore the 100k|
Say you wrote a screenplay. You put a lot of work into it, and it's dear to your heart. It's about a battered wife, who's been given the business by her abusive husband, bullying boss and shrewish mother. In a surprise twist, she sells her soul to the Devil and extracts revenge, Carrie-style. It's witty, humorous and fun, and quite a dark comedy. You put it through the right channels and no one bites at it, but after a while, one director does. "I'd like to film it immediately. I'll pay you $100,000 for your script. I get full casting control. I'm picturing Tori Spelling as the wife, Keanu Reeves as the husband, Tony Danza as the Devil, Fran Drescher as the mother, and Sylvester Stallone as her boss. Just sign this release form and it'll become my screenplay, to edit and change any way I want. I'm thinking of changing it from a comedy to an action movie with lots of explosions". Do you give away your screenplay?
Yes. It's going to be horribly, horribly mutilated, but 100k will help satisfy me
No. I refuse to compromise my creative integrity so much. Tori effing Spelling? Danza as the Devil? WTF? No way, sir.