February 29, 2008 at 7:37 pm #376121
Why not have a no win situation at the end of the movie, the Hero is cornered where the fountain is, he knows he has been tricked / tracked to where the fountain is, but he can’t let the evil guy get to the fountain, so he blows it up rather then let the evil guy become immortal. In the confusion of the resulting explosion the hero slips away to freedom and the evil guys are wiped out.
That leave the Hero mortal and free to appear in a sequel.February 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm #376126
That’s cool, si665. I think that his religion should remain unclear, so, for example, if a Christain is watching it, he’ll think, “He’s a cool Christain.” Same goes with Jews, Catholics, Mormons, etc.February 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm #376127
“AlexChaplen” wrote: That’s cool, si665. I think that his religion should remain unclear, so, for example, if a Christain is watching it, he’ll think, “He’s a cool Christain.” Same goes with Jews, Catholics, Mormons, etc.
Catholics and Mormons are Christians.February 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm #376139
In the original-original idea I had for this where the Nazis obtain on old English book written by a necromancer during the Hundred Years War, the ability of it was to reanimate the corpses of armies past. Hence the name of it The Book Of Death (which may be extremely overdone :lol:). It then gave the power to whoever welt it, the armies of the dead. And Of course the Nazis get a hold of it and attempt to bring it to Westishire (a fictional place in Britain).
However the hero then gets a job to get the book back and bring it back to the museum before they do. Essentially making it a race to find the book, in various parts of the world (the exotic settings we could have). But with his head full of archaeological knowledge he manages to obtain it before the Germans. Unfortunately they later capture him and steal back.
They then succeed in raising the armies. However the only way to stop the army is to destroy the book. Thus, making it a no real win situation. The Nazis don’t get there army and the hero didn’t get his artifact.
That is what I had in mind. I just wanted to share and see what you all thought.February 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm #376144
Badger, want to weigh in?
Yes, I’d like to.
I really encourage the use of something other than the Fountain of Youth as of now. I just don’t think it will work in our current situation. The only way I think it would work is if we had Soviets, and then it’d have to be in the 50s, which won’t happen.
If we replaced the Soviets with some other group we made up, it’d completely ruin everything. Today, everybody’s rooting for the bad guy. The bad guy’s cool, you know? People won’t want to root for the Soviets. If we introduce a new fictional group, they won’t care. If the bad guy wins, they don’t care. They aren’t going to be really pushing to see the good guy come on top.
Mr. Lemons, I really like that idea. And maybe we could even change it around so what you guys were thinking of before, like the museum could be the bad guys?
But once again, I’d like to apologize for wanting the fountain out, but I think it’d be best. I’d actually like to make a Brickfilm using the idea. So once again, I’d appreciate it if you tried to avoid it.
(Don’t hate me )February 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm #376159
Time for me to sound like a ruthless (insert derogatory word here) again.
[spoiler=My two-sentence summary of your idea]Evil nazis and Indiana Jones, only it’s not Indiana Jones because he has a different name and no whip, go to many random and gratuitous world landmarks in a race to get an ancient and powerful magic artifact. Oh, and there’s zombies.[/spoiler]
I don’t think the “all over the globe” thing is needed in order to include different animators (see Cleaning Time: The Janitorial Contingency). No comment on the zombies.
I’d been trying to tie all the ideas together into a cohesive treatment, but after this latest submission, I give up. Granted, it’s Mr. Lemons’ project, so if he wants zombies, zombies he shall get… but I thought there was a pretty good idea being formed in the last seven pages of posts…
EDIT: Well, it appears badgerboy liked the Nazis and zombies thing, so I guess maybe I’m just obstinate. I think I’m going to disappear for a while to see where this idea goes.February 29, 2008 at 10:38 pm #376183
Umm excuse me Mr. Lemons don’t want to sound rude, but last time I check there is a COMMUNITy in community project. If you wish to make your movie about undead and Nazis, go right ahead, but I strongly suggest that you let the community decide the outcome of this project. Stop hindering the growth. This could become something very good for everyone, and since you started this project I think you should lead it. Just please let it grow. Just my two cents.February 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm #376184
I must confess I don’t understand Badgerboys insistance that there has to be a link between the Fountain of Youth and Soviets. The two have no link that I can see.
There is no reason my the Fountain of Youth can’t be used in a 1930’s setting or any other decade. There is absolutely no need/requirement for Nazis or Soviets, unless the Mr Lemons wants them.February 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm #376187
Well Badgerboy’s obsession with the Soviets has reason. He explains in his post about how Stalin suffered a stroke etc. etc. It makes plenty of sense. Just go back a couple of pages.February 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm #376193
I never said we had to do it exactly the way I wrote it up there. I was simply stating the original idea I had. I still want to see it grow. the only thing I really insist on is the 1930s era.