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Like any industry, Hollywood operates according to booms and busts. These days, spec scripts have fallen somewhat out of vogue. Still, periods of transition tend to open just as many doors as they close.
To our eyes, many of the films on this list fared rather poorly when it came to return on investment. Basic Instinct — Joe Eszterhas According to legend, Joe Eszterhas somehow managed to write Basic Instinct in a mere 13 days , prompting a bidding war in Hollywood that netted him a healthy three million in return for his troubles.
It did extraordinarily well at the box office, though critical reception was somewhat more muted. Today, the film maintains its fair share of fans, along with a handful of iconic moments that will forever be ingrained in cinematic history ok, maybe just one moment. In some ways, it feels like an endnote in the wave of existential thrillers that permeated the 90s and early s, from Dark City and The Matrix , to Gattaca, Minority Report, and even Memento.
The film itself, directed by the late, great Tony Scott, released to somewhat mixed reviews and mild box office success. Think Before Sunrise, only remade as a raunchy R-Rated comedy without all the experimental, real-time shenanigans. The film was hardly a critical darling, and it failed to make back its budget in theaters, though it maintains something of a cult following even today.
Even Almighty — Tom Shadyac We never asked for this. Then again, given that Bruce Almighty grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide, I guess we sort of did. Either way, the success of its predecessor made a potential sequel and hot commodity, which translated to a 2. In any case, the screenplay fetched an impressive two million dollars before lingering in development hell before Fincher eventually came on board.
The film centers on a banker, played by Michael Douglas, who finds himself at the center of a deadly, labyrinthine alternate reality game. Writers Fee: 1. Budget: 63 million Box Office: million. The script, which was the product of a two-year break from the industry following a real-life breakup, fetched 1. The film stars Bruce Willis and Daman Wayans' as they investigate the murder of a pole dancer played here by Halle Berry , eventually uncovering a conspiracy involving sports gambling.
As fun as that sounds, the film performed below expectations, both critically and financially,. Another year, another stunning spec sale for Shane Black. Fortunately, the film fared better with critics than The Last Boy Scout , though it lamentably failed to connect with audiences worldwide. The film stars Geena Davis as a suburban schoolteacher who hires a private investigator played by Samuel L.
Jackson after experiencing a series of seemingly random and increasingly violent flashbacks. To this day, the film maintains something of a cult status amongst fans of neo-noir, which is perhaps part of why there were talks of a television revival a few years back.
Whatever the reason, the film was ultimately panned by critics, and barely managed to recoup its budget. And no, before you ask — the box office figure quoted below is not a typo. Panic Room — David Koepp Another David Fincher vehicle, this one starring Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart as a mother daughter duo who find them trapped in the titular, state of the art panic room during a home invasion.
The film did solid numbers worldwide and attracted a respectable amount of acclaim from critical circles. The script sold for a massive 4 million dollars — money well spent, given that the film won above average reviews and a more than respectable box office take. A Red Ampersand Company. Writers Fee: 2. Fee: 2. Fee: 4 million Budget: 72 million Box Office: million. Share Tweet Share Pin.
The Most Expensive Spec Scripts of All Time
Like any industry, Hollywood operates according to booms and busts. These days, spec scripts have fallen somewhat out of vogue. Still, periods of transition tend to open just as many doors as they close. To our eyes, many of the films on this list fared rather poorly when it came to return on investment.
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Scotty gets dumped by his girlfriend on graduation. He then goes on a trip to Berlin to meet his German pen pal Mi e ke pronounced Mee-kah, a German feminine name aus Deutschland and declare his everlasting love for her. He is accompanied by his sassy friend Cooper and "worst twins ever" Jenny and Jamie. Also starring Michelle Trachtenberg. Euro Trip breaks the mold of many teen comedies, in that it never actually crosses the line from 'kind of goofy' to 'gross slapstick', and actually succeeds in inserting a bit of warmth and heart into the story. Previews: Trailer. Community Showcase More.