There are a collection of science fiction films that stick with me over time, no matter how old they are. The one I wish they would consider a remake, is MILLENNIUM.
Storyline : Millennium is a 1989 science fiction film where Time Travellers abduct the passengers and crew of FLIGHT 35, because in the future, there’s so much pollution, the population are sterile and sick. It means the human race is dying ; therefore they kidnap people from the past who were supposed to die in the first place.
Flight 35 experienced computer malfunction* and destine to touch wings with another aircraft. Due to this encounter, the other craft recovered, while FLIGHT 35 was destined to crash, killing all aboard.
The Time Traveller Agents would alter the time-line, boarding FLIGHT 35. They would they replace the “Live Passengers” with cadavers, who had previously died from poor health in their “future timeline”.
However, FLIGHT 35 miraculous survived the encounter, automatically landing in one piece. With emergency crew on hand, opened the hatch. To the investigator on-board, he found the whole crew dead. Not only that, the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Unknown to the investigators, the Time Travellers burnt the cadavers, to simulate what they would look like after the crash.
Each timeline visit would cause catastrophic damage, referred to as a “timequake”. Therefore the Time Travellers would only abduct people that wont effect the future.
However, things go terribly wrong after the Time Travellers try their best to correct their mistakes…
I’ll stop here because it wouldn’t be fair to tell you the whole story. Be great if Disney Studios would plan a remake of MILLENNIUM. Screenwriters (like me) can change the storyline to suit today’s relevant technology. We can also mix up the subplots to keep the viewers guessing the outcome.
* Makes you think of the recent plane crashed due to on-board computer hardware.
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About Bari : I produce Spec Scripts for Directors, Agents and Production companies.