Variety reports on a pitch that was recently purchased by DreamWorks, a clever concept from screenwriter Steve Koren that can be summed up like so: "Story centers on a glib man who comes to discover that he only has 1,000 words left to speak before he dies."
DreamWorks Pictures has fallen for "1,000 Words," picking up scribe Steve Koren’s pitch.
Story centers on a glib man who comes to discover that he only has 1,000 words left to speak before he dies.
"Steve Koren has again crafted a hilarious yet meaningful tale," (producer Norm) Golightly told Daily Variety.
The concept is not foreign territory for Koren, whose recent projects deal with sudden spiritual twists of fate for its male leads. He penned the Jim Carrey starrer "Bruce Almighty," about a man who is given God-like powers, and the upcoming Adam Sandler-toplined "Click" about a guy who is able to rewind and fast-forward scenes from his life. Koren will also receive executive producer credit on "Words."