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8 Responses to “MYOM”

  1. Jay Lake

    My “Jackals of Kalamazoo” revenge fantasy didn’t do so hot, I’m afraid.

    Back to print fiction, I guess…

  2. Shannon

    My rather painfully named “Mate Trix” (a hacker/romance) didn’t do so hot either… well did make money but only about 8m…

  3. Celia

    And what did Kalamazoo ever do too you? You’re just jealous cause it’s got the Great Lakes up there, aren’t you?

    Best one so far has been Vin Diesel and Kate Beckinsale in a family/lingering illness/period drama/talking animal movie. 113 million. I clearly should be in Hollywood.

  4. Leah Bobet

    This is fun. 🙂 My novel in not-progress (staffed, of course, with the talents of Johnny Depp, pirate in eyeliner) would make about 102 million.


  5. Nick Mamatas

    (Caper Comedy/Christmas/Office Politics/Revenge Fantasy)
    Starring: Ewan McGregor and Kirsten Dunst
    Also Featuring: Christopher Lee, Joe Morton, Cate Blanchett, and Emily Watson
    Directed by Sam Raimi
    Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan and Woody Allen

    Projected Budget Range: $40-49 Million
    Planned Release Date: October

    Projected Box Office Receipts:
    $9.62 million (Opening Weekend)
    $95.90 million (Total Domestic Gross)

    Chance of getting Oscar Nomination: 4%
    Chance of winning at least one Oscar: Slim to None

    Critic Most Likely to Praise: Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    Critic Most Likely to Skewer: The CAP Ministry, CAP Alert

  6. Fred

    I got Jack Garner praising me too, for my animated adaptation of Ubik. Of course, the problem with Garner is that he praises everybody — the man gives out more 10s than a bribed Olympics judge.

  7. Jay Lake

    Garner is obviously a cheese-eating review monkey.

  8. Hannah

    Garner must be easy.

    11% chance of an Oscar nod, 4% chance of a win. Go me!

    I would like to know how I got Jude Law on a $10 million budget.


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