Pitch your own film idea -no matter how crazy or impossible it sounds-

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  1. I'm Venom

    I'm Venom "Hi, honey..."

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    With Spider-Man getting ready to appear in Infinity War and the news of Tom Hardy set to play Venom, my number one priority would be to convince Marvel and Sony to hold off on the Venom movie in favor of Spider-Man acquiring the symbiote while in outer space and bringing it back to Earth for the Homecoming sequel...

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    Spider-Man: The Alien Costume (2019)

    Basically, a better and more faithful adaptation of the comics than what Spider-Man 3 attempted and failed.

    Since the symbiote gets introduced in Infinity War you have Spider-Man wearing his black costume from the very beginning of the movie and as a result waste no time in explaining the origin of the symbiote or where it came from. Instead more time will be devoted to Peter's struggle with the symbiote which slowly starts to change him for the worse. The suit enhances his powers, increases his strength, and makes him feel great, but at the cost of pushing away his loved ones further and further. He's more violent to criminals, breaking bones and putting more of them in the hospital than jail. Peter has now started working at the Bugle where we meet Eddie Brock (Hardy) who's jealous of the attention being given to a high schooler, starting a rivalry that ultimately leads to Brock being embarrassed and fired from his job.

    From what I read, Charlie Cox has a film option in his contract so I feel like this would be the best movie to put him in, given that this would be a darker film for Spidey than usual and the tone of the Netflix show. I'd like to see Matt act as a big brother like mentor to Peter by helping him deal with his inner demons and relating to Uncle Ben's death with the loss of his own father. As long as Marvel and Sony are sharing the MCU with Spider-Man, I'd have Fisk be the villain, for three reasons: you don't need to build the villain up, it ties in to the greater MCU, and Fisk is a classic Daredevil/Spidey villain.

    Daredevil and Spidey team up and make their way through all of Fisk's henchmen one by one, as Matt has to keep Peter in check while Peter continues to feel the effects of the symbiote. This all leads up to a big showdown with Kingpin and Spidey who holds nothing back and puts a beating on Kingpin. Spidey doesn't let up, even after causing Fisk to go unconscious. This leaves Daredevil no choice but to intervene and stop Spidey from killing Kingpin.

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    Spidey warns Daredevil to stay out of his way, but Daredevil refuses, reminding him Fisk isn't a threat in his current state, and stands in front of Fisk and draws the line. Spidey crosses said line and takes the first swing.

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    Daredevil and Spidey go toe to toe with Daredevil throwing everything at Spidey but the kitchen sink, but due to the advantage the symbiote gives its host, Spidey ends up with the upper hand and goes to kill him before he realizes the symbiote has nearly taken complete control over him. Full of sorrow and ridden with guilt, Spidey removes the symbiote in the bell tower of a nearby church.

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    In a post-credits scene, Brock is in the same church and begging for a way to redeem his career. He begs the Lord to help him. To give him a sign of some kind, as the symbiote begins to descend from the ceiling.

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  2. Victarion

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    Suicide Squad:

    I would look to The Things They Carried along with the 'Apokolips Now' storyline from the Suicide Squad comics for inspiration. The themes would include pain, revenge, and our inner demons.

    Enchantress and Incubus would be set on opening a portal into the Nightshade Realm to get revenge on the archdemon that exiled them to Earth.

    Each squad member would be hauling the metaphysical chains of their past crimes: Deadshot's murders and the political destabilization following his kills, Harley the murder of Robin as commanded by the Joker, Boomerang the murder of his father in defense of his mother*, Diablo the unleashing of his fire spirit on rival gangs, Croc his role in the black market organ trade and Katana her service to the Yakuza.

    Enchantress's spell would require blood and souls: so she targets the city where Amanda Waller's based out of. She needs the squad because their metaphysical demons could provide the psychic energy needed to complete her spell. The squad' mission would remain the same - rescue Waller.

    Incubus would be a bit like William Money out of Unforgiven. An old, grizzled veteran of the infernal wars, he tries to talk his sister out of her dreams of revenge. Like how Money tried to convince that kid in Unforgiven that killing's horrible, takes a toll on a man.
     
