I’m writing the battle script now with only one rule in mind, the single most important one: the Rule of Cool! (Click on pic for utter awesomeness)
(seriously, TVTropes is an awesome resource for writers and performers.)
Don’t worry, the rewrite will consider all the mean little rules that dictate what is actually possible. In fact I’ll even offer some shot breakdowns along with the script, as the director won’t have much time.
Here’s what I’m thinking, subject to the Rule of Cool:
1–SHAMELESS SUCK-UPPERY: As many different Doritos products as possible and as quickly as possible, as inventively as possible. Possible cameo by a Doritos Locos Taco, to be deep-throated in one gulp.
There are also (non-legally actionable) shout-outs. The rights to Mortal Kombat are owned by an arm of Warner Entertainment; a meeting with both WARNER Entertainment and DC is one of the big prizes.
So, if we can combine any element of the ad with a (super-quick) shout-out, we should! Split-second homages, pastiches, parodies, anything that rewards repeated viewings. Even if it’s just product placement Easter Eggs: “hiding” your best DC and Warner toys in the background. You guys have those, right? Like, roughly equivalent to the prop department of a major studio?
2–SCREW PHYSICS, TIME, AND SPACE: We’re doing Artistic License Martial Arts here.
Keep that in mind when you see my suggested shot breakdowns, which will make me look insane. Okay, okay…insaner. We don’t have the budget Ms. Oh-So-Lucky Ali Landry got, so making you gals into stars will require cheating.
Okay! I wrote this post to get myself into the somber, serious frame of mind necessary for this job. Mission Accomplished!