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April 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm #386536
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AlexChaplen

So here’s the reason why I came up with this idea. Quantum Of Solace, the 22nd James Bond movie and the second starring Daniel Craig, comes out later this year. So I thought we could do a James Bond-ish brickfilm. Not too much like James Bond, but have an espionage brickfilm hero. So here’s the full concept: The film takes place in 2010. Jack Phoenix(a name sample,but if people like it, that’s cool, it can be the actual name), a spy who just got promoted and is assigned a mission against a Soviet named Yuri Federov, who has recently been attacking America through a wave of terrorist attacks.
Here’s what I think we should do. Let’s resolve the below questions by order. Then we’ll get the project really started.
1. What should the hero’s name be?
2. How old should the hero be?
3. What exactly should the detailed plot be?
4. Develop a plot that allows multiple members to contribute to.
That’s all I have for now. If anyone else has an idea or a question, I’ll edit the post and add that to the questions.

April 19, 2008 at 4:45 pm #386552
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Lechnology

4. Develop a plot that will allow multiple members to contribute to.

April 19, 2008 at 11:03 pm #386582
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AlexChaplen

“AlexChaplen” wrote: So here’s the full concept: The film takes place in 2010. Jack Phoenix(a name sample,but if people like it, that’s cool, it can be the actual name), a spy who just got promoted and is assigned a mission against a Soviet named Yuri Federov, who has recently been attacking America through a wave of terrorist attacks.

Well, I just have a summary. I’m welcoming anyone to contribute to it. It’s the summary. Not the full plot, but a summary. If that’s not what you’re saying, I don’t know what you’re talkig about. :?

April 20, 2008 at 12:04 am #386587
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badgerboy

What he means is to develop a plot that allows anyone to animate for. Right now, it sounds like something suited for one animator.

Also, you should start focusing on the plot rather than the actual character. Break down #3 into more specific points, because right now, its awfully vague.

April 20, 2008 at 3:07 pm #386632
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AlexChaplen

Well, here I have the entire first scene in the spoiler.
[spoiler][ANGLE]
-A car parks close to a big building
[ANGLE]
-Car’s door opens
-A man’s legs walk out of the car
[ANGLE]
-The man walks into the building
[Cut, same angle]
-He walks to his office
[ANGLE]
-Door opens
[Same angle, slides “through the wall” as the man enters into his office]
[Slightly the same angle now, now slowly crawls up to see the man’s entire right side]
[ANGLE]
-The man takes off his hat and walks to his desk, and sees an operative sitting on the other side.
[ANGLE]
Operative[As soon as we see him]: Boo.
[ANGLE]
Man[Unstirred]: If theatrics were meant to scare me, they sent the wrong man.
[ANGLE]
Operative: Nah, it wasn’t the theatrics. Just the elimination.
Man: Elimination? I don’t understand. Are you going to kill me?
Operative: Sure, execution, assassination, termination, whatever you like, Boskov.
Boskov: I don’t know why you’re trying to kill me. I’m a valuable man here, Operative.
Operative: Yeah… when it comes to target practice.
Boskov: But you’ve worked at computers the whole five months you’ve worked here. You’re not even capable of pulling the trigger of a firearm.
Operative: That was a part of my espionage. I was secretly trained beyond the human limits, but my first mission was you. I had to give you the impression I was a tech-savvy wimp. Not a man capable of single-handedly dispatching a roomful of thugs with my bare hands.
Boskov: What?
Operative: Did you seriously think that a man like you named Boskov would not be spied on when there’s a Russian terrorist at large?
Boskov: Yuri Federov. Does the agency really think just because my name’s a Russian name, I’m associated with a Russian terrorizing America?
Operative: Calling us racists won’t help you get out of trouble, Boskov. There’s evidence to these accusations anyway.
Boskov: I want a lawyer.
Operative: I haven’t read your rights yet.
Boskov: I want one anyway.
Operative: You don’t need one. Unless yours will jump in front of you to save you.
[Operative shoots Boskov in the arm with a silenced pistol]
[Boskov groans in pain, trying to keep from screaming]
Operative: Now, now, Boskov; it doesn’t have to end this way. All that is inevitable is if you live, you must use a cane or a wheelchair to get by. You can spill the beans and serve a lifetime prison sentence.
Operative: No.
[Boskov grab’s Operative’s gun and points it at his head]
Boskov: Goodbye, Jack Phoenix.
Jack Phoenix: NO!
[Boskov shoots himself]
[Russian terrorist enters the room]
Jack Phoenix: To Russia, with love.
[ANGLE]
[Jack fires, blood rushes down, cue theme music]
[Intro][/spoiler]
Tell me if you like it or not. Be honest, blunt, or whatever you feel about it.
[spoiler]By the way, he knows the other guy who walks into the room is a terrorist because he bears the Soviet symbol.[/spoiler]

April 20, 2008 at 3:29 pm #386634
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badgerboy

I like it, although it would probably be best to not work on a script until you have more input.

