Sunday, June 20, 2010
Script 2 Scream
Instead of watching Splice, I opted to read the script first. You can check it out for yourself here. Not as bad as I expected. Pretty decent actually. The Species comparisons, thanks to misleading ads, are way off. It's your basic Mad Scientist(s) story with some "interesting" choices along the way. Trust me when I say this, Dren might be all screwed up, but she's got nothing on the characters played by Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.
Can someone tell me why Dark Castle thought this would play as a big summer release? I read somewhere that they spent as much as $40M on P&A?! A January release or later in the Fall would have been wiser. This was always going to be a niche film. And with a $26M budget, it might be a while — if ever — before the film sees a profit.
Also read the script for a remake/reimagining of a popular 80s vampire movie. So disappointed in this one. The only thing it brings to the table are a bunch of cliches. Enough with vampires with black eyes already! And heaven forbid a vamp changes into a bat these days. It's like everyone's reading from the same playbook. I also could have done without the geek vs. cool kid bromance gone wrong...
Next on my pile was an upcoming female actioneer. Great Bourne-like action, but the plot comes *this* close to preposterous on more than a few occasions.
Whew! That felt good. Now on to writing...