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MovieBabble’s Dream Movie Projects…Part 4!

It’s time for another installment of MovieBabble’s ideas for new films that, if done correctly, could be pretty fantastic.  For those that are new to the series, take a look at the first three segments below:

Remake of Under The Dome

The television show of Stephen King’s novel had a very intriguing premise.  A town that becomes secluded due to a mysterious dome can provide for some strange moments that raise a ton of questions.

The show started with a lot of promise, but it was clear that the show had no idea how to end the series, making it become more unwieldy and absurd by the moment.  Although he might bristle at the idea of directing a film of a known property, Darren Aronofsky might be a solid choice to helm this film.  He does a fantastic job of getting into the psyche of a character, a trait that will become even more crucial as the townspeople slowly begin to lose their minds from seclusion.

Factions of people will arise within the town, making for some fascinating drama where tension will reign supreme.

Family Drama Starring Amy Schumer

In this critic’s humble opinion, Amy Schumer has become a shell of her former self in recent years, acting as a caricature in recent movies.  This change is similar to Will Ferrell in his recent decline.  Not to mention that she’s received a ton of hate in recent years.

People say comedy is often the toughest trait to pull off in a movie, so movement towards a full on drama should be possible for Schumer.  She’s shown the ability before from scenes in Trainwreck, but it would certainly be fascinating to see if she can stretch that ability to the entirety of a film.  Obviously this hypothetical film wouldn’t stop her from highlighting her comedic chops in certain areas (it be silly not to), but it would be a project that would prove that the Snatched star has more range than people give her credit.

Documentary Surrounding Penn State-Jerry Sandusky Scandal

This film would be a really tough watch, but it would most certainly captivate.

There’s already a live-action retelling of the events in development at HBO with Robert De Niro set to star as Joe Paterno, but this story might work better as a documentary.  Depending on who’s cast as the despicable Jerry Sandusky, the performance of this man may be somewhat alluring in a warped point of view, similar to the fascination of characters like Hannibal Lecter or Travis Bickle.

Instead, this documentary would provide a bleak, disgusting view of the felon while peeling back the layers of this highly controversial story.  In an ideal situation, this documentary would be similar to the recent O.J.: Made in America in its execution.

Horror Movie Directed by Sean Baker

His name may be unfamiliar to most, but Sean Baker has made a name for himself on the indie circuit with smaller films like Tangerine and the upcoming The Florida Project, both of which have received amazing reviews.

Baker understands character, making the possibility of a horror movie even more fascinating.  The film would force him to exit his comfort zone of strange, yet oddly touching stories.  This film would work best as a psychological horror film.  It wouldn’t pull any punches and may even garner Oscar praise with its fully realized characters.

Arm-Fall-Off Boy Movie Directed by Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright is known for bringing relatable and incredibly touching traits to seemingly bizarre subject matter.  Because he couldn’t finish what he started with Marvel’s Ant-Man, why not switch over to DC?

Arm-Fall-Off Boy has the ability to remove his appendages and use them to fight crime.  Yes, you read that last sentence correctly.

At first glance, this idea sounds stupid, which it is.  However, Wright somehow manages to provide equally cooky characters with charm that we can’t help but love them.  Wright should be given complete control on the project since it’s not the story of an established character and also because DC is looking to experiment with films that fall outside of their extended universe.

Comedy Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

This idea will probably never happen since Daniel Day-Lewis has recently announced that he is retiring from acting.  But, who wouldn’t sign up to see this film?

Day-Lewis is famous for incredible attention to detail and resistance to getting out of character once his films start production.  Imagine if he played an Ace Ventura type character, it may be the funniest performance ever considering his track record.  Day-Lewis would naturally only work with the best of the best in the industry, so someone like Larry David or Louis C.K. would need to write the script.  If this film were to happen, it could be one of the better comedies ever made.

Colin Trevorrow Directing a Movie with a Budget Under $5 Million

Trevorrow is down on his luck.  He was relieved of his duties as director of Star Wars: Episode 9 earlier this week.  The man has an incredibly quick rise to working with films with massive budgets, jumping from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World in the blink of an eye.  With his most recent film, The Book of Henry, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many filmgoers, Trevorrow needs to go back to his roots.

So that he doesn’t get wrapped up in the scope of the film, it should have a budget of under $5 million so that he can focus on a tight script with great characters.  In an ideal situation, Trevorrow would link up with A24, the darling production company that currently rules the indie circuit.

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Nick Kush

A current young professional, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to provide insightful film analysis that is meant to educate and entertain. Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society. You can follow Nick at the official MovieBabble Twitter account @MovieBabble_

10 Responses

  1. Egy Author says:

    lovely Amy Schumer love her movies

  2. Steve says:

    Amy Schumer has invited and earned every bit of “hate” she has received. And she is not funny. Daniel Day Lewis, on the other hand, starred in Lincoln, which may as well have been a comedy – I laughed my behind off throughout most of it. This was an unexpected surprise because I certainly wasn’t expecting any laughs, much less so many. I wish I had read or seen The Dome (still sitting on the bookshelf waiting for me) so at present I cannot comment on that one, but it sounds interesting.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Schumer definitely has gone downhill in recent years. I used to think that she was hilarious but now her head’s gotten a little big.

  3. Under the dome had me up til that HORRIBLE 3rd season! (Sorry never read the book….yet)
    Mom and I both watched the show and neither of us liked it (which is RARE for us to agree)

    • Nick Kush says:

      Which is why a tight, defined script might be pretty great for it! That way they wouldn’t have to go ridiculous with it.

  4. Under the Dome saw a great adaptation in the form of The Simpsons Movie.

  5. Hey, there! Time for my thoughts on your picks! Since I’m not really familiar with Under The Dome, I’ll just agree with your thoughts and move on. Now, I don’t really follow Amy Schumer. However, I don’t hate her in any way. As you mentioned last time, drama really displays how effective an actor can be. I agree with you that she and Will Ferrell need to step away from comedies for a while in order to get their film careers back on track. Next: As someone who has family members who attended Penn State, it’s nice for their football program to finally be resurrected following a key 2016 home win over Ohio State following a dispicible act that hung over it due to a horrid creepazoid that ultimately damaged Joe Paterno’s legacy. Maybe both a dramatic HBO program AND a documentary would help bring the full details of this traumatizing event to light. Since I haven’t heard of Sean Baker, I’ll again agree and move on. As far as Arm-Fall-Off-Boy is concerned, I’ve only heard of him from DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes. If that film is going to get made, then you have to bring in the Legion first. Who knows how Edgar Wright’s signature style will work on this little-known character? As far as DDL in a comedy is concerned, I agree that the planets would have to align with the right people surrounding him in order for him to come out of retirement just for chuckles. Finally, here’s hoping Colin Trevorrow rebounds and finds work. Maybe he should try his hands on a indy film. It would be interesting for him to try that avenue out.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thorough as always! Lol I want Trevorrow to delve into something like Sean Baker’s upcoming “The Florida Project.” HE has the right sentimentality to make a truly moving movie in that style.

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