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So if Monkey Island wasn't a CGI movie and was instead turned into a live action. How could it be good? Well I thought about it.
It should use CGI sets like in 300. With hand painted backround by the monkey Island artists. So it looks like we literally dropped real people into this world. The music should be the Monkey Island music. By the original composers. And the script? It should be loyal.

I mocked up a script. It is more or less loyal to the original dialogue so far but I added parts to give it a flow and to make scenes last more. Flesh out characters and make some more jokes. Tell me what your think

[quote]Guybrush: Hi [The old man jumps in shock]. My name is Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate.
Lookout:: Don’t sneak up on me like that!
Guybrush: Erm, I’m over this way
Lookout: Ah! Well then Thriftweed-
Guybrush: Threepwood! Guybrush THREEPWOOD! Wait why aren’t you looking at me properly?
Lookout: I’m partially sighted
Guybrush: But you’re the lookout! How are you meant to keep people safe if you can’t see what right in front of you?
Lookout: I’m a lookout not a security guard. Nobody in the whole of the Tri-Island area has the guts to attack Meele Island. It’s full of... ‘mighty pirates’
Guybrush: Then if the island is more or less safe why does the island need a look out at all?
Lookout: What are you trying to say? I’m a useless old man? A useless old man who is too old to be a pirate and too useless to make grog. Are you suggesting I am well past my expiry date? I am nothing more than a whisper in the wind. An echo in a sea shell.
Guybrush: Sorry if I-
Lookout: Do you think I care what you think? Look at you. Your long blonde hair and your large blue eyes. Your 100% cotton shirt. Life is made for you. Some of us have to feed for our familys! Well I don't have one but.. Some of us have to work hard for a living! Some of us barley have enough change to pay the tax man-
Guybrush: Look I just want to know who I talk to if I want to become a pirate.
[pause]
Lookout: I see. So you’re serious about this wantin’ to be a pirate business, eh? You look more like a flooring inspector. [pause] But if you are serious about pirating go talk to the pirate leaders in the Scumm bar

[When the look out says the word “go”. We have a shot of the Scumm bar sitting on the long wooden docks. It brightly stands out in the dark night sky and inside we hear laughter and loud music.]

[Now a shot of the Scumm bars interior.The bar is brightly lit with oak supports, tables and chairs. People rush around the very crowded bar. A very large chef pushes his way through the masses of people with ease. Moments later Guybrush is trying to push his way though and struggles greatly. He finds himself pushed on to a chair. Sitting on the other side of the table facing him is a long faced balding man dressed in a blue sailors outfit. On his chest is a badge that says “LOOM”. His hat also says “LOOM”. He has a few golden teeth and a lot of his teeth are missing in general. He also has a lazy eye that at one point the camera focuses on.]

Guybrush: Nice hat
Cobb: Aye
Guybrush: Pardon?
Cobb: Aye
Guybrush: Sorry?
Cobb: Aye!
Guybrush: What are you talking about?
Cobb: Glad you asked. LOOM is the latest graphical adven-
Guybrush:: I’m not in the mood for sales pitch
[Cobb stands up suddenly flinging his chair backwards]
Guybrush: Aye!? Well I’m not in the mood for you!

[The raged salesman reaches for his sword. He is about to pull it out before a much larger bearded pirate appears behind guybrush. His posture demands authority and he looks at the salesman with cold dark eyes. Cobb quickly runs from the bar. The tall Pirate takes his seat. Gubrush feels compelled in awe to join him.]

[/b]Mancomb:[/b] Ha Ha! I guess you are new here. Don’t mind Cobb. He hasn’t been the same since his lazy eye got worse!
Guybrush: Has he got a problem with his “Aye”?
Mancomb: Yeah it’s lazy.
Guybrush: Oh right.
[/b]Mancomb:[/b] So whats your business on Meele Island?
Guybrush: I’m Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a Pirate

[The whole bar goes silent. Everybody stops dancing, chatting, fighting and playing darts to look at Guybrush. They all laugh and get back to what they were doing. Mancomb laughs hysterically at Guybrush]

[/b]Mancomb:[/b] Haha, why, Guybrush Threepwood. What type of name is that?
Guybrush: Yeah? Well.. whats your name.
[/b]Mancomb:[/b] Mancomb Seepgood
[/quote]

Let me know what you think

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  • Color me intrigued! I'm very curious to see where the barley subplot is going. Are all the pirates on Melee Island made of barley, or just the lookout? Either way, I'm guessing it's because of a voodoo curse.

    It's about time a movie is about something of substance, not to mention fiber-rich.

  • I've started a similar thread for a movie that's loosely based on the MI universe... I think since these two threads deal with a very similar topic we should at least place links:

    This one is meant for an almost literal adaption of the MI games for the big screen.
    The other thread is meant for movie that's only loosely based on MI with its own plot.

  • @quickfics said: Color me intrigued! I'm very curious to see where the barley subplot is going. Are all the pirates on Melee Island made of barley, or just the lookout? Either way, I'm guessing it's because of a voodoo curse.

    It's about time a movie is about something of substance, not to mention fiber-rich.

    -_-

  • I personally feel a live action movie probably couldn't (or maybe shouldn't) be done.

    Why?

    Dominic Armato would have to be the voice of Guybrush. There's just no way around it. Without Dominic, it wouldn't be Guybrush. Period.

    So that pretty much rules out live action, unles:
    1. Dominic ADR's all of Guybrush's lines.
    2. Dominic would have to be willing to dye his hair and act in the movie, body and voice, as Guybrush.

  • @WedgeWalker said: I personally feel a live action movie probably couldn't (or maybe shouldn't) be done.

    Why?

    Dominic Armato would have to be the voice of Guybrush. There's just no way around it. Without Dominic, it wouldn't be Guybrush. Period.

    So that pretty much rules out live action, unles:
    1. Dominic ADR's all of Guybrush's lines.
    2. Dominic would have to be willing to dye his hair and act in the movie, body and voice, as Guybrush.

    Dominic doesn't have enough time to do all of that stuff and actually doesn't look that much like Guybrush (according to him). Which is an even better reason to not have a live-action movie.

  • Relax gang, it's all just for fun. Also, hansschmucker neglected to mention that ours is an imagined Uwe Boll adaptation! I just completed the second part to his intro, we're now waiting on a brave soul to follow up the gratuitous 5 minute sex scene I ended on.

  • Although it's not like SOMI, I would much rather it begin with an epic pirate battle. Guybrush vs. Anyone. He runs through the battle, mercilessly killing everyone with his cutlass. Then, he sees Elaine down in the dirt. He runs up to her, elongating his hand. "Come with me!" "Who are you?" "Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate."

  • I reckon Guybrush would be more the type to get captured early in the battle, deprived of his cutlass, caged in the hold, and then have to invent a new cutlass from a frying pan, an anvil and a bag of toothpicks, explode the hold open with gunpowder and fire made from rubbing said toothpicks together, only to find the battle over and Elaine about to open the door to get him out.

    I wonder if that would make a compelling action sequence :D

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