What's new about ''Project Greenlight''
What’s new about ”Project Greenlight”
PREMIERE Summer 2003
WHAT’S NEW As if there weren’t enough conflict on the set of ”Stolen Summer” (the winner of last year’s movie-making contest sponsored by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck), this time yet another player will be brought in to struggle for creative control. Instead of a single writer-director, the jobs will be divided, with the winning director filming a script by the winning screenwriter as the whole event is chronicled in a multi-episode TV documentary. What a bargain: Audiences will be able to watch a screen scribe being reduced to rubble before ”Adaptation” even makes it to video stores.
WHY WE CARE Fans stayed away in droves when Pete Jones’ sapfest ”Summer” hit theaters in 2002, but his behind-the-scenes nightmare was irresistible as it unraveled on the TV show. We can only hope the producers don’t learn from their mistakes: A mediocre movie is a reasonable price to pay for addictive TV.