The golden path to Hollywood success takes many forms. Take this one, for example. Joel Silver has just purchased a Wonder Woman script that he never intends to make. The script Silver will produce is the one being written and directed by Buffy master Joss Whedon, but he's purchased a spec written by two nobodies, because it's good, and he doesn't want someone else to develop it.
This is a brilliant scheme. Figure out what high-profile movies are in the hopper, and write a spec script for it that is better, or at least just as good, as the one that they will produce, and people will purchase it just to keep it off the market.
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