How Long Will I Be Made to Wait for the Modern Pirate Movie or TV Series?
|flickr user: Jaroh|
|Pirates: Almost as exciting as the American Idol quarterfinals.|
Until now, the dilemma with the modern pirate movie / TV series pitch has been a lack of an American angle. Typically, the pirates target ships with lower-paid, barely trained workers from other countries. But thanks to this week's events, the threat is suddenly (finally!) real to people in Peoria.
My pitch presumes it's just a matter of time till pirates get up the nerve -- and the military might -- to launch an attack off American shores. Now: What U.S. region boasts the kind of ship and yacht traffic that would lure pirates for a big score? South Florida, of course, a region in dire need of improved television and film treatment, not to mention a few tourist bucks.
|The Athena: an Old World schooner with modern flair|
Film the action aboard the Athena (pictured), which is available for rental (just a half-mill / week!) and is currently gathering dust in the armpit of the 17th Street Causeway. I know of a Fort Lauderdale bar that would make a perfect scene. I'm thinking Olivia Wilde as the daughter of capitalist crook played by Tom Wilkinson. In the Somali roles we can cast...oh, who cares? Vin Diesel couldn't ruin this plot. I'm too lazy to market this idea myself, so can someone please make this happen?