Friday, August 12, 2011

My Movie Trailer Idea - "The Intense"


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m very interested in writing. Obviously, I have a blog. But I also love writing screenplays. It’s a tough business I know, but someday if something I wrote ended up becoming a movie for people to enjoy that would be amazing. But it is really tough to make stuff happen so I’m trying many different approaches. I just came up with a new idea. What really makes you want to see a movie? An awesome trailer. So why don’t I just make an awesome trailer that will make people want to see my movie? Then, other people will start to notice that there’s this movie people really want to see and they will want to be involved. Then, I can say something like, “Listen Robert DeNiro and Steven Spielberg, I’d love to have you both work on this. Let’s see if I have room. Oh and also, we have not started shooting or writing anything other than what you see in the trailer. So we got a lot of work to do.” Simple enough. Then, I write the rest of the script, connecting all the intense trailer moments, filling in the gaps, and making this movie Oscar-worthy. So, here’s the trailer I’ve come up with. I wanted it to show all the intense moments and classic lines that sweet-butt movies have. It may not be in traditional format but just go with it, OK? (By the way, here's my idea for what the poster should look like below.)

Fade in to see a menacing-looking man standing alone in the middle of an airport runway. Then, we see that it is Samuel L. Jackson. Yeah, that’s right, he’s in it! Robert DeNiro approaches him from the side, walking briskly.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
I was thinking maybe you weren’t going to make it.

ROBERT DENIRO
You thought wrong, bucko.

Everyone should probably laugh when he says bucko because it’s very funny. If they don’t seem to be laughing from that then we can add in the sound of people laughing and maybe egg everyone on a bit.

Next it cuts to a shot of Bobby D (Robert DeNiro of course) standing on top of a building with Sean Bean. Yup, him too. They stare down the side looking at the street 50+ stories below. They are both harnessed in to some sort of contraption with ropes attached and dangling down the side of the building. While they look Sam Jackson narrates.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON (V.O.)
You will need to perform a series of agile manuevers to get to the cash.

The two prepare at the edge of the building.

SEAN BEAN
For England, James?

ROBERT DENIRO
My name is Robert and I’m not from England.

Sean Bean jumps over the edge, repelling down the side of the skyscraper. Bobby D follows. They stop halfway down, right in front of a window.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON (V.O.)
Your gun is your best friend.

Sean Bean shoots the window several times until it shatters. They look inside and see several U.K. flags scattered around the room.

SEAN BEAN
I told you it was for England.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON (V.O.)
Trust no one.

Sean Bean points the gun at Bobby D’s forehead like a huge jerk! What?! I thought they were working together!

ROBERT DENIRO
No for me.

Bobby D pulls his gun from his holster while pushing himself off the side of the building with his feet. He swings out, Sean Bean fires and misses. Bobby D shoots once, hitting the rope above Sean, slicing it in half and sending him plummeting to his doom. Bobby D keeps his momentum and swings into the room with the U.K. flags. He unravels one that is rolled up. It has loads and loads of money in it.

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Bobby D running through an office building carrying a duffel bag. Gun shots are being fired at him.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON (V.O.)
Bring the money back to me immediately. No stops! No changing the plan!

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Bobby D is sitting alone stopped at a diner. The action and music has subsided for a moment. He is eating an omelette very calmly with a document out in front of him. A closer look shows this document is labeled “The Plan” and Bobby D is changing it. He’s crossing things off with a marker.

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The music picks back up and is SO intense!

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
I told you not to change the plan!

ROBERT DENIRO
Sometimes you gotta do things for you.

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Bobby D is driving a car, speeding down the road. Will Smith is with him! What?! Him too?!

WILL SMITH
Who are these guys chasing us?!

ROBERT DENIRO
Some guys who want us dead!

A gunshot from behind shatters one of the windows.



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Bobby D is now standing with Bradley Cooper. Oh man, this trailer just keeps getting better and better.

ROBERT DENIRO
The fate of the world rests in our hands.

BRADLEY COOPER
How do you know that?

ROBERT DENIRO
I know things, son.

It’s his son? What?!

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Bobby D and Will Smith in the car again. They’re approaching one of those bridges that moves up as it lets boats pass underneath it. Bobby D is not letting up on the gas.

WILL SMITH
Do you think we’ll make it?

ROBERT DENIRO
Only one way to find out.

He punches the gas.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Bobby D are sitting in a hotel room, guns drawn to each other’s faces.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
If mankind were calling for you, don’t you think he’d at least leave a message?

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Bobby D and Bradley Cooper are squatting down in front of a bomb. It’s opened up and all it’s wires are exposed. Bobby D has a pair of pliers in his hands like a damn pimp!

ROBERT DENIRO
Red or blue wire?

BRADLEY COOPER
I can’t remember.

ROBERT DENIRO
Didn’t you take bomb diffusing classes?!

BRADLEY COOPER
Yes, but I never graduated!

Super zoom in on the clock on the bomb. 8 seconds left!

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Bobby D is standing with Will Smith and Brad Pitt hiding behind a mac truck, all holding machine guns! This trailer is on it’s way to Boner-Town!

ROBERT DENIRO
If I don’t run in there and take out the satellite dish we will all die!

BRAD PITT
And what happens when you take it out?

ROBERT DENIRO
We still might all die!

WILL SMITH
Let’s dance this chicken.

ROBERT DENIRO
Locked and loaded.

Bobby D hits the ammo into his gun with the palm of his hand and hops out from behind the truck, the other two following.

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An explosion! Fire everywhere! Bobby D and Bradley Cooper come running out of the flames. They jump into their getaway boat.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Bobby D standing in the hotel room with guns still pointed at each other’s heads. Now, it’s two a piece.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
Everything you’ve ever done in your life has all amounted to this one moment.

ROBERT DENIRO
Then, I guess I better make it a good one.

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Bradley Cooper is in the getaway boat and Bobby D starts running back towards the explosion!

BRADLEY COOPER
You’ll never make it dad!

ROBERT DENIRO
I have to try! Tell your mother I always loved her!

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Bobby D is on top of Brad Pitt with his hands around his throat.

BRAD PITT
What you’re doing is illegal!

ROBERT DENIRO
Sometimes you have to cheat to do what’s right. Now, are you going to help me? Or do I have to kill you?!

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Bobby D and Will Smith in the car flying through the air. Both screaming.

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Bobby D and Bradley Cooper staring at the bomb as the clock counts down. 2 seconds! Both screaming.

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Bobby D and Brad Pitt running through a forest shooting their guns at bad guys. Both screaming.

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The music has stopped. It is silent. Samuel L. Jackson and Robert DeNiro stand out in the runway of the airport still.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
You’ve heard the details of the assignment. Are you still willing to take it?

ROBERT DENIRO
What’s the worst that could happen?

He winks. BOOM! The trailer doesn’t fade out, it ends on a graphic of an explosion! Awesome!

So, what do you think? Who reads that and doesn’t want to make it into a movie? Furthermore, if I make this trailer it gives me even better odds. Because seeing all those guys together is like sealing the deal. Now, I just need to find them and ask if they’re interested. Really just a formality, of course they’re interested. The challenge is finding them. One step closer...to the movie..."The Intense" !! !!! !! !!! !!

1 comment:

  1. This movie is INTENSE! I want to see it! And the hunk-filled cast is bad ass!

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