Friday, 30 August 2013

The New League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Part 1)

After watching the Avengers last year I had an urge to think of a way to create a new team up franchise of my own. I toyed about with Moviestorm and downloaded superhero costumes. I even came up with an avengers style shared universe for a new group of heroes called LEGEND's. The Legends would involved five heroes including, atom man (loosely based on Marvel comics Multiple man) and a strange dimension hopping woman known as Mysterio, but more to come on this aborted project later.

I wracked my brains for a long time and couldn't come up with anything that simply didn't look like a cheap avengers knock-off. The closest I got was an idea which would become a sequel of sorts to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, however I actually got as far as writing a treatment for this film and although its a bit crazy it fits (I think) into the LXG ethos of using book and popular fiction characters.

Pulling from across popular fiction the new league would be made up of the following characters, with their respective fictional universes in brackets and a brief mockup of their character poster for the final project.

1. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

2 and 3. TinTin and Captain Haddock

4. Hagrid (Harry Potter)

5. Rob Richards (Original Character)

6. Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)

 I tried to go for a mix of characters that were originally literary based but had a solid grounding in film as well. In keeping with League tradition the person that established this new league would be none other than M (From the James Bond franchise). 

 I knew I needed a strong, and dare I say it, Fury-esque character to not only control the group but one who would also have the clout to be able to form the newest incarnation of the league. Once I had "M" I then had a "grounded" universe for all of the others to fit into. Plus, the plot began to fall into place as well, but more on that in the next post...

Thursday, 29 August 2013

So I'm back...

Much much time has come and gone since I last posted here and by now I doubt there are many of you left who originally followed this page. However, in an attempt to drum up both new and old readers/followers I am completely redesigned this blog from the ground up.

Christel Films will no longer be about Christel Doctor Who. It ran for three very successful series and whilst I have written treatments for series 4, 5 and 6 I am never going to get round to making them. Moviestorm is great, and the series would look fantastic but I simply don't have the time anymore.

Instead this blog will be more about my "Geeky-musings" as I like to call them. I shall be commenting on my favorite film franchises and TV shows (Doctor Who, Marvel, DC etc) and writing reviews etc. I shall also be formulating my own alternate plot lines for such series/films and outlining ideas for my own original content.

I don't have a definitive date for the revamp to be complete yet but it will be happening slowly over the course of the next few months. This will mean that the blog then becomes something that I can pick up and post to frequently without a major workload being involved in each post.

The Facebook page for Christel Doctor Who is going to be deleted and replaced with a page for this blog, hopefully to attract traffic and followers. I hope you will continue to follow me on this journey and I look forward to starting afresh.