In an impressive 36 hours, a new R-rated spec comedy, Bastards, by screenwriter Justin Malen, sold to Paramount for mid-six figures on June 14. Reviving the somewhat dismal spec market, this sale has everyone buzzing about the power of the spec. Script sat down with screenwriter Justin Malen to find out what is so special about his two Bastards.
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George ‘El Guapo’ Roush tries to fight deja vu while coming to terms with The Hangover Part II.
Writing the sequel to The Hangover, the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time, should be as easy as popping the top on an ice cold brewsky. Booze + hotel room + Zach Galifianakis = wackiness ensues, right? If only it was that easy…
Meet the Reader’s Ray Morton provides some random musings on script coverage services, the death of the movie poster, the pay-per-view/VOD debate, and Doctor Who.
Todd Phillips (Due Date) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) took some angry – and dare we say, legitimate – swipes at the Writers Guild of America about credit for contributing to scripts and about the general purpose for the guild during a THR awards round table.