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Rainy Night
05-07-2008, 04:09 AM
Seems like there have been a lot of posts about loglines lately.

Here’s a game I’ve done elsewhere… It’s simple and good practice.

I'll start off with the first protagonist/antagonist/subject - then someone else can post a logline and a new protagonist/antagonist/subject for the next person. Have fun with it and embellish as much as you like.

e.g.,

A ROCK BAND / EVIL ALIENS / ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING

With the help of a secret government agency, an aging boy band travels to a near-by Universe where they must fight evil aliens intent on illegally downloading their music as a way to learn more about humans and eventually conquer the human race.

(It’s weak I know, but it’s just a game)

So, your turn…

A RACE CAR DRIVER / A DICTATOR / PUMPKIN PIE

icerose
05-07-2008, 04:21 AM
A RACE CAR DRIVER / A DICTATOR / PUMPKIN PIE

When famous Nascar driver, Bill Earl, discovers a microchip in his slice of Pumpkin Pie, he's on a whirlwind ride to uncover a plot of a dictator implanting everyone who visits in a bid to take over his country one by one, starting with Bill.

:ROFL:

Next.
TREE HUGGER / CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE / DEAD PRESIDENT

Plot Device
05-07-2008, 06:27 AM
TREE HUGGER / CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE / DEAD PRESIDENT

A radical environmental activist, while on a routine picketting demonstration outside of a big name industrial bakery, accidentally unearths a critical piece of evidence that could re-open the decades-old Kennedy assasination case.



MOTORCYCLE GANG LEADER / PIANO TUNER / HAUNTED HOUSE

zagoraz
05-07-2008, 10:04 AM
MOTORCYCLE GANG LEADER / PIANO TUNER / HAUNTED HOUSE

Harley, a once-renowned concert pianist turned motorcycle gang leader is kidnapped and trapped in a haunted house by the ghost of a former piano tuner hell bent on revenge.


OK, here's one...

KOALA BEAR WRANGLER / SHOE SALESMAN / YMCA

Appalachian Writer
05-07-2008, 10:10 AM
MOTORCYCLE GANG LEADER / PIANO TUNER / HAUNTED HOUSE

Harley, a once-renowned concert pianist turned motorcycle gang leader is kidnapped and trapped in a haunted house by the ghost of a former piano tuner hell bent on revenge.


OK, here's one...

KOALA BEAR WRANGLER / SHOE SALESMAN / YMCA

Joe Cozy, a failed shoe salesman who lives in the YMCA, is hijacked by slave traders and forced to work as a koala wrangler in the eucaliptis forests of Australia where he discovers himself and his perversions.

Okay! NEW YORK FASHION DESIGNER / HOMELESS / WEREWOLF

alleycat
05-07-2008, 10:33 AM
A famous New York fashion designer's world of glitz and glamour is changed forever when she meets and befriends a homeless werewolf named Larry.

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER / ALIEN (FROM THE PLANET ZIETOR) / SUSPICION

nielsty
05-07-2008, 11:42 AM
When world-weary high school teacher Ted starts to get messages written on his aquarium from his fish Finbar, he suspects that his former arch enemy Allan the alien is on the loose again, and he must do anything in his power to stop him. But is it all in his head?

PLANE HIGHJACKER / GIRL SCOUT/ SEA WORLD

NikeeGoddess
05-07-2008, 04:43 PM
PLANE HIGHJACKER / GIRL SCOUT/ SEA WORLD

When a 12 year old girl scout becomes obsessed with the story in Whale Rider she hijacks an airplane and forces them to land at Sea World so she can earn the highest merit badge of all time.

PORN ADDICTED WOMAN/BASEBALL/PERSIAN (cat or person)

Plot Device
05-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Just a reminder to everyone, more than one of the above efforts--while ALL very funny-- are not following the guidelines.

It should be:

Protagonist / Antagonist / Subject

Some people are switching the protag and the antag around. Some people are combining the protag and the antag into one character. Some people are not making the subject the actual subject.



That said ....


A porn addicted congresswoman, tried of being blackmailed by a broken down former pro baseball player, kidnaps his persian cat in a bid of counter-blackmail.






GARBAGE COLLECTOR / BILLIONAIRE / MISSING DIAMOND RING

icerose
05-07-2008, 09:27 PM
Let's not forget it's a game and good practice and not a critique.

The local garbage collector stumbles across a missing diamond ring that lands him under some heavy fire when a billionaire mob boss who lost it, wants it back and will do anything, including crushing the garbage man in his own truck, to get it back.

