That's Gotta Hurt!
Oh the slings and arrows of outrageous fate. Ham o' Bone just called to say that he checked the latest Variety and lo & behold Sly Stallone is directing a film about Edgar Allen Poe, who happened to be the subject of Bone's latest screenplay. Obviously Stallone has been monitoring our emails and/or conversations. In fact he may be reading th- [I will encrypt]:
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This has happened to Bone before when wrote a sequel to the classic Dumb & Dumber (having done due dilligence in reading Variety and other magazines to assure no one was making or thinking of making the sequel) only to have to shop it around in competition with what would become the non-classic Dumb & Dumberer.
His wife wonders if this is a sign from God. My take on it (Bone thinks it sounds Jungian) is that ideas often come in bunches, as people are constantly reacting to their culture in somewhat predictable ways. If you want to sell something, the key appears to be not on the leading edge, but slightly ahead of the leading edge.