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Author Topic: How do I get a two and a half hour Alien fan film ...  (Read 1010 times)

AIFF
Jul 02, 2014, 03:18:35 PM
Topic on: Jul 02, 2014, 03:18:35 PM
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I know this is a rather ridiculous thing to ask but I'll continue. Basically I have this idea about making a full feature length Alien fan film. Not 8 or 11 minutes long but 2 and a half hours.With the same kind of practical sfx you would see in the early 80's i.e. Lots of well filmed miniatures and animatroncs (V little CGI) I'm working on the script and I'm putting together some kind of business plan to make it viable to investors without annoying Fox (in theory).  The story is a revision on Weyland Yutani, the Alien and the heroine will be quite familiar to you all already but at the same time it's a complete revision of her character (well.. mostly)   All suggestions welcome.

« Last Edit: Jul 02, 2014, 03:50:11 PM by AIFF »

Nightmare Asylum
Jul 02, 2014, 03:51:14 PM
Reply #1 on: Jul 02, 2014, 03:51:14 PM
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Honestly, your best bet would be to rewrite it as something original and remove all references to Alien, Weyland-Yutani, etc.


SiL
Jul 02, 2014, 11:16:14 PM
Reply #2 on: Jul 02, 2014, 11:16:14 PM
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"You don't" is the only answer.

This thing would cost millions of dollars. Fox would notice. Fox would not be happy. No-one would invest in it.


SM
Jul 02, 2014, 11:36:43 PM
Reply #3 on: Jul 02, 2014, 11:36:43 PM
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What NA and SiL said.

Practical effects are expensive for starters, before you explore costumes, sets, props, lights, camera equipment, makeup, feeding your cast and crew, etc. etc.


OpenMaw
Jul 03, 2014, 02:07:45 AM
Reply #4 on: Jul 03, 2014, 02:07:45 AM
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IF you pay for it yourself, and attempt to make a profit, they might not try to kill you in your sleep.


SM
Jul 03, 2014, 04:18:53 AM
Reply #5 on: Jul 03, 2014, 04:18:53 AM
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If you try to make any money - even to cover costs - they're lawyers will likely be in touch.


SiL
Jul 03, 2014, 05:44:50 AM
Reply #6 on: Jul 03, 2014, 05:44:50 AM
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their*

Seriously, if you think you have a chance of raising the funds for a 2.5 hr creature feature, write it as something new and get it made.


OpenMaw
Jul 03, 2014, 05:53:32 AM
Reply #7 on: Jul 03, 2014, 05:53:32 AM
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If you try to make any money - even to cover costs - they're lawyers will likely be in touch.

I meant to say "not make a profit" but somehow the most important word got left out.  ::) Oops.


SM
Jul 03, 2014, 06:27:22 AM
Reply #8 on: Jul 03, 2014, 06:27:22 AM
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Quote
their*

*their

Also, get f**ked.


SiL
Jul 03, 2014, 06:29:22 AM
Reply #9 on: Jul 03, 2014, 06:29:22 AM
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I'm trying :-[


SM
Jul 03, 2014, 06:34:27 AM
Reply #10 on: Jul 03, 2014, 06:34:27 AM
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Try harder...


tavianini19
Jul 04, 2014, 04:18:30 AM
Reply #11 on: Jul 04, 2014, 04:18:30 AM
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XD this thread just took a hilarious turn

But yeah, the best bet would be to hypothetically revise it so it's not an alien film, but rather an original sci fi film


 

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