With SUPERMAN RETURNS approaching, is anyone writing a Superman script?

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  1. The Guard

    The Guard Registered

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    I was just wondering if anyone's writing a Superman script, origin or otherwise. I'm trying to see if there's a "market" for it, if Superman fans are interested in that sort of thing as the movie draws near, etc.
     
  2. Alonsovich

    Alonsovich Schumacher's Spider-man

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    I don't know if it counts... but I'm doing a re-write on Alex Ford's script...:o
     
  3. The Guard

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    That counts.
     
  4. Wargod

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    Cool!!! Let me know when you finish it. I would really like to read it.
     
  5. Alonsovich

    Alonsovich Schumacher's Spider-man

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    I'll put it up once I finish it. There are some big changes.
     
  6. The Guard

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    I'm thinking about doing an origin...draw from the JJ Abrams and Ford scripts, draw from my own "take", Luthor, Mercy, Intergang, all the classic trappings of the classic stories, add some stuff about Superman's impact on the world culture, messiah issues, things like that. Dunno. I've got a long time to think about and do SUPERMAN STARTS if I'm going to.
     
  7. Alonsovich

    Alonsovich Schumacher's Spider-man

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    Yeah, I'm doing an origin too. The rewrites I'm doing on Ford's are basically changing some scenes of their original order to make flashbacks to the whole origin.
     
  8. The Guard

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    That's cool. How far along are you?
     
  9. Alonsovich

    Alonsovich Schumacher's Spider-man

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    About 1/3 of the script.
     
  10. krisboyuk

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    I started a Superman script years ago and never finished it. It was like a really long treatment. I've done a Batman vs. Superman. It was on BT before the fan scripts were taken down. The other night for no apparent reason whatsoever, I started writing a Green Lantern script. And Dammit! now I have to finish it. GL is so cool to write.

    I could be tempted to go back to my original Superman script though. Just thinking about it makes me want to write it.

    Guard I love your Batman stuff. I wish you would do Superman.
     
  11. The Guard

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    So do I. It's a matter of finding the time and the motivation to do so. :)

    SUPERMAN STARTS...has a nice ring to it. Wait...no...no it doesnt.
     
  12. M.E.H.Z.E.B

    M.E.H.Z.E.B Banned Usèr

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    dont really have the time to write out a script....
    *sighs*
     
  13. patrickbateman

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    dude could some one teach me how to write screeplays is there a software for it ? what EXT stand for ?
     
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    I wrote one in 1971.
    A section of the plot ended up being used on a Lois Lane comic published in 1974.
    I got U$ 150.
     
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    cool Guard, you should deffinatly think about writing a Superman script.
     
  17. Kata-Zor

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    Is there anyone that has Superman scripts that havent really been put up or anything - really enjoy reading other peoples take on it
     
  18. Aethea

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    There is no Script Yet. That would be common sense, and this movie has none!
     
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    how did you do that??? pls tell me, tell me. :D
     
  20. Jesster32388

    Jesster32388 The Big Bad

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    I did write one, was going to be a 5 film saga. But with returns coming and cuz i got collage, I kinda just stuck to the one.
     
  21. Attikus

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    I wrote a sequel treatment (not a script) several years ago to Superman 2 that started with Clark Kent and Lois Lane trapped in a bank vault because of Clark's klutsiness. The vault goes on a time release mechanism and they are stuck in the vault until morning, roughly 10 hours until the manager arrives and opens the vault. A lot of witty banter ensues with Lois blaming Clark and Clark being sweet to Lois. Clark talks about his happy childhood in Smallville. He really misses his dad. He speaks about how his dad died in his arms and how powerless he felt. Lois talks about her rough childhood, moving around alot, she was an army brat and doesn't have many real friends. She never felt like she had a home. We really get to see some genuine human moments between the two star-crossed lovers. Lois begins to realize how important Clark is to her. Clark is obviously head over heels with her. Meanwhile all hell breaks lose when a new villain with similar powers to Superman arrives in Metropolis. He's been tracking a kryptonian heartbeat from the outer reaches of space. The villain is Braniac. He begins tearing Metropolis apart when the kryptonian heartbeat suddenly goes silent. Don't forget, supes is trapped in, of course, a lead-lined vault. Braniac proceeds to cause as much havoc and destruction in order to call out the kryptonian, whom he believes is in hiding. Because of the chaos in downtown Metropolis, the bank in which Clark and lois are trapped doesn't open that day (everyone is warned to saty out of downtown Metropolis). Thus, Clark and Lois are trapped for longer than 10 hours. Because the vault is vacuum sealed, they begin to run out of air. Clark must choose between seeing Lois die or divulging his heroic identity. The choice is easy. Lois is losing consciousness when Clark finally decides to rip open his shirt. But the bank door rips open right before Clark reveals his identity. Instead, a group of crminals taking advantage of the chaos caused by Braniac decide to rip off the bank. Lois faints. Supes springs into action stops the burglars and exits the bank with an unconscious Lois in his arms only to see Metropolis in ruins. Think the crumbling cityscapes witnessed briefly in CONSTANTINE (keanu's cool flick). Sunny Metropolis looks like dark Gotham. Buildings are smoldering. People are dead in the streets. Cars wrecked. Superman is devastated. How could this have happened in such a short time?

