Veteran, good to see you. Good to see you all actually, it's been a while.
Here's the deal with Fanfic/Moviescript on my side: I'm in college right now, and unfortunately have no time to write anything. Here and there I open up word and right a paragraph or two, nothing big. Come this summer though, I will have nothing to do at my dad's house in FL but sit by the pool and drink Corona and write my story
. After that is done, I would like people to read it, have it get popularity or whatever, and Veteran and I (and other collaborators who wish in on it, like Pumpkinhead) can start work on it.
I don't know how you all feel about this, but I am serious about this script. I aim high with it, and I want to see it into a movie some day. Video Game movies are the new craze these days, and I don't see why number 1 PC game of all time
can't be one of them. I want the script to be serious as well, I don't want it to be a "Starship Troopery" type movie, where the line between fact and fiction is clearly drawn.
Pumkinhead - I liked your script. It is a good writing, but there were just two things I didn't like very much (constructive criticism - you are a strong writer):
1. The beginning is too gruesome. When you try and take your average audience, people are going to be turned away at the beginning when young children are being slaughtered on the screen. They will have a negative view for the rest of the film (provided they don't straight up leave just then). You need a strong beginning of course; there needs to be action, but something that leaves your viewers amazed at the action, and asking questions too. You need to blow them away, and have them be begging for more.
2. You started the movie in the time in the war when X-COM has already formed, and has seasoned veterans. This is fine I suppose, but in my opinion you need to take your audience on the ride that the first X-COM soldiers went on. The only inherent problem with this is the fact that you probably wont finish the whole story in one film. A duology (more likely a trilogy) would be needed.
I am actually nearing completion on my next story chapter, my slow but sure progress over the past couple of months have pushed me close. I just need to finish up one combat scene and it will pretty much be done. I'm sure you will all like it, it describes the X-COM combat training center
. I've spent a lot of time on it too, so hopefully it pays off.
Sorry I haven't been around too much, I'm mainly on AIM, so if you want to IM me on there and tell me to get my ass into the forums, please do so. Screenname: A Is Da Man
Thanks a lot guys, I'll try and drop in a bit more. Keep chuggin, don't let X-COM die!