Posts Tagged ‘Shane Black’

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

“This was, like, two corpses in three hours. I mean, am I crazy? That’s unusual, right?” Shane Black was gone from the scene for a decade before his return as not just writer but also director with 2005’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” a comedy crime mystery that unjustly largely flew under everyone’s radar. It was…

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

“Name’s Charly, by the way. You’re gonna love me.” When New Line Cinema bought Shane Black’s spec script “The Long Kiss Goodnight” in 1994 for $4 million, it created a new record for the selling price of spec scripts for more than 10 years until 2005 when Terry Rossio’s and Bill Marsilii’s script “Déjà Vu”…

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The Last Boy Scout

“Be prepared, son. That’s my motto. Be prepared.” When Shane Black was paid $1.75 million for his spec script “The Last Boy Scout,” it was the most any screenwriter had been paid for their script up to that point. It wouldn’t take long before that record was broken, but the bar had been set –…

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Lethal Weapon

“You ever met anybody you didn’t kill?” Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Shane Black sold his first screenplay to Warner Bros. to the tune of $250,000. That script was “Lethal Weapon.” Black didn’t know it at the time, but he was on his way to changing the way Hollywood thought about big blockbuster action films…

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