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The Grays - Sony Pictures buys script!

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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The Grays
Sony Pictures (in development)
Director: TBD
Producers: Cary Brokaw and John Calley

"Sony Pictures will pay screenwriter Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) $3 million for his 75-page "script-ment" (less than a script, but more than a treatment) of Whitley Strieber's as-yet-unpublished alien SF novel The Grays, one of the studio's largest payments for a treatment, Variety reported.
It's not clear who'll star in The Grays, but insiders say the lead role is intended for a woman, the trade paper reported.
Producing the pic are Avenue Pictures' Cary Brokaw and former Sony Pictures chairman John Calley. Avenue head of production Aaron Geller will supervise the project's development for Brokaw's shingleshingle. At the studio, exec VP Andrea Gianetti and senior VP Sam Dickerman will oversee development.
An ex-advertising executive, Strieber began his career as a novelist with the horror titles The Hunger and Wolfen, both of which were turned into feature films. More recently, Strieber co-authored with Art Bell a book about doomsday climate change, The Coming Global Super Storm, which served as the inspiration for Fox's The Day After Tomorrow. Strieber also authored a novelization of that film. He first gained national notoriety for his 1987 book Communion, about his alleged abduction by aliens."


Looks like we might have a full blown movie theater alien movie coming down the shoot in the near future!!!!!!!


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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 03:57 PM
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www.scifi.com...

For more info! Read the description. Sounds like it could be really good. Keep your eyes open for this one folks!


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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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Also, on another subject.... *snip*







*mod edit to remove off topic blatant plug for members own blog. Please stick to the topic of your own thread!

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 05:11 PM
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The premise of the film sounds great, hopefully the film wont turn out into something like "Signs"...that was ridiculous.

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by Unplugged
The premise of the film sounds great, hopefully the film wont turn out into something like "Signs"...that was ridiculous.



I think anything on this topic will be,what do we really know about who holds the cards?



posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by thepostman

Originally posted by Unplugged
The premise of the film sounds great, hopefully the film wont turn out into something like "Signs"...that was ridiculous.



I think anything on this topic will be,what do we really know about who holds the cards?


I'll be content if the plot of the movie follows at least one of the common theories regarding the Grays. I mentoned the movie "Signs" because at first they advertised that movie as if it would explore the phenomenon of crop formations...but instead we got these other ridiculous events that unfolded in the movie-- and the crop circles were a non-issue basically.
The director pretty much used interest-grabbing subjects such as aliens and crop formations to get his messege across (a messege that had nothing to do with aliens or crop formations).

I remember feeling cheated after watching "Signs"
...tremendous let-down indeed.

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Unplugged
The premise of the film sounds great, hopefully the film wont turn out into something like "Signs"...that was ridiculous.

[edit on 18-11-2005 by Unplugged]


Yeah please keep M Knight Shakla or whatever his name was away from this movie, Signs was lame aliens that are killed by water invade earth a planet mostly covered in water.



posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by meshuggah1324
OMG. Guys.........I just found out that my great uncle works for EG&G on top secret programs.


What is EG&G??
Also ...awesome, tell us more. try to squeeze info from your uncle but dont let him know you are oh so interested in it, ask casually or something or he'll get you hauled to Dulce




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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 11:13 PM
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Sorry, had to take away what I wrote. Sorry x10.





[edit on 18-11-2005 by meshuggah1324]



posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 11:58 PM
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Now im just confused.

uhh ..... one liner... hmmm

Meef.



posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 11:50 AM
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I'm very sorry but I had to take away the information I posted about my uncle. I can't discuss much of anything about him to the public except for that he works on top serect "black programs" and has done so since 1966. He has a very high clearance of which he hasn't told me just yet. Sorry, but I don't want the Feds to show up at my door and I don't want my uncle to loose his job. I'm sure you can all understand...



posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 02:02 AM
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How much you want to bet that by the end of this movie (if it's made) they'll have Grays running on all fours, screeching and chasing the protaganists down a dark hallway. Then someone will come in and have a massive Aliens-style shootout with the aliens...



posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by Flinx
How much you want to bet that by the end of this movie (if it's made) they'll have Grays running on all fours, screeching and chasing the protaganists down a dark hallway. Then someone will come in and have a massive Aliens-style shootout with the aliens...

Either that, or it'll turn into a porno movie. The anal probing scene is already a given!



posted on Nov, 20 2005 @ 11:18 AM
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Woo. Nothing like a good story turned giant Hollywood spectacle to keep everyone's eyes off the prize.



posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 05:59 PM
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I'm assuming nobody has seen the movie version of "Communion"? It starred Christopher Walken. I saw it when I was about 10 or so. Creeped me out big time! Walken, not the aliens.



posted on Nov, 22 2005 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowXIX

Yeah please keep M Knight Shakla or whatever his name was away from this movie, Signs was lame aliens that are killed by water invade earth a planet mostly covered in water.


AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!! *laughing hysterically with tears in eyes*
Oh! You mean M. Night Shamalamadingdong?!!



(Actually, his name is M. Night Shyamalan, but I like your name for him
much better, and yeah... I agree... keep him away from this movie!!!
I was completely through with him after "The Village"... I'm still tying to
get my money back for that one... LOL!


Thanks for the great laugh, ShadowXIX... I needed that!!!




posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 01:48 AM
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I'm a big fan of Whitley's writing (and films). Scene360.com are gonna publish my 3/5 review for their Xmas issue. Three out of five? Why? Well, it's not due to a starring role for the (imagined) "tr-3b astra" (triangle UFO) but a lot to do with mainstream narrative resolution. The alien sex scenes and the way they remain 'invisible' is a neat touch. Remember Coccoon is all I'll say.



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