LIES / LOVE / EX-MARINE

NikeeGoddess
05-07-2008, 10:45 PM
LIES / LOVER / EX-MARINE
After a former Marine lies about his Lover being a man the marines re-enlist him so he can go undercover, infiltrate, and disarm an army of Village People out to take over the White House.

ok LOL that was really bad but it's just for fun


SPIDER/DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMAN/LIPSTICK

Rainy Night
05-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Thanks everyone for playing!

When an overzealous door-to-door lipstick salesman destroys the web of a harmless spider he attempts to make amends by helping her to rebuild the web. Together they must overcome fear, mistrust and prejudice as they both gain an appreciation for the qualities of the other species.

Tenative title: Web of Love

The Red Hot Chili Peppers / Barney the Dinosaur / Doing the Laundry

Raghu
05-08-2008, 10:44 AM
Nymphomaniac / Nazis / Escape

A 70 year old nymphomaniac, sick of being persecuted by Nazis, tries to escape Germany and get reunited with his 18 year old girlfriend living in the U.K by filling condoms with Helium and flying away.

:tongue:tongue:tongue

nielsty
05-08-2008, 12:00 PM
Raghu, you were supposed to use Rainy's Protag/antag/subject... That said:

When Red Hot Chili Peppers runner Lennie is killed by Barney the Dinosaur in a hate crime, the band has to do their own laundry for the first time ever. But will they prevail or do they mix a red sock with their white underwear?

NEO NAZI LEADER/GHOST OF GANDHI/ETERNAL LOVE

NikeeGoddess
05-08-2008, 07:51 PM
NEO NAZI LEADER/GHOST OF GANDHI/ETERNAL LOVE

Natural disaster after natural disaster plagues Earth during the tumultuous time when the Ghost of Ghandi goes to Hell and a Neo Nazi's soul makes it to Heaven. The mediator, Mother Nature insists they must find Eternal Love with each other or she will completely destroy Earth.

SUMO WRESTLER/PARIS HILTON/GOOGLE

Rainy Night
05-09-2008, 12:25 AM
SUMO WRESTLER/PARIS HILTON/GOOGLE
When transgendered sumo wrestler Akira “Tubby” Jones auditions for a part in low budget horror film only one person stands in his/her way – Paris Hilton. With the help of an open-minded casting agent Akira uses Google to search the Internet for any information that will help him/her discredit Paris’ claims that she is a real actress.

A Shaman / Hannah Montana / A Tub of Margarine

Appalachian Writer
05-09-2008, 12:51 AM
When transgendered sumo wrestler Akira “Tubby” Jones auditions for a part in low budget horror film only one person stands in his/her way – Paris Hilton. With the help of an open-minded casting agent Akira uses Google to search the Internet for any information that will help him/her discredit Paris’ claims that she is a real actress.

A Shaman / Hannah Montana / A Tub of Margarine

Two Feathers, a Native American shaman is confronted with a maniacal Hannah Montana who has been altered due to eating a tainted tub of margarine.

Fred/Ethel/a blood-stained kitchen floor.

FTL
05-09-2008, 08:25 AM
Fred goes out for a ride when his wife Ethel has friends over, but when he returns, he finds her in the middle of a blood-stained kitchen floor with no bodies but many questions.

Man fuck this. I'm no good at this haha. I'll leave you guys with a tough one.

The pope / butt sex / mass murders

Raghu
05-09-2008, 12:46 PM
FTL,
The pope / butt sex / mass murders

Is “Butt sex” the antagonist? I don’t think I can do much, but I will try anyway.

A transgender Pope, the first such in the history of Christianity, must prevent his own Clergymen from mass murdering his Parishioners who believe that men having butt sex with men will give birth to transgender kids. Whew….!

That said….

Fat maid / Terrorists / Banana bombs

A fat maid who loves bananas must prevent a bunch of terrorists from destroying the U.S by placing bombs in bananas. In the process she learns more about herself and bananas.

Try this;

George Bush / Osama bin Laden / Grey naval fluff

:D:D:D

nielsty
05-09-2008, 12:52 PM
The Pope tries to infiltrate a group of homosexual mass murders who have kidnapped his altar boys, but will his own fear of butt sex prevent him from getting to the bottom of it?

Dick Cheeney / George W, Bush / Fear Factor

Rainy Night
05-13-2008, 12:53 AM
George Bush / Osama bin Laden / Grey naval fluff

:D:D:D


Dick Cheeney / George W, Bush / Fear Factor

I’ll try to combine the above two into one as they seem similar:

Joe Rogan has his hands full when George Bush Sr. and Dick Cheney vs. unlikely opponents George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden on Fear Factor -- their first competition? Seeing who can eat the most grey navel fluff while swimming in a vat of goat urine.

