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Delaware native and screenwriter Will Fetters’ first film hits theaters next month.
Will Fetters was a 22-year-old senior at UD in 2003 when he penned the screenplay for his first feature film.
“I was the ultimate cliché,” Fetters says, laughing. “I wrote the draft script, got in my Honda Accord and drove to LA.”
Never mind that Fetters had studied political science and finance with the goal of becoming a lawyer. He was suddenly heading to Hollywood to become a screenwriter.
It took a few years, but Fetters has finally hit it big. His first script produced a film that will be released in theaters next month. “Remember Me,” which “is much bigger than a traditional love story,” says Fetters, stars Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame.
“We got lucky when the vampire took the role,” says Fetters. “Without him, we wouldn’t have gotten the money.”
Fetters, a 1999 graduate of Salesianum, says the script for “Remember Me” holds very close to what he originally wrote while hanging out at the Stone Balloon, a former Newark landmark known for rockin’ bands and revelry.
“It is very much a movie I came up with,” he says. “The story is set in a college setting at New York University. The characters go to a bar. I can’t really say more than that."
It seems Fetters is well on his way. Since “Remember Me,” he has written three screenplays for Warner Bros. He adapted the Nicholas Sparks best-seller “The Lucky One,” is writing a remake of “A Star is Born,” and is working on “Crazy for the Storm,” his first non-love story. He has also inked a deal to write a TV show for The WB network.
“In this business, you have to keep proving yourself, but it’s safe to say I’ll keep working for the foreseeable future,” Fetters says. “You can’t feel like you’ve made it. I’m here, but I have to go out and prove myself each time.” —Drew Ostroski
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