Ask Latt: How can one go about getting a script produced by The Asylum?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 @ 12:52 pm | Headline

“I was wondering how one can go about getting a script produced by The Asylum? Are you buying scripts at present, or do you wish to see a full treatment first? Can I send spec scripts? Thanks! Richard”

Unless the script comes with a check for $1 million dollars (my reading fee), we are not looking for outside material at the moment. Why? a) I’m lazy, and the stack of scripts on my desk from friends is very intimidating; b) We pretty much know our slate for the next year. In other words, we don’t produce outside material.

So…how can this change?

Good question. For our Faith Film label there is a possibility that I’ll be looking for outside submissions. Nothing is set in stone yet…but I’ll keep you posted. Also, if you have a published book or comic. OR, if you are Colin Hanks and your dad said he’ll do a cameo in the script you are submitting (tough town, get used to it). OR, work for us. If I see you around the office enough times I’ll put your script on the ‘Friends’ pile, and not read it for a year.

Now, in regards to the spec script…again, I refer back to the stack that is still looming over me. As I read them all personally (no readers for me!), it takes forever. So, I’ve sort of stopped reading specs. Yeah, it sucks.

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    32 Responses to “Ask Latt: How can one go about getting a script produced by The Asylum?”

    1. HUGE FAN Says:

      Well it appears to me that the easiest way to get a script produced to Asylum is if it has already been produced and is getting ready to hit theaters. No offense to any actors in Asylum movies but I personally would be too ashamed to be involved in the production or filming of these Hollywood knock-offs. At first I thought these movies were spoofs of the actually movie, but unfortunately they are actually serious attempts. All I ask is that you don’t make a rip-off version The Dark Knight, because if you do I will literally run into your building (or most likely apartment judging by the movies) naked and screaming, pour gasoline all over myself, hang myself, and, while my body is suspended in the air, light myself on fire.

      Love,
      Me

    2. admin Says:

      That would make a lovely chandelier for our one room shack…

    3. DL Says:

      Holy crap. I think we’re going to make THE DARK NIGHT. Guys? Are you with me on this one?

    4. Chris Guestar57 Says:

      DL,I have a synopsis from my ’90s comic book publishing daze,KNIGHT OF THE DARK ??? :)

    5. robert Says:

      unlike the first “commenter” I have long been a fan of ASYLUM and would do anything to work for them.

      Hey Latt, I have just forwarded my resume to you.

      I am ready to work for you, very willing and very capable.

      Thank you for the great opportunity.

    6. David Says:

      I have a great script and a pretty good budget for my first movie.
      Could we work out a deal for you to direct it?

    7. Kalebzilla Says:

      1.The Dark Knight
      2.Disaster Movie
      3.Star Wars: The Clone Wars
      4.Hancock
      5.Iron Man
      6.The X-Files: I Want to Believe
      7.The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
      8.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
      9.The Love Guru
      10.Get Smart

    8. Poop Says:

      umm kalebzilla wtf? thanks for the weeks top 10 movies…..btw i think a great idea for a movie would be something…..i dont know….original

    9. k Says:

      I hate you

    10. Guy Says:

      PLEASE STOP MAKING THESE CRAPPY ASS HELL KNOCK OFF MOVIES. I WOULDNT CARE IF YOUR MOVIES HAD CRAPPY CGI OR GRAPHICS AS LONG AS THE MOVIE WAS ORIGINAL. STOP COPYING OTHERS YOU DICKHEADS AND COME UP WITH SOME ORIGINAL IDEAS FOR ONCE. I MEAN TRANSMORPHERS? SNAKES ON A TRAIN? C’MON SNAKES ON A PLANE WASNT EVEN GOOD. COME UP WITH SOME ORIGINAL IDEAS FOR ONCE AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME RESPECT. I AGREE WITH THE FIRST COMMENT. HOW HARD IS IT TO THINK OF SOMETHING ORIGINAL? SO I GUESS 50 YEAR OLD VIRGIN IS NEXT, OR BETTER YET THE STRAWBERRY EXPRESS.

    11. Guy Says:

      OH AND YOU GUYS SPELLED PRODUCTION WRONG ON THE ENDING CREDITS OF I AM OMEGA. OR SHOULD I SAY PRODUCTIOIN. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    12. admin Says:

      We were just trying to come up with an original way to spell “production.”

    13. Guy Says:

      You fail at that. Seriously though how the hell do your movies show up at blockbuster? Is there is no movie filter or something that blockes off REALLY CRAPPY KNOCK OFF MOVIES from the rest????

    14. Guy Says:

      Not to mention horrible acting and character development.

    15. J.J. Says:

      Dear Guy.
      Everything will be ok! Just calm down and take a deep breath. That’s it. A nice deep breath. Relax. Just let go of all that spazzy energy. These are only movies. Not the end of the world. Breath. Relax. Let it go. That’s it. Get up and go take a nice walk outside. Enjoy the day. Clear your mind. Remember, they are only movies. That’s all. Only movies. Feel better? Good. Now go have a peaceful day my friend.Everything is going to be ok.

