Your next great project for Relativity Media - 4th Down and Out

A colorful day in the life of our fictional Hollywood super developer, cushioned into short online satirical story.Part of 5M Project. Written by Rogue Saint


  We all meet colorful people with interesting backgrounds, jobs or dreams. I'm shocked nobody has written a book about it yet, but who knows, maybe that would be a terrible book. Anyway, one day I happened to stop at Fairfax's Farmers’ Market. You know the part with lots of food stands and tiny eateries? Well, it was busy there that day. I was lucky to find an empty place to sit.

  Halfway through my meal, a guy sat down just next to me, dressed up with cool kicks and branded shades. As always happens when you sit next to somebody for more than a few minutes, a conversation of some kind started. And at some point in the conversation, we inevitably got to these lines.
  "I'm a writer," you said.
  "Oh, that's cool. What do you write? Books, screenplays, stage plays?"
  "Well, I haven't written anything yet, but I intend to. Until then, I have a good job to support my passion."
  "You work in the industry?"
  "Sort of. I mean, I'm an artist, and my job is part of the entertainment industry. Loosely put."
  "Photography? Editing?"
  "I take my clothes off in front of paying customers."
  "Oh, that."
  "Better that than making crappy wage in a mailroom or carrying coffee to a nervous manager climbing his company's ladder. And they work long hours."
  "They do indeed."
  "And let me tell you another thing. All this ballyhoo about rotting for a year in an agency mailroom for peanuts just to make contacts... I don't buy that. I've been doing this for six months in LA, and I’ve met more industry people than a mailroom hobbit would in ten years. You know, assistants, executives, their wives, mistresses, A- to D-list celebrities. Women and men. I don't discriminate. Money is money. You know what I'm talking about?"
  "I think I got it."

  "So at one of my… let's call them "job assignments"… I met a chick who's got somebody at Relativity. It's a production company. And the chick really liked my work."
  "Your ‘artistic’ work?"
  "Exactly. So she said whenever I've got my writing project up and running, I should give her a call. So I was thinking. I’ve played sports all my life. Why not a sports theme? Something like Any Given Sunday? Macho-pumping, adrenaline-rushing, gladiator-type sports movie."
  "I'm not sure if I would invest in something that falls under ‘pure sport movie.’ There has to be more to it. You need a story to sell it. If people want to watch sports, they can do that at the real-life games. However..."
  "I knew there would be a however."

  "However, despite it not being a critically acclaimed movie, I liked Any Given Sunday. And if some parts of it, mainly the sports, were transferred to a different time and setting, you might get people from the company you mentioned to have a look at it. After all, they do have several films with that adrenaline rush under their belt, namely some Fast and Furious sequels."
  "What kind setting are we talking about here?"
  "Dystopian future. Gray. Bleak. Bloody. Prisons are overflowing. Sentences are long. The time in prison is hell. And there's one way out.
  “A game of bloody football, with loosened rules, not much padding. Prisoners against SAs."
  "SAs?"
  "For lack of better word. I’ve introduced the title ‘Superior Athlete’ in my futuristic short story ‘Super Sports Inc.’ The story is irrelevant for you, but the Superior Athlete angle stands. Even personally, I stand behind the prediction that the future of sports lies in modified humans. They will be creations of science, not nature. They're bigger, stronger and faster than the biggest, strongest and fastest humans on most powerful PEDs. Collectively, I called them Superior Athletes, or SAs."
  "So the prison employs these monster-human hybrids for a bloody sport similar to football."
  "Yes. If the humans survive and beat the SAs, their sentences may be revoked or reduced."
  "But they never do?"
  "Exactly. Your job is to create a likable character who's wrongly imprisoned and mistreated inside the institution."
  "But he's got leadership abilities and finds a way to bring together a ragtag group of prisoners to beat these prison monsters?"
  "In brief, yes. But before anything else, it is important that your hero makes humans believe that they can beat the SAs. Hope. Belief. That is very important in the human psyche. Then there's a Roman-crowd aspect to the movie that I find of great significance."
  "A Roman-crowd aspect?"

  "In the arenas, the masses wanted a spectacle with plenty of blood. But the most important trait of the crowd was that they were always on the winner's side. So at the beginning of your script, when the team of SAs are dismantling a human team, the crowd would stand and shout for more. At the end, when your hero is the one remain standing, the crowd would stand again and make Caesar hear their verdict, which of course favors the winner."
  "Caesar would be that mean prison warden?"
  "Yes. Depending on what you want, he may be killed in a subplot you create or left for a potential sequel. It's up to you."
  "And the tile?"
  "A Bloody Down. Fourth Down and Out. Ball to Freedom. You've got time to think about the title."
I was standing up to leave when you stopped me.
  "Thanks, man. And if you ever need a male stripper, I'll give you a discount."
  "Thank you, but I don't think I'll ever need a male stripper. Good luck with your project."


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