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Producers, Option This!, #4: The Sea Will KILL!

“Out of the darkness, a rumble grows. The water begins to vibrate. Suddenly, the prow of a massive ship splits the fog. Its steel hull rises seven stories above the water and stretches two football fields back into the night. A 15,683-horsepower engine roars through the holds, pushing 55,328 tons of steel. Crisp white capital letters — COUGAR ACE — spell the ship’s name above the ocean froth. A deep-sea car transport, its 14 decks are packed with 4,703 new Mazdas bound for North America. Estimated cargo value: $103 million.

On the bridge and belowdecks, the captain and crew begin the intricate process of releasing water from the ship’s ballast tanks in preparation for entry into US territorial waters. They took on the water in Japan to keep the ship steady, but US rules require that it be dumped here to prevent contaminating American marine environments. It’s a tricky procedure. To maintain stability and equilibrium, the ballast tanks need to be drained of foreign water and simultaneously refilled with local water. The bridge gives the go-ahead to commence the operation, and a ship engineer uses a hydraulic-powered system to open the starboard tank valves. Water gushes out one side of the ship and pours into the ocean. It’s July 23, 2006.”

As you guess, it does not go well.

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A special salvage crew is called … great story in WIRED, “High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace.”

Right now, it’s just a nice drama – Hollywood would probably have to add some terrorism or mutant virus strain to add just a little to it but it’s nearly ready to go …

George Clooney grabbed our first suggestion (should we sue that he can read also 🙂 ), #2 is still available and of course #3 has actually been done as a horrible movie already.

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Hasbro Mighty Muggs Checklist: Star Wars, Marvel & Indiana Jones!

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The quick snapshot of Mighty Muggs at Comic Con 2008 and our new Mighty Muggs Trading Post.

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Should I Buy a Blu-Ray DVD Player Now? … Okay, How About Now?

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Producers, Option This!, Part III: Web Subway Dream Girl

In our now running series, we’re 1 for 2 in picking out random stories on the web that should be made into movies – George Clooney optioned the first post – okay, I seriously doubt he actually saw our blog post – othewise, he would have locked up the rights to #2.

Of course, most producers could just steal this story – dork sees girl on subway – launches website search. She’s seem kooky (are those flowers in her hair?) but then the guy seems like he needs a shower so maybe it’s true love … or at least a good reality show or a paint-by-numbers romantic comedy.

Yes, there was the HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE “On the Line” starring Lance Bass with the same plot … of course, now we understand why he wasn’t convincing as a hetro man in love.lust with Emmanuelle Chriqui … sort of like Ellen DeGeneres chasing after that guy in “Mr. Wrong.” For some reason, just not convincing …

Anyway, here’s the dude’s Dream Girl …

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She’s Camille Hayton – link to Facebook page.

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