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Moriarty Steps Up To The Plate To Write POST HUMAN For REVOLUTION STUDIOS about real-life super soldiers!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... As Monday afternoon hits - Moriarty - that guy that some of you love and some of you loathe... That evil genius will be relaxing on a tropical isle with a beautiful babe and sipping the sweet nectar of success... while the rest of us gripe about how Hollywood sucks or rules... How Star Wars/Lord of the Rings/Resident Evil/Harry Potter/Warner Brothers/flavor of the month sucks or rocks... Yup... As we all look in that mirror and tell ourselves we're going to make it some day....

Well it looks like Moriarty, the evil genius that he is, used those mental powers of his, or had Mongo get physical with the right guy that couldn't take it... Whatever the case, he got something through.

Now, according to, Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan are first timers... Well that ain't exactly true... (I Think) as Internet Movie Database purports to claim that Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan co-wrote the next chapter in the MORTAL KOMBAT series. Of course IMDB has been wrong before, but I've seen that news repeated by many other websites, whether or not it is true or not... I have no clue, as anytime I asked Moriarty - he just waved his hand in front of my eyes and said, "Ice Cream," and I just would walk to the fridge leaving all thoughts of MORTAL KOMBAT 3: DOMINATION behind.

Now we all know that Moriarty claims to use the alias Drew McWeeny for tax purposes and everyday life stuff, but what about this Scott Swan bloke? Is that a real name? Does he exist? Has anyone ever actually met Scott Swan and can vouch that he exists? Or is that Henchman Mongo? I don't know, Scott Swan - given Moriarty's love for PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE - I picture this 'Scott Swan' as a long blonde haired dwarf... or have I already met this Scott Swan, and just can't remember? Hmmmm... The more we can find out about this... 'Swan' fellow, the better... We'll be working up reports about this guy's childhood, find out what nefarious ties he has with Moriarty. Hmmmm.... One source just reported in that this "Scott Swan" is none other than Scott Swan the Bassist for the Italian Heavy Metal band called TYTON! Is this right? If so, how did Moriarty hook up with this 'italian stallion'?

Now according to Variety this is what we know about it:

Described as an ensemble sci-fi actioner set in the real world, pic centers on real-life military research to create metabolically enhanced soldiers.

Now as any reader of AICN knows, Moriarty has been doing genetic and metabolic research on Henchman Mongo (Scott Swan?) for the past half-decade, perhaps reading over those posts could hold some secrets to this project, which sounds a tad like UNIVERSAL SOLDIER meets CAPTAIN AMERICA meets HOGAN'S HEROES? I'm not sure. Maybe I'm reading a bit much into the whopping whole SENTENCE of information regarding this project. I just wish it had something to do with THE CRIPPLED AVENGERS from 1978, now that movie kicked a lot of ass!

Variety seemed to be pressuring Moriarty into quitting AICN to do this movie, but seemingly fear of angry talkbackers and what they would do to his career if he left them to my illiteracie is keeping him on board.

Also VARIETY seems to have read Moriarty's review of Dreamworks' THE RING this weekend.... Can any of you tell me where this review is, is Moriarty posting invisible stories again? Did Variety read the rest of the 90's list too? Yo Marc Graser - drop me a link bro!

All I can say to Moriarty and the alleged "Scott Swan" is write a good film.... OR ELSE WE'LL RIP YOU TO SHREDS YOU BLOATED SELLOUTS!!!

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  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by Hercules


  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Herc is a Loser


    read headline

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Oh Shit, Herc is a winner, I just used my super powers to visual



  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:17 a.m. CST



    Anger anger spit spit!!! ROWR!!!! Fuck this that and over there too!!! THE END IS NEAR!!!! Hollywood is officially out of ideas!!! The inmates are officially running the asylum!!!! Everything Fucking Sucks! Unless it happens to rule, but that won't happen unless - Unless it is actually awesome, but is that possible? If it happens to be great and wonderful and covered in dandelions, will we all sniff and smile or sneeze and shit and piss and puke? Only time will tell. POST-HUMAN is a sucky title!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Harry, who is this halfwit "headgeek" fellow?

    by Hercules

    kindly ban his ass

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Hercules Deleted my First Posting Because He's A Whiney Cri


    And you can take that statement to the World Atrocity Court thingamagig.... Let's come up with other titles for this Real Life Metabolic Soldier thing... They need the help.... Like "BUSH'S WHACKERS!" or "Colon Powers!" and all the titles should end with an exclamation point.... NO... 3 Exclamation points like a good headline should!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Outstanding!! Congrats, Drew.

    by Cash Bailey

    Nothing more to say really. Except that I'm glad we finally put that MORTAL COMBAT rumour to bed.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:24 a.m. CST

    What can I say, congrats!!

    by Toby O Notoby

    Question: will Moriarty be spying on himself? Also, please ban both HEADGEEK and Hercules, it's assholes like them that make this site an unpleasent place to visit ;)

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Good Stuff Harry & Herc....

    by Mr_B

    This is funny, Harry and Herc in a talkback parody, and it's right on the money! Note to Venom spitting talkbackers: This is what you look like! See how transparent you are! Now for a new age of intelligent talkbacks....ok probably not.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by RoMan

    Damn yo, I get to be FIRST for the...ya know, FIRST time ever, and you delete it. FASCIST. ObOn-Topic : Mortal Kombat 3 ? Someone actually greenlighted this ? What the hell is wrong with you people ?

