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Mark Your Calendar for "Black Monday"

No, it's not a documentary about the Dow Jones nosedive of 1987. Nor is it a sequel to John Frankenheimer's "Black Sunday." But maybe with a little luck, the forthcoming "Black Monday" will be nearly as chilling as both of those examples. The Z review reports that Paramount has picked up the rights to Bob Reiss's novel of the same name, even though he isn't even finished writing it.

The premise of the story is that something is diminishing the quality of the world's oil supply. The results are less than desirable for the world.

Dark Horizons adds that Paramount's decision to pick up the property was based on 100 pages (presumably of narrative prose) and an outline. The studio's intention is to assign a screenwriter in short order while Reiss finishes up the book. That must either be a really great position to be in as a writer, or a really stressful one.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on October 20, 2005 8:36 PM
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