Posts tagged as scripts

Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes

Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as bad, if not worse, than you might have predicted.

Here's a heartwarming little scene between Sandler's character Tommy and an Apache woman named "Sits-On-Face":

Vince Gilligan Held a Live Reading of His Unproduced Comedy About Racism with Will Ferrell

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan held a live reading of his long-unproduced feature script 2 Face yesterday at the Austin Film Festival with Will Ferrell, Thomas Haden Church, Linda Cardellini, and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito all participating. A comedy about racism originally written by Gilligan at the age of 23 in 1990, THR describes it as "a cross between Harvey and Blazing Saddles" that features use of the n-word and plenty of other slurs.

Will Ferrell read the part of the movie's lead character, a schizophrenic guy who, by day, is a terrible racist, and by night, a nice guy named Rodeo Bob who's very liberal and not racist. The supporting [...]

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant Tell You How to Make a Billion $$$ Movie

"Ben [Garant] came up with a pretty simple way to express [the basic movie formula]: You take a guy and put him up in a tree, then you throw rocks at him, and then you get him down from the tree. Die Hard, The Matrix, Casablanca: all of these movies have heroes pulled into a situation against their will, who then end up winning. That’s structure. It can be liberating, though, because following structure gives you less to have to worry about." – Thomas Lennon on how to write a big successful Hollywood movie. Part of six simple tips to write the next Night At The Museum 4: Night At [...]

An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:


'Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton Is Soliciting Scripts on Twitter

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star/co-creator Glenn Howerton fired off a tweet today asking fledgling writers to send him scripts. Here's the tweet:

Got a great feature length screenplay? Send to IASIP 10201 W PICO BLVD BUILDING 41 SUITE 300 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90064-2651

While it seems like most established TV and movie writers are constantly avoiding reading bad scripts from desperate struggling writers, Howerton is welcoming it and hoping that he finds a diamond in the rough. He wants an original feature or pilot script that he could possibly produce and develop, and it's open to any genre besides horror. Howerton recently produced his first movie, [...]

Dan Harmon Is Writing a Pilot for CBS Too

Look at Dan-Har go. After making a deal to write a pilot script for Fox last week, Dan Harmon has agreed to write a different script for CBS. CBS? Yep, CBS. Like with Fox, the CBS script will be for multi-camera. Deadline is also reporting that he is currently at Just For Laughs looking for a comedian to possibly base a show around because he prefers to write with talent in mind. This also suggests that we're not going to see either of these shows anytime soon. It appears that Harmon got these deals off of his previous work, not off a new idea, so he has [...]

Diving Into John Belushi's Lost Last Comedy, 'Noble Rot'

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

John Belushi spent five years as a movie star at the end of his life, and during that time, he never starred in a movie that he wrote. At the time of his death in 1982, however, he had been writing a movie script for himself to star in with longtime SNL writer Don Novello, best known as Father Guido Sarducci, serving as his co-writer. Called Noble Rot, it was a throwback to screwball comedies that, in the wake of [...]

NBC Orders Five More Scripts of a Show That's Not 'Community'

While Community is still waiting in the wings to debut its short, 13-episode fourth season in February, another NBC sitcom, Whitney, is set to start up next week. Deadline reports that the Peacock Network has ordered five additional scripts for Whitney episodes, increasing the show's chances for sticking around for the full season. Over the summer, NBC decided to order only 13 episodes of both Whitney and Community and scheduled them both for Friday nights, in what the industry refers to as the "Friday night death slot."  Then, NBC wisely backed off on that choice and slotted Whitney for October and Community for February 2013. These [...]

Let's Look at the New 'Arrested Development' Script and Dream

Oh, the magic and jokes and jokes about magic that must be within this .pdf! What's going to happen!?!?! Ron Howard, who tweeted this image (see it blown up below), said the script was, "Very very funny :-)" and had "Lots of lines for the narrator!" Ok, That's something! Also, it seems like the first episode will be entitled "Michael". That's pretty cool. Maybe to get more info we should camp outside the listed Culver City office or call the given phone number. "Hello. Is Mitch there? This is not a Arrested Development fan who wants to just hear his voice and try to extrapolate spoilers from its [...]