Thank you!

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Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who took the time out to read and review my script! You were all very gracious and helpful so today I’m doing something I don’t do. I’ve added a link to your pages on this page as a shout-out and testament to your awesomness!

Thanks again for reading Kingdom, Come!

If you aren’t one of these people go ahead and follow them they also have great blogs on their wordpress sites!

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Sincerely,

Brian Bell-Wiseguy Industries

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The newest script from Wiseguy Industries-Sci-Fi/Action Kingdom, Come

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Ok so while I was gone I was able to use my ancient mac and an equally ancient script writing tool called “ScriptWright” to finish two feature length screenplays. (Yay!) Without further ado here is the logline for the first Sci-fi/Action film Kingdom, Come.

Logline: When a rogue survivor leads resistance-fighters against a murderous dictator who controls what remains of post-apocalyptic Earth, they must face his personal army, bionically-enhanced Un-dead soldiers!

Kingdom, Come Act One (1)

Just click the link above! Ok got it? Good. So anyway I’d love your opinion on the logline as well as the first act. I would like to hear honest opinions if you like it say so if you don’t, you can say that as well. I only ask that both sides be constructive if you do feel like answering. The second one is still undergoing construction but soon I will be uploading the first act of that one as well. I really appreciate you guys! Thanks!

Sincerely,

Brian Bell-Wiseguy Industries

The Direction of DC and hollywood aka the Goyer/Nolan effect

If you’ve been living under the largest rock in the world for the past 20 years, or with one of those tribes that don’t allow other humans to get close enough to give them cable television.

We don't care how many channels you have! There's still nothing good on!
We don’t care how many channels you have! There’s still nothing good on!

Then you know that comic book movies have really exploded, there are several of them that come out every year. Whether they are based on a comic book or a graphic novel or a combination of both (Dark knight rises), the comic book genre and Hollywood are now inextricably linked. Which is very interesting as the comic book movies made in the 80s and 90s sucked, I mean completely sucked. For evidence I give you the 90s captain america, dr strange, the punisher, Justice League, Nick Fury: Agent of shield and the little known and never released but somehow on youtube 90s Fantastic Four.

However in 1998 they decided to give David S Goyer another shot at this comic book live action gig(he wrote Nick Fury: agent of shield), and he penned the script for Blade. Blade starred Wesley Snipes at the height of his marketability and fame and did so well that it completely kicked off a new wave of movies. The dark comic book movie brought to the screen. It was the perfect set up for it actually, vampires, action, those things really transcend comics and can reach over to the regular movie goers. With Goyer’s amazing script this movie became the blueprint for all future comic book movies to follow including X-men, Iron man, superman returns etc. It also ushered in an age of acceptance and respect for comic book movies.

Mr. Goyer went on to write the rest of the Blade trilogy and then famously penned the script for Batman Begins. Teaming up with Christopher Nolan they completely reinvented the origin story and gritty reboot. This movie is beloved by casual movie goers and hardcore batman fans alike. There may be someone who doesn’t like it, but I haven’t found him.

WHERE IS HE???
WHERE IS HE???

This lead to the Dark Knight which IS the greatest Batman film of all time and I will not hear a WORD against it. Just the opening scene alone was enough to make me pass out from geek overload. THAT is how you introduce a villain. It also led to the best comic book video game ever created with the Arkham series. You may begin to see a pattern and that is what I am discussing today.

You see talent is hard to come across in Hollywood, not to say that there is a LACK of it there, but I’m saying its hard to come across, I’ll explain. It’s not an agent’s/producer’s job to find NEW talent, it’s his job to make the company money. So new people aren’t really what they are looking for, they are looking for a track record of making money. Much like how job searching today goes, you look and see they want someone with 3 years experience for a job but you can never get the job because…well you can’t get hired without three years of experience. It’s a whirlwind of aggravation to be sure and Hollywood you can see the result right there on the screen. The same people are making everything, the same people are acting in everything, they have their stable of actors and writers and now everything looks the same. Nobody new is getting in which means everything’s a remake or at the least a cheap rip-off of something that someone who is actually creative made in the first place. So they found a creative person in Goyer, he somehow slipped through the cracks and now he’s their go to guy for every single superhero, video game movie, as is Nolan. This is what I call the Goyer/Nolan effect, when you create something good in Hollywood they will leach your brain until they get every penny it can produce.