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:32 a.m. CST

    TOBY - lick my pus ridden ankle sores you whiney gang-slut!


    If anyone is gonna piss on Hercules, it is me, that putrid diaper wearing anorexic green blooded inhuman "TV" critic... Hahhaha... "TV" ahahhahahaa... Like that's something important. As for us both being assholes... well, you're a fucking bellybutton outie you freak!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Sorry to whine and bitch, but...

    by CunningLinguist

    its the only thing that makes the talk-backs i'll continue I'm so proud of Moriarty! He wrote a script for freakin' REVOLUTION STUDIOS...OMG! REVOLUTION..FUCKING...STUDIOS..that is aaaaaamazing Have you seen their website? They must have spent so much time and money on it.

  • Remember that, please. Best of luck!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Harry you racist pig

    by Toby O Notoby

    I'd thought we'd moved beyond the times where someone who suffers from "exposed umbilical root" could still be called an "outie", but apparently not. Fuck the man for trying ot keep my kind down!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:52 a.m. CST

    TOBY you lead in skull bastard - there is nothing racist about c


    Or do you think only one race in particular has outies? Is that true? Do outies affect the metabolic nature of super-soldiers? Do people with outies have abilities beyond those of mortal men.... beyond the usual "Squanching" that the fucking pervs do.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:59 a.m. CST

    No Harry, being an "outie" doesn't mean you're from a di

    by Toby O Notoby

    Nor does it mean you're from a legion of super-soldiers intent on taking over the universe and force busty women to serve you hot-fudge sundaes in the nude, you ignorant bastard! (SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL OTHER "OUTIES": Arry-Hay know-ways oo-tay uch-may.)

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Way to go Drew!

    by Psyclops

    This sounds like a cool project! I had the chance to meet Moriarty at his secret screening this past weekend and he seemed like a real down to earth kind of guy, a surprisingly friendly fella for such an evil genius. I'm sure he'll write a hell of a script.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:24 a.m. CST

    We all know it's gonna star Freddie Prince Jr. with Hulk Hog

    by Son Of Batboy

    That son of a bitch Chaffro roped me into it brother.

  • Obviously I've stumbled across a raw exposed nerve of controversy with this OUTIE PHENOMENON. Is this the secret of POST HUMAN - are the gentic/superserum sucking soldiers birthed from the freakish belly protrusions like seedlings hurled across the vastness of space like free form floating self-affixing semen/egg/whole-kitchen-sink type of thing? It could be. That's exactly the sort of smart wiley bastagistically perfect thing that Moriarty would cook up. I know he's had carnal squanching with one Quint at one point - or at least that was the report.... Wait... Is Quint - SCOTT SWAN? FIND SCOTT SWAN, he has questions to answer!!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:28 a.m. CST

    What the hell is "Squanching?"

    by Three Quarks

    Be scared. Be very ascared.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:38 a.m. CST

    What "SQUANCHING" Is? At least as I've had it explained to


    From what i've been able to piece together... "Squanching" is the incredibly perverted act of a person with an outie, rubbing vaseline on it and his partner's innie, then hermetically coming together to form a filling bond... as they giggle back and forth to completion the sound - which derived the name - was SQUANCH.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:41 a.m. CST

    this is the best talkback ever!

    by PhineasGage

    wow! this talkback is hilarious. is Toby O. Nobody a real reader? hahaha, go Drew, i just hope you'll still be visiting the Wrong Turn set, or at least sending someone else. NOTE: for those that just said huh? check out Wrong Turn on IMDB

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Possible answers to Post Human?

    by Psyclops

    Perhaps it has something to do with Post cereal? I know that mass quantities of Raisin Bran can have a strange effect on normal humans. Great talkback.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Well done, Moriarty

    by Glynyfaron

    You've been carrying that Knowles fella like a paper bag all these years. Let him be the compost for you blooming. What the f**k am I talking about?

  • Clearly, Scott Swan is one of either four people: A) Gene Gene, the Dancin' Machine, B) David Poland of Roughcu-- I mean, VoicesofHoll-- I mean,, C) Arch Hall, Jr. or D) Detroit Red Wings great, Mickey Redmond. Can you guess who it is?

