MovieTreatments.com Forums  

Go Back   MovieTreatments.com Forums > Forum Questions and Feedback > Member Questions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-02-2010, 02:56 AM
TheDriver TheDriver is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
TheDriver is on a distinguished road
Default Treatment For Classic Re-Make?

Would a large studio that owns the rights to a classic- entertain a treatment for an updated re-make?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-16-2010, 11:23 PM
WriteNow WriteNow is offline
Hollywood Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tinseltown (Not Hollywood, it's a real town somewhere else)
Posts: 58
WriteNow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDriver View Post
Would a large studio that owns the rights to a classic- entertain a treatment for an updated re-make?
Absolutely. You would be writing on your own, I'm assuming? Not 'on spec'?

But the answer is yes. You could approach Universal with a new treatment for, say, "Creature from the Black Lagoon". Not only is it no problem, legally speaking, but it gives you a leg up because all popular franchises are cyclical. They are down, but never out.

Anyway- as long as you don't try and screw the studio (Ex. The Creature from the Brown Lagoon) by infringing on their property and taking it somewhere else, you'll be fine. Essentially you would be selling them their own property, just updated.

Hell, "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is a good idea, actually. With "The Wolfman" just out it only goes to show that sooner or later a studio will return to its time-tested properties. Think of the awesome Creature you could make with a combo of advanced makeup and CG . . .

Remember- the purpose of the movie industry is to make money, not movies. That's just the means.
__________________
And remember- no matter what ANYONE says, not your next door neighbor or the head of Warner Bros.- keep at it. Eventually, you will succeed-
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-23-2010, 08:45 AM
robohannon robohannon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5
robohannon is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by WriteNow View Post

Hell, "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is a good idea, actually. With "The Wolfman" just out it only goes to show that sooner or later a studio will return to its time-tested properties. Think of the awesome Creature you could make with a combo of advanced makeup and CG . . .
.

So when are we going to see your treatment for this? I like the idea.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-24-2010, 12:05 AM
WriteNow WriteNow is offline
Hollywood Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Tinseltown (Not Hollywood, it's a real town somewhere else)
Posts: 58
WriteNow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robohannon View Post
So when are we going to see your treatment for this? I like the idea.
It's yours-

I'm settled down and (trying to) write novels in the boondocks now. Not actively doing the Hollywood thing anymore. I had a good run, though, and can always go back to it if I want. I always said I didn't want to raise a family in L.A. though, so, what can I say?

But maybe I'll whip up a quick treatment anyway. This site needs as many as it can get. Studio execs have a STACK of scripts/treaments they can go through- we need to compete with that to make this a viable option for them. One day X is hot, then Y is hot, you never know and you have you have lots of available options (my six script rule- which I think I stole from Syd Field, but whatever).

Anyway, I always liked that "Creature"- he was the only early Universal monster that didn't look like a guy in makeup. True, he was a guy in a suit- but it was a good suit.
__________________
And remember- no matter what ANYONE says, not your next door neighbor or the head of Warner Bros.- keep at it. Eventually, you will succeed-

Last edited by WriteNow; 02-25-2010 at 04:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2010, 12:16 AM
Rex Rex is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 14
Rex is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm a big horror movie buff and ogt turned on to the old universal movies awhile back. You're right- "Creature from the Black Lagoon" hasn't been lately remade like all the rest- Mummy (like it), Dracula (loved it), Frankenstein (ok) and now Wolfman (haven't seen it).

It's probably just the right time to pitch that idea-
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 MovieTreatments.com