I wish I had any skills whatsoever in writing scripts, but I can’t do dialogue at all. I had an idea for a movie that I think would be very interesting (maybe not, your mileage may vary).
The other night we were watching a movie and one of the previews was of a movie called Skinwalkers. It looked like a predictably bad werewolf movie, but it got me thinking about the possibilities that a movie about Navajo skinwalker mythology would have. Set it in a normal, modern reservation, with all of the poverty and housetrailers and so on that you kind of expect. Perhaps you have a teenage boy that learns from his shaman grandfather…but that’s probably cliche and there are more creative options. Anyway, his training introduces a fantasy/horror element to the realism of life on the rez. I’m not sure where it would go from there, but I think it would be interesting. It’s similar to the movie Thunderheart, which I really love, which added mystical elements to a movie about aboriginal rights conflict.
Anyway, add this to my list of unmade movies which I would love to see. :)
Speaking of movies which I’ve never seen, we finally watched The City of Lost Children, which was gorgeous. I really, really thought it was beautiful, and I loved the young actress playing Miette. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth watching.