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 6:03 a.m. CST


    by Toby O Notoby

    Am I a real reader? When us outies need to ingest information we don't read so much as...lick. I could say more, but it would be too dangerous for you to know. Just look at Harry, he knows a lot about us and let's just say you should say your goodbyes to aicn now. YOU HEAR THAT?! YOU'RE GOING DOWN IN FLAMES YOU OUTIE BASHING HYENA!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 6:09 a.m. CST

    You Can Push and Push and Push only so far, before you learn, an


    I've never seen a major tackle the horror and unimaginable supreme uber powers of the mild mannered OUTTIE folk. You press that Outtie in, and you don't get some cute little Pillsbury Dough Boy giggle... Oh no. You get floods that ravage Europe. You get floods that ravage Asia. You get droughts along the Eastern Seaboard. You ruin Martha Stewart's career you bastards! I think I get the title POST HUMAN now. You see these Outtie freaks were born human, but due to horrible freak medical mutilations, they become POST HUMANS - aka OUTTIES. The shame, the power, the perverse act of squanching the innies of the world. They need to be gathered up into internment camps... these fucking freaks... before... it ..... is..... tooo..... late!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Ok, now THAT was a low blow

    by Toby O Notoby

    Look, the floods in Asia and Europe were our fault and, yeah, the droughts were probably a bad call. But BLAMING us for Martha Stewart? Jesus, you should give us a friggen medal for taking that bitch out. Ungrateful bastards.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Pressure's On, Big Boy!

    by X-3

    Just kidding, man! Good luck. Never heard about Mortal Kombat 3. Why don't people like Moriarty write X-MEN or Superman instead of the guys from Smallville or Urban Legends 3? I'm glad Kevin Smith's Superman script is dead, though, really glad. Anyway.... uh...yeah.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:59 a.m. CST

    That is fantastic, congratulations

    by Jabbathenutt

    Congratulations Moriarity. Break a leg!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:03 a.m. CST

    There's a Mortal Kombat 3....?

    by Primus

    For real?

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:13 a.m. CST

    what the fuck's an outtie?

    by reni

    I blame the lifetime subscription to Kara's Playground... Congrats Drew...

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    Congrats, man! And here's hoping NOEL happens too. As for you, headgeek, look, man, I've seen you naked. You're an outie. Oh. Wait. No. I haven't see him naked. I swear to God I haven't. Really. No. No. NO.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:47 a.m. CST

    During the course of this talkback

    by Rayanne Graff

    I went from feeling happy for ol' McSweeny's success to extreme nausea. Squanching and Harry nekkid. Eeeeeesh.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by Vegas

    I don't know why I wanted to claim "firsties" several hours into this talkback. And Nord, just keep telling yourself that...I haven't seen Harry naked, I haven't seen Harry naked, there's no place like home, soylent green is yummy...

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 9:02 a.m. CST

    now THIS is some news to sink your teeth into!


    Mori, if your writing on the site is any indication, I'll keep an eye out for this and hope it comes to fruition. Verrry interesting... Fuck the naysayers.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Congratulations, but...

    by RenoNevada2000

    Don't forget your roots. We want down and dirty stories from the belly of the beast- which execs are doing wrong headed things to your script. Think Kevin Smith's "Jon Peters is an illeterate dickhead" stories. Seriously, let's hope that this doesn't presage a lessening of your contributions here. Cuz that would suck...

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Scott Swan is the pen name of the Belle Tire Girl

    by durhay

    This talkback is no place for a nervous person.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Wee Willie

    Knock 'em dead!!!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Captain America

    by Christopher3

    Matthew McConaughey for.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I like the sound of this project!

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm thinking Cyborg meets Soldier. Or maybe it's like Romeo and Juliette but with clones and robots! sk

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Eschew a PG13 rating at all costs!!!

    by UnChienAndalou

    90% of the action pictures today are made with a complete absence of balls (Blade 2 seemed like a godsend). I hope that Moriarty will conceive this project with a strict adherence to the rules of etiquette that made some of the action films from the late 80's and early 90's so great. I'm tired of all this pussy XXX crap.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Mori!!!

    by Huneybee

    I hope you're wearing your full body condom...sounds like this TB could get nasty before it's I'd hate for ya to get any on ya! Congratulations and good luck. I'll be "first in line". Of course. *hugs*____Squanch?? Harry, you perv! You shouldn't have spent your time on an autobiography, but should have published a book of nasty, nauseating, disgusting terms used on AICN.____Bee

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Great TB, but ...

    by FrankCobretti

    AICN is no longer my home page. Two popups every time I log on? Are you nuts?

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by WoodyStiffer

    Congrats to Moriarty, but... why did one poster act like Revolution is the holy grail of production companies? They don't exactly have a good track record to this point - in fact, i'm having a hard time thinking of one good film they've produced to this point.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    Let me introduce you to my cock. Choke it down. That's it. Enjoy da flava, asshole.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:08 p.m. CST

    mortal kombat 3: posthuman

    by Vern

    First of all, congratulations to the old queen for his new job. Second of all, are we really sure that this project and MORTAL KOMBAT PART 3 aren't the same deal? Think about it. Genetically enhanced super soldiers. Based on actual medical experiments. Electric guitars. "Fatality!" etc. Moriarty is reinventing the franchise. In fact when I met Harry in person he told me that Moriarty had been hired by the guy who plays Scorpion to bring what he called "street cred" to the Mortal Kombat series. Well, actually that's a lie, he didn't say that. I don't think. Well, I don't recall. p.s. x-3 - you never heard about MORTAL KOMBAT 3? Not even in the second paragraph of my COMIC BOOK VILLAINS review that you trashed in the talkbacks? Thanks for being thorough there buddy

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Oh, a movie about super-soldiers... very original.

