From 2005 (If you had a 100 million dollar budget)
The first idea for the movie I'd make is Socrates. Think of it Philosophy Vs Democracy. The person who was condemed to death by Democracy defended it at his trial... and they still condemed him to death.
The second idea is to do a more historical accurate version of To Kill Hitler about the 20th July, 1944 Bomb plot. I noticed a few histoical inaccuracies it in and would want them eliminated. I also want it to be a blockbuster, and I might have to get additional funding. The director of choice is Speilberg.
Other films that I would make are from weird fiction/supernatural horror ala Blackwood's The Willows, The Man Whom Trees Loved, The Centaur; Machen's The Three Imposters, The Great God Pan, The White People; Hope Hodgeson's The House on the Borderland; and finally The King in Yellow. This is a great source to mine, a lot of great thriller/horror stories that are much better than the Scream-type and slasher-teen flicks so common nowadays. I'd love to be able to put these on the screen and get the slasher/scream fan to well...scream!
Also The King of Elfland's Daughter would make a great flick. Live action or Pixar-cartoon?
Anyone wnat to help me make any of these?
Update: Second idea was made...yay. And True Detective did a version of The King In Yellow.
From 2007 (Pipe Dream TV series?)
A Lovecraftian/Call of Cthulhu type series which could be taken in one or two directions. The first directions is for it to have a regular cast and play out like a Call of Cthulhu game. For example Masks of Nyarlathotep could be the main plot/theme for season one with separate episodes being interwoven around the main season theme. I'd give the characters' surnames eg Silence, Machen, Kuttner) tipping the hat to some famous people in the genre. These would be inside jokes. eg Mary Silence, descendant of John Silence maybe seen in the background reading a Carnacki novel. Another idea: the main characters are students from Miskatonic University.
The other direction would be a series of Cthulhu Mythos stories of various length, sort of like a pulp magazine on the small screen. Some shows could be resolved in a one hour episode, others would need multiple hours/episodes to tell the story.
A REH Conan show, and through this explore the "REH Universe" ie other REH characters from different time periods just to break up the show a bit, give it an extra kick.
A show with ideas from Clark Ashton Smith, and focused on one of his cycles (Zothique, Hyperborea or Averoigne).
All 3 ides would be in a self contained universe and have an overall shared continuity, with each series having a different cast, feel and identity. Sort of like the Bruce Timms' DC Animated Universe.
From 2009 (The movies you would make)
A 100 million budget? That is a ballpark of a Daredevil film (78M) or X-Men 1 (75M), X-Men 2 (110M), Fantastic 4 (100M), Ghost Rider (110M).
I'd go for a relatively untapped properties.
Currently I enjoying She-Ra and would love to see SMG take on She-Ra as both Buffy and She-Ra are relatively equivalent -- strong, determined, feminist characters. A 100M budget would give it a good boost at a franchise, the second and third would naturally have bigger budgets. The trilogy (using SW and LotR and models) would involve the Great Rebellion overcoming Hordak and the Horde with a final Battle of the Fright Zone.
My other option would be to use a "second stringer" Marvel/DC character. Not an A-Lister but one that should have a decent film made about them eg Warbird (Carol Danvers), She-Hulk, Power Girl (for two reasons), Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Zatanna, Dr Fate.
Update: Carol Danvers film is getting made, yay. And Adam Warlock is a near cert for Guardians 3.
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