On Tuesday Jan 16, M. Night went out to the town with a new original script, or spec entitled GREEN PLANET. So far, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Sony have all passed. 🙁
Not much is known about GREEN PLANET. The Night story, insiders say, centers on an alien invasion of earth carried out using Nature’s flora and fauna.Sources also say that so far only Fox was intrigued, but even then was demanding substantial rewrites, something Night is usually unwilling to do.
Now, because it wasn’t purchased in the first round, that doesn’t necessarily mean that GREEN PLANET won’t find a home. Many scripts don’t sell first round out but what makes this interesting is that this is M. Night Shyamalan. He dominated the spec script world with everything he put out. His scripts would only be on the market 24-48 hours!
Even if GREEN PLANET isn’t purchased we still have Avatar: The Last Airbender to look forward to.