    by Spider99

    Funny how Moriarty and crew complain about the lack of originality and vision in movies, yet end up selling an idea about super-soldiers, which has to be the most overdone concept in sci-fi. Wonder what Revolution was thinking... Can't wait to see this movie go to go straight to video, staring Jason Patric and Mark Dascascos.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Moriarty, I applaud you for taking my advice!

    by Neil MacAuley

    Remember back a couple months when I pleaded with you to take time off from this crappy job which brings out your pretentious, sanctimonious side and to just...WRITE?!! Well, looks like you took me to heart and are doing it. Congrats, man, and I hope to see you this Fall in H'wood with my own specs. P.S. you still have the right to suck ass on this site and I will never, ever, softball my opinion of your articles. Now go thee hence and slay supersoldiers, but make sure that you can leave them in 30 seconds flat if you see the heat around the corner.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Jealous much?

    by Nordling

    I decree all naysayers in this column to be jealous cocksuckers, and their opinions null and void. I'd sooner make predictions based on streaks in my toilet bowl then listen to these yahoos. Congrats again, Mori. Fuck the haters. Without any jelly. A dry Sahara sand fuck in the asshole. Get the idea? Simply DIE.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:29 p.m. CST

    There's a modified version of "Those who can't do, teach

    by EL Duderino

    It's always a triumph when a fellow geek finds success, moreso than for most people. Just be careful and try not to go the way of Roger Ebert and Rod Lurie (please god don't ever end a movie with "For Our Daughters"). And though the enhanced soldier story is something that has been seen before, I know you've found an alternate angle to tell it from that hasn't been done before, kind of like Quentin Tarantino's idea for Godzilla. Good luck in the future, and happy trails!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Way to go Mo!

    by Pallando Blue

    Or "Drew" or whatever you're calling yourself these days--congratulations! And no matter what, at least AICN will give you the perfect forum to list out all the ways the filmmakers done raped(-ing?) your vision. ;) What other H-wood writer has this kind of dais from which to vehemently hold forth? But BEST of luck, I'm now looking forward to POST HUMAN! *** Harry, I'm telling you, once you've Gone Squanch you don't go back. I have to use a strap-on outie myself, though, so perhaps I've been co-opting Outie Culture. But dammit, I can't help how I was born! *** P.S.: TYTON ROKKS!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 1:19 p.m. CST

    The poster for this movie will skull fuck Harry

    by Cyberfury

    'Nuff said. (so don't blame me)

  • BUT ISN`T IT TOOOTALLLY WEIRD?? AICN ...our/site for rumors, information and inside scoops on movies FAILS IN EXPLORING THE PROJECT OF IT`S OWN WRITER!!!!! OOOOOOOOOH MYYYYY GODDDDDD!!! :) i don`t understand that...WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO RESEARCH AT SOURCES LIKE VARIETY & CO?? c

  • BUT ISN`T IT TOOOTALLLY WEIRD?? AICN ...our/site for rumors, information and inside scoops on movies FAILS IN EXPLORING THE PROJECT OF IT`S OWN WRITER!!!!! OOOOOOOOOH MYYYYY GODDDDDD!!! :) i don`t understand that...WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO RESEARCH AT SOURCES LIKE VARIETY & CO?? c

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:10 p.m. CST

    isn`t this just a fool anyhow???

    by drjones

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST

    YOU lucky lucky B*****D

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    good luck Moriarty you stiff just remember who to call for the crowd scenes

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Revolution only bought this pitch so they could get some good bu

    by Bari Umenema

    From the revolutionary studio that brought you such classics as "Tomcats" and "The New Kid" and that Julia Roberts Billy Crystal movie that Joe Roth directed... Revolution Studios proudly presents Moriarty's POST HUMAN starring Jerry O'Connell and Tom Green and MTV's Jackass Asshole guy and R. Lee Ermey as the master drill sergeant in charge of the super soldiers. Anna Nicole Smith also stars as the sexpot soldier. Coming soon to a theater near you with a cameo by none other than Harry himself as a reject super soldier. Followed by the sequel, POST OFFICE in which genetically engineered postal clerks run amok and shoot each other while you stand in line to buy some stamps because the stamp machine in the lobby is broken again.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Harry does this surprise you?

    by elf_killer18

    Drew, gets the work because he can write. Harry your, whatever you call it is shit. "Since my uncle Tony spacked my pantied ass". Harry take some CC course on English and gramar skills you dumb fuck.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Yes, let's

    by Nordling

    all get "gramar" skills. Whatever that is.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Time to exploit!

    by JonQuixote

    Moriarty. Buddy. Long time no talk. We'll have to get together sometime, do lunch. Lots to talk about. *** Seriously, congratulations! Don't suck.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I is agree with "elf killer 18"

    by Vern

    harrry NEEDS to get, lessons. in gramar. This, is a priority, for Harry. He is an, illiterate. I, hope, this, talkback, helps, him, to, learn. also.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Scott Swan a.k.a Harry Lime

    by SHIVA

    Or is it the other way around? Anyways, good luck Mori ol' boy and give Harry and the gang some of the good pussy that you'll be getting pretty soon. Spread the wealth.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by Nordling

    Suck me. Join the rest of your family. And tell your mom to take out that pierced tongue stud. It's rusty.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Madmaxx: Um - are you just stupid? PLUS - Harry answers some q


