Friday, May 29, 2009

Scriptshadow Challenge 2!

We are here. Finally! For those of you newer Scriptshadow converts, you probably haven't heard of The Scriptshadow Challenge. What is it? Oh man, trying to describe The Scriptshadow Challenge is like trying to describe sex. It's beyond description I'm afraid. It's something you gotta feel deep inside you, you know what I mean? I'll give it a shot though. My buddy Scott (Go Into The Story) and I give you a fairly recent spec script, which you read during the week, then next Friday Scott and I both post our reviews, and you then post your reviews in the comments section. Basically, we're trying to get a big ole quasi-intellectual discussion going on here. Why did this particular script sell? How did it achieve such accolades? What distinguishes it from everyting else out there? Those are the kinds of questions we want you asking yourself.

This month's script? The controversial NUMBER 1 SCRIPT on the 2008 Black List: The Beaver, about a depressed family man who finds a Beaver puppet that he wears on his hand 24/7. Of course the beaver puppet speaks in an English accent (cause, like, why wouldn't he?) and starts to take over the man's life. Dark, weird, edgy. For awhile Steve Carrel was attached, but now it looks like Jim Carrey is circling the project.

I know there are some of you that are saying, "Wait a minute. You're going through this big schpiel, making it sound like we're about to have the time of our lives, and what this all amounts to is you giving us homework?" Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...yeah! Download "The Beaver" here: The Beaver -- And start working on those reviews for next Friday.