The Thing Video Game Pitch

I have this great idea for a Thing video game. I mean, I know there’s been one, and it was pretty good. But I want something more interesting than just a game with guns. I wanna fuel on paranoia and trust like the movie is like. I really like what they did with the game Until Dawn, that was a fun game and I love the idea of your choices effecting the outcome. That could be a fun application to a video game. The hard part would be coming up with a story and the many choices you can make.

I thought of another idea that I put more work into because it doesn’t have a story. See, I had been playing the Friday the 13th game, and that game was really innovative to take the idea of the slasher movie into a video game. So this was my idea for an online multiplayer game.

The game begins with the crew at the US Outpost in Antarctica discovering the Thing and killing it. But the Thing got away as a spider-head, and imitated one of your men. One player plays as the Thing and the other players are human. As the Thing, your job is to assimilate everyone or as many people as possible before the rescue team shows up. As the humans, your job is to flush out the Thing and kill it before the rescue team shows up. As a Thing, you can assimilate other players and turn them into Things, when the players turn into Things, they have to assimilate everyone else too. The game would be in first person so you can’t see the Thing sneak up on you from behind. The hard part is to trust your friends, because one of them can be a Thing and if you kill someone who isn’t a Thing then you lose points. You can gather weapons that can give you more power over the others. You can find a test to prove who is human and who’s not, but there are very little of them around the base and you might have to use one on yourself to prove to another player that you’re not a Thing, and if someone refuses the test, then if you’re not a Thing, then you’re pretty much screwed as to why you wouldn’t take the test. If a Thing gets to it before a human does, then the Thing can make you waste it and keep your cover up to ask someone to take it. A Thing can’t stay in human form for very long, so you gotta assimilate someone quick before you expose yourself. And when you are a assimilated, even when you start the game, your clothes will be bloody and shredded on the floor, and if someone finds them then you’re possibly exposed. So as a Thing you can go into someone’s quarters, steal their clothes, shred them, cover them in blood, and plant them somewhere to frame someone. You can sneak up on people to assimilate people, but they can break free like in the Friday the 13th game, and then you’re pretty much exposed if they break free. If you do get exposed, you can escape as a spider-head and try to assimilate someone else, but it might be hard, but if you do get killed while as a spider-head, you can’t come back from that. You can set a trap or make things harder for the players by sabotaging the power and some stuff like that. If the game ends and someone is still a Thing, you fail, if you kill the Things but killed an innocent player, you fail, if you survive and the Things are all dead, then you succeed.

That’s what I got so far. I think it could be fun, and fuels on trust and paranoia like the movie. I think I could do it both like Until Dawn and Friday the 13th the game, like a story campaign and an online multiplayer campaign. The hard part about the story campaign is coming with the all possible outcomes, which I probably need a team for that. Could be fun.

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My Future Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Adaptation Plans

I recently bought a book on everything that led to Freddy vs. Jason and all the rejected scripts and all that. One them had an element that was used in the second Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comic book that got me thinking. See, I wanna adapt those two comics into animated films someday, cause I have 3D models of Ash, Jason, and Freddy. But I have a problem with the second book’s ending and with Ash vs. Evil Dead it would be hard to set these two stories between Army of Darkness and Ash vs. Evil Dead. And since the company that did the FVJVA comic books went out of business we don’t know if there were plans for a 3rd and if so, we’ll never get to see it.

Anywho, the ending of FVJVA: Nightmare Warriors has Ash and his team of Freddy and Jason survivors killing both killers and changing the world back to normal. Ash and the Nightmare Warriors go their separate ways with Tommy Jarvis left in charge of the Nightmare Warriors. But in the middle of the battle, one of the government agents who attempts to use the Necronomicon, Freddy, and Jason as weapons was sucked through a time portal. So after Ash and the Nightmare Warriors go their separate ways, we find the agent finds himself in the past at the time of Krueger’s arrest, he finds the arrest warrant the judge forgot to sign which led to Freddy being released and the parents burning him turning him into the dream demon we know and love. But the agent changes it by signing the warrant. That’s where it ends. Again, where they planned to go after that is anyone’s guess. The idea was a based on a FVJ where the writer attempted to end the story where Jason and Freddy could not come back this time. In that script, we find out that Freddy actually killed Jason after getting his dream powers because Jason’s parents were on of the few who killed Freddy. So it ends with one of the characters, who is a cop, going back in time thanks to Freddy’s mother, Sister Amanda Krueger, to sign the arrest warrant so Freddy will never get released, never burned, never got his power, and never killed Jason. So neither Jason nor Freddy would ever be created.

So I thought of an idea of how I could adapt it, I mean, my idea of keeping the ending, to wrap things up since FVJVA3 is probably never gonna happen and with Ash vs. Evil Dead out.

