One of the world’s greatest Hollywood movies is the puzzle of the three seashells in the the movie Demolition Man. If you are not familiar with them, watch this clip and then we’ll continue:

Well, it looks like we finally have our answer thanks to an appearance by screenwriter Daniel Waters at a screening of another one of his films, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane this past weekend at The Egyptian in Hollywood.

During the Q&A someone asked him about the three seashells and this is what he had to say:

I’m paraphrasing, Dan said: “I won’t tell you the actual secret, but I’ll tell you where it came from. There’s a scene where Stallone has to use a restroom. I’m trying to come up with futuristic things you’d find in there. I was having trouble, so I called my buddy, another screenwriter across town, asked him if he had any ideas. Ironically enough that guy was taking a dump when he answered the phone, looked around his bathroom and said ‘I have a bag of seashells on my toilet as a decoration?’ I said ‘Ok, I’ll make something out of that.'”

Source: CBM