LUNCH HOUR SPACE OPERA
The rap on us movie business people here in New York is that we’re out of touch with the pulse of the industry, the daily insanity of life on the Left Coast. After seeing this pic, I fear that this criticism is correct. I honestly don’t know what to make of this story on Defamer which concerns the town’s biggest agency and one of my favorite writers. Finding it hard to believe that CAA has borrowed a promotional tactic from the IFP’s Independent Feature Film Market circa 1996, I ask anyone out there in L.A. to confirm Defamer‘s claim that giant armored men are hand-delivering to studios copies of a feature screenplay by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) based on the Halo video game and requesting a lunch-hour read and afternoon bid.
“On Monday at 12pm, CAA is going directly into studios with one of the most anticipated scripts ever written. Microsoft financed and oversaw development of the script written by Alex Garland based on the most popular video game ever sold. They have asked each studio to read during lunch Monday and make their bid that afternoon.”