Recently, with some friends, I watched the new version of “Godzilla.”
I remember watching the version from 1998. It was terrible. Yes it was. Matthew Broderick belongs in “The Producers,” or in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” not in a Roland Emmerich film.
The new version of “Godzilla” was better, but it wasn’t amazing. It had some style. But it had more cliche.
What I am glad about is that… it gave me an idea for what feels like the germ for the mother of all summer blockbuster film. I’d like to tell you about it.
I’d like to know if… you’d be anxious to hear the story that I’m about to give in “blurb” or “book jacket form.
Here it is.
It is the near future.
The polar ice caps are melting.
But there is more to it. The ice caps are prisons, for two mysterious monsters over a mile high, monsters fully 30 times taller than Godzilla. They were imprisoned. But, because of what we’ve done, they break free from their prisons, rampaging toward each other and toward the equator. And they seem bent on destroying major capitals along the way, endangering presidents and their families.
Why? Why do they create a path of destruction across the Americas, and why do they march toward each other? And what will the almost invincible monsters do when they meet?
Perhaps the ship hovering above Earth knows. Perhaps it is part of their design.
Would you like to know more?
I’ve heard about… a man who came up with an idea for a screenplay where… a modern Marine battalion got transported back in time to the days of the Roman Empire. They got on the bad side of the Empire. And it became a battle of superior technology and inferior numbers against inferior technology and superior numbers.
The idea, and the script’s beginning, took off like wildfire online. Soon the man had offers from major studios. Soon he was rich.
I’d like to be rich.
If my parable about Humanity, global warming, civilization, climate change, hubris, monsters, war, power and resilience appealed to you, would you be willing to help my screenplay catch on like wildfire? None of the financial riches would go to you, but the cinematic riches would.
It’s the best I can do.
Also, I’d have money to eat.