Merv Flipburn, movie producer died late Thursday. The coroner called the time as “Right after ‘Scandal’ and right before I realized ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ wasn’t on.” Flipburn was a beloved producer in Hollywood was known for being able to sell any script or idea.
“I remember one time he was pitching me in my office during allergy season,” said one studio head, “I sneezed, he said ‘Gazuntite’ and before I knew it, I said, ‘I’ll take it.’ Merv was that good in a room. The movie was a bomb in the States, but did well in Germany.”
“The one thing in life I regret not doing,” one family member reported Flipburn saying from his deathbed, “I regret not doing more movies with Dwayne Johnson. I should have pitched The Rock more. I made Dwayne an inspirational sports coach, a mean bachelor who becomes a softy, a video game character in a hopeful but DOA franchise, indie film actor, a tooth fairy who learns to be less of an abusive boyfriend/step father and to floss… But there was always more I could do. I could have done more. Rock could’ve done a a rehab movie. He had a “28 Days’ in him. My time on this planet was too short. I will always regret it. There never seems to be enough time in the day. Such is life. It will always regret not getting him a romcom.”
Shortly after making that statement, he passed on.
Mr. Flipburn is survived by his annoyed wife and three shocked and disappointed children.
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