Tuesday 9 June 2020


Via Super Punch, we discover an archivist has collected and is in the process of curating choice samples of around one thousand unproduced properties acquired by a major film studio, yet for reasons have gone unproduced, dating from the fifteen-year period from 1983 to 1997, a broad span of time to condemn cinematically but we are—possibly just by being confronted with some of these elevator pitches—having difficulty summoning up any actual or good movies from that time at the moment.
Projects are neatly indexed with a card catalogue, a logline being an industry term for a brief synopsis with the plot, stakes and audience hook. Which ones of these spec scripts would you like to see made? We were intrigued by Airport Summer, a 1986 high-concept comedy about a high school graduate who has to work at an airport in order to earn tuition money to pursue his degree in aeronautical engineering.