In the summer of 2008, Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic writer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man) sold a high-concept screenplay to DreamWorks called Roundtable. The movie never went into production, the script sat on a shelf collecting dust, and Vaughan went on to become the showrunner of the CBS TV series Under the Dome and continue his career in comics by writing things like the sci-fi/fantasy epic Saga. But now, eleven years later, Vaughan’s Roundtable script will finally see the light of day.
The Black List, the organization that publishes an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in the industry, is sponsoring a live reading of the script for one night only in Los Angeles, and this sounds like a cool opportunity to experience a story that may otherwise languish in obscurity forever. Read on for the synopsis of Roundtable, and to find out how to get tickets to the show. Read More »
The ever-wonderful Production Weekly have Tweeted up their latest uncovering. It’s short enough to quote in its entirety, so here goes:
McG is attached to direct Medieval, a spec script by Mike Finch & Alex Litvak, described as The Dirty Dozen set in medieval times.
As far as I know, Finch and Litvak previously worked together when Litvak was a producer moving Finch’s Adrenaline through development. I guess co-writing is a new thing for them because I can’t find any reports or trace of other scripts they’ve tapped out in partnership.
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DreamWorks has acquired Roundtable, a new action comedy spec script from comic book and LOST scribe Brian K Vaughn. The story for Roundtable revolves around “Merlin assembling a bunch of modern-day knights to battle a resurrected ancient evil, only to discover that today’s knights are all washed-up athletes, cowardly scientists or Academy Award-winning actors.” Apparently it’s an update to the classic King Arthur legend, described as more Ghostbusters than Excalibur. Sounds like an incredibly strange concept if you ask me, but Vaughn has earned my faith.
His Y: The Last Man is the greatest comic book series ever created. It’s very accessible, if you don’t like comic books I highly m you pick up the first trade paperback at Barnes and Nobles – You’ll be hooked. His other comic books, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Pride of Baghdad, have all been highly acclaimed. Y: The Last Man and Runaways are both being developed into big screen films. Recently he’s been working as a writer and co-producer on the hit television show LOST.