When a misfit discovers that she, and the rest of humanity, are just a computer simulation, she must team with a rebellious AI to prevent the simulators shutting down the virtual world in an attempt to stop humanity from being reborn.
“Dispassionate”? Back to the dictionary! Do you mean “disillusioned”? Or, if she is the only one who knows, maybe “mutated” would be better. If she’s a “Sim”, how can she be part of “humanity”? Presumably it was humanity who created them.
How about: :”When a reclusive woman discovers that she is not human, but a simulant… etc.”
In the Danish TV series “Real Humans” the tension was between the humans, who use the sims as servants, and a group of sims who had broken out and become rebels. Sounds like a similar problem.
So basically humanity is f****ed. We’re damned if we keep the simulation going because our existence is a digital illusion; and we’re damned if we stop the simulation because that means our extinction.
That’s a bummer. In contrast to the “The Matrix” which offered hope in the form of real flesh and blood rebels and the prospect of liberation from the simulation.
While the logline confirms my worst existential suspicions, I’m not sure it is marketable.
Thanks for both suggestions. I guess the way I see it she is a sim, but she is a glitch, and so in this virtual world she begins to see it for what it is, and develops free will, free of the system itself so the computer that created the world will will be terrified of it.
In terms of the hope for humanity, maybe I could tweak the story a little bit. Maybe, there could be an outside hope for humanity. That at first, they are trapped inside a system, but by the end she could end up in a real body and represent mankind’s rebirth.
The logline uses too many words best to slim it down significantly.
After a misfit discovers humanity is a virtual race in a computer she must unite all the AI’s to fight the simulators from shutting them down.
However as concepts go this doesn’t sound like a good potential for production. It outlines a very large budget shoot and a complex post path with many VFX shots, basically this will require a studio to back it.
But with out a pre established comic book style built in audience and as DPG said a gloomy outlook for humanity either way also in light of the hugely successful Matrix franchise I just can’t see any exec green lighting this.