Posted 16 April 2003 - 01:51 PM
okay...i've been working on it lately, and here's some of the things i've come up with:
number A. i think i am going to shy away from the nerfers against 'the man' type thing, because it is just ridiculous. the good/bad rivalry will be more like the rivalry in the movie hook. this allows for the same level of un-called-for violence, but without the suits and "manly" lines that will just turn lame.
number B. i kind of like VACC's idea about making other forms of violence impossible, and i came up with a great way to make it work. plastic. just about anything that can cause physical harm to people is metal. the movie could be based around somewhat of a futuristic world, not too far in the future (don't want to have to build sets for futuristic buildings). the premise could be something along the lines of: terrorism has gone off the charts (possible excuse: the U.S. has colonized the middle east.), and metal detectors have been installed everywhere. policemen have them, all buildings have them, they're everywhere. so, there are two rival nerf clans, they've each got bases (warehouses, garages, something like that), they've each got the technology connections (trying to hack each other, see where the other clan is going, etc.) so, the basis of the violence is that the older, eviler clan has found and captured a nerfing "prodigy" (played by either captain suave or toj or someone unsuspecting). at the start of the movie, a member of the good clan (i will make up names soon), is being hunted down by two members of the evil clan, because he found out about the capture of the prodigy. the good clan launches a massive assault on the bad guys base to retrieve the nerfer. most of the movie revolves around this battle scene. towards the end, the clans are in a bit of a stalemate, no team is really doing much better than the other, but the good team has penetrated into the heart of the base, and rescued the prodigy. with the help of the prodigy, the bad guys are mopped up easily, and all is good.
number C: i've been toying with some more specific elements of the movie also:
first: blood vs. no blood. steve really wants blood, but i don't think i want to deal with blood caddies, exploding ketchup packets, etc. also, i plan on hosting the movie on this site (if cxwq wants to, and the server is fast enough), and i think that having blood would sort of deteriorate from exemplifying the fun of the sport. i am still wondering weather people should even be allowed to die in the movie, or whether they should just run away or something after being shot.
second: i have been toying with is giving toj a funny part in the movie. either: he should be on the good team, be steve's bitch, and only by the very end of the movie prove himself a worthy nerfer. or: he should be the prodigy nerfer.
third: i need ideas for the names of the clans, the names of individual people. i think a cool name for the good clan would be "dragon army", a reference to the book 'ender's game'. the clan atmosphere i am really trying to get at is somewhat like the armies in that book.
Number D: here is a basic skeleton structure of the people that i would like to have in each part, this is subject to multiple changes:
good team - me, steve, ted, toj, ska boy, mark, sam, and more hopefully
bad team - cxwq, spoon, jason, steph, matt, jordan, julie, cam, and mario
the nerfer in the first scene (see groove's idea) - ska boy or jon
prodigy nerfer - mason, ska boy, captain suave, or toj (leaning more towards captain suave or toj)
that is the end of my post.
You, nerfboi, are the suckest gun. -neonerfer