Sunday, May 07, 2006

Making it

Variety notes today that DreamWorks has greenlit production on Things We Lost in the Fire, with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro to topline, as they say. The screenplay, by Allan Loeb, did have the recent distinction around town of being the "best spec script not to have been produced." IMDB describes the story thusly:

"A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss."

So with this one now apparently moving off the top of the pile, I'll throw it out to either the readers or the other scribes in L.A.: what is now the best spec to not yet make it to the screen?


  • I have a copy of that screenplay. A friend slipped it to me and told it was one of the best unproduced screenplays. That's cool it got picked up.

    By Blogger shecanfilmit, at 11:13 PM  

  • That's easy. I have two:

    "The Sailmaker" by Barry Schneider and Ron Montana.

    "Mythic" by Ehren Kruger

    By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 11:47 AM  

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