A Movie Deal
This info was found on Marianne Curley's website: "In
2002, the Warner Bros Television production company took out a 12-month option
with the idea of making a television series based on the Guardians of Time Trilogy. A producer, director and a script for
the first episode were commissioned. Unfortunately, when the 12 months option
was due for renewal, the WB decided not to continue with the making of the
Please sign my petition to make "The Named" into a movie. If I get enough signitures, I will send it to Marianne Curley.
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If there was a movie...
Unfortunetely, there are no plans for a movie, not that I know of at least. But I can still imagine, right? So, here's my cast list. Some of these people I'm not really sure about and may change them as the site gets more work. But, until then, enjoy!
||Best Work |
|| Mika Boorem
|| Gregory Smith
|| Shawn Pyfrom
|| Desperate Housewives|
|| Jake Richardson
|| Max Kasch
|| Emily Browning
|| Kristen Stewert
|| Panic Room|
||Best Work |
|| Jeanne Tripplehorn
| Male Lorain
|| Hugh Jackman
| King Richard
|| Cary Elwes
|| Princess Bride|
|| Kevin Costner
|| Field of Dreams|
Check out these actors here.
I just saw Napolean Dynamite and the girl from it seemed like a perfect choice for Isabel. She is 19 years old and has been acting for nearly 10 years. I saw her perform in Water World, which was a bad movie, but she was well good in it. At the left is a picture.
Feel that my cast isn't good enough? Email me here and let me know who you think should play who! I'll add the suggestions to the site.
Youknow how movies always have a little sentence or two describing the movie, like "This time it's personal" or "Can't stop the signal". So, here is my list of taglines. If you have any ideas, email me at this address and I'll post them.
To save the future, they must relive the past.
Unlock the mystery. (Only for The Key)
Come discover the greatest battle of all time.
What if you could protect the furutre by traveling into the past? (From the book)
The past is changing.
On July 26th, Chaos will rule. (Or whatever data they movie would come out on)
The past is worth fighting for. (a la film Serenity)
So, I was thinking about what type of music could be good for the movie. Unfortuneately, I only listen to Irish Punk, so I'm not sure what types of msuic would be good. But, I'll post some bands that I like and think are good any way.
* Dropkick Murphys
* Flogging Mollys
* Real McKenzies
* Blood of Whiskey
Now, for the musical score, we would need some really dramtic and suspenseful music, something by Hans Zimmer or Klaus Badelt, the guy who did the music for Pirates of the Caribbean. If anyone has any suggestions for music, please email me here.
And they Director award goes to....
So, I was thinking about who could direct this movie. Originally I was thinking about Peter Jackson because he did such a great job at the Lord of the Rings trilogy and since GOT is also a trilogy, maybe he could work magic again and make GOT a legend! Though, not very likely.
If the movie was planning on being a creepy thriller, with the twist of who the traitor is at the end, then we could have M. Nite Shylaman direct it. He does a great job with movies with creepy twists and it would be really cool to see what he could do with GOT.
Another director that I think would do a cool job would be Alfonso Cuaron because he could add alittle tension to the works adn also capture the magic that is supposed to be there. Ignore some of his er...other works and he would be great!
Call me a dork, but I found something I made two years ago in a media class, where we had to write ten pages of a script based off of a book you look. Surprise! Ichose The Named. Enjoy:
SETTING: Set in AUSTRALIA in modern times. The country side is beautiful rolling hills and forests all surrounding a little town called ANGELS FALLS. The town is full of cars driving around and peaceful.
CHARACTERS (physical descriptions)
YOUNG ETHAN- He is a six year old child with dark brown eyes and hair. He speaks with a thick Australian accent and is very dependent on his sister, SERA.
ETHAN- He is YOUNG ETHAN, only 16 years old now. He is very independent and head strong, never afraid to voice his opinion.
MATT- He is the same age as ETHAN, 16. He is very over protective, though all with good intentions.
SERA- She is only ten years old, with thick black hair and beep blue eyes. Young and resourceful with an intelligence past her age.
ISABEL- She is the heroine of the story. She is 15, with dark blond hair and hazel eyes. She has led a sheltered life, but she enjoys everything and is eager to learn.
FADE IN to a shot of the sky and a bird flying though it. As the bird flies lower to the ground you see pretty country side appear a long with a small, though modern, town. Eventually the bird lands and you see it eating peacefully.
FADE IN TO
YOUNG ETHAN is with his sister SERA in the that we just saw with the bird. It is near dusk, though stilly mostly light. They are running happily though the woods, having a good time. As they run they argue cheerfully.
Hurry. Its going to bloom. (RUNNING and PANTING) Its going to bloom for the first time ever. And I donít want to miss it!
(innocently, RUNNING to catch up)
The flower you idiot! Come on!
(STOPPING. SERA STOPS too)
Donít call me an idiot.
I didnít mean it. Really, I didnít. Come on!
YOUNG ETHAN and SERA continue along the trail until they enter the BUSH LAND and have to slow down. Eventually they STOP in a small clearing where a purple large iris is about to bloom.
