Monday, September 19, 2005


Where is Andrew Kevin Walker?

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker burst onto the Hollywood scene in the early-to-mid 90s with a flurry of feature screenplay credits including the highly respected, and now often duplicated film Se7en. At the time, he was (deservedly) hailed a one of the best new screenwriters around. He even earned a nomination for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for the Se7en screenplay. Soon, Hollywood's A-list directors took notice and wanted to work with Walker. Other credits that decade included Brainscan, Hideaway, 8MM (directed by Joel Schumacher) and Sleepy Hollow (directed by Tim Burton). But Walker has not had a feature screen credit since. He wrote a screenplay for X-Men which was ultimately rejected, and then was attached to the planned Superman vs Batman project, before it was scrapped. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) doesn't even have a work-in-progress listed. Am I the only person interested in what will be the next screenplay produced from this bold and original screenwriter?

I'm sure he'll be back. It hasn't been that many years. I mean seven was in the late 90's, right?

It takes time to develop a project. However, some writers and directors bang out two films a Spielberg with War of the Worlds and Munich. Some artists are more prolific than others, but that doesn't de-value their work. Look at Kubrick...he made like 7 films in 30-something years!
Maybe he has found some other projects that are not in the spotlight. Perhaps he has chosen to work in an arena that does have as much fame and notariety. Any honest work is valuable even if it doesn't gain a lot of attention.
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