WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — A Purdue University student is creating quite a buzz in a Physics Club student lounge on campus.
He wrote the entire screenplay to the Bee Movie on a chalk board. The animated film was released in 2007. It was written by and stars Jerry Seinfeld It took Nathan Shrum about 12 hours to transcribe it word for word. Shrum says it started with about half of the script to promote the club's movie night , but someone posted on social media he wrote the entire script.
He says he finished it as a joke and was up for the challenge.
"You know, if I've aready done half, there's no reason to not do the other half. It's a better story if it's all there. No one would talk about some kid who wrote 90 percent of the Bee Movie on a board," Shrum said.
Shrum, an avid runner, compares his drive to complete it to training for a half-marathon.
"You start by telling yourself that you're going to run three miles today. And then when you're a mile in you say, 'I'm going to do five miles.' Then when you're four miles in you're like, 'I'm still feeling pretty good. I think I'm going to push it to eight miles,'" Shrum said.
Each letter is only about a half inch tall and totals about 10,000 words. Schrum's friends are encouraging him to do another film, but he says he better get back to his schoolwork and research. Plus his club needs the board to do equations.