    Meanwhile, Lex is in jail. He escapes, complicating things further. Lex heads to the fortress of solitude in an attempt to learn more about Superman. Instead, Lex discovers the ghost or essence of General Zod at the fortress. Zod's ghost posseses Lex Luthor and endows him with incredible powers. Super Luthor returns to Metropolis with the goal of killing Superman. Instead Braniac believes Super Luthor is the last Kryptonian. Thus, Luthor proceeds to get his ass kicked by Braniac. Superman arrives and a massive battle ensues in which Supes and Luthor are forced to team up to destroy Braniac.

    Braniac's backstory is that he and the rest of the kryptonians knew that by going to earth, kryptonians would become powerful Gods. Braniac advocated invading earth and taking it over. The Krypton council were a peaceful people and enacted a law forebidding kryptonians from going to earth. Braniac attempted to escape krypton in a stolen ship and head to earth. The ship was shot out of the sky by Jor-el. But Braniac escaped in an escape pod. But the pod froze in deep space and was lost in space for several years. He finally crash landed on an alien planet, consructed a new ship and headed to earth to destroy the son of the man who shot him down--jor-el.

    Anyway, in the end Luthor with Superman's help (because he is human and not kryptonian, Lex is immune to Kryptonite) uses kryptonite to destroy Braniac. We think that a truce has finally occured between Supes and Luthor but of course once the threath of Braniac is over, Luthor viciously turns on Superman. You can never trust Luthor. Superman, heavily battle scarred, retreats to the fortress of solitude. Luthor follows. A final battle ensues amid the arctic mountains. Superman emerges from the fortress wearing an armored lead-coated endoskeleton suit. A massive battle ensues and Superman finally pounds Luthor into submission. In the end Superman places Luthor in the molecule chamber and the essence of Zod is forever vanquished.

    The final scene has Lois frantically searching for Clark in ravaged downtown Metropolis. She thinks that he was killed in the destructive battle of Metropolis. Clark shows up with torn and tattered clothing. Lois jumps into his arms and professes her love for Clark not Superman.

    It was simply called Superman III

    The end.

    Attikus
     
  22. Alexander

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    I wrote a 40-page treatment of a Superman adventure that could be turned on a movie or a cartoon, sent in to DC. It may have gathered dust for quite some time, and one day I got a copy of LOIS LANE and a check.

    I´ve checked the mag and there were THREE panels using part of a scene I wrote.

    I don´t have the magazine with me anymore, but it´s the one with the flying train on the cover.
     
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    LOL!
     
  24. Batman

    Batman Dramatic Example

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    Ive been attempting to do a Superman origin script for about a year now,combining elements of past Superman media.(IE:Smallville,Lois & Clark,S:TM,S:TAS,ect.)

    It features Lex Luthor and Metalla/John Corbin as the villians,and is mainly about how Clark turns from a confused teenager with powers,to a mild-mannered reporter,to Superman.

    The reason I havent been ble to finish is because drafts Ive started have been lost,and two of them were actually deleted in a virus.

    So....before SR comes out,Im hoping to start and finish it.Of course,Im also working on two Batman scripts,so it could take awhile....

    It'll be called "Superman:The Man Of Steel".(Yes....I know....VEEEEEEERY original title.....but I like it.:p)
     
  25. atomiksuperman

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    I wrote a Superman script for my screenwriting class last semester. A whopping 118 pages. It was sort of an origin, mainly in the sense that it was Clark when he first becomes Superman. I had some elements of Birthright, as well as a semi-precrisis Lex. Where he bordered on pyschopathic.

    I think my favorite part was how I tweeked Jimmy. I made Jimmy sort of the ultimate fanboy. Geek band T-shirts, always trying to hit on ladies so far out of his league.

    Even had the first meeting of Clark and Bruce at a Luthor Charity ball. Got an A on it, so it couldn't have been too bad, but I want to rewrite it and make it better.
     

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