A script written by Lost scribe Brian K. Vaughan was mentioned on the Hollywood Black List of “most liked” scripts not produced during the 2008 calendar year, according to a report by Latino Review.
Via Latino Review …
“THE BLACK LIST was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2008 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.”
Vaughan’s script Roundtable, which is a comedic story set in modern day about Merlin attempting to assemble knights to fight an ancient evil, apparently met the criteria above.
It was optioned by DreamWorks in June for an alleged price tag of over $600,000, according to Vaughan’s personal blog, which hasn’t been updated since the news broke.
The high yield on the virtually unknown Roundtable story is not surprising given Vaughan’s track record for flipping his original comic book series to the big screen. Both Y: The Last Man published by Vertigo/DC and Runaways published by Marvel, are said to be in the making.
While Vaughan departed from his duties on several comic series earlier this year, he indicated on his blog that he would continue writing Ex Machina for the foreseeable future as well as a new creator-owned miniseries “with one of the best comic artists ever” and an original graphic novel that will never get a film treatment.
Vaughan will return as writer-producer on the fifth season of Lost January 21.