Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, June 27, 2003 9:50 pm

But what I really want to do is produce

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 9:50 pm

This site says that apparently I’d be pretty good at coming up with money-making Hollywood packages:

“You Buried Him WHERE??” is a dark comedy about two gas-station employees (Denzel Washington, Halle Berry) who kill the station’s owner (Samuel L. Jackson) for being such a jerk and bury him in the woods, only to find that 1) the owner, having no living relatives, had made them the beneficiaries of his life insurance and left them the station, and 2) absent a body, they have to wait 7 years to have the owner declared legally dead so they can collect. The complication is that the Washington character, being kind of stupid and continually drunk, can’t remember where he buried the body.

Took me about 10 seconds to come up with the concept and another 30 or so to pick director, writer and cast. I budgeted fairly generously because of the names involved, and the thing still makes back 2 to 2.5 times its production costs on domestic box office alone. (Figure spending another $10M or so for promotion, but you more than make that up on subsidiary ancillary rights — foreign, cable, video/DVD, etc.)

I’m gonna go spend my millions now.

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