Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Proposal that Could(n't)

So a fan blog (*ahem*) has decided to go about trying to get an X-23 movie kick started in Hollywood. Yet they decide to do it the very way they shouldn't. It seems as though they are attempting to plead it to the internet in a rather verbose manner.

It's left open for all to see, claiming that Hollywood itself has instigated this approach of using the internet machine to push it forward to make Hollywood or Marvel contact him so that he can submit it as solicited with no obligations tied for just the oppurtunity to be heard.

Not a bad idea, but not a good one either.
Entertainment lawyers, Agents, and the process are there for a reason, and if Hollywood bowed to these whims, we could see a sudden rash of oppurtunistic everybodies that think they can write attempt this...
Then again, many already have, and some have even made money by doing this.
Look to Japan for example, where a forum series of posts led to the iconic box office smash Densha Otoko. His intent is honorable, and he's not making claims that he's better than everyone. Quite the opposite calling himself just as average as the next person. He just simply wants to see this made, and made right as opposed to the (googled examples) masses who want very random things. Where they scream Summer Glau, he screams a Zack Snyder's Watchmen like approach with clear marketing to appeal to viewers. Where they scream Omega Red, Hydra, and X-Men Evolution, he screams X-23 Innocence Lost, and Target X. Where they scream big budget popcorn action movie, he screams more subdued character driven story.

Maybe off-beat approaches work, but for an established property? Keep dreaming. Hollywood is dead-set about outsiders, because they know exactly what works such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Spider-Man 3, X-Men 3, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine have proven! Um, yeah. I'll just stop there about this.

You can find the post here, and his monitoring of the attempt here.
Oh, and yeah I know, I just shamelessly plugged myself, as well as just insulted myself.
With this, I take my leave for the weekend to not think about anything X-23 related until the new issue or the previews for it. Which means the review re-writes will have to wait until then.
(Hey, even I get X-23 burned out after awhile.)

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