'Speed' Screenwriter Graham Yost Responds to the Guy Who's Trying to Collect Every VHS Copy of 'Speed'
(Getty | Kickstarter)On Tuesday we wrote about Ryan Beitz, the guy who's trying to collect every VHS copy of Speed in the world. Is his obsession crazy and impossible? Of course it is! But Speed screenwriter Graham Yost was clearly moved after reading about him on Vice.
“Everyone has been sending me links to the Vice article on this guy,” Yost told EW.com in an email. “I am going to see if I can dig up a copy or two to send to him. Other than world peace and ending hunger, I can think of no greater cause than what this one brave and visionary man has embarked upon.”
These days Yost is running FX's Justified, but hopefully he'll find time to mail out those Speed cassettes.
Beitz set up a Kickstarter to help him on his quest, and to convert his van into the bus from Speed. As of this writing he's raised $1,248 of his $2,500 goal. Come on people, isn't this just as important as a new Zach Braff movie?!