Reject Radio #87: Final Draft

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we talk with Troll Hunter writer/director Andre Ovredal, Prom screenwriter Katie Wech, and The Conspirator screenwriter James Solomon.

Perhaps you’re starting to see a theme emerge.

Plus, Dustin Rowles and Joanna Robinson from Pajiba enter the Movie News Pop Quiz ring, and both safely exit. Then, we talk about Doctor Who.

Loosen up your tie and stay a while.

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On This Week’s Show:

The Reject Radio Movie News Pop Quiz [The Beginning – 16:00]: It’s Rowles v Robinson in this Pajiba death match to the death. Who wins, and who can be thanked for allowing us to talk about the new season of Doctor Who?

Hunting Trolls [16:00 – 28:30]: Norway is famous for a lot of things, but after Andre Ovredal’s Troll Hunter hits theaters and Video-on-Demand, it’s going to become known as “that place where the giant three-headed monsters live.” Which will be accurate. Ovredal joins me to talk about children’s stories becoming real, the fan reaction, and his next step into Hollywood.

The Pregnant Girl At the Prom [28:30 – 46:30]: High school movies can be dangerous, overly-tread territory, but screenwriter Katie Wech boldly dove right in with Prom. She talks about her contract with Disney speeding up the process (so that it only took three years), shares her writing process, and warns aspiring writers about producers who throw coffee mugs.

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History Repeating Itself [46:30 – The End]: James Solomon wrote the screenplay for The Conspirator – which tells the story of the legal aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln – in 1993. It was given sudden context on 9/11 and in the following years. Now some are drawing parallels between the movie and the treatment of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, but as Solomon explains (among other things), this is all just a little bit of history repeating.

On Next Week’s Show:

Insanely prolific voice actor Steven Blum shares his deep voice with the show, and Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener stops by to deliver some homeless, two-barreled justice.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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