So, I'm writing a script (as fast as I can) and structurally basing it on The Road Warrior. Instead of Max it's a girl with a crossbow. Instead of guzzuline it's dragon's blood. And, instead of cars, it's dragons.
There are two main bad guys in the Road Warrior -- Wez is the mohawk dude, and the Humungus is the shirtless guy in the hockey mask.
Now, I had gone and rolled them up into one character -- a golden dragon.
But now I've been told that if I have a script about girls with crossbows and dragons, I gotta have a warlock.
So I'm adding a warlock -- which makes it sort of the Humungus character.
Which means that even where I'm diverging from the Road Warrior structure, I'm still being brought back.
Are you moving from SciFi to Fantasy. LARPing here we come.
I don't think there's anything wrong with sticking to a structure that has already proven itself to work. At one point I wanted to swop ghosts and a ship from Ghost Ship for a space station and alien life forms.
I like the dual bad guy stories. Just remember that the lead bad guy (Huge) is usually less bad then the underling (mohawk). Dispensing of the lead bad guy is almost an after thought because you hate the second banana guy so much, and your really want to see him chopped to bits.
Well the character Wez is a great golden dragon. So... we should be OK there. ;-)
Is he a gold dragon like puffy the magic dragon, or a truly vicious, kitten eating sicko dragon?
She's certainly on the "kill all the humans" side of morality. For a dragon. So, yeah, less "puff" and more "kittenkiller". Although ironically we're removing the cat from the movie...
Ha, as much as I liked the cat, I think that was a good choice. In the first drafts of the script I read, the cat played too big a part and was distracting
Er, I don't think I published a draft of the Dragon War screenplay. Or have you been breaking into our computers again at night? ;-)
Uh, if you haven't found odd Euro porn in the IE history then I confess to nothing.
The last version of the script I saw was when there was a techno witch, robots, and a Digital Cat who likely could have been nominated for best supporting.
Ah. That is, shockingly, a completely different screenplay. ;-)
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