C'mon I know you've got something for Dr strange in there...
C’mon I know you’ve got something for Dr strange in there…

So now that the audiences have shown they want superheroes and they want dark. Hollywood says they want Goyer/Nolan! (nothing wrong with that they are very talented). Now everything looks dark, now everything is just a little different, and now we see the problem, they start trying to do things like them without them. Now the movies are FLOODED with dark, dingy, wannabe movies like Green lantern that just don’t work because that’s not really the character. This is pushing more and more people to independent films and outlets. The film festivals have been exploding lately, as have other outlets that promote indie films such as Netflix. Apparently the big movie studios are going to keep throwing more money into remakes and being safe until the movie going populace wises up and stops going to them. When that happens I believe what Spielberg said is true. They won’t try to make better movies, they’ll just up the prices and keep the movies they do make in theaters for a year.

That’s fine with me, gives me more chances for my films to be seen by greater audiences. However the Goyer/Nolan effect is taking great effect on DC. DC has long been known for their unwillingness to flinch when it comes to certain things about their characters. They even released a Mortal Kombat game with no real fatalities.

All he did was drill him into the ground? But where was the BLOOOD
All he did was drill him into the ground? But where was the BLOOOD

Now clearly they are willing to change origin stories and things about the characters they never would have before. Which could lead to a better DC but they walk a thin line of treading into Marvel territory. DC and Marvel have always been two different entities when it comes to characters. DC has had the more “SUPERhero” the over powered, high morals, and huge stars. Marvel has always been darker and more real. Both takes on the superhero have their merits but fans of DC and Marvel love them for these differences. DC is getting darker but I believe that they will be able to pull it off because they have gotten Guillarmo Del Torro to write and direct a film starring the lesser known but darker DC characters.

All in all the next few years in Hollywood should be interesting, but as much as I love comics…can I please get something a little different?

Cain The Conqueror-A brand new superhero!

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My name is Brian Bell and I am the creator of Cain The Conqueror. Cain is a brand new, exciting superhero that will surely excite true comic book fans and casual readers alike. The characters in all of the stories are the main focus and I spent a lot of time on their depth, motivations, and therefore the meanings behind all their actions. You will get to know and care for these characters. Cain is drawn by the amazing Jesse Hansen of Cornerstone Studios. Here’s a little back story on the greatest new superhero to hit the web.

Cain is the Great-great-great grand son of John the conqueror husband of the devil’s daughter from the folk tales of old, and the son of Valencia and Jerry DeConq. They are the leaders of an underground assassins/justice defenders league.Cain was raised to take over the leadership of the group. Everyday of his life was filled with training to perfect his wormhole tunneling technique(strafing), his martial arts, his detective skills, and his interrogation techniques.

When Cain came home from college he found his father dead, his sister missing and presumed dead, and his mother paralyzed from the waist down. His entire group has been exterminated except for him. Cain swears revenge on the people who committed this act and goes out leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Cain recruits Karson to help him but Karson betrays him for the opportunity to take over all the crime in the city. Cain then begins cleaning up the entire city during his search to kill those and uphold his clan’s honor. I’ve gotten the whole first series written just getting it inked to get it out soon.

I’d love to hear any feedback! I’ll answer any questions in the comment section below. Thanks everyone!

