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A pair of bungling, socially inept losers intercept a mind-controlling cell phone intended for use by a deadly and beautiful international assassin...
Like the line of thought discussed about the acquired cell phones containing pictures...a lot of potential there for deception (can't believe everything one see's in photos) and general chaos from interpreting information out of context.
There's also the possiblity of all kinds of incriminating evidences showing up, from celebrity affairs to gangster assaults and the like -evidence that people would kill to keep from showing up in the light of day.
The alien phone could be fun as the hero unravels the secrets of not only the phone, but the aliens and thier devious intentions.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently - Dove Chocolate Wrapper
When we do these 7WC, we are less picky about sticking EXACTLY to the challenge assignment. If you have a great idea where a cell phone is a big part of the story and then you write a great script around it, people will admire your work and be happy for you. No one is going to say you FAILED. It's not a contest, remember? Anyone who can crank out a decent feature in 7 weeks is a winner here.
Also, for those who don't know, my 7WC Blackout was picked up from here and will be released on various VOD platforms in May. In other words, it's better to write a GREAT script that interests filmmakers than worry too much about winning the readers choice for sticking closest to the challenge...which we usually don't have readers choice for these feature challenges anyway.
So there's this guy who's a Verizon Wireless employee by day and serial killer by night. Police catch onto him, try to accost while he's at work, he brandishes a dagger and they shoot him. Turns out this guy's into Black Magic and right before he takes his last breath he utters a spell and his spirit enters into a Droid X2 smartphone in a display case.
Next day, a college dude buys the posessed cell phone, and then anybody he calls ends up getting murdered by the serial killers' ghost or whatever. Kind of a take on "Lawnmower Man", "Virtuoisty" and "Damn You Bruce".
I'm not gonna write it, but if somebody else is hurting for an idea be my guest
Why don't you want to write it? You write it and I'll read it. Howz that? I think it's a good one.
I don't know if my logline is going to stick in place or not, but I have the first ten and it feels like it works so far.
Title: Enter Your Problem
Logline: A long time employee in sound technologies dares to quit his company when he learns that his smart phone and life are better off in the hands of a dead man.
which most certainly fits in with a pickpocket lifting a cellphone from a person on the street.
So, no problem there.
It's a thin line. Purchasing compared to stealing. Yes, you can earn something by stealing, but if it came down to the wire where judges were doing their judgeramma thing, and if all things were equal between a few scripts, they might pass on it unless the story was superior. In the end though, story rules; not rules.
1. Will 2. Bill 3. Chris(?) 4. Dena 5. bflywings 6. M.Alexander(?) 7. George(?) 8. ArtyDoubleYou 9. Gary 10. Jeff's pisser(?) 11. reaper550 (?) 12. James 13. Steve 14. Rene 15. Michael 16. Blakkwolfe 17. Sandra
I think that's everyone. Did I miss anyone?
Assuming we all enter and finish the scripts, we should (hopefully) get 17 critiques on our features + a few from those incredibly nice people who read the scripts regardless of whether they entered or not.
Yeah I'm in...not sure how cliche these are going to all feel. My phone isn't going to be purchased so maybe I'm breaking the rules a little. I never colored inside of the lines. I hope some others will stray just a tad to give us a wider range of creative scripts so it won't be like when we were all reading that last challenge.