After trying an anti aging cream, a 71 year old starts getting younger every morning and must seek its manufacturer to avoid dying…

    …in 71 days (title)

    The first half is about stuff he wanted to do but couldn’t. Around Mid Point he realizes that if it continues, he would probably become a foetus!

    (maybe his nephew gave him a sample of this new product his lab’s currently working on, as a prank)

    Summitry Posted on April 23, 2018 in Fantasy.

    an out of the bottle genre (blake snyder’s save the cat paradigm)

    think “be careful for what you wish for…”

    on April 23, 2018.
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      Can you make it clearer in the logline, that de-ages one year a day? Another difference is, it can be reversed, and that he has lived a full life before. How else can you make it fundamentally different? I mean the aging backward concept is probably not taboo now. Just needs your unique “variable” take on it.

      Samurai Answered on April 23, 2018.

      One thought: are there others with the same problem, he may have to find and rescue? It was an exclusive tester bottle only for high value customers of some company or so?

      on April 23, 2018.
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        variable:

        Come to think about it, I think it’s a potentially cool concept.  It would be another story working off the primal wish of getting a 2nd chance to live one’s life over,  to right the wrongs, to make better decisions.  And I would suggest her biological time clock should age — or rather youth — backwards one day at a time.  However, the world doesn’t.  It keeps moving forward in time.  Which presents interesting choices she has to make.

        But I fear that the 1st reaction of most movie makers will be what mine was, “Oh,  that was already done with ‘Benjamin Button’.” So I think the logline (as well as the script) needs not only a different inciting incident (which you’ve got ) but a more interesting objective goal than finding the manufacturer.  I think her objective goal should be to seize the opportunity to live the life she always wanted to live but didn’t have the guts to live.

        fwiw

        Singularity Answered on April 23, 2018.

        >>>her objective goal should be to seize the opportunity to live the life she always wanted to live but didn’t have the guts to..
        True, since her pursuit of the creator should start only after she realizes where she’s headed (inverse death)

        on April 23, 2018.

        …now I too think it should be “her”, not “him”

        on April 23, 2018.

        One other idea you can  play with is that because her biological clock is counting backwards to zero, she  knows exactly how long she will live.  If we all  knew the day of our demise, how much differently would we live today… and tomorrow… and the day after?

        on April 24, 2018.

        Yeah, that’s why the title is 71 days!
        She knows it

        on April 24, 2018.
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          Seems like a clone of the premise  for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”  (2008).  Different story bootup (inciting incident) , but same dramatic problem, a character who lives his life backwards.

          Singularity Answered on April 23, 2018.

          hmm…….not progeria,
          but an out of a (anti aging cream) bottle

          on April 23, 2018.
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