Oh internet. You never cease to amaze me. Latest case in point: two-time Jeopardy champion James Erwin has now sold a movie script based on a Reddit thread to Warner Bros.
Des Moines, Iowa-based Erwin initially wrote the treatment Rome, Sweet Rome as an answer to the question: "What if a unit of current U.S. Marines are suddenly transported back to ancient Rome and forced to do battle with the Roman legions?"
Madhouse Entertainment's Adam Kolbrenner pounced on the posts when they'd ascended Reddit's highest peak (the front page), and began working with Erwin on the concept before bringing it to WB.
Well, I have to say that movies have come from far worse places than Reddit. Like, say, wherever the hell Real Steel came from.