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#1 Michael Frymus

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

Near where I live, are a few movie studios. One of the studios have two plane sets. One for a commercial plane, and the other is a private jet.

I was thinking of making a movie on a plane but, I need some help in making this film.
(approx. 90min. long)

My first idea was more of a thriller where bad things start occurring on the plane such as lights turning off, masks fall, plane going crazy and stuff.
I have some great ideas but I was having some troubles with the main plot. WHY are the people on the plane, where are they going, why, etc.

I also have some basic ideas, and dont want to spoil it just yet.

So, if anyone has any general ideas such as who its happening to, why, where they are traveling to , why, etc. Basically the main plot of the story.
I would like to hear some of your opinions/ideas.
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

Penguins on a Plane.
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:40 PM

pygmies on a plane.
flamingos on the flight.
airborne alligators!

aside from that, I always liked the Rey Liota film "Turbulence."
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#4 Richard Vialet

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:00 AM

airborne alligators!



"Airborne Alligators!" lol i would pay to see that!
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#5 Tom Jensen

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:35 AM

"Airborne Alligators!" lol i would pay to see that!

Yeah, I guess penguins aren't all that dangerous. You do need drama. How about "Piranhas on a Plane?" Piranhas are pretty dangerous.
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#6 Paul Bruening

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

Godzilla... on a m*****-f****** plane! Godzilla is in federal witness protection/relocation. He is being escorted by Samuel L. Jackson's character, a Southern Baptist preacher/federal agent from the Mississippi delta to his new, secret home in the thawing, decaying tundra of Alaska. Suddenly, and for no plausible reason I might add, the plane is attacked by Mothra. The story writes itself!
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:35 AM

There has to be a typhoon in there somewhere or I"m not watching!
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:44 PM

Airplane III anyone?
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:09 PM

There has to be a typhoon in there somewhere or I"m not watching!


Brilliant. That's where the piranhas can come in... fresh from the sinister, government dentist/heavy that has just sharpened their adamantium (genetically derived from the pop singer Adam Ant) teeth so they can chew through the plane's fuselage while singing, "Don't drink, don't smoke. What do you do? Eat through airplane fuse-la-age. Must lizard inside."
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#10 Paul Bruening

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:58 PM

Hello Michael,

Some of us did rush to make laughs from this. But, in all seriousness, the ideas should come from you. This is your creativity and we can't possibly replace it no matter whether our ideas are valid or just plain goofy. Do this yourself. Do this for yourself. A script that comes exclusively out of you can be a deeply and personally satisfying thing. You know what Faulkner said: "A writer writes." Sit down and start writing. You may be surprised what can come out of you.
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#11 Rob Vogt

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:05 PM

A serial killer flight attendant kills couples that attempt to have sex in the tiny airplane bathroom. You can call it "The Mile High Club"

A plane carrying the vice president gets hijacked, but nobody cares. "Air Force Two"
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#12 Michael Frymus

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:06 PM

oh, what wonderful ideas. <_<

The last one seemed to be decent, it was getting somewhere, but not quite.
"A serial killer flight attendant kills couples that attempt to have sex in the tiny airplane bathroom."
Not a bad start, change some things in that idea, making it a bit more realistic in a commercial plane. And POSSIBLY something might come out from it.
"A plane carrying the vice president gets hijacked, but nobody cares."
Ha-Ha. Possible to do, as I do have access to private Jets.
BUT, Hijacking plane movies are too common. Plus, I need to make this as life like as possible in todays world. Before it was easier, but now its changed.

Airplane III would be awesome!
haven't even seen #II yet.
I actually had some ideas for a 3rd. But, not a major story plot to it.



*Just had to add this:
"Godzilla... on a m*****-f****** plane!"
ON the plane? Ha-Ha! A movie of how he got Into the plane.

Edited by Michael Frymus, 10 July 2009 - 11:08 PM.

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#13 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:26 AM

You're scaring me when you say that you want to make a film "approx. 90min. long" and then you say "I need some help in making this film" Sounds like you need help writing it?

That said...

If it's set in stone that "bad things start occurring on the plane such as lights turning off, masks fall, plane going crazy and stuff", then yes... we need to know why.

A few random ideas; -

1. Polar shift have affected earth's magnetic forces...
2. People are:
a. Tourists - because most people are tourists when on a plane.
b. People are time travellers sent by the (World Council) in the future, to change certain world events. E.g.
September 11, 2001, Second World War, because it had been determined that future catastrophic (World War III)
events would not then occur.

