When a famous
manuscript known as the "Lost Book" unexpectedly surfaces in Hollywood,
it suddenly becomes the hottest "spec script" in town. Every studio
wants a shot at production and it looks like Preservation Films just
may have won the lottery… until a preview of events begins to unfold
suggesting that the "Lost Book" may actually be an elaborate hoax.
“Do you, by chance, believe in
Marion reached for a thinly bound manuscript on
the library table and
presented it to Louis. "What you have in your hands is Christopher
Marlowe's unpublished 16th century manuscript otherwise known to
Elizabethan historians as the 'Lost Book.' Take a look and tell me if
you think it's a hook that will work for a screenplay adaption."
Stunned, Louis cautiously accepted custody of the
The cover and the pages were stained and tainted by time and the
elements but even more difficult to discern at first glance were the
words and their meaning. Louis slowly turned the pages, no more than
thirty in number, and managed to grasp a few sentences here and there
but it was going to require considerable time and effort as well as a
library of reference books to fully decipher and understand the text.
"This is an incredible discovery, Marion. It must
be worth a fortune.
May I ask how you acquired it?"
Marion sighed heavily. "Oh my gosh, that's a story
straight out of
hell… would you care to hear it?"
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