How many loglines can you come up with just by looking at the below pics?
For this I’m going to use the guidelines of logline creation developed by Rob Tobin. I find it’s a good place to start when creating a logline.
Life Changing Event:
A costumed vigilante haunted by ghosts, with the help of an ex-pornstar sci-fi nut, must capture an elusive magician by defeating a global organisation of sex kittens in order to return a weapon that can kill phantoms back to the King of England.
Yeah, it needs work. How about…
A porn nerd and a haunted vigilante must reclaim a magic gun from an elusive magician before he uses it to kill the King of England. [ADVENTURE-COMEDY]
A porn [Flaw] nerd [Hero] and a haunted [Ally’s M.O.] vigilante [Ally] must travel the globe [Implied Journey] to reclaim a magic gun from an elusive magician [Opponent] before he uses it to kill the King of England [Life Changing Event].
Out there stuff. I reversed the roles of the hero and ally from the first logline, I think it makes it more interesting if the porn nerd is the hero. But I had to cut the sex kittens part out and sex sells! Maybe another do over? Anyway, a good exercise for making loglines, and once you have your logline, you have your movie!