    The reason I ask is because in your attempt to diss the concept for POST HUMAN you say "Thats like saying The French Connection is based in the real world because it involves Europe and car chases" ...................... Um, hate to break it to ya buddy, but THE FRENCH CONNECTION is based in the real world because the character that Gene Hackman plays is actually a real life detective from New York named Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle. 'The French Connection' was a real case that went down and was turned into a movie. So much for people knowing history....................... As for Moriarty's project being based in the real world - I don't know for certain, because Moriarty and I don't talk about his film projects that he works on, because it is a conflict of interest for me to know about them, I have to dig to get the scoops like everybody else... But knowing Moriarty, seriously, I'm willing to bet money that this project got its start based on some DRUDGE REPORT linkable headlines back at the start of this whole 'War on Terrorism' thing when the military publicity machine was telling us about the 'super-weapons' that the American Military was going to unload on Afganistan with - As well as what was in the pipeline. I seem to remember some articles a long time ago about DARPA - that had the personal jetpacks and the Iron Man armor gear being discussed. I can't think of any metabolic stories that have hit papers though - of course it is possible that I missed them. If they're claiming this is set in the 'real world' that could also mean that it is going to be striving for realism instead of cartoonish heroics like in XXX. Or - it could all be a flurry of publicity meant to confuse those that would attempt to create a rival project............................ As for why Moriarty isn't writing about this? It may be that he's signed a non-disclosure form, meaning that he can't share information - or perhaps being a story teller - he might just want to keep everyone in suspense.... In which case it is our duty to get this script as soon as the first draft is turned in and then expose as many details as possible!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Is MaddMaxxKing Stupid? I'll Field This One.....

    by mrbeaks

    Yes. Undeniably, unabashedly, irrevocably.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:02 p.m. CST

    NEWS FLASH! MaddMaxxKing is Stupid! And we have reports his mot

    by Nordling

    Has small penis, etc., etc....

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I got a question . . .

    by ol' painless

    How do you post a human? Fed-Ex? US Postal Service? They arrive to find a man wrapped in packing tape. Hijinks ensue? I think not. Mo has his work cut out here. Maybe the Fed-Ex guys are also super soldiers, ready for battle in the next 8-12 hours. We could have white doves fly through the frame in slo-mo. And pot-bellied pigs. I like pot-bellied pigs. Maybe the pot-bellied pigs are the super soldiers. Anyone got the scoop on the pot-bellied pigs?

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry, did you say MadMaxxKing's mother has a small penis?

    by WeedyMcSmokey

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Sorry, let me clarify.

    by Nordling

    MaddMaxxKing has a small penis. But hey, if you can confirm his mom does too, to quote Khan, "So much the better."

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by hager

    why is it a conflict of interest to ask mcweeny about his project directly when you seem to have no problem asking other directors/actors/writers? like tarantino or rodriguez or the guy who was writing that star wars movie or the blade II guy you want to have oral sex with or josh hartnet or insert name here? not that i care. i am not sure how much of a "scoop" there can be since he is writing it. i imagine he's not going to give plotlines, because someone else might steal the idea for their own super soldiers in the real world movie. congrats, nonetheless. i always liked you the best. nisff, sniff.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:37 p.m. CST

    This must be Moriarty's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"

    by austintruth

    Every big critic gets his chance to make a lousy movie. Time to join Roger Ebert's club.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by hager

    the guy obviously meant RONIN and said french connection (i hope). didnt you fuck up remains of the day in that top 10 films PR piece you posted? I thought so. oh, and congrats again moriarity, wherever you are

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 5:47 p.m. CST

    HEADGEEK - Funny shit.

    by SoulJacker

    Enjoyed ya book.

  • I think this is the first time I've ever been glad I bothered to read a talkback.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Mori, you magnificent bastard.

    by JAGUART

    I'm concerned about some posts regarding this film as a straight to video release. That would be true if it was called POST-HUMANOID. Mori, could you please write a basic training scene where the Super Soldier recruits play tackle football with talking mutant Rhinocerouses? Also, has there ever been a scatologically-themed corner animation? Might I suggest something in a John Waters vein with Harry bedecked in Divine garb? By the way, I'm an innie.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Are you sure MaddMaxxKing even has a penis?

    by Huneybee

    Based on the fact that his comments made him sound like such a stupid <BLEEP>, I wonder if you guys aren&#39;t jumping to conclusions here.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Lol Headgeek is funny! He and Herc should post more often!

    by TheMatarife

    Cmon Harry, we know you want to get down and dirty in the talkbacks. Bring Herc too!

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Moriarty.

    by InvaderZim

    Just like to add my voice to the people congratulating you on the script. Not everyone gets to accomplish the dream of getting a movie to Hollywood, and you just did. Hopefully the studio won&#39;t screw it up! Once again, congrats.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Not only does MaddMaxxKing have no penis... he also lacks balls,

    by -Dr.Strangelove-

    So let it be said, so let it be writen...

