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    Unused story ideas.

    This thread will probably die an early death.

    I think many people would agree that Hollywood is creatively bankrupt these days. So let's solve this and create some interesting stories.

    Here is my proposal:

    Dinosaur ghosts. The great thing about dinosaur ghosts is that the dinosaurs are all dead, so there must be lots of dinosaur ghosts. They could even haunt a museum devoted to young earth creationism. The 6th Sense and Jurassic Park both made a ton of money...there's a huge opportunity being missed out here. One caveat... they have to be real. No Scooby Doo bullshit about Old Man Merkin wanting to claim gold hidden underneath a carousel or something.

    People agree that ghosts are scary, and they agree that velociraptors are scary. Why not velociraptor ghosts?

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    A hyperintelligent tyrannosaurus rex with psychic powers including telepathy, clairvoyance and remote viewing. He has the ability to project his senses through time as well as space. He foresees a time when his skeleton will be placed in a strange place and gawped at by unfamiliar creatures. Through having telepathic conversations with members of their species, he begins to learn of their magical traditions, their science and their power. He gets the idea that if he could convince the right ones to help him and work with one another they could bring him back to life far in the future. Although his mind is powerful, his time is limited because physically he is weak and sickly.
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    David Wong, regarding Chicago
    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osito Polar View Post
    A hyperintelligent tyrannosaurus rex with psychic powers including telepathy, clairvoyance and remote viewing. He has the ability to project his senses through time as well as space. He foresees a time when his skeleton will be placed in a strange place and gawped at by unfamiliar creatures. Through having telepathic conversations with members of their species, he begins to learn of their magical traditions, their science and their power. He gets the idea that if he could convince the right ones to help him and work with one another they could bring him back to life far in the future. Although his mind is powerful, his time is limited because physically he is weak and sickly.
    Not bad, but could you perhaps change it to to some kind of extinct mammal, like a giant ground sloth? If my script gets developed later, I don't want to get accused of plagiarism.

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    Ghost ghosts. Ghosts that have died to become uber ghosts. Then those ghosts will die to form a super uber ghost. There will be a grand hierarchy of ghostlihood in which the deader ghost is the more revered ghost. super spooky stuff.
    "I fucking hate the cold!" - Wim Hof

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    A one act play starring two testicles bemoaning the meaninglessness of their existence, debating whether there's a whole world out there outside their scrotum
    We didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us.

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    Make it several acts. The Testicle Dialogues.

    Act 1: Polemarch's suggestion of existential angst.
    Act 2: Coping with vasectomy.
    Act 3: The agony of wearing girl pants.
    Act 4: Singing the Blues
    Act 5: Saying goodbye when your roommate has cancer

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    A remake of a classic Woody Allen movie such as Midnight in Paris done as an action movie with multiple car chases, assault weapons and handguns, explosions, villains and heroes. Cut most of the dialogue. Have Woody make a cameo where he shouts 'This is Sparta.' Whatever city it is filmed in is nuked at the end and the population crawls out as waves of zombies to be mowed down by the protagonists in twenty minutes of closeups showing the zombies being shot in the head.

    Sesame Street Fighter - Sesame street is threatened by evil something or others. The denizens are inspired by Oscar the Grouch who has a large cache of weapons hidden in his can to resist the injustice and start a guerrilla war against the... whoevers, who are a cross between evil ninjas and vampires. The Count is suspected of treason and tortured by Big Bird, only to find redemption by shouting 'This is Sparta' at a critical moment. Bert and Ernie supply the romantic interest, Bert undergoing an operation making him a suitable femme fatale.

    Life is Pointless - A group of college buddies reunite for the funeral of their friend. They vow to drink every bit of alcohol within twenty miles to show their grief. Much hilarity ensues. At the end they are confused why life still seems pointless and decide to expand their target radius to forty miles. They are last seen weaving down the highway on the way to the liquor store.

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    Ghost ghosts. Ghosts that have died to become uber ghosts. Then those ghosts will die to form a super uber ghost. There will be a grand hierarchy of ghostlihood in which the deader ghost is the more revered ghost. super spooky stuff.
    Shyamalan-esque twist: Turns out that the dead-est ghosts are actually people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starjots View Post
    Life is Pointless - A group of college buddies reunite for the funeral of their friend. They vow to drink every bit of alcohol within twenty miles to show their grief. Much hilarity ensues. At the end they are confused why life still seems pointless and decide to expand their target radius to forty miles. They are last seen weaving down the highway on the way to the liquor store.
    Needs more Sparta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACow View Post
    Shyamalan-esque twist: Turns out that the dead-est ghosts are actually people!
    "I fucking hate the cold!" - Wim Hof

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