Imagine Casting
Imagine Casting

DESPERATE ROSES by John Silver, Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Warner Bros. Pictures. (Suggested by vin13ish)

In a galaxy farther away from ours, a powerful but stern and welcoming leader rules his medieval kingdom Les Grace with the desire to build a peaceful but protective society.

It isn't until a group of men in suits appear outside of the kingdom and start a small battle, led by ruthless head of the 1930's mob Jeffrey Nicholson. The leader threatens to bring about more damage to his home if he does not surrender his kingdom and puts the King's daughter's life at risk, nearly capturing her.

The kingdom is thrown into a panic as the King devises a plan to fortify his home and enlists three people to aid his daughter - an archaeologist with an adventurous lifestyle, a friendly but wise-cracking man inside the armor of a machine who struggles from being friendly to dangerously hostile, and a tough as nails female archer with a troubling past who struggles to find her heart of gold. At first, the three bodyguards take a disliking to each other but eventually warm up to each other.

All goes well, but when the gangsters retaliate for a second time, Jeffrey kidnaps the King's daughter and runs off while a man from Earth who claims to be a movie buff from Earth and has no idea as to how he got transported to this world. While the man discovers the kingdom, he runs into the three bodyguards, and discovers a black and white rabbit hiding underneath the King's home and claims to be on the run from the gangsters, but knows the location of the 1930's mob that is lead by Jeffrey.

Soon, they all go to the 1930's dimension in Los Angeles as they try to search for a man who is somehow interconnected with the gangsters. They discover a mysterious man who claims to know the weakness of Jeffrey and that there is another man outside of the gang who is responsible for arranging the kidnapping of the King's daughter.

Comparison Pitch: The Hobbit meets Les Miserables meets Taken meets Thor.

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for stylized fantasy violence and action, thematic elements, sensuality, and language.

Notes: This is one of the most toughest ideas I was given, but I had some fun with as well. This is also a Disney-style musical with plenty of action and adventure led by an ensemble cast.

I would choose Hans Zimmer (Inception and Interstellar), Steven Price (Fury and Gravity), and Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Darkest Hour.) to compose some songs, while balancing between a light-hearted nature and eeiry or depressing atmosphere in certain songs.


Eric Wayne - A 32 year old movie buff with a good sense of humor who mysteriously got transported to the King's universe. (TWIST: He is Anthony Wayne's older brother from the Movie Legends universe.)

Jeffrey Nicholson - Antagonist; 1930's gangster with malicious desires to rule a world with an iron fist, leads an army of 1930's gangsters and other dangerous men who are willing to kill for money. (Think of Joffrey from GOT and Shane from the Walking Dead mashed together.)

William “Bullet Bill” Maxwell - Indiana Jones style archaeologist in his late 40's who craves adventure and is often stone cold and badass.

Ethan Carter / Mecha-Nace - Wisecracking mid 30's marine inside of a cybernetic machine who unknowingly has ghosts in the machine. (Iron Man mixed with Spider-Man).

Clarice Wright - Mid 20's to 30's British archer with a traumatic past who struggles to find her heart of gold in the venture to rescuring the King's daughter; love interest of Eric Wayne. (Katniss Everdeen mixed with Sarah Connor.)

King Darius - The elderly king of Les Grace with a heart of gold and stone who wants to protect his kingdom and family of royalty from any dangers outside. Twist: He is the one to arrange the kidnapping.

Lady Sahara - King Darius's charming but strong-willed daughter who is kidnapped by Nicholson and his gangs.

Binary Bunny - The cowardly but kind-hearted black-and-white rabbit who claims to be a prisoner of Jeffrey and his gangs. He sacrifices himself to save Clarice and Lady Sahara from Jeffrey near the end.

Gustavo Vargas-Linklater - Introverted but ambitious writer and investigator in the police force from the 1930's who teams up with Eric and the others to stop Jeffrey, seemingly having a connection to Jeffrey and his gang.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Christopher Nolan 100% 

Cast Results

Eric Wayne Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Andrew Garfield 100% 

Jeffrey Nicholson Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Armie Hammer 100% 

William "Bullet Bill" Maxwell Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Frank Grillo 100% 

Ethan Carter / Mecha-Nace Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ryan Reynolds 100% 

Clarice Wright Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Emilia Clarke 100% 

King Darius Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Kenneth Branagh 100% 

Lady Sahara Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Gabriella Wilde 100% 

Binary Bunny Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Doug Walker 100% 

Gustavo Vargas-Linklater Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Giancarlo Esposito 100% 


  • vin13ish: But why King Darius?! Why you done this to your own kingdom and your own daughter?! Why would you sell your soul to the devil?!

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