Hey there and welcome to my work in progress thread for my new short film. As you might have guest it is an short Minecraft animation. I am going to recreate the famous scene from the Raiders of the Lost Ark, let´s call it the Golden Idol and Boulder Scene, where Indy runs from a giant boulder. But as you know everything in Minecraft is a cube so that could get interesting.
This is the original clip straight out of the movie:
Edit: If you want a more final version of the script, to get an overview of the project and where it is heading, just go down a few posts.
So first of all here is my first version of my script:
Indiana Jones meets Minecraft
Comment for you:
First of all a huge thank you for downloading this script and showing interest in my project.
Every feedback is more than welcome especially critic! Before I wish you fun reading my
short story let me give you a word of warning. I’m not a screen writer, meaning I didn’t
follow any of their rules for the format of the script and so one. So if you are one please
don’t be offended by this. This was purely written to outline the story for myself. Secondly I
not a native speaking English person so you might find a few mistakes. Now with no more
distracting words by me have fun reading.
Everything is set in the wonderful cubic world of Minecraft.
The scene is set in a dark, old Maya temple. It is clear that no one has stepped inside this
place for decades. Even looking back a few 100 years no one has seen these stones. Slowly,
very slowly Indiana Jones starts moving away from the door he entered, carefully choosing,
where every of his steps meat the ground.
Suddenly he freezes in the middle of his movement. His left foot just inches over a tripwire.
His eyes follow the wire to the left, then to the right. On both sides there are dispenser
hooked up to them. Now he knows for sure. His next step could be his last.
Carefully but quickly he moves through this field of death. Always keeping one eye on his
target, a gold figure in the center of the room.
Reaching his destination he takes a close look at this priceless treasure. But what caches his
attention is not the bright, sparkling gold or the amazing craftsmanship that went into
manufacturing this magnificent peace of art. It is the contraption it is sitting on top of.
He slowly reaches into his pockets pulling out some cubes of sand. He takes a look at them,
dropping a few to the ground. Satisfied with the weight he carries on swapping them for
the idol. The look on his face shows the pressure he is under. After a moment of not knowing
if his plan has worked or not, a big smile appears on his face. Satisfied with his work he
While turning his arm comes dangerously close to the sand. Then there is the typical sound
of picking up items in Minecraft (that even happens if you do not thouch them). The
satisfaction on his face changes to pure fear.
After this second of happiness the cubes of sand slowly, than faster and faster start
to sink into the ground, triggering the traps. All of them. (this is closer to the original
scene, can be used if the accidental pic up of the items is to confusing, not
understood by the audience)
[the following chase scene starts with some mid to wide angel shoot and gets more closer to
Indi as it continues]Now that the traps are triggered there is no need to be careful. After a
second of standing frozen in the room Indi starts running towards the exit as fast as humanly
possible, dogging one deadly projectile after the other.
In slow motion we see how an arrow flies in front of him. Indi follows it with his eyes while
leaning backwards. After this there is a short while of Indi running in close up, now one wide
angel shoot, showing the whole row of traps. And we see Indi jumping up and down while
running forward (as it is done in the game to move faster).
Now that he reaches the door he quickly squeezes through the closing door.
In the next room there is a big gap. Indi uses his wipe to get over it. He wraps it around a big
piece of wood at the top of the ceiling, than he uses it to swing to the other side. He lands
right on the edge of the cliff. Behind him everything is falling apart. Now he slowly starts to
think the worst is behind him and walks through an archway. Missing one final tripwire.
Behind him a loud rumbling noise is getting closer. He starts running. A big bolder appears
behind him. Indi tries to jump to the side, covering his head. Hiding behind some rocks, he
is waiting for the impact of the boulder. This bolder is, as everything in Minecraft, square.
Meaning it tumbles once, slides a few feet, than quickly comes to a complete stop.
First opening one eye, than the other one Indi looks around and is very surprised to see the
result of this final trap. Then he just shrugs his shoulders and turns around walking into a
bright light, his way out. In one hand casually throwing the artifact up and down while he
whistles the Indiana Jones them song.
written by Martin Schurig
But for my first post I want to give you more than just a long text so here are two pictures, but this are far from done so don’t judge them too hard, but obviously I am very interested in your opinions so bring them on, especially if you don´t like something.
and I know that the hat is missing. I am working on it