How to remake 'Beast from 20,000 Fathoms'

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by turtlefocker, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    How to remake "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" into a smash HIT

    After the success of Cloverfield" audiences are eager to watch some giant monsters destroy cities. Here is how I think a Hollywood studio could cash in on that eagerness and make a boatload of money (which is what it's all about).
    • First take an existing property so that you don't have to be creative. Godzilla wouldn't work because of the bad taste left by the 1998 film and because it would never be seen as the real Godzilla. The next best choice is the classic "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"
    • Keep the same basic plot outline "As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts ripping people apart and destroying popular landmarks"
    • Change the title to just "FATHOM" because it's shorter and catchier. But don't hide the fact that it's a remake - embrace it.
    • Have it take place in L.A. instead of New York because NY has had everything that could possibly happen to it happen to it. Watching the Statue of liberty get defaced in a new way wouldn't be that fun for audiences.
    • Don't shy away from 9/11 esque visuals (such as the smoke coming from the streets in Cloverfield) it tugs on our heartstring and gets a nice emotional response.
    • Make the audience HATE the monster, it should be seen as a merciless killing machine.
    • Make it R rated for blood, gore, and language. The film should definitely be made for an adult audience.
    • Build up to the reveal of the monster. Don't show it in its full glory till the mid-way mark.
    • DO NOT have a scene in which someone is wearing headphones and doesn't know what is going on... those are just lame.
    • DO NOT shy away from tragedy and destruction. Audiences should hate the creature.
    • Market the film as a kind of Rambo meets Godzilla (or Cloverfield since its fresher in audiences minds).
    • Get a solid action director ala Len Wiseman.
    • Cast Christian Bale as the Rambo type badass (who by the end of the film should be shirtless, bloody and carrying a assault rifle)
    • Cast Megan Fox as the female lead simply because her sexiness will bring in a whole new demographic.
    • Leave it open for a sequel.

    So...


    [​IMG]

    +

    [​IMG]

    +

    [​IMG]

    WITH a

    [​IMG]

    IN

    [​IMG]

    =

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Symbiotic Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,163
    Likes Received:
    28
    bwahahahahahaha.
     
  3. Matt.S99 Formally batboy99

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    21,969
    Likes Received:
    354
    Megan can be the mute hot chick
     
  4. Red Mask Human Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just re-label the American Godzilla flick. Then you've got your remake at little expense.
     
  5. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0

    The American Godzilla ****ing sucked....


    __

    this:

    Would be the manliest man movie ever, watching it would put hair on your chest. It would ooooze testosterone.
     
  6. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do they even make manly movies anymore? I thought all movies had to be girl-ified because being manipulative and nonconfrontational is more sophisticated?

    Who do we get to play the scientist who gets offed right after explaining what this creature is and why he's so fearsome.

    Also we need a kid who's always peeing his pants whenever the thing roars nearby. I gotta have some comic relief.
     
  7. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    300 and Rambo (2008) were steps in the right direction (toward manliness) but this movie has to take it to the next level.

    Bruce Willis would be my top choice.
     
  8. Red Mask Human Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    But it can easily be re-labeled "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". :woot:
     
  9. Red Mask Human Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Give me a break. Even back then many sci-fi movies weren't so manly. If you're talking about action films they still have enough testosterone. Just poor stories and two-dimensional heroes.
     
  10. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh yea completely true. The monster even looked more like the one from "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" than Godzilla:

    [​IMG]


    The movie that I'm proposing would be badass though. After watching it, this:

    [​IMG]

    would look like a g rated Disney movie.
     
  11. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    We have "Enough Testosterone"
    Deeper characters
    more complicated stories
    So, basically, you want less manliness in the movies?

    That's cool, I just think every few months there should be a movie that makes no consideration for typically feminine concerns like romantic subplots, resolving conflicts via words as opposed to action and making male leads seem impotent on some/any level.

    Once in a while I need a man movie. Something completely badass that gets it's emotional heart from the characters accomplishments, and not from their relationships. 300 was a step in the right direction. I need to see Rambo, evidently.
     