My idea has Ash and Nightmare Warriors defeating Freddy and Jason, but the world is in ruin, so Tommy Jarvis suggests using the book to open two portals to go back in time and prevent Freddy and Jason ever being created. He even suggests preventing Ash from finding the book, but he declines worrying that changing 3 things would doom the world, and he feels that after Army of Darkness, nothing will really change for him except his encounters with Freddy and Jason, unless he reads from the book again. We all know that will happen. So the government agent reads from the book “Klatu Verata Nikto” and Tommy Jarvis goes back in time to prevent Jason from drowning, while the agent goes back in time to sign the arrest warrant since he was around back then and had the power to authorize the warrant.

The timeline changes picking up after Army of Darkness left off where the S-Marts have gone out of business and Ash is looking for a new job in the paper at a diner where a TV plays that after so much legalization, Freddy is finally set to be executed for his crimes, where we see old Robert Englund. Then the TV changes to a hockey game where we see, guess who, Jason, who never drowned and never became a psycho killer, instead became a successful hockey player. Ash finally finds a job at a new chain stores called, you guess it, the Value Stop. Then we’d see little flashes about how life is for the survivors since they never encountered Freddy and Jason.

That way everything for Ash is the same except his encounters with Jason and Freddy and people won’t wonder why in Ash vs. Evil Dead, Ash never mentioned his encounters Jason and Freddy. I think it’s a cool idea. I think it would be funny.

Alien Covenant: Shaw SPOILERS

This is long overdo, but I saw Alien Covenant last month and I wanted to talk about it. I mean, I loved the movie, but the problem I have is that it’s so ambiguous, not as ambiguous as Prometheus, but still. I don’t think Ridley Scott gets the franchise he started, I hope we get our answers eventually otherwise these movies would be a waste. Not to mention, we don’t know if Scott’s gonna get more movies since Covenant bombed. Don’t know why he had to make a lot movies to explain the Aliens’ origin. But that’s neither here nor there as to what I wanna talk about. I wanna talk about Shaw.

SPOILERS

First of all, I was peeved that they killed off Shaw, just threw her character away just like Newt and Hicks in Alien3. But more importantly, we don’t exactly know what happened. It seemed David killed her, but he kept talking about how he loved her and shit like that, so it doesn’t seem to make sense. So I came up with this theory: someone gave me the idea that Shaw’s death was an accident. David claimed that their ship crashed and she died in the crash after they accidentally released the pathogen. We later find out that David released the pathogen on purpose to kill the Engineers. But it’s possible that both are true. Maybe there was a crash. Maybe after David killed the Engineers, he woke Shaw and distraught by what he did and what he plans to do, she tried to escape with the ship, so he tried to stop her and she crashed and died in the crash. Because, the ship was far away from the city and there were a lot of trees destroyed as if it did crash and that would explain what Shaw’s recording of herself singing Country Road was when she was trying to escape. Then after she died, David, as much he loved her, decided not to waste good material.

I had heard that Ridley Scott’s next movie, Alien: Awakening will be a prequel to Covenant and that “maybe” the next one will be a sequel to Covenant. Maybe Awakening will show what happened between Prometheus and Covenant and what happened to Shaw, which would be nice. But still, I don’t see why he has to make a dozen movies, especially since I don’t see how he’s gonna make more since Covenant bombed. I think he should cut his losses and just make one more movie before the whole thing gets cancelled and we never get our answers.

Aliens Unleashed: My Animated Aliens Fan Film

I didn’t plan this, but in the spirit of the new Alien movie, I have finished my animated fan film Aliens Unleashed. I have worked on it all by myself for over a year with only the help of my cast for the characters using XNALara models and animating them in Blender and getting public domain songs and sound effects from YouTube and other places. It is finally done and I’m glad. And there are more fan films to come. My Friday the 13th reboot will be my next project, and then I will return to Aliens with my sequel to Unleashed, Aliens Apocalypse

After the events of Aliens (retconning Alien3 and Alien Resurrection) Newt and Hicks returned to Earth to find Ripley has disappeared and the company denied everything. 30 years later, Newt and Hicks have moved to a new colony to move on with their lives. Only to discover that Weyland-Yutani has dug up the Derelict ship and harvested the eggs breeding lots of Aliens in a secret lab near the colony. The Aliens have been unleashed and it’s up to Newt to lead the colonists to safety or they will suffer the fate of LV-426.

Hope you enjoy.