Sincerely,

Brian Bell-Wiseguy industries

S.H.I.E.L.D The television series

Marvel Television and ABC have released the first trailer for Agents of Shield. They have decided to ride the wave I call Avenger’s Gold, and rightfully so. They spent over ten years cultivating the movie and now that the fruits of their labor have arrived, they are happily raking in the benefits. From re releasing the movie into theaters only a month or two after the first release, to now a highly anticipated television show.

I’m really looking forward to this. I hear tell they have sufficiently explained Phil-uh I mean Agent (that man’s first name is AGENT) Coulson’s triumphant return to what seems to be sort of a men in black style agency. Several pretty good to great actors have signed on to the show. Here’s the list from the wiki page

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who oversees many of the division’s field operations. The character will headline the series. At the 2013 South by Southwest festival, Joss Whedon confirmed that Coulson is alive in the series, despite his apparent death at the hands of Loki in The Avengers. When describing his character’s return from the dead, Gregg said, “When Joss described to me the mystery… and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in.”

Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is an ace pilot and weapons expert.The character was originally listed with the name Agent Althea Rice (a.k.a. The Cavalry) on casting sheets.

Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward: A gruff, asocial manly man in his early 30s who is great at his job but not so great at getting along with his coworkers. Ward has a strong moral foundation and is not without his charm.

Chloe Bennet as Skye: A civilian new recruit and computer hacker, described as “bubbly and goofy” but “also warm, edgy and witty.” She is in her late 20s and can more than hold her own in any situation.

Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who specializes in weapons technology.

Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who specializes in life sciences (both human and alien) and is the close partner of Agent Leo Fitz.

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill: An agent with S.H.I.E.L.D. who works closely with Jackson’s Nick Fury.
J. August Richards was cast in an unspecified role in the pilot.

With all of these people signed on it looks pretty promising.

A WILD IDEA APPEARS!

Hopefully they’ll have some people in the from the Damage Control series. If you aren’t familiar with this limited series hereImage

Basically they are the cleanup crew that comes in after the huge superhero fights and cleans up. Created by one of the most amazing comic book men ever, Dwayne Mcduffie, Its one of the few things he did for Marvel before going mostly to DC. Showing Damage control and S.H.I.E.L.D working together would add a lot of humor that a good television show needs to keep it going from season to season. But that’s just something they could throw in there and they have done that specifically in Iron man 2 on the television they mention them briefly.

I believe that Disney will do right by the Marvel universe with this show, I’m not sure how long it will be on the air but I know the first episode will be good. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess!

I will keep you guys updated on these things as soon as I hear about them!

You’re terrific readers and thanks for following me!

Sincerely,

A wise comic book guy

The New James Bond “Collapse of Utopia”

A challenge from one of my favorite Facebook groups was to come up with a 007 idea. So here it is!  Just the intro though!

007

Collapse of Utopia

INT.-Gombo’s Lair-NIGHT

An extravagantly decorated lair. He has used minerals such as platinum, Gold, and Iron to create his lair.

Gombo sits in his room, his heavily scarred hands type frantically on a clear keyboard screen.

Pictures of the white house pop up, he minimizes these and pictures of the octagon house and the seven buildings pop up.

He studies these.

Gombo

Smooveout!

Smooveout comes into the room.

Smooveout

Yes sir?

Gombo

I know where they are.

Smooveout smiles.

Smooveout

Lets get them.

Gombo

You know, It’s never that simple.

Smooveout

Well, I can dream. What’s the deal?

Gombo leans back in his seat and studies the screen. He pulls up the white house again.

Gombo

Pack your bags.

He stares at the white house.

EXT.-DC-Daytime

Tourists hustle around the dc monuments. The WWII monument, The Lincoln memorial, etc.

The president stands outside of the Lincoln memorial, giving a speech. His wife and children stand behind him. Along with several secret service men.

President

The vision of this man who has been

immortalized behind me will forever

be our vision, one of equality, one

of tolerance, and one of forward

thinking. It is with great pleasure

that I reopen the Lincoln memorial

in its entirety including the reflecting

pool.

He cuts a ribbon and confetti flies into the air.

