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Life (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, but said by many to have its origins in Alien. Director Daniel Espinosa Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ariyon Bakare Elevator Pitch: After soil samples from Mars have been recovered from a probe at … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

Mad Max 4: Fury Road (2015)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly different environment from the original films, but still involving Max. Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keay-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elevator Pitch: In the desert a pitiless ruler doles out water … Continue reading

Soldier (1998)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, said to occupy the same universe as Blade Runner. Director Paul W.S. Anderson Writers/Script David Webb Peoples (with uncredited additions by Tony Gilroy) Starring Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Gary Busey, Connie Nielsen Elevator Pitch: Todd 3465, a soldier … Continue reading

Serenity (2005)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters and th environment and the space ship from the one season TV series Firefly. Director Joss Whedon Writers/Script Joss Whedon Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adan Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Tamara Taylor Elevator … Continue reading

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) U Source of story An almost direct continuation of the previous film, originally Star Wars II, which became Star Wars V. Director Richard Marquand Writers/Script Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, James … Continue reading

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and events seen in Star Wars IV (Originally the first film) Director Irvin Kershner Writers/Script Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan (Story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Julian Glover, James Earl Jones, … Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Elevator Pitch. After her father, the Empire’s weapons designer is forced out of retirement to complete his work, the young Jyn Erso grows up as a rebel and with guidance from a hologram of her father, recruits a band of fighters to recover the plans of the Death Star which is capable of destroying whole … Continue reading

Chappie (2015)

Elevator Pitch In an increasingly lawless Johannesburgh armed police are assisted by gun toting  remotely operated robots provided by Tetravaal. The developer of the robot’s operating system is working on the development of artificial intelligence, and when a damaged robot is scheduled for crushing he decides to make it self aware. While putting his plan … Continue reading

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Elevator Pitch Ten years after Sarah Connor survived the first Terminator attack, the machines send back a more advanced model the T-1000 which is intended to eliminate the 10 year old John Connor. The humans send back a reprogrammed T-800, with instructions to keep John alive, and it, together with Sarah who has been incarcerated … Continue reading

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Elevator Pitch Is it possible to produce an elevator pitch for this movie? Well I’ll try. During the Separatist wars Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rescue the Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg General Grievous, but the chancellor is not what he seems and is able to set in motion the destruction of the … Continue reading

Midnight Special (2016)

Elevator Pitch Roy is the father of Alton a boy who appears to have special powers, and he and a friend, Lucas, have spirited him away from an American cult where the boy had been abandoned by his mother. Their action is broadcast as an abduction, requiring them to keep out of sight as they … Continue reading

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