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We all have them: movie ideas that we believe would be amazing if put to film. Stories that would be perfect if we were given the opportunity to pitch them to a studio head. They might be original ideas or new takes on beloved characters. Whatever the case, today’s question is: what is your movie pitch?
Alright, so hear me out. I always thought it would be cool to have a film that completely pulls the rug out from under the audience. I know there are films that can do that, but I’m talking about deception. I would love to see a Batman or Bond film where they kill off Batman or 007 within the first fifteen minutes. I’m talking about dead dead. No, “dead, but then turns out to actually be alive in the end”.
I want a film to shoot extra scenes with Batman that are never used. I want them to trick the paparazzi and all those set watchers into thinking this is another run-of-the-mill Batman story. Even the trailers should paint a completely different film than the one they are actually making. Then, when the movie comes out, everyone will be shocked to see Batman and Bond killed so quickly.
The rest of the film would be the remaining Bat Family or MI6 coming together to avenge the death. I think it would be cool to see Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, etc. having to work together for the first team without Batman acting as their leader. The same goes for MI6. How do they move on after Bond’s death? It’s clear Bond is their favorite 00 agent. I mean, we never get a mention in any film what the rest of the 00 agents might be doing. All the higher-ups seem to be fully devoted to whatever Bond is doing.
So, that’s my pitch. I don’t think you could ever successfully pull it off nowadays, because no one knows how to keep tight lips (except the crew of The Mandalorian it seems) anymore. But, I’d love to see it. Maybe they can pull off the Batman idea in animated form. Maybe.
So what about you, folks? If you got a chance to pitch a movie, what would it be about?
I’ll see you in the trenches.