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#21 slikmar

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:41 PM

My idea is a large cast of stock players, and then put on a book each year.  Once any of the actors becomes expensive and/or famous, replace them with some talented newcomer, and keep it rolling.  Use the same cast for roles like a play company and keep it going each year.

So the Saturday Night Live plan, but for series. I wonder if it would work. I like the idea, as that is how a lot of the radio/audio stuff works for radio programs and also for animated series.

 

DMShock - Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls would be excellent mini series.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:00 PM

A buddy and I played this game about ten years ago, so forgive some out of date casting. The deal was for a non-genre film that would make money and produce sequels. So no personally beloved Sci-Fi novels or old TV shows. What we came up with was a remake of...

Smokey & the Bandit

Bandit.....Dwayne Johnson
Frog........Jessica Alba
Snowman..Larry the Cable guy or whatever Country star would do the soundtrack
Big Enos....Michael Clarke Duncan
Little Enos...Kevin Hart or Chris Tucker
Junior Justice...Patrick Warburton
And as
Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Mr. Burt Reynolds

We'd have to change the plot a bit since Coors beer is legal now. So we make it drugs or some other McGuffin hidden inside the beer Bandit and Snowman have to deliver on time. With Big Enos using the boys as a distraction for the cops to cover the real shipment.
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#23 Bazza

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:06 PM

I'm going to make porn.  A lot of porn, starring really hot porn starlets, and myself.  I don't care if anyone actually sees it.

 

 

 

Some things never change. :D :D :D

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#24 Bazza

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

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 WillowsThe Man Whom Trees LovedThe Centaur; Machen's The Three ImpostersThe 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?)
 

Idea 1
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.

Idea 2
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.

Idea 3
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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Movie I would make: whatever Hermit decided to write. ;)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:19 PM

Some things never change. :D :D :D

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#26 Bazza

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:02 AM

Please tell me you didn't actually remember that specific post.

I didn't actually remember that post.

Edit: I stumbled upon it while skimming that thread.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:15 AM

A 3D animated Champions movie. I'm not sure who I'd cast as Defender, Witchcraft, etc., but I want Neil Flynn as Foxbat.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:48 AM

Another is ''M Force'' for the QAGS system. It's another ''real world with monsters'' setting but the game setting is more comedic than horror.

 

My favorite QAGS setting is very similar, and dovetail well -- Funkadelic Frankenstein on the Mean Streets of Monstertown.

 

A 3D animated Champions movie. I'm not sure who I'd cast as Defender, Witchcraft, etc., but I want Neil Flynn as Foxbat.

 

I'd cast Paul Reubens, but Neil would work.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

A buddy and I played this game about ten years ago, so forgive some out of date casting. The deal was for a non-genre film that would make money and produce sequels. So no personally beloved Sci-Fi novels or old TV shows. What we came up with was a remake of...

Smokey & the Bandit

Bandit.....Dwayne Johnson
Frog........Jessica Alba
Snowman..Larry the Cable guy or whatever Country star would do the soundtrack
Big Enos....Michael Clarke Duncan
Little Enos...Kevin Hart or Chris Tucker
Junior Justice...Patrick Warburton
And as
Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Mr. Burt Reynolds

We'd have to change the plot a bit since Coors beer is legal now. So we make it drugs or some other McGuffin hidden inside the beer Bandit and Snowman have to deliver on time. With Big Enos using the boys as a distraction for the cops to cover the real shipment.

 

I am both horrified and fascinated.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:37 AM

If rights were no issue, or I somehow magically ended up in control of Marvel Studios, I'd end up making a Power Pack movie.  No idea who I'd cast in it but I'd make sure I'd find the best child actors available for the team itself.

 

Otherwise I'd probably do something Shadowrun related.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:04 PM

You know, I'd like to do a major animated movie. Maybe a new heavy metal with different stories done in various styles like anime, classic, CGI. Each one should involve taarna and the lok nar's struggle.

Or an anthology of Kirby stories linked by a common element, maybe a character like 'the watcher' .

Or some damn super hero thing.

I just think we haven't had a major mature animated film for a while.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:08 PM

Remake of The Collector by John Fowles.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

A buddy and I played this game about ten years ago, so forgive some out of date casting. The deal was for a non-genre film that would make money and produce sequels. So no personally beloved Sci-Fi novels or old TV shows. What we came up with was a remake of...

Smokey & the Bandit

Bandit.....Dwayne Johnson
Frog........Jessica Alba
Snowman..Larry the Cable guy or whatever Country star would do the soundtrack
Big Enos....Michael Clarke Duncan
Little Enos...Kevin Hart or Chris Tucker
Junior Justice...Patrick Warburton
And as
Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Mr. Burt Reynolds

We'd have to change the plot a bit since Coors beer is legal now. So we make it drugs or some other McGuffin hidden inside the beer Bandit and Snowman have to deliver on time. With Big Enos using the boys as a distraction for the cops to cover the real shipment.

 

I think you're going to have a hard time getting Michael Clarke Duncan.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:48 PM


I just think we haven't had a major mature animated film for a while.

 

Consider moving to Japan?


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:13 PM

No, I'd like to see something like heavy metal or cool world redone. And cool world was not that bad.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:44 PM

Marvel: Death's Head, freelance peace-keeping robot, yes?

 

DC: The Creeper, laughing leaping lunatic

 

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

I am both horrified and fascinated.


It's almost like a real movie huh?


I think you're going to have a hard time getting Michael Clarke Duncan.



I did mention at the top that the casting was ten years out of date. Most of the actors have aged past their part or passed away.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:55 AM

It's worse than that with Clarke Duncan. He's dead.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:50 AM

That's... what he just said?


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