April 20, 2008 at 4:06 pm #386636
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Matt Gillan

“AlexChaplen” wrote: Well, here I have the entire first scene in the spoiler.
[spoiler][ANGLE]
-A car parks close to a big building
[ANGLE]
-Car’s door opens
-A man’s legs walk out of the car
[ANGLE]
-The man walks into the building
[Cut, same angle]
-He walks to his office
[ANGLE]
-Door opens
[Same angle, slides “through the wall” as the man enters into his office]
[Slightly the same angle now, now slowly crawls up to see the man’s entire right side]
[ANGLE]
-The man takes off his hat and walks to his desk, and sees an operative sitting on the other side.
[ANGLE]
Operative[As soon as we see him]: Boo.
[ANGLE]
Man[Unstirred]: If theatrics were meant to scare me, they sent the wrong man.
[ANGLE]
Operative: Nah, it wasn’t the theatrics. Just the elimination.
Man: Elimination? I don’t understand. Are you going to kill me?
Operative: Sure, execution, assassination, termination, whatever you like, Boskov.
Boskov: I don’t know why you’re trying to kill me. I’m a valuable man here, Operative.
Operative: Yeah… when it comes to target practice.
Boskov: But you’ve worked at computers the whole five months you’ve worked here. You’re not even capable of pulling the trigger of a firearm.
Operative: That was a part of my espionage. I was secretly trained beyond the human limits, but my first mission was you. I had to give you the impression I was a tech-savvy wimp. Not a man capable of single-handedly dispatching a roomful of thugs with my bare hands.
Boskov: What?
Operative: Did you seriously think that a man like you named Boskov would not be spied on when there’s a Russian terrorist at large?
Boskov: Yuri Federov. Does the agency really think just because my name’s a Russian name, I’m associated with a Russian terrorizing America?
Operative: Calling us racists won’t help you get out of trouble, Boskov. There’s evidence to these accusations anyway.
Boskov: I want a lawyer.
Operative: I haven’t read your rights yet.
Boskov: I want one anyway.
Operative: You don’t need one. Unless yours will jump in front of you to save you.
[Operative shoots Boskov in the arm with a silenced pistol]
[Boskov groans in pain, trying to keep from screaming]
Operative: Now, now, Boskov; it doesn’t have to end this way. All that is inevitable is if you live, you must use a cane or a wheelchair to get by. You can spill the beans and serve a lifetime prison sentence.
Operative: No.
[Boskov grab’s Operative’s gun and points it at his head]
Boskov: Goodbye, Jack Phoenix.
Jack Phoenix: NO!
[Boskov shoots himself]
[Russian terrorist enters the room]
Jack Phoenix: To Russia, with love.
[ANGLE]
[Jack fires, blood rushes down, cue theme music]
[Intro][/spoiler]
Tell me if you like it or not. Be honest, blunt, or whatever you feel about it.
[spoiler]By the way, he knows the other guy who walks into the room is a terrorist because he bears the Soviet symbol.[/spoiler]

What makes this an ideal community project? Why can’t you just make this film by yourself. With SUPER, there are multiple characters who each contain their own individual lives. If this is based around one main character, it won’t fair well for a community project.

I think that is what Lechnology was trying to tell you.

April 20, 2008 at 5:31 pm #386647
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AlexChaplen

Look, the main character is what I’m most concerned about now. But if you want to talk about other characters, I’m fine with it.

April 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm #386649
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AlexChaplen

“badgerboy” wrote: I like it, although it would probably be best to not work on a script until you have more input.

Douple post.
I agree, I just thought let’s shoot off with the first scene, develop it, then progress for the rest of the film.

April 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm #386650
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rstudios

I think what people are saying, Alex, is that for this film to be considered as a community project it has to have a storyline that focuses on multiple characters rather than just one. You should think about how you can adapt your plot to achieve this, rather than focusing on things like your character name.

– rstudios

April 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm #386658
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badgerboy

Like Project: Adventure. We have multiple main characters so that many people can participate, yet the plot still revolves around one person.

April 21, 2008 at 1:13 am #386695
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AlexChaplen

Okay. Let me rephrase that: we’ll work on the characters one at a time. Character chart coming really, really soon, like ASAP.

April 21, 2008 at 1:29 am #386697
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AlexChaplen

I’ll go one character per post. I’m busy, but I want you all to know how I think characters should be.
Jack Phoenix: The “James Bond” of the story. He’s a young spy whose youth gives him a little comedy relief, compared to an older, more experienced agent he’s stuck with on the field. He is assigned a mission that involves apprehending one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, a Russian named Yuri Federov, who has loyalty to Joseph Stalin, even though Stalin’s dead. Jack, no matter how inexperienced he is, is very loyal to his country and his mission and will do anything to accomplish it with as few international crisises as possible.
More will come tomorrow.

April 21, 2008 at 1:41 pm #386718
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AlexChaplen

Yuri Federov: The villain of the story. Yuri wants to annihilate America, for killing his brother in a previous hostage negotiation gone sour. He’s a very wealthy man, and he can afford loads of nuclear technology. He’s also very deadly using firearms. Federov will do what he can to make America a desolate continent.

April 21, 2008 at 3:23 pm #386721
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TheNoodle26

That first scene is a BLATANT ripoff of the first scene of Casino Royale, straight down to the camera angles and the first line, only with loads of superfluous dialogue and an irrational suicide.

You wanted blunt, you get it. If you want my advice, make the film yourself, because you seem to want total control. This isn’t a CP.

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