How writers kept ''AP2'''s plot under wraps
Plus, ''Bubble Boy'' runs into trouble
THE ‘PIE’ WHO LOVED ME Turns out one site that is getting a lot of action ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Fans of ”American Pie 2” have spent hours downloading from the site, only to find themselves gaping at a French porn movie with the same title. That there have been so few leaks regarding the real McCoy is no surprise: When ”Pie” writer Adam Herz began circulating the sequel’s script, he not only numbered and watermarked the drafts, but coded them. ”If my script said, ‘Jim [played by Jason Biggs] walks through the door,’ yours might say, ‘Jim enters through the door,”’ says Herz. ”That way, if it [hit] the Internet, we’d know exactly who sent it.” Not that Herz was completely humorless about his paranoia: ”The first script I wrote under the pseudonym Rudolpho M. Venezuela, and was called ‘Secret Disguise’,” he says. ”Once some information leaked out, it was called ‘Semisecret Disguise’; then it was ‘The Not-So-Secret Disguise’ by Rudolpho It’s-Not-So-Funny-Anymore Venezuela. Finally, it was ‘American Pie 2: The Heretic by Satan.”’ Such a hellion.
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