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Hooray for Moriarty&#39;s Alter Ego!

    by All Thumbs

    Congrats, oh evil one. Hope everything goes well and brings you fame, fortune, and your own unauthorized biography. If anyone bitches about your success, may their fingers cramp up into little balls on their palms so they won&#39;t be able to do any typing on the Talk Backs or other masturbatory acts. And could someone please stop feeding Harry sugar before bedtime...

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 9:20 p.m. CST

    POST HUMAN: guest starring Harry as the mothership

    by 81666

    just kidding, cool news nonetheless. although the subject has been done beyond death. let&#39;s hopefully see what new spin u guys can take on it. (**shrug**) -81666

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by Schwing

    Congratulations Mori on the wonderful news. Good luck with it, and I know I&#39;ll be the first in line to see it..well, the second one line, anyway..SOMEBODY seems to have already started camping out, Star Wars-style...coughcoughHuneybeecoughcough..Ahem...Anyway, Congratulations on the good fortune..It couldn&#39;t have happened to more of a class act..In light of your now busy schedule, your absense or reduction in "AICN" time will result in your being least, by this person.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Shabba McDoo

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Wow, i&#39;ve been confused before but this time I&#39;m absolut

    by TheGinger Twit

    Guess I could read the talk back and try and work it out.

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Will this script be better than "Amusements"

    by austintruth

    At least we know Drew = Moriarty this time unlike for "Amusements"

  • Aug. 19, 2002, 11:59 p.m. CST

    HAW HAW! austintruth, very true!!!!!

    by 81666

    tsk tsk moriarty, why were so mischevious and one sided with "AMUSEMENTS"... -81666

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Harry Makes Fun Of Himself Better Than Any Of You

    by ILoveEwksAndJJar

    It&#39;s good to see that Harry has a sense of humor about himself, unlike some of you other Talkbackers that feel grossly offended by every negative comment about you (and those are the same criticizing Harry for no reason).

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 4:50 a.m. CST

    congratulations, mori. sounds like this could be fun. hell, i ev

    by a goonie

    and harry, what was up with including Resident Evil in that slash-heavy list of things we talkbackers and such like to discuss. Resident Evil not only sucked, but i can&#39;t even remember any big Evil discussions here on AICN regarding it. and you hate Paul W.S. Anderson. wierd. but then again, this is one fucking wierd article by you. anyhow, congrats, Drew, for landing a screenwriting gig. that truly does kick ass.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by Regicidal_Maniac

    AIN&#39;T-IT-COOL-NEWS TO PRESENT DVD LINE 8.19.02 By Smilin Jack Ruby Contributing sources: Drew McWeeny isn&#39;t the only Aint-It-Cool-Newser in the news today. Harry Knowles himself is working on a new project that I interviewed a guy about at Fangoria&#39;s Weekend of Horrors and I thought I&#39;d put the break up here. Michael Gerhard, the President of the new Hollywoodland Music, talked to me about his company&#39;s first foray into DVD&#39;s, a line of AICN Presents movies. "Hollywoodland Music and DVD&#39;s will be doing the Aint-It-Cool-News Presents line of DVD&#39;s that Harry Knowles will be working on," Gerhard says. "He&#39;ll be taping intro&#39;s, doing commentaries. Our first release is going to be The Terror of Tiny Town." If you recall your AICN lore, you&#39;ll know that The Terror of Tiny Town was shown at Butt-Numb-a-Thon 3 and actor Clarence Swenson showed up as a guest (a little person from Austin who was also in The Wizard of Oz - he is 84 years old and shares my birthday of December 29th!). "Hopefully it&#39;ll be out by Christmas," Gerhard goes on to say. "We&#39;re going to get Harry and one of the actors that was in the movie and did a lot of the stunts in the movie to do some interviews and commentary. We might throw on some trailers and stuff involving little people in movies." Hollywoodland Music are the guys who put out the bad-ass Day of the Dead score not long ago and premiered the score to the 1990 Tom Savini-remake of Night of the Living Dead by Paul McCollough at this year&#39;s Fango show. Off-the-record, they told me all kinds of shit they&#39;re locking down score-wise coming up next and it&#39;s pretty fucking cool for horror score fans (The Inspector and I spent most of the Con poring over their booth). But, that&#39;s another news story.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Let&#39;s get that TERROR OF TINY-TOWN dvd out!

    by Vegas

    Damn, that&#39;s the best news I&#39;ve heard all day!

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Congrats Moriarty!!!!

    by TawnyNite

    Congratulations Moriarty!!! May you be poor in misfortune Rich in blessings Slow to make enemies Quick to make friends But rich or poor, quick or slow, May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward. Tawny

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    WAR OF THE WORLDS. Gotta love it. Best concept album ever, man.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Ebert&#39;s Edsel

    by The Gline

    At least Ebert has the nerve to talk openly and candidly about his dalliance with screenwriting, and apparently it makes for one very funny story. (Check his review of "The Filth and the Fury" for more on that score.)