(HAPPY and EAGER)
Look! We didnít miss it! Its going to be spectacular!
(They SIT and watch the flower BLOOM. Both are watching it INTENTLY and donít notice their surroundings, until SERA hears twigs SNAPPING)
What was that Ethan?
I think we should go.
(She gets up and starts to left quickly)
Why are we leaving? I want to see the flower finish blooming!
(ERNEST to leave the forest. You hear more twigs SNAPPING)
Please, lets go. Now. (YELLING) Come on!
(Both SERA and YOUNG ETHAN break into a run. They are about to escape the clearing, when suddenly MARDUKE enters. He is the size of a large man, with thick dark hair and small dark eyes. He WEARS mediaeval clothing that looks like it would belong to a king or a god. He gives off an evil and powerful tone. Half of his face if destroyed through some type of sword fight or accident)
I am Marduke.
(SERA RECOGNIZES this names, causing her to run even faster. MARDUKE ROARS and SERA pauses. Quickly MARDUKE reaches out at SERA and PICKS her up. SERA SCREAMS LOUDLY. Cut to YOUNG ETHAN, who is scared shit-less and is TERRIFIED and can not speak. MARDUKE crushes SERAís body. She SCREAMS. MARDUKE lays her down on some grass near YOUNG ETHAN)
Sera! Sera! (CRYING)
(MARDUKE GLARES at YOUNG ETHAN. SLOWLY an evil grin begins to form. YOUNG ETHAN SCREAMS and MARDUKE DISAPPEARS. YOUNG ETHAN RETURNS to where SERA lies GROANING)
(CRYING tears of sadness and pain)
Who was that? What happened?
(Blood TRICKLES from SERAís mouth)
(YOUNG ETHAN begins to slowly rock SEA, SOBBING> Inwardly he knows there is nothing he can down to help her. FADE to a birds eye view of the clearing with the two within. CUT to YOUNG ETHAN mopping SERAís brow and SOAKING up blood)
Ethan (STRUGGLING) Ethan, remember the name?
(MYSTIFIED and CRUSHED)
(YOUNG ETHAN glances up, and so does the camera. PAN around the clearing and focus on the flower which has now DIED. YOUNG ETHAN LOOKS at Sera, who is not breathing and his pale. He CLOSES her eyes and CUT to the flower. The petals are falling and in the back ground you hear YOUNG ETHAN SCREAMING)
CUT to ETHAN in bed. He is now 10 years older. You do not see his face until later. The boy is in bed, just woken up from a nightmare. He is wearing boxer or some type of pajamas. ETHAN is SWEATING and SHIVERING slightly. He EASES out of this bed and slowly PLODS to the bathroom, where in a mirror you finally see his face. It is obviously that of the boy in the forest. The shot follows ETHAN as he WALKS down the hallway and down some steps. He ENTERS a family room, with pictures of YOUNG ETHAN and also SERA. There are also pictures of his father and mother in the room. The house has a very friendly and cozy, though secretive air about it. ETHAN ENTERS the dining room, where his mother ANGELA is crying. She sees ETHAN and quickly dries her face and calms herself and shuffles over to the stove to cook breakfast. SEAN, his father, ENTERS. He and ETHAN exchange a pitying look before ETHAN exits the room. ETHAN RETURNS to the family room and begins to stare at a small clock on the wall. Slowly, without realizing it, he makes the clock RISE. The clock rises slowly. ETHAN snaps out of it and the sees the clock and POUNCES on it. He looks frantically around to see if anyone noticed.
Ethan, what was that?
Oh, uh, nothing dad. I uh, just dropped the clock.
Again? Iíll clean it up later.
Thanks. Dad, I gotta go to school now. Make sure mumís all right.
Are you alright son?
ETHAN runs out of the house, SLAMMING the door in his fatherís face.
CUT to shots of ETHAN WALKING though the town. His house is up a long drive way. The country side is pretty and calm. BIRDS sing and you sing other animals. It is a perfect little place. As you see him walking and packing his school bags, the following commentary is being narrated by him.
My dad asks if Iím alright. I could have smiled and said sure, Iím peachy. But that would be living. Arkarian said I would be getting an apprentice today, and I really hope so. Also mum hasnít been looking to good. I think her depressions picking up again. God, it happens ever Spring, ever since Sera (PAUSE), ever since Sera was killed. Itís my fault too. My whole tale about a monster and all. I didnít know what to believe for a while. Until Arkarian. He introduced the Guard to me. Sure, itís been hard. But it gave me a reason to what happened to Sera. BACKGROUND MUSIC: SOME COOL Australian punk music with a catchy tune.
In the shot you can see the school, but ETHAN veers left off to a hidden path, which he follows up a small mountain until he comes to a bare patch of gray rock. ETHAN PLACES his hand on the rock, which dissolves and he STEPS forward. Within is a chamber with many rooms off of it full of high-tech computer stuff. Computers and wires and lots of fancy crap. Cool stuff. From behind one of the machines emerges ARKARIAN. He is wearing a medieval tunic with jeans, looking slightly out of place, especially with his blue hair and bright violet eyes. He looks 18, though he gives off an older air.
