Sunday, 4 July 2010

Writing a big budget Hollywood action film - how hard can it be?

So then, Hollywood. We meet again. I have a project for you that requires your rising stars, your expert directors, and your copious amounts of magic explosions. Oh, and the ghost of Don LaFontaine.

The Scene? A top secret military facility, where they do military things.

The year? 2012.

The situation?

A highly intelligent Combat robot, capable of impersonating a human, has broken out from its containment facility. The robot has turned against its masters, and is living among the other soldiers in the base, picking them off one by one.

Only one man is capable of identifying the robot amongst the recruits - computer programmer and excellent robot recogniser Alan Turing.

The problem?

Alan Turing died in 1954. And only one man can get him back - the whacky scientist with a time machine who's too much of a loose cannon to be trusted with such an important task.

Prepare for a time travel horror based thought provoking hilarious buddy comedy that elaborates on the ultimate differences between man and machine.

Also, naked women and explosions. But not combined, because that doesn't work unless you prefer your women as a thin red mist sprayed over several walls.

I'm very hopeful for the project - I've had a lot of interest. Well, everyone I tell about it says "Oh, that's... interesting..." and then walks away quickly. I even talked to Steven Spielberg about it! He didn't say much, other than "Who are you?" and "How did you get into the backseat of my car? This is a moving vehicle!" but I think there's real potential here.

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