We know damn well ADULT SWIM can’t buy this cartoon for a jactillion and one legal reasons, but we always wondered what it would be like to be blissfully ignorant innocent of such considerations and therefore having no problem blithely bugging our corporate overseers gatekeepers. (Turns out to be no biggie either way.)
Those kibbutzes are bastions of creativity, we’re telling you. Or maybe it’s the co-ed army:
Fox Buys Male Buddy Comedy Based On Israeli Format With John Wells Producing – by Nellie Andreeva
Fox has bought Hard-Up, a single-camera comedy project executive produced by John Wells . Based on the Israeli series Asfur, created by Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir, Hard Up is a comedy about four twentysomething, cash-strapped close friends willing to do anything for each other — especially if it means breaking the rules as they fight against the odds to keep their home in a gentrifying neighborhood.
The Fox version, which has received a script commitment, will be written by Etan Frankel (Shameless)…. John Wells Prods and Warner Bros TV are producing. Savyon and Amir are repped by ADD’s Hadas Mozes.
Hey, it’s no HOMELAND, but what is? (Gotta wonder how many people who love HOMELAND know it’s based on an Israeli series…and if they’d still watch once they did know. Or is anti-semitism just a myth, like the Holocaust?)
What? You’re sick and tired of waiting to be discovered? You want your 15 minutes of writerly fame now?! How about this for an idea: Instead of writing another spec script, go out and do something. Make your life so interesting, so meaningful, that everyone else in the world wants to write about/read about/watch a movie about you.
Or. what the hell, be the first one to write about somebody else who’s done just that:
Chernin Entertainment Acquires Rights to THE BOY WHO PLAYED WITH FUSION About 14-Year-Old Nuclear Scientist Taylor Wilson – by Dave Trumbore
While superhero films like Spider-Man 2and The Dark Knight Risesmay toy with fictional nuclear fusion reactors in their plots, at 14-years-old, Taylor Wilson had already made a functional one. Now Chernin Entertainment has acquired the rights to his story, catalyzed by an article in Popular Science titled The Boy Who Played with Fusion. The company is negotiating with Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) to direct.
Deadline reported on Chernin’s pick up of Wilson’s rights, although the boy is now a young man of 18 and his story continues to unfold. Not only did Wilson’s parents (his father, a former football player turned Coca-Cola bottler and his mother, a yoga instructor) continue to nurture his gifts and curiosity, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Energy offered to fund his efforts in creating radiation detectors at a fraction of their current cost.
Wilson is a name to keep an eye on in the future and, hopefully, the film adaptation will bring some light to his achievements.