"The asteroid was hurtling straight for Earth…"
The writer looked up from his notes,
shocked by the abrupt interruption.
"But I haven't even gotten through my pitch yet," he said
"I don't need to hear
anymore," the executive said.
"I can already hear the
beats in my head and I can tell that it's box office poison. It'll
be like a zillion other movies that have already come out."
"But there's some clever writing in here..." the writer began, but
the executive cut him off.
"The planet Earth busts all their resources to try and stop it, but they
"Well, yeah, but..."
"And in the end, it all comes down to one everyman to solve everything,
"But he's saddled by emotional
baggage that keeps him grounded and relatable
and drives him to complete his possibly suicidal mission."
The writer didn't say anything.