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  3. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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  4. TheFlamingCoco

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    A Superman Origin story-yeah, I know, it's been done to death.

    I think a story about life in Smallville with him becoming Superman in the third act would be very dramatic. Clark has to deal with government
    agents who want to take him away and weaponize him.

    Think To Kill A Mockingbird meets The Iron Giant and the classic Day The Earth Stood still.

    It's all about Clark learning life lessons from Ma and Pa Kent until he basically exiles himself to the Fortress of Solitude
    for using heat vision on a creep, injuring him. It's there that he learns about Zod and has to learn how to fight, literally by unlearning
    the restraint he had over the years. PS. Zod wants to rule earth, rather than terraform it, and wants a partner.

    It is there that Superman realizes that he can't identify with Zod, and the smackdown happens, albeit less destructive and more personal
    than the one in MOS.

    PS. There's a subplot where Lois Lane is trying to figure out how to find the mysterious alien, but unlike MOS,
    she has interactions between other characters regarding the nature of goodness and what it means to be all-powerful and human at the same time.
    Her whole goal is initially to expose this man's identity to the press.

    At the very end, Lois asks him what his name is, and you see a montage of Superman's life on Smallville, and he
    whispers Clark.

    She decides to keep it off the record, affirming Superman's faith in humanity.

    Roll credits.
     
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  5. Bearzooka

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    I can't remember who, but someone on this site had an idea for a movie about a dog serial killer, and Owen Wilson plays the dog. I'd watch the **** outta that.
     
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  6. TheFlamingCoco

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    EDIT, Superman throws a nuclear missile at Zod's spaceship at superspeed, creating a black hole which sucks Zod in. Superman just barely flies out of the gravitational pull in time.
     
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  7. LaughterLives

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    I'd make a 4-5 film series of the Batman as a semi/horror franchise where the first 3 movies at least would be from the perspective of different villains in each film as well as Jim Gordon and the Gotham Police.
    Harvey Dent would also be a main character in my series who doesn't turn into Two Face until the end of my second movie as to which he'd be my main villain/character in the 3rd movie.
    Bruce Wayne would be in the movies but mostly as a background/minor character. Someone who gets mentioned alot but that we never really know. His role would also progressively grow.

    The Batman would be a metaphoric monster and I'd make him appear as the antagonist in each film. As each movie progresses he'd appear less and less monstrous to my characters as people begin to discover and realize that he's actually human.
    The 4th or 5th Movie would be my final story that might take 2 films and that would be a blended/loose adaptation of Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth and The Killing Joke. This is the film that would shift in tone a little. By this film Batman would be the Superhero that put away all the worst criminals and is no longer the monster the citizens of Gotham saw him as. It would feel more like a superhero film but it'd be the villains in the madhouse that I'd use for my horror effects instead of the Batman.

    Shadow of The Bat, Prey of The Bat, Victory of The Bat, Batman Arkham Knight and Batman Haunted Knight. Are some of the titles I'm playing with.
     
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    @I'm Venom

    I like some of your ideas for the symbiote but I don't think a story like that would be given the grittiness and edge it needs at Marvel. That's a story that would be better off at Sony and also based on previous Spider films, The quality in FX for the symbiote would be handled much better than at Marvel. A majority of the FX in Homecoming looked cheap as hell. I'd rather Sony get back the rights to Spider-Man if not only for this reason.
     
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  9. DyeLorean

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    I would like to see a The Raid/Die Hard type of scenario of characters trapped in one location but with superheroes.
    I love those genre movies that occur mostly in real time in a single location and have to work their way out of a certain situation. I know it might be hard to include big superpowered characters like, let's say, Vision, but there has to be something that contains them there and can't get out or are being threatened by a certain type of villain that keeps them hostage or something.
    Point is, I'd like to see a comic book/superhero movie that rely mostly on details, small scale character interactions, and how their powers and abilities can be put to test/use.
     
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  10. LaughterLives

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    How about a movie like Saw or The Cube with the Punisher, Blade, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Widow, Kingpin and Pepper Potts?
     
