Marmot’s Brother Makes Black List 2008

My brother Kevin’s film script “The Phantom Limb” made Universal film executive Franklin Leonard’s “Black List 2008,” compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives.

The Black List also made New York Magazine:

THE PHANTOM LIMB by Kevin Koehler
“A troubled private detective uncovers a blackmail scam involving a gangster who runs a brothel that caters to amputee fetishes (and other taboo sexual interests) and the doctor who performs the body modifications.”

Congrats, Kevin.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Congrats – Kevin’s stump speech will be much anticipated.

  • R. Elgin

    Thanks for the link; the whole list is interesting reading. Your brother must be somewhat happy but may be happier if someone picks up his script for production. I just hope they don’t chop up his original concept too much.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Interesting. Is the subtext a statement against cosmetic surgery? (Some people see it as a form of sadomasochism because, they argue, that it is directly linked to the sexual gratification of men.)

  • Andy Jackson

    It is nice to know that the Marmot is not the only sicko in the family. Now he will have someone to talk to at family gatherings.

  • judge judy

    the list itself should get a prize for priceless titles.

  • Warren

    You would be “a troubled private detective” too if you had to cut off one of your limbs to go on an undercover investigation.

  • dogbertt

    Sounds autobiographical.

  • Korea Beat

    Pretty good idea for a film, actually, especially with Saw- and Hostel-type flicks doing well these days.

  • John, back in Daejeon

    Seems like I have seen this over the years on Nip/Tuck, but being a quality, go-to writer should get him some meetings to further pitch to the big wigs. It just comes at a inopportune time as La La Land is undergoing its own blood bath due to the economy and numerous, ill-timed, past, and future, strikes…er…work stoppages. Even CBS, with its numerous CSI clones, is trimming their nonproducing pork. It’s just too bad Congress can’t take a page out of Hollywood’s latest script and trim some of their own frivolous spending habits.