A Computer Programmer / An Olympic Gold Medalist / King Pao Chicken.

Jon-Luke
06-09-2008, 02:28 AM
A Computer Programmer / An Olympic Gold Medalist / King Pao Chicken.

Waldo Peabody Emmerson is fired when his computer program for recipes-on-the-run causes a catastrophe at his boss' annual dinner. The King Pao Chicken has bones in it and one of the bones gets lodged Sarah's throat. Now its up to Waldo to save the Olympic Gold Medalist or dress up as a girl and do the high jump himself.

A Comedy about love, life and King Pao Chicken.

VAMPIRES/A TRUCK LOAD OF SWISS CHEESE/THOR HEYERDAHL

nielsty
06-09-2008, 11:12 AM
VAMPIRES/A TRUCK LOAD OF SWISS CHEESE/THOR HEYERDAHL

When Transylvanian city Uthog is threatenend by evil cheese importers who want to use the teeth of local vampires for making the holes in the cheese, teenage vampire cheerladers Tatiana and Olga have to go on an epic journey on sea to find the lost scepter of Thor Heyerdahl which can turn cheese into blood.

THE POPE / MOTHER THERESA/ LIFE ON VENUS

Lillyth
06-23-2008, 09:56 AM
THE POPE / MOTHER THERESA/ LIFE ON VENUS
Pope Alexander the 75th has just ascended to the Papacy. Unbeknownst to the young Pope, the ghost of Mother Teresa has just returned from the planet Venus, where she has spent the last 135 years perfecting the ultimate weapon that will alter earth's climate to match Venus's. Will the young Pope save the planet (and our souls) in time?

How was that? I've never written a log line before. Was that even close?

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! This is FUN!!!

DAN RATHER/THE POWERPUFF GIRLS/ARGYLE SOCKS

AllWrite4Now
01-08-2009, 01:01 AM
DAN RATHER/THE POWERPUFF GIRLS/ARGYLE SOCKS

A mysterious rocker stunned the audience when he slipped on a pair of argyle socks and a Powerpuff Girls t-shirt and strapped on his air guitar for a rendition of "Risky Business." But what the other patients at the asylum would soon learn is, this new patient stealing all the attention was Dan Rather.

SUNDOWN / GHOST OUTLAWS / $60,00 REWARD

mario_c
01-08-2009, 08:47 AM
SUNDOWN / GHOST OUTLAWS / $60,00 REWARD

A seductive hitchhiker by the name of Sundown encounters the ghosts of a Wild West gang of banditos, and uses her charms (and witchy powers) to locate their $60,000 in gold they buried 150 years ago.

Buddhist Monks/Mafia/Los Angeles

MagicMan
01-08-2009, 09:26 AM
Buddhist Monks/Mafia/Los Angeles

The Buddist Monks need money and organize their followers to sweep Los Angelos, relieving the Maffia of their ill gotten gains.

Stewardess/Priest/Airplane

Hillgate
01-08-2009, 02:02 PM
Buddhist Monks/Mafia/Los Angeles

The Buddist Monks need money and organize their followers to sweep Los Angelos, relieving the Maffia of their ill gotten gains.

Stewardess/Priest/Airplane

Overcome by unusually high oxygen levels at 39,000 feet, a deaf stewardess falls for a priest when she mistakes his hand movements for a come-on. And there's a plane.

Olympic sprinter/porn-star/Mars

Joe270
01-09-2009, 01:03 AM
'Priests on a Plane!', nice work, Hill.


Olympic sprinter/porn-star/Mars

Billy Pilgrim's grandson, an aged Olympic athlete, finds himself in a story oddly similar to 'Slaughterhouse Five'. (Possible title: Slaughterhouse 2525)

Astronaut in spacesuit/plumber/animal sanctuary

Hillgate
01-09-2009, 02:25 PM
'Priests on a Plane!', nice work, Hill.

Astronaut in spacesuit/plumber/animal sanctuary

The true story of how a paranoid ex-Apollo 13 astronaut, believing that he is being stalked by a malevolent Dakota-based washing-machine repair man, spends forty years in an animal sanctuary sipping what he thinks is white wine through a black rubber tube inside his hermetically-sealed spacesuit.

Adapted from the best-selling* novel 'Sour Grapes'.

[* sold more than 3 copies]

A cat/Elvis/origami

Joe270
01-09-2009, 09:55 PM
John Carpenter's "LOLCats" battle a zombie origami army in Vegas backed up by the Flying Elvi armed with flamethrowers.