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    An Obi-Wan movie, set between episodes III and IV. Sidious puts pressure on Vader to eradicate the last of the Jedi, and so Vader secretly breeds a Starkiller clone to hunt down Obi-Wan, Yoda and the twins. Final confrontation between Obi-Wan, Starkiller and Boba Fett, who somehow gets involved. Ewan Macgregor in the lead.
     
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    ^^ Did I make the call or what? :woot:
     
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  13. Jochimus

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    Essentially, a remake of "The Seven Samurai"/"The Magnificent Seven" - a land constantly run roughshod by an army of pillaging invaders, and the locals so desperate as to hire the services of seven strangers (whom they'd be only too happy to betray at a moment's notice if it means saving their own skins) to drive the bandits out...
    ...oh, yeah, I forgot to mention a couple things: the land in question is the entire Earth; and THESE are the bandits...
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    ...and about a hundred or so of THESE guys from the hold of their ship...

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    ...and the seven strangers, of course...
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    It all ends in a climactic, downpour-drenched final showdown, as in "Seven Samurai" (probably set in Seattle; even if the weather isn't strictly accurate to what they usually get, if nothing else seeing a wrecked and toppled Space Needle might be a cool apocalyptic visual)...and as in both versions, only three of our heroes are going to walk away at the end.
     
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  15. DyeLorean

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    I once had this notion of a futuristic item, like a smartphone, being introduced into a very old society without any form of electricity and what that would be like for humans.

    Then I started to begin my dreams thinking about this and how to create a film around it. And once I thought a bunch of guys, like a time travellers society that go back in time with a phone or a computer that storages EVERYTHING that is on the internet today so they can track important historic events and change them. And then the films turns into a globe-trotting spy adventure that spans decades and several generations of this time travellers and what would've happen in this alternate reality where they try to prevent every big disaster event in human history.

    I remember I had a lot of cool ideas but never wrote them down, I've always been basically interested in this butterfly effect of 'what would've happened if...'.
     
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  16. Flash525

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    How about something Apocalyptic? A story about realms (of what we perceive as Heaven & Hell); neither of which are an afterlife, but instead, simply a different dimension.

    Hell is a nightmare world where those (humans) trapped there are either torn apart, or tortured, either by the beasts that reside there, or by ones own mental state - such the place would forever be playing tricks on ones mind; you'd struggle to tell the difference between reality and illusion. Time and Physics would also act differently, so what may kill you on Earth isn't necessarily going to kill you there.

    Imagine having your organs pulled from your body in excruciating pain all whilst not dying due to blood loss or (what would otherwise be) organ failure. The Beasts & Demons that reside in Hell are able to extract our life force (or soul?) and use it to power their weapons of mass destruction - of which have the potential to erase an entire world of sentient species.

    Heaven is overseen by the Angels, who in turn act as preservers - their purpose (on Earth) is to preserve sentient life. They care not for individual people, but instead, for the existence of humanity, but only from external threats (so if we were to wipe ourselves out, tough luck on us).

    Angels & Gods (of old) are one in the same, Raphael, Thor & Zeus (for example) are the same deity. We'd never meet 'God', but instead Angels would occasionally refer to the ethereals.

    I envision this as a trilogy of three stories, set across nine films (so three trilogies); each taking part in a different era of humanity's rise. We'd start off shortly after we first become sentient (there'd come a time when we're noticed for being more than mere animals), and that would be the first incursion (from Hell); an attempt to gain a foothold whilst we're young. Lucifer is defeated here, thus his story about falling from Heaven (he'd not actually go satanic). We would however meet (a broken version of) him again later on.
     
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  17. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    "My Name is Nobody" but with superheroes instead of cowboys.
     
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    This thread has only a few responses but 7,431 views. Do you think there are low-level studio henchmen lurking around here trying to find seeds of ideas?
     
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    I've posted movie ideas on several other threads, but I'll repost them here.

