Challenge: Create a trailer for an AH film!

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Strategos' Risk, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. A.M. Turtle ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    *Background music of “I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire” by the Inkspots
    *note: trailer is narrated by Ron Perlman


    War. War never changes.
    [Aged door of Vault 13]
    [Shot of wasteland]
    The Romans waged war to gather slaves and wealth.
    [Picture of coliseum]
    Spain built an empire from its lust for gold and territory.
    [Spanish ships sailing]
    Hitler shaped a battered Germany into an economic superpower.
    [stock footage of Nazi soldiers marching]
    But war never changes.
    In the 21st century, war was still waged over the resources that could be acquired. Only this time, the spoils of war were also its weapons: Petroleum and Uranium.
    [picture of nuclear missiles]
    For these resources, China would invade Alaska, the US would annex Canada, and the European Commonwealth would dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling the last remaining resources on Earth.
    [Clock moves from 11:59 to midnight]
    In 2077, the storm of world war had come again. In two brief hours, most of the planet was reduced to cinders.
    [Stock footage of mushroom cloud]
    And from the ashes of nuclear devastation, a new civilization would struggle to arise.
    [Brotherhood soldier standing there in power armor]

    Words on screen:

    Fallout

    *next frame
    Survive the nuclear holocaust this summer
     
  2. BlackWave Well-Known Member

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    :D fillerfiller
     
  3. ComradeTovarich Not-so-able Seaman

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    START

    The Whiskey Tango Films logo fades in and shows for two seconds before fading out

    A countdown film leader shows, starting at 5 and cutting off at 2.

    The screen shows an explosion that rips open the doors of the conference room in the Wolf's Lair and hurls it down the corridor. Jump back to dark screen

    Radio V.O:
    Die Brücke ist verbrennt! (The bridge is burning!)

    An all-male chorale voice over begins to sing the first verse and the chorus of Die Wacht am Rhein. As the choir sings, brief scenes from the movie begin to show until the choir reaches the last line of the chorus.

    A squadron of Me 262s cut through and apart a horde of B-17 bombers. An UNNAMED CONSPIRATOR who tries to kill HEINRICH HIMMLER gets taken down by SS-Colonel HORST BUECHER. A Panther tank with landsers riding shotgun retreat towards the Rhine. Intense urban combat in the city of Dinant between the men of the 6th Panzerarmee and the US 13th Armoured Division. ERWIN ROMMEL inspects troops on the Western Wall with his driver, 'MUTTI', and Chief of Staff HANS SPIEDEL.

    Just before the chorus repeats the last line of the chorus, the screen cuts to th title card which reads 'FOX ON THE RHINE'

    END
     
  4. Geekhis Khan I'm Not Dead Yet...

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    (VO) They said it couldn't be done...

    [Scene of Ju-52 trimotors flying over London, disgorging Falshirmjaeger]

    They said some operations are impossible...

    [Scene of Panzer III rolling down the pier into Dover]

    But in a world of cliched bylines, anything is possible...

    [Scene of British Tommies lined up on the beach watching with trepidation the massing German amphibious fleet]

    ...with a little help from your friends.

    [Tommies duck as a swarm of Goddamned Bats blackens the sky over the beaches]

    Operation Teufelseeloewe

    Sometimes all you need is the right allies.


    [Action cut of an enraged, red-eyed demonic sea lion jumping into the screen...cut to black.]
    Teufseelo: "AAAAARRRRRPPPP!!"

    Coming this September

    (Butthead VO: huh-huh...coming...)

     
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  5. Penelope Well-Known Member

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    Below you lies not only a trailer for the Westerverse RP, but a tribute to everyone who participated in the Great Interstellar War RP and FBWI.

    The Following Trailer is dedicated to BlackWave, Georgepatton, Snowman23, LoyalistColonial, Keenir, and anyone I may have missed.

    The logo of GENERIC FILM STUDIO is shown.

    [Cut to the view of a burning and scorched planet]

    VO: You really think the Reds could be planning something of this magnitude, general?

    [Cut to a view of General Thornic Battlesmere]

    Battlesmere: Never underestimate those bastards, sir.

    [A Wester Cruiser is shown rocketing in front of the gas giant Rykov. We cut to an image of Adam Vorne inside the WAV Kaiser.]

    Vorne: Ready all weapons!

    [Powerful music kicks in as the Kaiser engages several Red Battleships.]

    Marine 1: Move, move move! Get up to Ivan's base!

    [Several marines are shown storming a red-controlled facility.]

    Officer: We have a mole in security, I repeat we have a spy on the ship!

    [The music grinds to a halt as the screen cuts to blackness.]

    AI: This is an automated distress signal, being transmitted from the Western Alliance Vassal Horizon. If anyone, allied or otherwise can hear this, please respond.