  12. Red Mask Human Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Then don't bother with sci-fi films. Very few of them have anything to do with being 'manly'. Have you ever thought of taking up sports in your spare time?
     
  13. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have made a simple to do list on how to make a remake of "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" not only hugely successful but also the most badass mother****ing guy movie ever made.
     
  14. Red Mask Human Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your ideas are also very expensive for what ends up being a rated-R monster flick. Studio execs are more prone to sell to a wider appealing film because they are after people's money. Although non-stop bloodshed and destruction has its appeal, mentioning 9/11 isn't a smart tactic. I've seen comics where the Devil has eaten giant angels like they were candy. TV dramas where a Russian emperor personally beheaded rebels. War films with U.S. soldiers beautifully getting wasted by mines. But those were surprisingly not 'rated-R'.

    A monster film isn't just about destruction. Folklore never needed a badass hero. Neither Sigfried, nor Hercules, nor Sir George needed to carry guns when they vanquished their monsters. Look at Reign of Fire. It was balls to the walls but overblown nonsense.
     
  15. Space Moose Not Wearing Converse

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    3,092
    Likes Received:
    0
    Patton Oswalt should be the comic relief! Oh, and Megan Fox's character should be injured in the begining and can't talk, just like Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes. And Bal should be wearing a bandanna at ALL times. And James Wood's should be in there somewhere. And would a few robots hurt?
     
  16. Mr. Joker Risin' Now I see the funny side.

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmm, if you want it to be the ultimate guy movie, then having Samuel L. Jackson appear to drop a few MF-bombs wouldn't hurt...
     
  17. turtlefocker Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,137
    Likes Received:
    0
    This movie will be basically like if Godzilla (1998) had have had Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatapolous, a monster that was merciless and unsympathetic (pure killing machine), no lame "guy wearing head phones scene", a city that actually got completely destroyed with people being ripped apart, taken place in L.A. and didn't suck (so yea major rewrites to that ****ty script would have been needed).
     
  18. Lex Luthor Evildoer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    0
    I cant disagree with any of that. :up:
     
  19. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why bother talking to someone who says I shouldn't bother with Sci-Fi movies because I like a man movie once in a while? What kind of reading comprehension is that?

    I don't mind you getting smart with me, but I don't verbally joust with people who don't read carefully.

    True. True indeed.
     
  20. Rez Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Throw in a scene near the end where Megan Fox is cornered by the creature, and inspired by the lameness in Peter Jackson's King Kong, realizes she needs to amuse the beast to live. Dirty, sweaty, and ragged from her adventures in the film, she puts on a lucious striptease for the beast. Once she's naked and dancing around for a few minutes, have the bastard stomp on her just to show how unflinchingly awesome it is. Then finish up with the giant robots vs Rhedosaurus fight, while Bale swings an American flag in the distance.
     
  21. Rac Deadite

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,370
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great thread! :up:

    :woot:
     
  22. NoName86 Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like where this is going.
     
  23. rodhulk Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,000
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd like to have another giant monster flick. Big special effects/disaster movies are easily my favorite.

    But doing it the way you want it could be a big box office bomb. You're limiting the movie too much to a restrcited audience and I just don't know if enough adults would go on their own to make it a huge blockbuster like Cloverfield.

    You need the kids to go for that extra buck, and many adults (parents) who would otherwise not go (even if they wanted to, wouldn't go alone), will go to bring their kids (including young teenage kids). Cloverfield had alot of this and I believe this is what helped make Cloverfield the success it was (you add all those adults who wanted to go and did because of their kids who wanted to go and add in the kids, you often spell 'success' as Cloverfield showed). And this is what could help make the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms be successful as well. It needs to be friendly enough for kids to go which will result in many extra adults attending which will result in higher box-office dollars.

    I like your idea, the destruction and mayhem would be cool. They were my favorite scenes in Cloverfield. The extreme gore, however, would not be recommended, though, as an 'R' rating may not work for the movie.
     
  24. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    You worry too much... weren't you paying attention?

     
  25. the a1ant Awesome

    Joined:
    May 5, 2001
    Messages:
    19,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    This thread rocks :up:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"