It's tough to just throw up ideas... if you are asking for a concept idea involving a plane, then do impart...

I mean, there's millions of ideas... which d'ya wanna go with your plane, captain? :blink:
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#14 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:01 AM

IGNORE MY PREVIOUS POST...

THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO SUGGEST...

1. A CATACLYSMIC POLE SHIFT is occurring on earth with dramatic effect. Floods, volcanoes and other tectonic events are taking place as this airplane's lights flicker on and off. Masks fall as the plane encounters major turbulence and the passengers scream in terror as the plane spirals from the sky and plummets into the ground, killing all aboard... :unsure:

2. THE PASSENGERS are NASA astronauts escaping earth as it disintegrates, to the space station that had been built. To start a new world... :o

3. THE PASSENGERS are EUROPEAN astronauts escaping a space station on Pluto or Neptune that has been overrun by aliens who seek to avenge mankind as it invades their alien territory... :blink:

4. THE PASSENGERS ARE TIME TRAVELLERS sent by the World Council, of the future, to change certain world events. E.g. September 11, 2001, Second World War, because it had been determined that future catastrophic (World War III) events would not then occur.

Let me know if you have a budget... and then let me know which way may want to go with your plane captain.
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#15 DouglasSunlin

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

The flight attendants take over the plane.

What do they want? Why are they doing this?

It's not what it seems! what's the big twist?
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#16 Kasper Zak

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:46 PM

Hello everyone. That's my first post on this forum, so please be kind guys! :)

How about if the plane hits thunderstorm or something,it's falling down, and the main character has got flashbacks from his whole life, as these are his last moments? So you're making a 90 minutes film about an event that lasts about 90 seconds! :)

Edit: Just realised how old this topic is :)

Edited by Kasper Zak, 10 May 2011 - 04:47 PM.

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#17 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:49 PM

I think this image would be a good climax scene.....

Posted Image


Now.. just figure out how to get there...
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#18 John Parry

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:56 AM

I'm thinking, prequel to the Lost TV series.

I'm thinking, a load of people on a commercial flight travelling from some place to some other place that isn't the place they originally got on the commercial flight. They're generally just sitting there on a commercial flight feeling a touch maudlin due to the amount of time they've been just sitting there.

Some may sleep, others may not.

I'm thinking, Emily Watson in a cow-girl outfit. Nothing to do with this film, I'm just thinking it.
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I'm still thinking, Emily Watson in a cow-girl outfit. Bear with me.
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Part way through the flight, Dave wakes up and realises that he's travelling on his private jet and that he's actually on his way to Vegas for a lovely weekend. This scene contains the only dialogue of the whole film because I'm brave like that.

As he balances on one foot aims his dart, sips a beer, and eats a handful of peanuts:

DAVE
Hmmm, private?

Slow fade to white...or possibly to an off-mauve type colour with green speckles in it. I'm still a bit blurry about the fadey bits at the moment.

It's called EXTANT, or EXTANT!, or EXTANT?.

I'm thinking, Emily Watson in a cow-girl outfit.

Edited by John Parry, 21 June 2011 - 04:57 AM.

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#19 Jenna Whitney

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:41 AM

Maybe add 2 high school sweethearts who reunite...amongst the action. B)
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#20 Jackson Blake

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:23 AM

Sounds like an exciting concept to shoot a movie on a plane! Can I audition?

Godzilla in the air, that's hilarious :lol: :lol: :lol:.....
I've got your sequel...


Row 3 passengers, 6 of them, mutate into terrorist guerillas, thick skinned, white-eyed animals. They board the plane as ordinary men and women, it is just another afternoon flight on Frymus Air... but as unexpected turbulence hits the plane all passengers become preoccupied with fear, turning up the tray tables and putting on their seat belts, babies cry... The pilot makes a frantic announcement overhead.

As the pressure in the cabin rapidly changes, they mutate before our eyes, the camera pans from seat A to seat F along row 3.

The glossy blonde haired stewardesses are alarmed and speechless, and congregate at the front of the plane, knocking on the door and crying, in alarm. The co-pilot, Steve Buscemi, emerges from the cockpit...

Edited by Jackson Blake, 20 November 2011 - 03:26 AM.

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