Alien Covenant Discussion SPOILERS AHEAD

I saw Alien Covenant yesterday. It was great, I loved it a lot, Michael Fassbender was great as always, Katherine Waterson was a good lead, I knew her before she was famous when I saw her in the independent film Enter Nowhere with Scott Eastwood and Sara Paxton, Danny McBride was awesome too, did a really great job doing a drama instead of comedy. I can’t wait for the next one, though I feel Scott is going a little overkill making probably too many than we need to lead into Alien, not to mention that his Alien movies have been underperforming at the box office, so I hope he can lead into Alien before they run out of money. Not to mention, I’m disappointed that so far, it seems like Blomkamp’s Alien 3.5 won’t get off the ground. I was looking forward to that because it was gonna retcon Alien3Alien Resurrection and bring back my favorite characters and go forward instead of backwards. But I have so many things I wanna run by you guys.

SPOILERS AHEAD

First of all, I had heard that Scott had originally intended to make more on the Engineers, but after Prometheus met negative results because of lack of Alien, he decided to focus all on Alien. But, couldn’t he have done both? Focus on Alien while explaining more about the Engineers. For example, will we ever learn why the Engineers created us and then eventually tried to kill us?

I’m a little iffy about them killing off Shaw, I’m kinda wondering if I can like this movie and not look like a hypocrite because it killed off a character in the next movie just like Alien3, which I hate like poison because of that. On the subject, if David loved Shaw so much, why did he do that to her? Maybe there could be a prologue in the next scene where we actually see what happened right after David wiped out the Engineers.

We now know that David created the Xenomorphs, so we’re assuming that his creation will end up on that the Engineer/Derelict ship in Alien, so how do we get from Covenant to Alien? Did David only kill the Engineers on that one planet and there are more Engineer colonized worlds, maybe ones who will seek vengeance on David for attacking them and David will commandeer one of their ships again which will lead into Alien?

Overall I loved it, it wasn’t as frustrating as Prometheus and I feel Alien has returned. I just hope Scott can wrap this up before the money runs out, if there’s one thing I hate more is an unfinished story.

Universal Monster Shared Universe and How it Could “Possibly” Work

Lately I had been thinking about this Universal Monster Shared Universe. I thought the whole thing was ridiculous and that it couldn’t work because they’re not superheroes and stuff like that. But I thought of an idea of how it could work.

A long time ago they were talking about a Van Helsing reboot with Tom Cruise as the main character. Maybe this with Tom Cruise in The Mummy is a recycled version of that. Maybe Tom Cruise if Van Helsing and he’s gonna take on each of these monsters, The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Wolf Man, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and then in the big crossover he has to take on all of them. Or, maybe instead of Tom Cruise in all of them, maybe the main characters for each movie, including Tom Cruise will team up in the last story to take on the monsters they vanquished for the final showdown.

That’s how I see the only way of it working, that’s the way I see it. Let’s see how this pans out. I still think this thing might not work out, but I can see two ways of how it could work. All I can say is, “To a new world, of Gods and Monsters.”

Bold Friday the 13th Reboot Idea

Currently, I have been working on my own animated Friday the 13th reboot and I love what I’m coming up with, but I actually came up with another idea that I kinda wish to do, but I’m also glad I didn’t do it because it’s pretty bold and I like my current idea more. I conceived it as an idea for a Friday the 13th TV series, season 1 anyway. This is the idea:

Okay, we tell the story in modern times where some young horny teens are trying to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. They’re trying to get the place in shape, happy go lucky kids free from adult supervision having sex, drinking beer, and getting high. But the camp has a dark history, 10 years ago a child named Jason Voorhees drowned while the counselors were having sex. A year later, those counselors were murdered and the killer never apprehended. An urban legend grew that it was the ghost of Jason Voohrees who took his revenge for his drowning. The boy was deformed so he wore a hockey mask to hide his ugliness. So while the kids are having fun, a hockey masked killer is picking them off one by one.

But here’s the twist, when the hockey mask comes off we find out it’s not Jason, it’s actually a young woman, one of the counselors. This would be a whodunnit and it would be surprise that someone was trying to make it look like Jason rose from the grave. But why did she do it? Because who she really is, is Pamela Voorhees. See in this story, Pamela Voorhees wouldn’t be an old woman and not even married. In this story, Pamela had Jason when she was 14 and Jason drowned when he was 8 years old and Pamela was 22. 10 years later in our present time, she infiltrated the camp to keep it closed so no child would drown like her little Jason. Doing it this way is that people could still see a hockey masked killer, Pamela would be the killer, and it would be an homage to the series but done in a way where it wouldn’t be obvious. Like, if we saw an old woman in the story you’d be like “oh, she must be Mrs. Voorhees.”

The only problem with this idea is that it might be similar to Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. I mean, I liked that it was a whodunnit, but I hated it because the characters were so bad that you wanted them to die and because it was so badly written. Again, this idea is pretty bold because from what I understand, people hated Part 5 because Jason wasn’t the killer. Again, people like to see Jason, and for some reason people don’t want a Friday the 13th movie without him.

What do you think? Do you think it could work?