March 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm #376391
Yah! We finally have a base we can build off of! The Noodle26 I like the names you have come up with. I have an idea for what the group of bumbling adventurers could do when Anthony Peterson pulls the plug on funding. They could do what any group does when they need money, CARWASH! That is if we eventually wind up using your idea.March 1, 2008 at 4:05 pm #376393
Alex – “Jack Bullet” is definitely out. It’s the exact same name as the main character in Darkman’s recent release The Quest for the Blood Diamond.
As far as the rest of your character ideas, I would have appreciated it if you’d at least taken a minute to write two sentences explaining why you didn’t like mine, but that’s okay. 😕 Anyway, there are some things I like–the idea of the professor character being the main character’s father–and some things I don’t.
Let’s just wait and see which character set Mr. Lemons, badgerboy, and whoever else chimes in likes more.March 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm #376418
I think TheNoodle’s characters would work a lot better in this film (but then again, I think Alex’s characters were characters he was going to use in his own movie, not this CP. Is that right?)
I think those names are great, TheNoodle26. I think we should hold off just a little longer until we start using them. Lets see what Mr. Lemons and others have to say.
How old should the daughter be? I’m thinking around the age of six-it will be much more saddening for the audience this way.
I’m thinking the park ranger should be a potential love interest for the hero.
Also, is the businessman the equivalent of Joseph Stalin? The only thing I think should be changed from the idea of your character, TheNoodle, is to have him be so ill that he is in coma, and his commander does the search independently. Only later does he awaken and have one of his servants take him to his army, even though the servant doesn’t think he’s well enough.
As far as the business man’s origin goes, I think he should speak a language that some members of this community speak. If they’d be willing to help with voice acting, I think it’d be a lot easier.
Thoughts?March 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm #376428
“TheNoodle26” wrote: Alex – “Jack Bullet” is definitely out. It’s the exact same name as the main character in Darkman’s recent release [i]The Quest for the Blood Diamond.
It is? I didn’t copy off of that, it was based on “Calvin and Hobbes”.
Jack Phoenix?March 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm #376477
The characters that Noodle provided seemed pretty good. But the name Michael Harrison is kind of…plain. His name needs to have pizazz, it should be something relatively goofy. Like Miami James.March 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm #376499
Agreed. I like Jack Phoenix as a name, too.March 2, 2008 at 1:41 am #376578
Oops. Not as a silly name. But just a name.
btw, I can’t help Concept: Adventure anymore, due to my strange family only allowing me to continue if I’m a co-producerMarch 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm #376738
“badgerboy” wrote: How old should the daughter be? I’m thinking around the age of six-it will be much more saddening for the audience this way.
Agreed. However, finding a female voice actor who can sound six years old will be tough. Maybe someone has a little sister?
“Mr.Lemons” wrote: But the name Michael Harrison is kind of…plain. His name needs to have pizazz, it should be something relatively goofy. Like Miami James.
Agreed to Michael Harrison being too plain, but I’m just really uneasy about using any sort of geographical location in the name (Miami James, Jack Phoenix).
“badgerboy” wrote: As far as the business man’s origin goes, I think he should speak a language that some members of this community speak. If they’d be willing to help with voice acting, I think it’d be a lot easier.
Absolutely. To be honest, I’m a little embarrassed I didn’t think of this myself. Perhaps Dutch? German?
“AlexChaplen” wrote: I can’t help Concept: Adventure anymore, due to my strange family only allowing me to continue if I’m a co-producer
Uhhh… how does your strange family define co-producer? You’re one of the main contributors right now.
One other thing I’d like to point out. I think I’m already out-voted on this, but I want to throw my two cents out there: Right now, the main character is the only straight man (don’t go there, folks), and I really think we should avoid going over the top with his clumsiness and make him into a comedic character. In my opinion, we need that voice of sanity amongst all the oddballs if we’re going to avoid turning this from an adventure film into a spoof of an adventure film. Don’t get me wrong; I like the idea of the main character being a bit of a bungler. But let’s not make that the main facet of who he is.March 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm #376746
They want me to be a part of the crew, not just a contributer. But I have some news. I went against them. They are now allowing me to help, even when I’m not in the crew! I talked to them last night and changed their minds!March 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm #376753
Alex – still don’t quite understand, but as long as the problem has been solved… 8)
At this point, what does everyone think should be our course of action? It seems to me we’re just waiting for an updated treatment, and then we divide the writing duties up and start writing a script. We could keep tossing ideas back and forth forever, but sooner or later we’ve got to just get down to business and work from there.
Incidentally, how long were we planning on this film being?
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