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Jesus, do you people have to comment on EVERYTHING?!?

    by mattw

    I like this site because I&#39;m a big movie fan and like to see what&#39;s happening in the industry. There are a few geeky, guilty pleasure shows on tv I like to watch as well (Buffy, Smallville), so I&#39;ll check out the site to see if there&#39;s any news on them as well. But GOD DAMN you Talkback whiners are annoying. No matter what the story is, there is always the same stupid subject lines listed underneath: "FIRST!", "This is gonna suck", "Ooh, a movie about (fill in the blank), that&#39;s original", "(actor/director&#39;s name here) sucks". I picture a group of fat, pimply-faced teenage boys with Star Trek t-shirts and glasses who get picked on at school who anticipate coming home to their computer (of course they&#39;re not involved with any after school activities or sports that involve actual people). Maybe after being ignored by the popular girls at school all day, they enjoy coming home, logging on, and posting talkbacks about how everything and everyone sucks. Here&#39;s a question, have any of you people who rag on everything and everyone on this site ever actually accomplished anything yourselves? Have you ever written a story or created a little mini-film or even drawn a picture of any value whatsoever? Hell, have any of you ever even kissed a girl? I can&#39;t think of anything easier than posting anonymous messages on the internet all day about how you think things suck. It takes a real man (or woman, if there actually are any on this site, which I doubt), to actually create something themselves. My advice is to try it in between getting wedgies from the football team, getting laughed at by the cheerleaders and playing fucking video games and surfing the web 12 hours a day.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, noon CST

    re: mattw

    by Magic Milkmaid

    What amuses me are people who whine on talkbacks about whining talkbackers. Just fuck off!

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Two things: 1. Mcweeny is a stupid name. And 2, Stop stealing m

    by The-Warrior

    Diiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrect To Video. That&#39;s four things. See you in Hell.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Moriarty is an ordinary geek, just like the rest of us...

    by John_Howlett_Jr

    Having a semi-cool e-personae doesn&#39;t make him a geek god or anything. "Post-Human" sounds like an X-Men rip-off, but the military being responsible for the mutations instead of natural evolution itself. Oh, and Harry (is a HEADGEEK a geek who gives head on a regular basis?), your self-denigrating sense of humor goes a little too far sometimes. Have some self-esteem, mofo!

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Good Luck Drew!

    by thecomedian

    Just stay away from the Velvet Mafia. You don&#39;t want to end up being Scott Rudin&#39;s cabana boy. Just kidding, but seriously just make sure you can spin this so that maybe you can get an agent. Hopefully whatever they end up shooting will at least remotely resemble your original screenplay. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I didn&#39;t understand a word of what was written up there.

    by Russman

    Dudes, Why can&#39;t you just get to the damn point without all the silly nicknames and stories. Christ, it&#39;s completly unreadable.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Way to go, Moriarty...

    by Kenton;ve opened up the screenwriting business to a lot of folks who couldn&#39;t get in back when the ability to spell was a major requirement.

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Congrats Moriarty...Now YOU will be open to criticism...good luc

    by Tarl_Cabot

    I&#39;ll see that movie just because of your association. You&#39;re a great writer and you deserve it! Go man, go!

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Belated Congrats Mori

    by SpawnOfMelkor

    Now, how about an exclusive script review right now, huh?

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 10:23 p.m. CST

    an idea for supa-soldiers

    by tav

    ... if you are open to ideas from the peanut gallery, Mori, have you ever heard of genetic algorithms? maybe a computer scientist would be able to explain it better, but the point is that if a human programmer sets the parameters then the actual programs "breed" or rather create hybrids and then these hybrid programs are run through optimalization tests and the survival of the fittest ensues. These winning programs are then "bred" together to get even more efficient programs. Ultimately, you end up with programs that are more efficient than a human could have created. That part is real, not science fiction, but really happening. Okay, the part with super soldiers is that if genetic algorithms were created with the soldiers then they would be designed theoretically by computers. mmmm... I&#39;m probably not making myself too clear, but-- you are putting the computers in the god role because the human programmers (although they set the parameters) don&#39;t understand the program itself as in real life with genetic algorithms. But you get the best optimalization if you trust the computers. I just thought that was a cool twist on the super soldier (if it hasn&#39;t been done before) and you don&#39;t have to go all Hal about the computer control part, but it does give it a nice uneasy twist to the formula of building the Post Human soldiers. You know, cause I wouldn&#39;t want your movie to suck or anything. :)

  • Aug. 20, 2002, 10:44 p.m. CST

    moriarty movies

    by fun guy

    i hope this works out and its really good moriarty. but i hope your not so successfull that you quit writing here i like your writing its good

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Mori! High Five!!

    by Noriko Takaya

    Congrats, yo! By god man, you have inspired me to start writing again! WHOO!! May Lucas hire you to write Episode III. Word, I be first in line for that mutha. Harry--this is the most I&#39;ve seen you and Herc post in a Talkback--funny stuff, and so dead on! Nordling--hey bro, fuck the naysayers yo. They&#39;re just sad that Drew is on the way up in life while they will forever remain at the bottom of the septic tank. Yes, I&#39;m talking to you, elf_killer18. Now hurry up with my Whopper. Slap some extra cheese on that puppy, and make it snappy! Toppu o Nerae to alla my homiez!!

