WYATT EARP - 1994
WITHOUT LIMITS - 1998
CAPOTE - 2005
INFAMOUS - 2006
Those are just a few examples. I know I left out others. Feel free to add what I missed.
War films are not applicable unless they are based on the same specific event(s).
I am currently researching a story that i'd like to write a script for. But to my chagrin, a someone else has already begun production on the same true story. It is currently being made for theatrical release. My interest began before I learned there already was a script in the works. When I found out, I was a bit discouraged. I will not say what the story is. It's irrelevant.
I quickly recalled the above examples, which gave me a little bit of comfort. But I do realize the odds are highly stacked against me. Hell, even if there wasn't another script out there, the odds would still be against me. I know this.
But it is amazing that this phenomenon does occur...2 different films based on the same story that are released a mere year apart. It is mind-boggling in fact. That people will still invest millions in the SECOND film.
Obviosuly, the same story can be told in a million different ways. And from what i know, this is the case in what I am researching. There are different perspectives and different elements of the story that can be tackled here. It seems as though what I am focusing on isn't quite the same as the film currently being made. Although Im not entirely sure.
Any thoughts on this?
Edited by Keneu Luca, 23 October 2009 - 09:47 PM.