14 year old aspiring filmmaker. Inspired heavily by Nolan, Kubrick, Scorsese, Herzog, Truffaut, the Coen brothers and Kaufman.
Over the last two years my creative cycle has really been boosted by viewing near 200 films. I've come up with these ideas that I'd like to develop into full-scale screenplays.
TRAVELERS R-rated Gritty sci-fi heist-gone-wrong film 110-120 minutes
Plot: Two lower-class loners discover a mysterious, crudely built time machine and use it to their advantage, before their friendship, morals and sanity begin to deteriorate and spiral into horrifying conclusions.
Notes: This will be sort of a no-joke male version of Thelma and Louise, where the characters are NOT likeable, at least not towards the end, as one character is initially calm and nice while the other is erratic.
I don't want this to be a film where the main point is a confusing, intricate system of time travel (Primer). I want to focus more on human nature and what happens when too much power is bestowed upon people.
MADNESS R-rated Epic gangster semi-sci-fi film 170-200 minutes
Plot: In an early 22nd century gang-ruled Southern California, a lowly drifter rises to power when he is recruited to overthrow a tyrant gang boss.
Notes: This film will span 20 years- from a drifter stumbling upon the reign of what used to be a noble, electric leader who has become a cocaine-addicted tyrant. He joins his gang and is taken as an apprentice by him. He is then recruited by a betrayed gang boss who escaped assasination by the tyrant years before and is plotting his revenge. By the end of the film the character is now the leader and has himself gone mad with power.
1000 LBS PG-13 rated Anthology sports drama film 100-110 minutes
Plot: The lives and morals of a high-school football team's members and their disgraced coach are explored as they spiral into intersecting conclusions when the competition escalates into brutal extremes.
Notes: This film will be sort of a more ambitious version of Friday Night Lights, and much more unflinching. Treating football, which is a favorite sport of mine, as war in training scenes keen to Full Metal Jacket, and 60 percent of the film will not include football being played, and the lives of the players will be examined in intersecting scenes: the coach being a chain smoking ex college player, and a player being a drug dealer, a teenage dad, and arrested. It sounds more interesting than it looks like written down in the complete plot.
More soon. PM for their complete plot counterparts.