He turns to hug his wife. As he reaches out to her she is snatched from behind.

Smooveout, standing in for one of the secret service agents. Has snatched the first lady. He pulls out two guns, jumps back and shoots each agent directly between the eyes. The president lunges at him.

Smooveout gets caught moving putting the first lady in handcuffs and he’s punched in the face.

He whips the first lady into a column and kicks the president in the chest.

He’s sent flying down the steps.

President

No!

Smooveout shoots a grappling gun up and it latches on a drone. The drone shoots straight up into the sky and disappears with Smooveout and the first lady.

President

No! Michelle!

He is surrounded by secret service agents, but far too late.

INT.-British security headquarters-Night

M sits at a large oak table. He calmly places a folder on the desk.

M

How’ve you been?

007 looks at him.

007

Busy.

M

Good, agents should stay in

practice.

007

What is it you want?

M

The American First Lady has

been kidnapped.

007

Ok, call the C.I.A

M

It’s more serious than that. We’ll

be working jointly-

007

Whoa jointly? On a kidnapping case?

M

The kidnapping was just the

beginning. Open the file.

007 Opens the file.

007

Utopian Collapse.

M

A weapon designed by one Doctor

Julius Kendricks, a MIT graduate

and former weapons expert. He also

is a medical doctor and studied

evolution and DNA. He created a

biological weapon that is capable

of reverting human intelligence to

that of a two year old’s.

007

So America allowed the building of

a weapon they can’t control, what

else is new.

M

Julius now refers to himself as

Gombo and is hell bent on reverting

every person back to adam and eve.

By the time the states discovered

what his weapon could do it had

already been built.

007

and they didn’t get rid of it.

M

They did, kind of, but they saw the

benefits of being able to hold the

world at ransom and decided to keep

it. Now the scientist wants his

plans back and he knows the only

one who knows where they are is the

President.

007

So british intelligence-

M

Basically I want you to watch this,

they are underestimating this guy

and I want the best on our end

because its not just their country

in danger, its the world. Q has

your surveillance equipment.

INT.-British Secret Weapons bulding-Night

007 Follows Q down a hallway with people bustling in and out.

Q

So they gave you a nice quiet

assignment for a change?

007

Yeah

Q

Knowing you it won’t stay quiet

for long, but they’ve instructed me

to give you only surveillance

equipment.

007

Of course.

Q

Buuuut I can’t leave my man out on

a ledge like that AND I love my toys,

so you know I’ve got a few special

things lined up for you. Check it.

They’ve come to a room with a cracked wooden door. It looks strange and out of place in a building made out of metal.

Q turns the doorknob which immediately scans his fingers and shoots out a scan over 007’s body.

It swings open.

They step inside and another full body scan.

Q

Be…ready in a second.

It finally scans them and Q walks through the empty room to the wall.

He places his hand on the wall.

007

Q.

Q

Chill out! You don’t have anywhere

to be yet.

The wall flips over revealing a vast array of spy equipment. Many from 007’s past performances.

Q

We’ve got old stuff we’ve got

new stuff. Gonna keep you up to

date with this one but remember

everything we have here is off the

books yada yada don’t get caught

with it.

The first item he pulls down is a windbreaker jacket, a watch, a silver necklace, a tuxedo, and what appears to be a stress ball.

Q

Looks like a regular jacket but

you’re not stupid so you know its

not. This jacket is wired to

send and receive satellite

signals. The necklace is a

monitoring device, the tuxedo is

your typical first aid suit, and

the watch is a grappling gun.

007

And what’s this?

He grabs the stress ball.

Q

Ah that’s my favorite. Looks just

like a stress ball and if anybody

else messes with it that’s just

what it’ll be. But when you squeeze

it it sends out a shot to whatever

destination you program into it.

Enough to destroy an entire

building but you only have one shot.

007

One shot?

Q

Sent from the satellite. Don’t

tell M I gave you that.

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