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Barrington Boots

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Re: Starting from Nothing...
« Reply #15 on: 19 January, 2021, 09:31:40 AM »
So for my imaginary pitch I reckon we start with PUSSYFOOT 5.
It has an ensemble cast of weirdos, the series can be a bit Doom Patrol-esque and is a cheap licence for a smaller channel with a maverick director and some character actors. Paranormal stuff seems to be en vogue at the moment and this can have a monster of the week format as the gang investigate paranormal threats whilst there's a hint of a bigger conspiracy. John Smith's cooler / weirder ideas are toned down for a tv audience.
The series gets a cult following, Devlin Waugh guest stars in an episode, becomes a a massive fan favourite and a twitter meme sensation. It's only a short step there to move to a Waugh series, which of course features some MC1 stuff but no Dredd, mainly Psi-esque stuff. Jack Point cameo.
A couple of long recurring plotlines across both series culminate in a massive crossover where the supernatural threat is tied into... The Sisters of Death! Waugh, the Pussyfoot 5 team and regular guest characters Judge Karyn, Shuggy Bear and Judge Rameses (whose bastard character schtick has become weirdly popular after the mummy Waugh episode) end up confronting the Dark Judges as they dimension port in, only to be aided at the last moment by Dredd himself in Karl Urbans triumphant return. Fanboys go wild!
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Re: Starting from Nothing...
« Reply #16 on: 19 January, 2021, 04:45:35 PM »
How about a old style sports programe like Grandstand with Harlem Heroes/ Inferno, Mean Arena and other sports stories from other titles like Spinball  & Roaring Wheels from Action

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Re: Starting from Nothing...
« Reply #17 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:18:26 PM »
Had no idea it was coming, but maybe the new rebellion film will somehow kick off a Rebellionverse ... fate has done stranger things...
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Re: Starting from Nothing...
« Reply #18 on: 19 January, 2021, 07:41:08 PM »
Reading the Dredd encyclopedia in this week's Meg*, I'm amazed The Family hasn't been pitched as a movie - it's got everything - super-powered Sicilian mobsters (to the trope cupboard!), all framed by a doomed Romeo & Juliet love story between hero cop and mob boss's daughter. It even ends vaguely enough to tease a sequel - is the Family finished or will Talia breed within the bloodline and raise a new generation of super-wiseguys?

Set it in a suitably memorable dystopian near future city and there's no end of Dredd stories that could be repurposed, or make the city weirder and do Night Zero/Beyond Zero.


*Scott Montgomery's summaries are very good - some stories that didn't impress at the time sound bloody brilliant!

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Re: Starting from Nothing...
« Reply #19 on: 19 January, 2021, 09:30:59 PM »
Was thinking today how odd it is that the entire Marvel film/tv universe was more-or-less kickstarted by Iron Man - a decidedly C-list character who was so obscure that Marvel - when desperate for cash and filling for chapter 11 practically couldn't give the movie rights away, leading to the marvel cinematic universe as we know it.

I've been watching Legends of Tomorrow (the CW tv series, that's basically a DC comics series) and thinking how odd it was that the entire CW tv series was more-or-less kickstarted from the Green Arrow who, presumably, DC couldn't get arrested in a film, leading to his tv success.

Point of Nerd Order: Arrow was based on the breakout success of the Green Arrow character that appeared in Smallville, a show about Superman, DC's most recognizable character.  The Green Arrow in Smallville was in turn heavily inspired by the lead character in Marvel's Iron Man movie.