- Sep 21, 2006
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I agree.Peyton Westlake said:By saying this, in no means am I telling you what to do...it was just athought. Since the general movie going audience isn't familiar with SG's origin maybe you could tweak it just a little. Because some who are familiar with comics may think his origin is TOO similiar to Green Lantern's. I think u mentioned he got his gift ftom an alien somehow. Just was thinking of this.
I NEVER wanted SG's origin to be what it is, but he is the 'Space' Ghost, so it's almost a given that he has an interaction with aliens.
The thing to worry about when adapting it into film is that it ABSOLUTELY HAS to be believable. (that VERY hard task for me) If the audience doesn't believe his origin, then there is no point in finishing the film. This is a major conflict for me because in the script, I'm not sure how to do it.
Thaddeus Bach, in the film, is left for dead on The Planet of The Dead (I changed it to the Ghost Planet for the film) after his pregnant wife is murdered, where he finds Salomon, an alien friend. Salomon takes in Thaddeus, and tells him of his history. He tells Thaddeus all about his alien race, the weapons he designed for them, and the bomb that he created that eventually destroyed his race. Thaddeus is so depressed (think Cyclops from X3 with a mix of Anakin/Vader from ROTS) that he begins to commit suicde. Salomon stops him, telling him that he has a way to help him...The Space Ghost Project. Salomon had designed a suit armed with power bands, that can protect a human perfectly. Thaddeus agrees to become The Space Ghost and avenge his wife's death, telling Salomon that he "will only kill the ones who killed Elua and my boy!" He then departs from The Ghost Planet in Salomon's ship The Skyhawk, racing to Earth. Temple and his men (the murderers) have no idea what is coming...
^^That's your origin. That's what will happen in the film. (among many other things, including a VERY cool cliffhanger ending)
I like it, but as I said before it HAS to be believable.
When writing this script, I am going to be EXTRA careful about all of this.