MOCOlympics Round 3: Stuart Delahay Vs Gabe Umland . Gritty Reboot . Category: Gritty Reboot: Choose a movie or TV show from years gone that should NEVER have a gritty reboot done of it (something like the Brady Bunch or Care Bears) and give it one!
Compliance to rules Here’s Gabe!
Somewhere in deepest, darkest Hollywood…..
“OK you two, I’m tasking you with looking for our next big project, a real money spinner!”
“Well we can always do a sequel boss?”
“Nah, that’s a given. If the first picture made ANY money then a sequel is obvious. Next!”
“Well Mr. Trumpstein, we could do a prequel or a spin-off for a popular character? Perhaps a TV tie-in?”
“Not bad, but let’s wait for our next superhero franchise to drop then start spreading the rumours on that. Next!”
“How about adapting young adult literature? Harry Potter. Hunger Games and Twilight all made a lot of money sir!”
“That I like the sound of but I don’t understand teenagers – get someone to find out what’s hot, then someone from legal to find out what’s not going to cost a lot in copyright. Next!”
“Well sir, we could re-make a classic property for the 21st Century audience – the gritty re-boot! It’s been done a lot but its popular – Batman, James Bond, Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team, and more horror franchises than I can name. Heck, they even did a dark and edgy Snow White movie recently! What do you think?”
“I think I love it! But you guys need to find me some properties that no-one else will be considering, something no-one would even dream of making grim and nasty. Go to it!”
SEVERAL DAYS LATER……
“OK sir, we’ve got some ideas and mock-up graphics for you!”
Thomas the Tank! Forged in the fires of conflict on the war-torn Isle of Sodor, he escaped to the mainland along with a variety of his colourful military-themed friends.
Percy the personnel carrier, James the jump-jet and others help Thomas and the Fat Commander as soldiers of fortune, fighting injustice or providing backing for ‘Police actions’ in Africa, Eastern Europe and the middle east.
“Thomas would be voiced by Sean Bean if available. Michael Bay would direct.”
Casper the over friendly ghost! “All I want’s a friend – can I keep you?” He’s a lonely, horrific spirit of the dead who doesn’t know where to stop and he stalks and terrifies people while tragically hanging on to existence. What starts out as merely annoying soon becomes sinister as he tries to make friends – forever!
“We’ve got Sarah Hyland from Modern Family pencilled in to be the bitchy teenage girl who he clings to, ruining her social life and driving her insane. Michael Bay would direct”
Yogi Bear 2.0. He’s smarter than the average bear – and deadlier!
Genetically engineered by the government from the combined DNA of grizzlies and serial killers, Yogi escapes from the lab where he was raised into the wilds of Jellystone Park, still sporting the hat and tie his creators cruelly made him wear.
He encounters Ranger John Smith, a battle-scarred ex-special forces veteran with a history trying to put his life back together. Will Yogi control his urges to eat pic-a-nic people or will Ranger Smith be forced to hunt him down?
“For this one sir, we thought Vin Diesel would be the ideal voice for Yogi and Jason Statham would play Ranger Smith. Michael Bay would direct”
“I’ve heard enough! Gentlemen, I have only one thing left to say…..
"Get me Michael Bay!”
4th Wall/ Notes
Remakes, reboots, prequels, sequels, spin-offs, rip-offs, spoofs, homage, tie-ins, adaptations, franchises and more. Do we make truly original content anymore? Somewhere out there, people have come up with far sillier ideas than mine and they are probably casting for pilot episodes right now.
But I’ll continue to watch :) I had another build started that I just didn’t finish in time for Dora the Jungle Queen. My own fault (nights off building for some time with old school friends) but the descriptive text is below if you are interested;
Dora the Queen of the jungle! An older Dora the explorer gets stranded in the jungle after losing Map. She rises to become Queen of the hidden Amazonian jungle civilisation that she finds with her Gorilla companion Boots. They come under threat from the evil treasure hunter Swiper T. Fox who wants all the stars for himself and his army of ninja thieves. Dora is out for revenge on Swiper as he cooked and ate Benny the Bull and Big red Chicken.
“We’d thought Chloe Grace Moretz as Dora, Andy Serkis doing Boots in motion capture and John Malkovich as Swiper. Michael Bay would direct.”
Dora got dropped in favour of Thomas as she didn’t seem too popular with my LUG mates. Heath in particular was vocal for seeing Thomas. Thanks guys and girls!
Good luck to Gabe and everybody else in R3. Thanks to the judges and competitors for their efforts to keep this contest moving along and showing off the talent on the pages.
Thanks for looking.