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 12:26 a.m. CST

    inside tip that CARRADINE will be the lead

    by jackburtonlives

    strangely enough, i got an email from the evil genius himself recently. when i opened it, it was empty but there was an attachment. when i opened that it turned out to be a virus. i wrote mr. moriarty asking about his strange behaviour and he answered "sorry you got a virus". uhh.... yeah bud. but like if you hadn&#39;t mailed it to me... well what was the use. anyway, if we live in a world without coincidences (which might or not be true) i can only assume that this was in retaliation for my slamming of carradine in recent talkbacks. surely this isn&#39;t part of the agenda? don&#39;t tell me this UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, this UBER-Van PEEBLES is none other than the ashedway puay ackhay (that&#39;s in code so harry won&#39;t ban me) is in this flick????? sorry to mess with anyone&#39;s agenda.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 12:51 a.m. CST

    We are still waiting for "Amusements" Where is it?!#@$

    by austintruth

    Harry gave "Amusements" a much better push than this Universal Soldier or whatever.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 6:46 a.m. CST

    One thing to say, Moriarty

    by Playhouse

    Hook a brotha up!!!! LOL Kidding. Congratulations my friend. With as much insight that you put into your reviews and the devotion to the craft you take in your writing, I see good things. From one aspiring screenwriter to another (who has now moved into the realm of actual PAID and CREDITED screenwriter), I tip my hat to you, sir. The game is certainly afoot now.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Straight to Video

    by scousemouse

    What&#39;s the big deal about writing a screenplay for a film that will be going straight to video hell. I don&#39;t think a film about real-life super soldiers warrants THREE exclamation marks.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 8 a.m. CST


    by Kyle.Reese

    If you wanna make/write movies just complain and complain about other movies and your there. Success.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 10:09 a.m. CST

    My god

    by carouselambra

    Egad, that&#39;s terrible writing. I hope Harry never gets hired to write a movie.

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by TedSallis

  • This whole things about supersoldiers...why? Why why why? I already have seen it in Universal Soldier and the X-Files. Why would it be different now in a stand-alone movie? Both U-S and XF were based on &#39;realistic&#39; human supersoldiers.------>Shit, if I had enough time in my miserable life of working for a living I could write a story that would blow many of today&#39;s movies away. ______---KNEEL---______

  • Aug. 21, 2002, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Related at all to Ken MacLeod&#39;s &#39;The Cassini Division&#3

    by DouglasAH

    The antagonists in this story are known as "post-humans." If you haven&#39;t heard of MacLeod, it may help to know he&#39;s a buddy of Iain Banks, with a similar style.

  • Aug. 22, 2002, 12:05 a.m. CST


    by redtail

    I unfortunately can&#39;t find the link, but one of Moriarty&#39;s first posts on AICN he was bashing the original MK. How Ironic that he becomes a writer for the so far mediocre series. Hopefully he can do something with it. When are we going to see something from Harry?

  • Aug. 22, 2002, 12:09 a.m. CST

    1 more thing

    by redtail

    I wonder if Moriarty actually plays the video games?

  • Aug. 22, 2002, 2:26 a.m. CST


    by cornstalkwalker

    Congrats Mor, I look forward to reading/ seeing your film

  • Aug. 22, 2002, 1:15 p.m. CST

    If anyone was going to make it, it was him.

    by rabid_republican

    Mori, let me merely add to the glorious wreaths bestowed upon your brow at this moment. Though I have never expressed it before, it has always been my opinion if anyone was going to make it to the big show off this site, it was going to be you. I wish you the all the best. If you write half as well as you review (yes even the ones with which I disagree) I have little doubt this&#39;ll be a good script._____________________________________________________________ My only question is are you already feel your creation will be screwed with or have the powers that be made garuntees that you&#39;ll at least have some advising capacity as the production is carried out? I know most screen writers are about as welcome on a set as Harry and his pet seal at the all you can eat sushi bar. Keep us updated, won&#39;t you?

  • Aug. 23, 2002, 1:53 p.m. CST

    If Mori fails, noone will trust his reviews anymore - that&#39;s

    by Lord_Soth

  • Aug. 23, 2002, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by White_Noise

    I don&#39;t know why. It just seems to fit. Off to buy a Lumberjack&#39;s CD.

  • Aug. 23, 2002, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I just have one question

    by Funketeer

    Is Moriarty&#39;s girlfriend mentioned in the script?

  • Aug. 24, 2002, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Um, Drew, I hate to say this, but

    by Jack Parsons

    Moriarty, as much as I hate the tyranny of idiots, your last name just ain&#39;t helping you out. I mean, you must have taken some severe hell for that name, and you want to rise above it all, but... damn.

  • Aug. 24, 2002, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Well, I loved MK1

    by Flipao

    Way better than Mario, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, etc..... :P The other ones made the mistake of taking themselves too seriously. And hearing Tobias Boon saying "Fatality!" is simply cool. =) Now, there was no need for a bloody sequel, even after setting up the ending for one. And let&#39;s not talk about sequels to sequels.... I mean, where is the point? ^_^

  • Congratulations, Moriarty! You&#39;ve earned it! But this is weird. Can Harry sneak an alleged copy of your script and post it here so all the Talkbackers can add their two-cent opinions and then debate whether the script is the genuine article or just a fake posted by a studio plant? (My brain is going to explode. Outsiders are now insiders. I envy you.)