SCREENWRITER PETTER ENGLUND [PORTFOLIO]
A STORY OF THE SEVEN SEAS
INSPIRED ON A TRUE STORY
In my vision, Ultimat Fuga is a colorful, pure genre adventure drama. While it will feature its fair share of action-like sequences, it's the characters and the world around them that we'll fall in love with. Our window into this new world? Jonah. It's from his perspective the story will unfold. Throughout the film, we'll strive to achieve that timeless quality that many of the best works out there have doubled down on.
In broad strokes, the first half of the film will be relatively light in tone and have a strong "feel-good" vibe to it. This part of the film will be all about exploration, finding love, and living life to the fullest. To enhance this, the cinematography will be energetic, colorful, and constantly on the move. From the midpoint and forward, as our investigative element of the story surfaces and the world closes in on Jonah, the tone will somber and turn significantly darker. The second half of the film will be more about consequences, responsibility, and "the other side of the coin". To play into this, I imagine the cinematography turning a bit bolder, claustrophobic, and more observational. As the film in its entirety spans over roughly 25 years, we aim to end on an epic and nostalgic note.
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Director by: Danny Boyle
© 20th Century Fox
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Director by: Sean Penn
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Director by: Catherine Hardwicke
© Sony Pictures