Thursday, 16 June 2011

commonplace book june

Hitler discovers the ‘brown note’. Possible great escape remake/sequel?

Town of New Cardiff founded by ostracised Italians and Welshmen on Oregon trail – Daniel Day Lewis/Steve Coogan?

Eccentric arms dealer finds portal in space-time. Sells space age weaponry to south american junta, dies lonely in bleak Glaswegian estate.

‘The Gorbals Goebbels’ – events of WW2 transplanted to bleak Glaswegian estate.

Weegie Rider – remake reprising Robert Carlyle’s Begbie character. Replace LSD with bleak social realism.

Medieval Eastern European market town overrun with mysterious illness, wisecracking african-american snake oil salesman arrives. All is as it seems.

Youtube video causes an international trade crisis.

Bill Murray is smalltown news reporter who must live the same day over and over until he gets it right.

War Photographer encounters enchanted darkroom – photos brought to life, shadowy cabal intervenes.

Street sweeper struck by lightning – can see through time. No one believes outlandish predictions until it is too late.

John Cusack is a wisecracking something or other.

Westward Ho! – Gangland/Western musical set on Devon seaside.

Arrivederci ‘ackney! – 15th Century Italian Nobleman is transplanted into early 20th Century east London. Befriends salt of the earth chimney-sweep, cackling land-baron, prostitute with heart of gold. Music by Tears For Fears.

Kleptomaniacal botanist bites off more than he can chew when he steals a cursed rose.

Uptight bank clerk and his fun loving brother search for their birth parents whilst competing in a cross country firetruck race.


  1. "Kleptomaniacal botanist bites off more than he can chew when he steals a cursed rose." -- Amazing

  2. addendum(thanks to Paul and Theo for seeding): Rogue gourmand holds up Michelin starred restaurants for their food. Paul Bettany/Danny Dyer to star.