I’ve got this vision of a film in my head. I want to do the story of David and Uriah from the Old Testament, but I want everyone to be goth.
Notice I didn’t say the story of David and Bathsheba. That’s where everyone focuses – probably cuz that’s where the sex is. But the real story of betrayal is between David and Uriah. See David had a group of solider companions – the Mighty Men – who lived and fought together during Saul’s reign. They were blood brothers. Uriah was one of these guys. And David slept with his wife. Then he had him killed. Uriah was so good that he wouldn’t sleep with his wife while the rest of the Mighty Men were still in the field.
It’s a very dramatic story.
Now why Goth? Goth is dramatic and in many cases beautiful. So it would be cool to use it visually. And no one would expect it.
But there are problems. You need a war. And how are you going to get a modern day Gothic war?