WE WERE HERE FIRST independent film pitch
by Stephen P. Adamo
(Los Angeles California U.S.A.)
WE WERE HERE FIRST independent film pitch
This Media Faction film pitch is for an animated feature titled “We Were Here First” by 13-XIII/ A one hundred page script that is ‘by far’ the strangest adaptation of H.G.Wells classic sci-fi novel “The War of the Worlds”. Through the eyes of an animal, humans are the Martians.
Insight to the Story - Planet Earth: A paradise untouched by human hands. Then came a day when stars started falling from the sky.
One by one these strange objects sliced into the surface of the planet. Leaving a path of destruction before finally coming to rest at the bottom of a crater. The animals in all their curiosity gathered around the pit listening to the strange sounds coming from within this foreign object.
Then the top opens up and rising out came a creature unlike any other.
Standing tall on two legs with arms that carried some type of tool. These beings from another world looked around with their bright eyes at all the earthlings surrounding the pit.
Slowly lifting their arm and the tool they held. Pointing this weapon in the direction of the Animal Kingdom gathered to greet him.
And that is when the killing began. Announcing the arrival of Man!
Out of all the animals witnessing this first slaughter only a few survive. An odd assortment of individuals from different species. The story follows these characters, their journeys, trials & tribulations, relationships and transformations.
Some try to fight and are killed. Many are captured.
A small group escapes and must witness a terrible fate for many and their world turned upside down.
Stephen P. Adamo
Los Angeles CA 90027
1) Why? Do we really need another version of The War of the Worlds?
2) Is there interest?
3) Is there a market?
4) Is there a following?
1)Why? Do we really need another version?
Every film version or adaptation made was done by using the books surface
plot(aliens from mars invade earth) only. Then writers added the sub-plots establishing that particular versions own identity.
In this new adaptation the twist is in the main/surface plot making it possible to explore and expose sub-plots from the original book. H.G.Wells is a world renowned writer of the highest magnitude. His views and beliefs reflected in all his writings are tragically over-looked. Our story statues his humanity.
2)Is there interest?
The subject matter in this version fall into a category containing the fastest growing interests being researched, studied and followed. Animal Rights, Human Interactions, Global Preservation and Protection, Ecology, Environmental Issues, Social Issues and Moralities, the Relationship between Religion and Science.
3)Is there a market?
Where there is interest, there is a market. Not only in Entertainment but an Educational Value as well.
4)Is there a following?
From the day the original book was released this story did nothing but gain interest and intrigue the minds of people around the globe. This modern version will cling to the thoughts behind the original writing. And attempt to carry on in its tradition of enlightenment.
Parallel Story Sample
In the book, a chapter titled “Thunder Child” in which an armed navy juggernaut rises to the occasion sacrificing itself to save sea vessels filled with fleeing humans as the Martians approach.
In this film. When multitudes of sea creatures have been corralled and netted, unable to escape and facing immanent doom, Thunder child returns. Only she’s not a battleship. She the leader of a pod of Orcas who heroically free the nets and hold back the invaders so many can escape before being over powered.
The style of animation is open for suggestion. A full creative input would be expected from the animator or animation studio or production company.
I would like to see it done in a Ralph Bakshi “Wizards” meets The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” but modernized style.
I do have some story board and sketches completed for reference.
Viewers will be able to relate and identify with the characters, sharing the rollercoaster ride that the story takes them on in this dark, suspenfull and at times frightening story that should be seen by an audience of all ages.
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