    [A quick, second long clip of the WAV Horizon floating through space is shown before the screen cuts to blackness once again.]

    WESTERVERSE

    Summer 3011
     
  6. loneranger Well-Known Member

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    FADE IN FROM BLACK

    I wish to speak to you today about the tragedy of Europe.

    [Cut to view of a map of Europe, before fading out]

    This noble continent, is the origin of most of the culture, arts, philosophy and science both of ancient and modem times.

    [Show an image of troops training at a range, before fading out again]

    If Europe were once united in the sharing of its common inheritance, there would be no limit to the happiness, to the prosperity and glory which its people would enjoy.

    [Same image of the range, yet we pan away from the training to see a flag of the European Union]

    A vast quivering mass of tormented, hungry, care-worn and bewildered human beings gape at the ruins of their cities and homes, and scan the dark horizons for the approach of some new peril, tyranny or terror.


    [We see a room filled with many foreign diplomats, they are all yelling at each other.]

    Among the victors there is a babel of jarring voices; among the vanquished the sullen silence of despair.


    [We see a group of post-modern American soldiers moving down a street in Copenhagen]

    The fact that the great Republic across the Atlantic Ocean has at length realised that the ruin or enslavement of Europe would involve their own fate as well, and has stretched out hands of succour and guidance, the Dark Ages would have returned in all their cruelty and squalor.


    [We see a Russian talking into a phone, before it fades out again.]

    They may still return.

    [We see a street battle between JSF and EFEC forces in Cophenhagen.]

    We must build a kind of United States of Europe.

    [The Freedom Star is shown being destroyed after lift off.]

    All that is needed is the resolve of hundreds of millions of men and women to do right instead of wrong, and gain as their reward, blessing instead of cursing.

    [We see a clash between EF Forces and US Army units battling at USS Reagan Seabase, New York]

    [FADE TO BLACK]

    ENDWAR
     
  7. BlackWave Well-Known Member

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    Heheh, very cool. :D
     
  8. Keith Well-Known Member

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    In the "forum threads as AH movies" vein...

    EXT: SPACE

    (Camera pans down to the Earth)

    Narrator: In a world...

    (Camera zooms in, showing ice covering many temperate regions and numerous battlestations and spacecraft orbiting overhead)

    Narrator: ...where things turned out...

    MONTAGE SEQUENCE

    (An animated, coloured worldmap labelled '1942' shows Africa and the Middle East as a solid block of orange. Arrows lance out from the swastika-marked German Reich into Russia, then additional arrows move out from the orange block to encircle the Axis forces.)

    (Draka paratroopers descend from the sky into Georgia.)

    (Draka citizen-soldiers fight SS troopers with horrifying efficiency in the ruins of a village)

    Archon (V/O): The Draka will conquer the world for two reasons; because we must and because we can.

    (Janissary jackboots stomp across a fallen Nazi flag. Pan up to reveal the ruins of Berlin.)

    Narrator: ...a little differently...

    (The worldmap, now labelled '1948', shows all of Africa and Eurasia save Britain, India, Japan and SE Asia in orange, with the rest in blue. The two blocks are labelled 'Domination of the Draka' and 'Alliance for Democracy'.)

    (Nuclear mushroom clouds and kinetic explosions engulf familiar cities and landmarks in a rapid-fire sequence.)

    (The worldmap, now labelled '1998', turns entirely orange.)

    (The Draka flag is raised over the ruins of Washington, D.C.)

    EXT: SPACE

    (A pyramidal starship emerges from hyperspace, obviously damaged, and engages Draka weapon platforms.)

    Narrator: An ancient menace is about to return.

    INT: TOMB

    (The camera rapidly follows Karl'ac and a group of Jaffa down a corridor, then lingers as they halt in front of a Stargate.)

    Narrator: And they haven't the faintest idea what's about to hit them.

    (The Jaffa are mown down like cattle by heavy machine-gun fire, then a squad of ghouloons lope into the middle of the group and tear the survivors apart.)

    INT: DANTE BASE

    (Anton de Polignac and his squad, massive and heavily armed in their power armour, stand before the Stargate as it opens.)

    Anton de Polignac: Service to the State!

    MONTAGE SEQUENCE

    (Draka tanks engage Jaffa on a dusty street.)

    (A Draka missile obliterates a Goa'uld outpost.)

    (A Ha'tak explodes.)

    (Anton de Polignac's boot crushes a Goa'uld symbiote.)

    Anton de Polignac (V/O): Glory to the race!

    TITLE SCREEN

    DARK SCHTROUMPF PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALTERNATEHISTORY.ORG

    SNAKEPIT

    THIS FALL

    THE FUTURE JUST GOT R-RATED

    MONTAGE SEQUENCE

    (Two naked female Drakensis enthusiastically make out in a tent - we mostly just see their faces and the bare back of one of them.)

