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Writer confident 18th script is the charm

Screenwriting gods thinking more like the 27th, 31st or never


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Awful screenwriter blames economy for unsold action spec

‘Probably had more to do with the script sucking ass’ says agent

Screenwriter Jason Noble would have sold his action script ‘Explosion Dome’ this year were it not for the failing economy, according to an entry he recently posted on his blog. According to everyone else in Hollywood, that’s not entirely the case.

“You could turn back time to 1991, slap Shane Black’s name on the cover page and still not find a buyer for this turd,” said CAA agent Thomas Binder. “This has less to do with the economic crisis than it does the guy’s total lack of talent.”

Noble disagrees, claiming the weak state of the spec market combined with the recent economic collapse to “create a perfect storm even the best writing couldn’t overcome.”

“Even if that were true,” said Binder, “that’s not the kind of writing he brings to the table anyway. He’s as wrong as his own script’s plot choices.”

Noble plans to re-title the script ‘Boom City’ and try his luck on the spec circuit once the economy improves later this year.

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Script Track – November 25, 2008

The Incredible Hick
A hillbilly who makes money selling his body for medical experiments turns into a mulleted monster every time he uses dipping tobacco.
Based on a pitch. Larry The Cable Guy attached to star.

Roses For Winter
The heart-wrenching story of a woman who falls in love with a terminally ill man who has always wanted to grow his own roses. But it’s winter and he only has two months to live…
Writer: Diane English

Raunchy vampire sex comedy.
Based on an original idea by Diablo Cody, who is very proud of the ‘wicked clever’ title, although she also liked ‘Fuckbloodies’ and ‘Neck Popsicle Crew.’

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