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Repost: A brilliant new film idea

Inspired by the apparent congruence between the book World War Z and the film World War Z, I was struck by an imaginary conversation that led me to a very marketable idea.

Here’s the conversation:

“Let’s call it ‘Tom Sawyer.'”

“But the main character’s named Philip MacGillicuddy, and it’s about an invasion of flying robotic robots with lasers that cause impact damage.”

“Hmm, good point. Let’s name the love interest ‘Becky Thatcher.'”


The Trailer

“A taco stand. A man. A plan. Panama. A flying robot invasion that denies every law of physics we can think of. In theaters 2014: Tom Sawyer.”

The script almost writes itself:

PHILIP: I'm almost sort of like Tom Sawyer. The character. 
        In the book.

BECKY : Except you're not named Tom, and you're not like him, 
        you coward.

   BUCKET, a robot that looks like a soda can with a 
   rounded top, enters.

BUCKET: Hey! I's a bucket! And I talk jive! Slap yo mama and 
        feed me wingnuts!

PHILIP: Ha! Ha! Ha!

BECKY : Shut up.

PHILIP: Ha! Ha! Ha!

    BECKY cuts off PHILIP's right hand.

BECKY : Philip... I am your-

BUCKET: Slap yo mama and feed me wingnuts!

    ROBOT enters, laser guns blazing, ricocheting laser bolts 
    going everywhere.

ROBOT, robotically: I am from the future and I have come for 
       your water, sacks of meat.

BUCKET: Slap yo mama and feed me wingnuts!

PHILIP: Okay, take it all!

    BECKY dances for seven long minutes for INJUN JOE, 
    the name I just made up for the ROBOT. A number one 
    pop song, written by JUSTIN BEIBER, plays.

See? It’s perfect!

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