A draft script
is available online.
'John Storm' franchise, is a series of original stories being developed as
scripts & graphic novels, featuring the amazing solar powered Elizabeth
Swann ship, and her rugged ocean conservationist Captain. We asked Bard
about the cost of producing a budget version of this original concept, using
VFX-CGI for animation, and cost estimates, to compare with live action
Hi Bard, thank you very much for your help thus far. We were wondering if you could assist us a bit more with how much it might cost to produce a budget animation version of the John Storm adventure 'Cleopatra The Mummy' using VFX and CGI, in a way that would appeal to potential investors. Perhaps, compared to a live action film, that might also benefit from VFX?
A budget animation version of the John Storm adventure "Cleopatra The Mummy" using VFX and CGI could potentially be produced for significantly less cost compared to a live-action film with similar VFX requirements. This is because animation does not require the same level of physical sets, costumes, and actors as a live-action film. Additionally, animation can be produced more quickly and efficiently than live-action, which can lead to lower production costs.
Here is a table comparing the estimated costs of a live-action and animation version of "Cleopatra The Mummy":
Production design $10 million $2 million
Sets $5 million $1 million
Costumes $3 million $1 million
VFX $10 million $5 million
Animation $20 million $10 million
Total $50 million $28 million
As you can see, the animation version of the film would be approximately 40% less expensive to produce. This is due to the lower costs of animation production design, sets, costumes, and VFX. Additionally, animation can be produced more quickly, which can save on labor costs.
Of course, the exact cost of producing an animated film will vary depending on the specific requirements of the project. However, the table above provides a general guideline for the potential cost savings of using animation.
Here are some additional benefits of using animation to produce "Cleopatra The Mummy":
- More creative freedom: Animation can be used to create more fantastical and unrealistic elements than live-action. This could be particularly beneficial for a film set in ancient Egypt, with its pyramids, sphinxes, and mummies.
- Potentially broader appeal: Animation can appeal to a wider audience than live-action, which may not be suitable for all viewers. Animation can also be more easily adapted to different cultures and languages.
- Potential for sequels and spin-offs: Animation is a more cost-effective medium than live-action, which could allow for the production of multiple films in the "Cleopatra The Mummy" franchise.
In conclusion, a budget animation version of "Cleopatra The Mummy" could be a more cost-effective and appealing way to produce the film than a live-action version. Animation offers greater creative freedom, has the potential to appeal to a wider audience, and could allow for the production of sequels and spin-offs.
Storm ocean adventure is 'CLEOPATRA THE
MUMMY' is available as a draft (V1) script. Suitable for live action or
animation feature films, or adaptation to a TV series.