Catchline:

Elvis #11
"Fold, you zombie f***ers!"

Sportscaster/The Mythbusters/Mt. Everest

jonpiper
01-10-2009, 12:23 AM
When a tennis champ turned Sportscaster is assigned to cover a Mt. Everest climbing team, she must disprove the myth that she's too old to climb to the top.

Actor/Crazed Fan/Blackmail

Joe270
01-10-2009, 12:59 AM
Actor/Crazed Fan/Blackmail

In a tale similar to 'The Usual Suspects', a crazed fan is arrested for blackmailing an actor, with a twist at the end where the washed-up actor is actually stalking and blackmailing the fan.

valleygirl teen(s)/Sasquatch/The Louvre

jonpiper
01-10-2009, 01:52 AM
A Valley Girl in Paris, searching for love, must return home in one week but is recruited by Sasquatch to steal the Mona Lisa from the Lourve.

Barak Obama/Rush Limbaugh/Popularity Contest

aceinc1
01-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Barak Obama to bring the first change as President resigns and makes Rush Limbaugh his opponent for presidential reign through a popularity contest.

Arnold Schwarzeneger/catabolic steroids/comeback film that wins him best actor oscar

mario_c
01-11-2009, 09:08 PM
Fixed it for ya:
Arnold Schwarzeneger/anabolic steroids/comeback film that wins him best actor oscar
OK take out potentially litigious associations, and not give away the ending right out, and try this:

When a former action superstar accepts a career reviving role, he discovers licking his steroids habit is the first challenge he can't overcome.

Friendly talking shark/Baptist minister/billionaire

Hillgate
01-13-2009, 09:05 PM
Fixed it for ya:
Arnold Schwarzeneger/anabolic steroids/comeback film that wins him best actor oscar
OK take out potentially litigious associations, and not give away the ending right out, and try this:

When a former action superstar accepts a career reviving role, he discovers licking his steroids habit is the first challenge he can't overcome.

Friendly talking shark/Baptist minister/billionaire

Gavin the Great White helps Billy the Baptist Bass escape the ocean floor and become a Billy-on-air.

Screenwriter/killer cockroach/fast-food restaurant

aceinc1
01-22-2009, 08:29 AM
Fixed it for ya:
Arnold Schwarzeneger/anabolic steroids/comeback film that wins him best actor oscar
OK take out potentially litigious associations, and not give away the ending right out, and try this:

When a former action superstar accepts a career reviving role, he discovers licking his steroids habit is the first challenge he can't overcome.

Friendly talking shark/Baptist minister/billionaire

you didn't fix it, you changed it.
Ace.Inc1

aceinc1
01-22-2009, 08:34 AM
Gavin the Great White helps Billy the Baptist Bass escape the ocean floor and become a Billy-on-air.

Screenwriter/killer cockroach/fast-food restaurant

a screenwriter finds out that a killer coakroach is in the fast food restaurant taking the details of the supplies to go to alien planet and the screenwriter decides to save the world from hunger and also write the screenplay on it to sell it to million dollars when pitched to the studio executive who is the same killer cockroach.

screenwriter in India with no hope/65 scripts/destination hollywood

jonpiper
01-23-2009, 05:21 AM
An Indian screenwriter, inspired by Slumdog, regains hope when a giant cockroach-like Hollywood Exec tells him to get on the first plane with his sixty-five scripts in progress. The screenwriter must fight a sleazy agent, a nymphomaniac, and two INS agents before the cockroach will assign a reader to the scripts. A musical drama.

A young woman/an old man/murder

mario_c
01-25-2009, 08:47 AM
Ace....:rolleyes: whatever.

A young woman/an old man/murder

A beautiful young woman discovers her wealthy old lover is trying to kill her, and strikes back with a fiendish plot of her own.

A suburban house husband/immigrant store owner/Lexus SUV

NightTimeScripts
02-06-2009, 06:13 AM
A suburban house husband buys a new TV from a immigrant store owner, only to find his Lexus SUV stolen and his new TV stuck on the black screen. Sorry “T” and Carmelia.

Wireless Router/1950's Pool Room/Walnut Grove

Hillgate
02-06-2009, 12:12 PM
A suburban house husband buys a new TV from a immigrant store owner, only to find his Lexus SUV stolen and his new TV stuck on the black screen. Sorry “T” and Carmelia.

Wireless Router/1950's Pool Room/Walnut Grove

In the aftermath of WW2, a man born in the shape of a Wireless Router is tracked by government scientists to a deserted pool room in fictional Walnut Grove

King Canute/Enola Gay/Sunset Boulevard