    Thundarr The Barbarian: The Movie

    Obviously this is a live action adaptation of the Saturday Morning Cartoon. It begins in the modern day. Two scientists from NASA, Dr. Harris & Dr. Kraft (from the episode "Mindok The Mind Menace) discover a giant, planet sized radioactive asteroid heading towards Earth. They warn the President, who joins with the other world leaders in order to create an atomic bomb larger than anything ever created (it's so large it has to be assembled in orbit, as well as the space station from which it would be launched). It takes the meteor fourteen years to come within striking distance (this is to equate the time difference between the date the show was aired, 1980, and the date of the fictional apocalypse, 1994). The missile, code named Hammer Of God, fails to destroy the asteroid but succeeds in knocking it off course so that it misses the Earth. Just like in the cartoons opening sequence, the meteor passes between the Earth and the Moon. A large piece of the asteroid hits the Moon with enough force to cause it to split in two. The Earth gets bombarded with smaller debris from the asteroid, creating the most devastating meteor shower in recorded history.

    Two thousand years later the world is reborn as a place of swords, sorcery, mutants, magic, and monsters. The alien radiation from the meteor shower has caused genetic mutations in nearly all life on Earth, creating new species of animals, as well as causing lower life forms to evolve into sentient humanoid beings through the generations. Sorcerers are humans who have evolved to develop the ability to manipulate the alien radiation which is now a part of their DNA to create all types of effects which are seen as "magic". However they retain their humanity. Wizards, on the other hand, have similar powers, but look completely inhuman. Their physical deformities range from odd coloured skin to having extra eyes, extra limbs, an extra face, or even being a giant disembodied head. Generally the more extreme their deformity, the more powerful their magic. They are also psychopathic megalomaniacs with no empathy, conscience, or remorse.

    It is at this time that we meet a very young Princess Ariel and her parents, who rule over the ruins of what was once the city of Vancouver BC. They are protected by loyal royal guards and their court sorcerer, a man named Sabian. It turns out that Sabian is not a sorcerer at all, but is in fact a wizard. He has been hiding his deformity, horrific clawed hands, under a pair of thick gloves. Sabian wants the kingdom for himself, so he strikes a bargain with a demon. In exchange for helping take over the kingdom, Sabian promises the demon Princess Ariel's body to inhabit so that it may rule over the mortal realm. Sabian agrees, and the demon grants him the power to achieve his conquest, which results in Sabian's deformities spreading to his face. Using his magic, Sabian tricks the queen into killing her king, and then marries her in order to take over the kingdom without causing an uprising among the commoners. Time goes by as he slowly but surely strips away his subjects rights until they are little more than serfs.

    Years later, in the mountainous wilds of BC, we are introduced to a teenaged Thundarr, who is the son of his tribes chieftain. The barbarians are conducting trade with a tribe of moks when they are set upon by slavers. The barbarians and moks fight bravely side by side, but are outmatched by the slavers' technologically superior weapons and numbers. Thundarr's parents are killed in the attack, as are Ookla's parents. The surviving barbarians and moks are then sold to Sabian as slaves. Over the years Thundarr and Ookla toil away at heavy labour, growing big and strong.

    Now full grown adults, Thundarr and Ookla are hauling large stones when Ookla collapses from exhaustion. The guards, mutant pig men called "War Hogs", attack the mok and the barbarian. Thundarr and Ookla fight back, but are quickly subdued. As punishment for disobedience, Thundarr and Ookla are forced to fight each other in gladiatorial combat. They refuse to fight, and are attacked once more by the War Hogs. They are recaptured and locked up to await execution. Princess Ariel, now all grown up, discovers that her stepfather has promised her to the demon. In response she frees the slaves and joins Thundarr and Ookla in their escape.

    The three of them flee into the wilds where they meet up with the rebellion, made up mostly of former royal guards loyal to the true king. The rebel leader gives them a map to a hidden treasure, a legendary weapon which should shift the balance of power in favour of the rebels. Thundarr, Ariel, and Ookla go off in search of this ancient weapon, but are being tracked by a mercenary barbarian named Zogarr (from the episode "Battle Of The Barbarians") who was hired to return Ariel to her stepfather in order to be given to the demon. Ariel is left behind in camp while Thundarr and Ookla scout ahead. While the mok and the barbarian are gone Zogarr manages to capture Ariel and take her back to Sabian. Thundarr and Ookla find the legendary Sunsword, which binds itself to Thundarr's will. When they return to camp, they discover that Ariel had been taken.

