The ‘Jaws’ Of My Dreams: Fantasy Film-making
I had, what is potentially, one of the geekiest dreams of my life the other night. I dreamed an entire remake of Jaws, with Robert Downey Jr cast as Martin Brody. It was a very unique and enjoyable experience. For some reason, my subconscious decided that the remake would have the feel of an M.Night Shyamalan film; deafeningly quiet and openly sparse. The oddest thing of all was that despite the limitless ability my mind has to create a near perfect shark, it still chose prosthetic; clearly a sign that the traditionalist within me refuses to embrace CG over practical effects. Although there were moments of familiarity, my Jaws had a distinctly different feel to the actual Jaws. It had a darker tone, there was less comedy and the three man bro-mance was a lot more strained.
When I awoke the next morning I was a) rather dismayed I did not get to finish seeing the film and b) very happy that my R.E.M sleep had become a pantheon for customised cinematic brilliance. For the rest of the day I had the overwhelming urge to complete this, quite literal, dream casting. I have finally settled on Ryan Gosling as Matt Hooper, Gene Hackman as Sam Quint and Jessica Chastain as Ellen Brody (despite her being in everything right now, she is a wonderful actress).
So that was my experience.
What I want to draw out of this is the idea I have for a feature – Fantasy Film-making. Write a comment below this post, and get your own dream creation out there. It can be a re-make, a re-imagining, an adaptation or even an original idea for a sequel/spin-off. Give the following details;
Brief synopsis (two sentences max)
I look forward to reading your entries.
NOTE: This is not a contest. There is no prize to be won…except, maybe the admiration and applause of fellow readers (for whatever that might be worth to you.)