    16. Guy Says:

      Dear JJ
      Your an idiot. If you support these guys then you deserve to rot in hell as well. I usually wouldnt do this but these Knock-off movies suck soooooooo bad I had no choice. The thing I dislike is that their movies are on blockbuster shelves when they dont deserve to be. And to think they are making profit from these sorts of things to make MORE CRAPPY ASS KNOCK OFF MOVIES is downright disastrous. DUDE They are not just movies they are CRAPPY ASS KNOCK OFF MOVIES for future reference. Hows that for a peaceful day!

    17. Sam Says:

      That dude named Guy hates these movies so much but seems to be on this page all the time! Now that is a real idiot!

    18. Steve Says:

      I sort of discovered The Asylum late. I picked up a film, liked it, then started looking into your history. I started looking at your early films right up to today. I found a great evolution of your films. Now I’m sort of a big fan(my favorites so far are 2012:Doomsday and War of the Worlds 2). I have noticed that your early films use up and coming unknown actors but lately using actors that are known in the biz( Dale Midkif, Greg Evigan, C.Thomas Howell). Nice choices! I have also noticed some new returning faces popping up in small supporting roles. Some really good actors stealing the scenes from the ‘Big Boys”.It seems you have made some good friends and maybe call them back for more work. I have recently discoverd some great supporting talent in your films and started my own little fan base for them. My long winded question is: Have you all decided to split your projects between Asylum and Faith Films? Both seem to be putting out great stuff but with a little different messages. I love both but just wondering if you will stay connected and keep putting out great stuff. It nice to know that when Asylum or Faith Films has something out I will be entertained. I am looking forward to your upcoming films. Keep it up.

    19. Kalebzilla Says:

      Maybe that shound be your idea, Asylum. A guy hates direct to video movies.

    20. HUGE FAN Says:

      Ok once again i have to say i really hate your knock off movies, horrible acting, and bad writers BUT your responses to these insults are actually really funny. Maybe you guys should go into comedy. All you have to do is call your movies comedies and people will think they are jokes. :)

    21. asdfgh Says:

      I hate asylum

    22. j.j. Says:

      Oh! This is wonderful!! So many closet fans coming out saying they hate the Asylum! But they have all the movies at home and they can’t wait for “Death Racers”. They love this page and they can’t stop talking about it! Thanks guys!

    23. Guestar57 Says:

      I thinks its been said,DAMN I love THEASYLUM !

    24. Guy Says:

      Yea I come to the site because Im a fan. Fucking idiot. I came here to try to bring them down and make people realize how shitty their movies are, although I do agree with HUGE FAN that wouldnt be a bad Idea for you all. I dont have these shit movies I rented war of the worlds 2 one day thinking its the sequel to the Tom cruise movie and I got major dissapointment! That video was shit. Horrible acting, just horrible. Horrible production! And not to mention the script looked like they made it up along the way. The movie was shit.

    25. Paul Says:

      That dude named Guy just won’t go away. He loves this page. I agree with J.J. Let it go dude and find another hobby. The Asylum rocks!! Can’t wait for “Merlin, the Day the earth stopped and Death Racers”. Keep on putting out the good,fun stuff.I’m watching as always and so is Guy.

    26. Guy Says:

      Umm never sorry but these movies suck balls. I keep coming back in hopes that there wont be an Asylum anymore. When that day comes I will celebrate! Because these movies suck so much balls and if Paul you actually think these movies are worth a watch u are probably one of them or someone who doesn’t know what a good movie is (most likely a dumb teenager or child)

    27. J.J. Says:

      Hey everyone! Look! Guy is back!! The biggest Asylum fan on earth! This dude won’t stay away! There are many things on this earth I don’t like, by I won’t hang out 24/7 and cry about them. Please Guy, move along. Oh wait, how about a review of “Death Racers”. Go ahead, since you have no life. Asylum rules!!!!-Guy just needs a hobby. And stop with the “I’m trying to bring them down”, crap. What a bozo. And what’s with all the suck balls stuff? Twice mentioned on your last comment. Are you lonely? Did someone break your heart? I’m sorry. Now I understand.

    28. Paul Says:

      Death Racers was AWESOME!!!! Thanks Asylum for another winner! Can’t wait for the next one!

    29. BIGFAN Says:

      Looking forward to “Day the Earth Stopped”. Great cast and it’s cool to see C.Thomas back in action.

    30. FunMovies Says:

      I love this stuff you make. I mean you take a few 100,000 bucks and make some crazy stuff that would take normal Hollywood 10 million to make! I think you do some creative thinking to get these done on minimal budgets and that’s why I love it. Not because they are Oscar Worthy but the whole can do attitude behind them and yes they have special FX!

      I wanted to throw my hat into the mix.
      I would love working with you guys or have you guys work on my movie.

      You should do a Superhero movie. Like the Avengers mockbuster.
      Something like Man of Iron and Spider

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQlO6TUrEI

    31. Radman Says:

      wasn’t there a new release for this?

    32. stole Says:

      Hey,i woundered if Asylum release all scripts for there movies in Internet,because i am want to read something of them specialy(H.G.WELLS WAR OF THE WORLDS)Sorry if my english is bad,just i am NOT from USA.Thank you!

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