    Thundarr and Ookla return to the rebel headquarters and organize a rescue. the two of them lead an assault on the royal palace. As they search the palace for Ariel, they are confronted by Zogarr. The two barbarians fight an epic duel before Thundarr defeats his foe by cutting off Zogarr's right arm at the shoulder and slashing him across the chest. They find Ariel in Sabian's spell chamber, being prepared to be taken over by the demon. At the last second, Ariel's mother sacrifices herself by taking the demon into her body instead. Thundarr and Ookla fight the demon possessing Ariel's mother while Ariel battles her stepfather in a wizards duel. She manages to defeat Sabian with her magic, while Thundarr and Ookla incapacitate the demon. The three of them then flee, as Ariel's mother cannot handle the raw power of the demon inside her and is about to explode (the demon needed to inhabit the body of a sorcerer in order to prevent this from happening). The royal palace explodes just as the three of them make it to a safe distance, killing all inside. Thundarr and Ariel share a kiss, and the threebof them ride off into the sunset seeking new adventures.

    During the mid-end credits teaser, Zogarr has been saved, being given bionic lungs and a bionic arm. The one who saved him is the wizard Gemini.

    Untitled Dirty Harry Movie

    Inspector Harry Calahan has retired from the force. He spends his days keeping busy. He goes jogging every morning. He regularly goes to the shooting range for some target practice. He goes to the local police watering hole to down a few beers with his fellow cops. things like that. One day he receives a letter in the mail telling him to watch the news that evening at a specific time. Later Harry's curiosity gets the better of him and he turns on the news. A young woman was shot and killed in her rooftop swimming pool by a sniper on the anniversary of an identical murder committed years ago by a man who called himself "Scorpio". Harry takes the letter to the police, but they brush it off as a hoax or a coincidence.

    Then the killer strikes again, this time copying another of Scorpio's crimes. Now the police take it seriously. They grudgingly agree to bring Harry on as a civilian consultant. But before they can catch this new Scorpio, he changes his M.O. and starts hunting down and killing known criminals. Every time they think that they're about to get ahead of the killer, he changes his M.O. again, always to that of another case that Harry has worked on. Eventually they deduce who the killer is and Harry guns him down in a final confrontation.

    The Hyborian Cinematic Universe

    A reboot of the movies Conan The Barbarian, Red Sonja, The Beastmaster, Deathstalker, The Barbarians, Ator The Fighting Eagle, Hawk The Slayer, and a big screen adaptation of Claw The Unconquered. The main villains from each of these movies (Thulsa Doom in Conan, Maax in Beastmaster, Queen Gedrine in Red Sonja, etc) will all be revealed through mid-end credit teasers to be the cohorts of a greater evil, the wizard Toth-Amon. Eventually they will all come together in one massive crossover, teaming up to end the wizard's threat once and for all, Avengers style.

    That's all I got right now. I would write more, but it's getting late and I'm getting really tired.
     
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    I had an amusing idea a while back for a Matrix style action movie. It would be titled Helen and Keller. The story is set in the future where the population has continued to grow so buildings started growing up instead of out. Most people live above the cloud line now. The main characters are Helen and Keller; sister and brother twins who were born without sight or hearing, but with ESP and the ability to connect telepathically with each other. They become bounty hunters of sorts and take on whatever diabolical organization you'd find in a typical action flick. The idea is for the action to work a little differently, Helen and Keller work and fight in complete unison with each other due to their connection.
     
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  21. Flash525

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    A T-1000 arrives in the [approximate] year 35AD and saves Jesus from being crucified by the Romans.

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  22. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Why is he the good guy?
     
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    Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    Who, Jesus or the T-1000?

    Edit: I meant a T-800, presumably that's why you posed that question of me?
     
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  24. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Now I get it:yay:
     
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