Ethan, what a surprise!
Har de har har. You knew I was coming. You always do.
You flatter me. (PAUSING) Did you have another nightmare?
ETHAN SHRUGS, scanning the room. On better investigation the room is a cave, with a holographic machine in the center. An image of a small old town is in the screen
What year is it?
Its. 1377. You next assignment. Please sit down Ethan.
(He PAUSES for a moment, until he sits down on an old fashion stool next to ARKARIAN)
Stop worrying. Youíre being promoted.
(Overjoyed and all worry gone)
(GRINNING and PLEASED for ETHAN as well)
The Tribunal is pleased, so youíre to be made a full member at a ceramony in Athans next week.
A full member?!?!?!?!
Wait, thereís something else too. (PAUSING) Youíre not getting your wings yet. (DISAPPOINTMENT covers ETHANís face. He is obviously crushed)
Iíve been a member since I was a child! For ten years Arkarian! Ten years!
(In a CALMING manner)
I have some better news though.
(Still RANTING, he hasnít heard what she said)
I finished my apprentice-ship years ago! My God! (REALIZING what ARKARIAN said) Wait, what else?
Youíre to be given and apprentice.
(AMAZED once again, he simply NODS)
Iíll get my wings soon! (THINKING)
(Reading his thoughts)
Almost. You have to have a successful mission first. Than, your wings.
(OVERJOYED and practically dancing around the room)
Yes! How did you do it Arkarian!?!?!?
Actually, I had no influence. You want to prove youíre worth trusting with this power, right?
(NODDING, and SITTING down once again)
I could have my wings in three months then! (ARKARIAN appears slightly guilty looking) Youíre hiding something. Tell me.
Urgent matters Ethan. You donít have three months. You have . . . three weeks. Tops.
God, Arkarian, Iíll never trust you again. Three weeks. Thatís not much time.
Circumstances change. You new apprentice is more skilled then you expect. Sheís quite good at most sports- (He is cut off)
Iím training a girl.
Yes. She knows archery and fencing and- (CUT of again)
Yes, a girl. How many more times do I have to say it?
Sorry. Ho wold is she any way?
ETHAN perks up at his fact. This whole situation has taken a new spin and he likes it.
Oh, really? (SMILING) Do I know her? Whatís her name?
(WORKING it out)
I know that name. Remember, back years ago Matt? His kid sister was called Isabel. But shes a child. It canít be her (DISMISSIVELY) Anyway, she was just a wild little kid who liked to build forts and run around with us. She was so annoying, always tagging along. It canít be her.
ARKARIAN grins a little, letting ETHAN knows that it is her.
It canít be! Sheís not material for the Guard. Sheís just a headache. Nothing more. A little brat.
When was the last time you actually talked to this girl?
ETHAN is lost in thought, trying to remember when he actually last spoke with her.
(SNAPPING out of his train of thought)
What? Oh, a couple years I guess.
Thatís what I thought.
FADE from the cave were ETHAN and ARKARIAN are saying goodbye to each other. The new scene is in a small house, looking a little run down. The scene is the kitchen, which has tearing wall paper and dishes piled high in the sink. School books and bags are sprawled everywhere. Nearby is ISABEL in her school uniform preparing her self a lunch.
MATT (ISABELíS over protective brother) O.S.
Are you going to make it?
For the last time Matt, Yes!
MATT => O.S.
Are you sure?
I can get ready for school my self!
ISABEL mutters under her breath about her brother. She grabs some bread and some candy out of cabinets. MATT ENTERS.
You need you eat healthier. Iíll get some money. Just buy lunch.
(ANNOYED, but used to this behavior)
I can manage. Now, get lost, before I dice you with this knife.
Watch the knife! Be careful!
MATT pauses. ISABEL has hit a weak point and she knows it. She looks GUILTY, returning silently back to her lunch. MATT looks around, seeing if her can check anything else and then EXITS.
(SIGHING and MUTTERING)
Heís so crazy. (CLOSE UP of her face as she concentrates on her lunch)
ISABEL continues to work on her lunch. She grabs the knife and tries to cut an apple. She misses and SLICES her finger. Blood OOZES out of the wound. She CRIES OUT. She immediately catches herself, but it is too late.
Isabel? Whatís wrong?
(HIDING her finger)
(TO her self) Heal, you damn thing! Heal!
MATT ENTERS again. WORRY covers his face and he is concerned for ISABEL.
You cut yourself didnít you? Let me see your hand.
ISABEL reluctantly shows him her hand. MATT GLANCES at her hand. There is obviously no wound on her hand. The skin is smooth and cut-less.
Isabel, youíre crazy. Thereís no cut. Hurry up. (LEAVES)
ISABEL stares at her finger. She is AMAZED that her finger has healed. She SCANS her finger and looks around. She glances at the cutting board. There is a small pool of BLOOD there. There is a rise of mysterious music and SWELL and OUT.