Skip to comments.Schiavo story may become movie
Posted on 04/10/2006 5:26:49 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
THE explosive story of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman who became caught in the middle of a US battle over the right to die, could become a Hollywood movie, industry reports said.
A year after Schiavo died following the removal of her feeding tube, Hollywood has bought the rights to make a movie from husband Michael Schiavo's book Terri: The Truth, Daily Variety said.
Schiavo died in March last year after a bitter and divisive years-long battle between Michael Schiavo and Terri Schiavo's parents over whether she should be removed her from life support.
The family feud exploded into a national political battle, as politicians and religious figures weighed into the row, with one camp demanding she be kept alive and the other insisting her husband had the right to do what he said she would have wanted.
"The story is almost Shakespearean in the warring of the families and the great love story between the (couple)," Marvin Minoff, one of four producers to option the rights to Mr Schiavo's book, told Daily Variety.
"It starts off so beautifully and then ends so chaotically," said Minoff, who bought the movie rights along with his production partner Mike Farrel as well as with partners Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown.
Producers are not launching into writing a screenplay immediately as they are first looking to sell the project to a Hollywood studio or television company, Variety said.
They want to tell Terri and Michael Schiavo's story from the beginning of their romance to the end of her life.
Farrell and Minoff have worked together for nearly 20 years, producing films such as Patch Adams, with Robin Williams, while Bender has produced An Inconvenient Truth, and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.
Young mother Schiavo collapsed in a coma 15 years before her death, causing what an autopsy determined to be irreversible brain damage.
Her husband said Schiavo would not want to be kept alive, but her parents and brother insisted there was hope that she may have recovered.
Young mother Schiavo. That's Hollywood for you.
Another movie I will never see.
May any such movie fail miserably, especially if dear scummy Mikey is expecting to receive royalties or a percentage of the box office take.
Exactly, and I have a really long list of films to not see!!
I won't be seeing any story or version of it by Michael Schiavo. He is a pig and I hope he is reading this daily here so he can see it loud and clear.
Michael, if you do read this you are a PIG!!!!!!!!!!! OINK, OINK! You want to make money off of the wife you killed. You are a sick twisted disgusting monster!
OJ fits the bill well!
It's very sad that a discussion on Terri has been downgraded to a chat on "TV/Movies".
How quickly some forget...
May she rest in peace. Thank Goodness that she is safe now. Hollywood and their sick movies . . .
I agree. That's pretty insulting.
Mike Farrell is such a hypocrite. He cries over any brutal killer being put to death, but is going to make a movie glorifying the death of Terri and making Michael a hero. At least I'm assuming that's how it will be portrayed since he bought the rights to Michael's book and not her family's.
COMES NOW, Emily Layton, in her capacity as the Administrator
of Sabal Palms Health Care Center, by and through her undersigned
Attorney, and files this, her Motion for Temporary Restraining
Order which would restrain the current guardian, Michael Schiavo,
from coming upon the property of Sabal Palms Health Care Center and
contacting any of its staff or residents, by telephone or by
communication outside and off the property of Sabal Palms Health
Care Center, until further order of this Court and, as a basis
therefor, would assert:
Attached hereto and identified as Exhibit"___" through
"___" are Affidavits attesting to the events involving Michael
Schiavo which have occurred at Sabal Palms Health Care Center on or
about Saturday, February 12, 1994.
As these Affidavits indicate, Michael Schiavo, the guardian of the ward,
Theresa Marie Schiavo, entered the premises of Sabal Palms Health
Care Center in a belligerent manner and caused fear of bodily injury
to the staff members and/or residents of Sabal Palms Health Care Center
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