    (de Polignac snaps someone's neck.)

    (A Tollan woman screams in ecstasy at something we can't see. Daniel Jackson moves into view.)

    (Jaffa stare in horror at a display of impaled corpses.)

    (A space station explodes with gigatons of force.)

     
  9. alt_historian Didn't mean to be away so long

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    All very good, but one quibble:
    a) It wasn't in Moscow, it was out to the south-southwest, in Kaluga. About 100 miles away.
    b) it was 'only' an early, Little Boy-sized bomb - probably 20kt at most. So a tac nuke.
     
  10. stirlingdraka Female Draka Defector

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    That is awesome:) but I would have nightmares for months after watching that.:eek::eek::eek::eek: And I think my mum would ban the DVD from the house she hates that I liked and bought District 9 which was tame compared with that. I would still sneek the DVD of that in the house though.
     
  11. Polish Eagle Resident Martian

    Bump. Filler.
     
  12. mrmandias Regent

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    Accuracy in a movie trailer? It is too laugh.

    --

    GI Sergeant:
    Boys, you've probably heard the rumor that Uncle Sam has a super-weapon that's going to bring the Japs to their knees.
    That super weapon is us.

    Narrator: Imagine no Hiroshima, no Nagasaki, no atomic bomb to bring the fanatical Japanese leadership to its senses. Imagine beaches running red with blood.

    Shots of Japanese troops shouting Banzai; GIs in am amphibious assault; dogfighting over Mount Fuji; a starveling Japanese girl crying as GI boots pound past her; an old Japanese man running at GIs with a rifle and getting shot down; a bird's eye shot of a dead GI.

    Shot of the movie title, etc. Voiceover (young man with a Japanese accent, sounding weary): Duty is heavier than a mountain. Death is lighter than a feather.
     
  13. The Vulture Banned

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    INT. PADDED CELL

    A man in a straitjacket sits and stares vacantly at nothing. Softly, he sings.

    MAN: (singing) It's a world of laughter. . .

    (Young Mouseketeers, smiling and laughing, line up outside a church, taking picket signs)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd) . . .a world of tears. . .

    (A white mob descends on Ernest Green, he opens his mouth in a silent scream right as the camera mercifully cuts away)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd). . .it's a world of hopes. . .

    (Orson Welles swigs from a bottle of Paul Masson and shakes hands with Elvis Presley, the Eiffel Tower in the background)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd). . .it's a world of fears. . .

    (Armed, weary-looking soldiers take down an Israeli flag and run up a red and yellow Communist version)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd). . .there's so much that we share. . .

    (A black man grimly watches as policemen hold a crowd at bay with submachine guns, guarding the workmen putting up a concrete wall in the middle of a street)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd). . .that it's time we're aware. . .

    (George Lincoln Rockwell walks into the Capitol, puffing his pipe, a copy of Mein Kampf tucked inconspicuously under his arm)

    MAN: (voiceover, cont'd). . .it's a small word after all.

    (US Marines corner a man on a war-torn Cuban street. He is dirty and injured, but his beard and hard stare makes him instantly recognizable as Fidel Castro)

    SMASH CUT TO BLACK

    MC: (voiceover) Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the President of the United States. . .

    SMASH CUT TO CROWDED EVENT

    MC: Walter Elias Disney!

    (Disney walks out on stage, flanked by Cohn and Dodd)

    TITLE: A WORLD OF LAUGHTER, A WORLD OF TEARS

    (At a downtown police station, a young nervous black man edges closer to the desk sergeant. When a cop looks up at him, he flings open his coat, revealing a dynamite vest)

    SUICIDE BOMBER: Allahu akbar!

    (Exterior view of the windows of the police station blowing out)

    SMASH CUT TO BLACK

    TITLE: COMING THIS SUMMER
     
  14. ComradeTovarich Not-so-able Seaman

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    START


    [A green coloured LUCASFILMS logo fades in before shimmering to silver then gold. It fades out an instant after that.]


    [The logo of WHISKEY TANGO FILMS is shown.]


    [A single oboe plays 'The Force' motif from the Star Wars theme once through slowly and softly.]


    EXT: CORUSCANT


    [Cut to the view of a Republic gunship flying past Coruscant's tall buildings. The camera fades out after the gunship zooms past it.]


    EXT: JEDI TEMPLE LANDING PAD


    [Cut to the view of the gunship landing on the landing pad outside the Jedi Temple. The camera fades out after the gunship lands.]


    EXT: CLOSE UP OF GUNSHIP'S BAY DOORS


    [The bay doors open to reveal YODA]


    YODA: Hurry we must, Admiral. Late for the Council meeting, we are.


    [YODA jumps out of the gunship and runs past the camera out of sight. The camera pans up to reveal a familiar face dressed in a Republic Admiral's feldgrau uniform: ROMMEL. Cut to dark screen]


    [Powerful chorale music (Red Army theme from Call of Duty: World at War) kicks in as the dark screen changes to brief clips from the movie.]


