Superman Birthright

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Optimus_Prowl, May 14, 2009.

  1. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    I'm adapting it to a film script. It's going to be awhile before I have anything concrete but I'm doing it. Do you think this is the best origin story to tell? I personally think its awsome as it updates and brings the character into modern day times.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. cambaprecoz

    cambaprecoz Well-Known Member

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    Erm, whay are you doing this?
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    I'd expand more on Clark's travels in Africa etc and speed up the stupid fight with the Kyrptonians. As I remember, that stuff last like 4 issues and was really boring, while the first issue or 2 had some really interesting character stuff.

    It's not a bad origin story though, for being updated, aside from the fact that THE WORLD DOESN'T EVER NEED ANOTHER SUPERMAN ORIGIN STORY EVER F*#&@@&& AGAIN WE GET IT KRYPTON BLEW UP MA AND PA KENT SMALLVILLE YES YES!

    ahem, sorry bout that.

    Good luck though.
     
  4. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Personally, it isn't my favorite version of the origin story, that would be the Man Of Steel version.

    Are you doing this for practice or something? What do you intend to do with it when you're done with it? It isn't very likely that you'll be able to do anything with it, what with it being a licensed property and all. If DC/Warner Bros. wanted an adaptation of Birthright, they'd get one made themselves. I don't mean to be a dick or anything, but unless you're doing it for fun, or to learn how to write a screenplay, there isn't much reason to do it.
     
  5. Boggs6ft7

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    It has its good and bad parts.

    I think the most powerful scene is when he is talking to his parents before Krypton explodes. Put that in a better story and it would be cool.

    And, why are you doing this?
     
  6. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I think you could get in trouble doing it with out the original writer's permission as he and Dc own the copyright.
     
  7. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    For everyone saying copywrite blah blah blah, I understand all that. I'm an actor in real life so go figure. *shrug* My main plan is to use this as a fan movie script for a full on project. I'm also using to learn screenwriting. If i do have a chance to pitch this to WB then I will. I'm also changing certain aspects of the script to differentiate it from the book and make it my own work.

    But yea those are my ideas. I figure to get big ya gotta dream big so why not ?
     
  8. Spider Striker

    Spider Striker ThisGuyWithTheYellowCap

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    I have not read this story, but I wish you well, on your endevour. :) 
     
  9. ErechOveraker

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    Not true. Anyone can write a spec script based on anything whether you have the rights or not. You have to get the rights before you can sell it/produce it obviously, but there is nothing stopping op_prowl from just doing it for practice/fun.
     
  10. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    This is my main plan. Until I get enough money worked up to actually buy rights and perhaps take it to WB, and heck if I submit it to them for review anyway, the worst that could happen is a rejection.

    Ill post some of what I got so far in the next couple days.
     
  11. Zeta Otaku

    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wouldn't say that's the WORST thing that could happen.

    Exec 1 - Check this out.
    Exec 2 - What is it?
    Exec 1 - Some fan script.
    Exec 2 - Is it good? -reads- Holy...
    Exec 1 - Yeah... should we sue?
    Exec 2 - No. We will not sue.
    Exec 1 - No? But...
    Exec 2 - Send out... the ninjas.

    dun dun DUNNN!!!!!
     
  12. ErechOveraker

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    WB doesn't accept unsolicited scripts like ever, but if you sharpen it up you can shop it around to try to get an agent to represent you to get real writing jobs. And then maybe someday down the road you'll have the chance to drop the Superman script on someone and be like BOOYAH BEEN KEEPING THIS IN THE CHEST FOR AWHILE HOW YA LIKE ME NAOW?! ;) 

    Good luck though man.
     
  13. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    And the fight will be epic, for I will use several metaphors during my battle with the script ninjas. Yea though my main focus is acting I plan on submitting to someone in Warner Bros, maybe by mail or something, and seeing where it goes. If it goes nowhere then I got good experience.
     
  14. kidnicky

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    Anyone can make up any story they want. It's "fan fiction." He could even get some friends and make the movie if he wanted to. It's only when you sell the DVDs or show it at a movie theater that it becomes an issue.
     

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