Hey guys, new to the forum, but a massive FoTC fan just like the rest of you so I'm sure I'm not to out of place
I know Bret and Jemaine have been tossing around the idea of a film for a while now and I was wondering what would, if you guys could, you make the story be about? Or you can help me out on my current working Fan plot as detailed below.
There are two main ways to approach this film, you could either encompass all of the events of the series in a kind of synopsis film, or you could return to the events that follow the end of the second season where they go back to NZ. I think that the latter of those two would be best, especially since the story arc of every episode was for the most part self containing, and not really conducive to any kind of rising action/climax/falling action/conclusion formula that really makes most movies. Of course, the FoTC writers could probably make it work anyways.My Fan Plot
The film opens with the play "Born To Folk" starting, the same play that Murray wrote in the last episode of the series. Since the trio left the states the script got picked up and made into an actual high budget broadway play that really takes off.
"Born To Folk" skips around on screen, chronologically detailing the events of the first two seasons and thereby introducing audiences who had not seen the HBO show to the characters and scenarios that made FoTC so special. The opening sequence would have to take several minutes to establish enough backstory that you can fully comprehend the major events of the TV series. So I'm thinking all the "how they came to the US in the first place" and "Murray's striking it big as a producer" story pieces get elaborated on during the performance, which as I would remind you is a play taking place in the film. Then Murray loses the producer gig and goes back to the consulate, the guys play out season 2 (just some funny parts like Jemaine being a prostitute and Bret being in a gang) all the way to the final episode where, going meta, Murray explains to Jemaine and Bret that they are going to make a musical and make it big on Broadway, the play ends just like in the TV series with Jemaine and Bret celebrating having actually made it big, and as the two actors stand on stage with their hands in the air it suddenly cuts to a New Zealand sheep farm with our duo shepherding the sheep around. The title drops in letters on the screen "Flight of the Conchords" above the New Zealand pastures as Bret and Jemaine walk with their canes off into the distance.
Cut back to Bret and Jemaine going into town, they go to a bar and see Murray, who sees them and frantically runs over to greet them. Murray informs them that the prime minister wants to talk to them as they have become a sort of local heroes. Confused, Bret and Jemaine inquire as to why they are famous and then Murray tells them about the play on Broadway in the states about them, of course by this time the play had been on for a year or so and the news is just reaching New Zealand, as is a recurring joke throughout the TV series. So the duo set of for Wellington (the capital) and meet the PM and talk about how to capitalize on their fame in the states.
I'm not sure exactly how or why they go to the states, perhaps to make it as a band again only this time with some recognition, but you guys can help me fill in that part later.
So anyways, the Bret and Jemaine are in New York where they find Dave who tells them that Mel took the script for the play that Murray wrote after they were all deported and got it produced on Broadway.
The guys go to meet Mel (at the Tony Awards maybe?)... and that's all the farther I've gotten.
If you guys can help me along and add/change stuff or criticize please do so