    EXT: NILREB


    [Cut to Republic gunship spiralling out of control over the ruins of NILREB, the capital of GORM which looks like a Middle Eastern town.]


    EXT: GORM PROTON CANNON BATTERY


    [Cut to night time assault of a GORM PROTON CANNON BATTERY by the Republic Commandos of PI SQUAD. Cries of 'Bitte' and 'Nicht Scheissen' ring out as the GORM TROOPERS, who look like SS men, are being gunned down]


    [Cut to epic space battle between the Republic Navy and the Gorm Defence Fleet.]


    EXT: GDS BISMARCK


    [The GDS BISMARCK breaks up after taking a broadside from the RAS INDOMITABLE. Fighters can be seen dogfighting in the background.]


    EXT: DESERT


    [NIKOLAI VATUTIN leads an armoured charge of SEPERATIST tanks]


    INT: REICHSPALAST, RANDOM PASSAGEWAY


    [A heavily armoured GORM TROOPER with a chaingun suppresses a squad of Republic CLONETROOPERS]


    EXT: NILREB, STREET LEVEL


    [Republic gunship that was spiralling out of control earlier in the trailer crashes in front of the camera, engulfing it in darkness.]


    [Cut to title card]


    STAR WARS: THE FOX OF THE OUTER RIM


    ADOLF HITLER/ADOHI GRAFOZ V.O.: (smashes table repeatedly) NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!

    END
     
  15. mdc_1957 Moved on from the forum

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    <Cue Universal Studios Logo c.1960>

    Garbled clips of 1950s-60s Cold War footage

    Narrator (while clips keep playing): But the princes, putting the words of their wise men to naught, thought each to himself: If I but strike quickly enough, and in secret, I shall destroy those others in their sleep, and there will be none to fight back...

    <Cut to black screen>

    ...and the earth shall be mine.

    A flash, followed by a mushroom cloud in the distance. In the foreground, a man in a tattered labcoat watches helplessly.

    (as dust covers the scene) Such was the folly of princes, and there followed the Flame Deluge.

    Cue Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz

    <Insert Chanting mixed with Fallout noise>

    Next Title: SUMMER 2011
     
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  16. alt_historian Didn't mean to be away so long

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    ... I need to finish reading that novel.
     
  17. DSS Foreign Minister

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    Oh, awesome! I love this!

    Hollywood needs to take a look at this, and make a movie from this...;)
     
  18. stirlingdraka Female Draka Defector

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    That is awesome:):D. I would buy that on DVD.
     
  19. Whumbly The European Connection

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    [Black Screen. Marching jackboots heard]

    [Scene shows a single man at a desk smoking a cigar, he is hidden by the shadows]

    Hidden Man (deep, gruff): A single decision can change the world.

    [Screen changes to a various WWI clips, then to a scene that shows Imperial German Troops marching through Paris and the Imperial German Flag being hoisted over the Eiffel Tower. A crude version of the Imperial German Anthem is heard]

    Hidden Man: Some changes we can predict.

    [Franz Joseph I of Austria looks out across Vienna the city is burning.]

    Hidden Man: Some come as a complete shock.

    [Cut to the Oval Office. General Douglas MacArthur points a pistol at a surprised President FDR.]

    MacArthur: Sorry Sir. [MacArthur fires a single shot, a close up shot of a pair of bloodstain glasses falling to the ground.]

    Hidden Man: But, one thing is constant in any scenario.

    [A map of Western Europe showing 1914 like borders with a few changes.]

    Hidden Man: Revenge.

    [The Man zooms in on Paris. British and American bombers and fighters fly over, the Eiffel Tower, flying a French flag, is toppled in the carpet bombing. British and American tanks smashing through the city's fanatic defences.]

    Hidden Man: For this a war.

    [Montage Sequence.]
    [Japanese and Imperial Russian forces engaging Chinese, British and American forces in Beijing.]
    [Charles De Gaulle being escorted by Adolf Hitler in an Imperial German sergeant's uniform to a waiting plane.]
    [Italian ships firing on a Red Flagged Athens.]
    [German jet aircraft, and Russian propeller aircraft over London fighting the RAF.]

    [Scene cuts back to the Hidden Man who leans forward into the light. The face of Winston Churchill is revealed.]

    Churchill: My War.

    [Smash to titles]

    Title: Churchill's War

    [Smash to New York, the city appears normal, though a single speck is shown above. Then the city disappears in a bright flash and behind the Staute of Liberty a mushroom cloud is shown.]

    [Smash to Black]

    Title: Revenge is coming.
     
  20. The Vulture Banned

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    Check out statichaos' timeline, it's more awesome than I can put into words.