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The story. The game. The movie?

One of the most haunting gaming experiences of all times, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, a psychedelic Sci-Fi thriller inspired by Harlan Ellison's short-story by the same name, has been brought back to life by the relentless Nightdive Studios, and is now available for only $5.99 on GOG.com. This is one of those times in the history of our classic catalog, that really calls for a special celebration! You know how we like to celebrate, right? By giving you something special! This time, we offer you the chance to get a very special I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream original box set, containing the CD edition of the game, a user manual, and--*drumroll*--a mousepad signed by Harlan Ellison, himself!.

<img src="http://www.gog.com/upload/images/2013/09/58b2f21fe5f1266ecd36ad84036ebdaee50b2d73.jpg">

We propose a competition. Or two, actually, as we have two such sets to give away at this time. How Night Dive managed to acquire them is quite the mystery, as Mr. Ellison isn't known for being a particularly social person (not unlike many other brilliant writers), but the fact is we have them, and we're quite happy to part with them (that's a lie), as long as they end up in the hands of our creative users (that part's true).

How to get your hands on this gaming treasure, you ask?

So, there was the short story, then there was the game. By the rules of entertainment convergence a movie should have happened at some point, right? Well, somehow it didn't. We want to correct this, at least partially. We want you, to design a movie poster for "Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: The Motion Picture" (PG-13!). Please include essential info on the poster, like: who's the director? Who's playing who? Who's voicing the sinister AI? You know, stuff like that. The author of the best looking, most creative poster gets one of the box sets.

Don't feel comfortable enough with your photoshop skills? Don't fret! There's still the second box set you can get. All you need to do is to write up a short voiceover for an imaginary trailer that would go with the said movie. Again, including the name of the director and your own cast is a good idea.

Post your entries in the forums, below. We'll choose one best entry in both categories. The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 25, at 10:00AM GMT, which gives you almost a full week to work on your entries. Depending on the number and the quality of entries, we might award some runner-up prices. As usually, the contest is not region-limited. Please make sure to remember about the "PG-13" rating of our imaginary movie. Turn on that creative thinking, and get cracking on your entries. Good luck!

EDIT:
The results ARE IN! Go to this forum post to see who won!
Post edited September 18, 2013 by G-Doc
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dfskelleton: Since the short story was first published in 1967, I felt that a more "Late 60's-Early 70's" style poster was in order, and I chose my actors and director accordingly.
This contest is awesome, though; people have produced some truly fantastic posters and voice-overs.
Fantastic! Mine will be ready in two days but I don't have much confidence after yours.
I don't think that movie would be made so quick so I'm opting for '80, althought I don't think I will hit the style so well.
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dfskelleton: Since the short story was first published in 1967, I felt that a more "Late 60's-Early 70's" style poster was in order, and I chose my actors and director accordingly.
This contest is awesome, though; people have produced some truly fantastic posters and voice-overs.
Fantastic work. I really dig the retro vibe.
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dfskelleton: Since the short story was first published in 1967, I felt that a more "Late 60's-Early 70's" style poster was in order, and I chose my actors and director accordingly.
This contest is awesome, though; people have produced some truly fantastic posters and voice-overs.
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morhlis: Those are some EXCELLENT casting choices! Vincent Price as the voice of AM is sending chills up and down my spine just thinking about it. But I'm trying to imagine this movie getting made in 1967. If it was it would have been a far cry from the source material haha. Definitely the violence, language, and sexuality would have been whitewashed. But damn, I can imagine the sort of Rod Serling feel it would have had. Kudos on this!
"Clockwork orange" came in 1971. This movie could be done greatly in that time. I think even better than now (regarding PG-13, political correctnes and other BS).
I would put Malcolm McDowell in it too.
My other casting choices I thought of would be Christopher Walken as one of the actors or even as AM (may turn out awesome or not but it would be interesting).
Jon Voight would be great too.
I was also thinking ow would Leonard Nimoy sound as AM (he would make good Nimdoc too if he only have german accent).
As Nimdoc I would consider Max von Sydow :)
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dfskelleton: Since the short story was first published in 1967, I felt that a more "Late 60's-Early 70's" style poster was in order, and I chose my actors and director accordingly.
This contest is awesome, though; people have produced some truly fantastic posters and voice-overs.
Now that I like!
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niedziak: As Nimdoc I would consider Max von Sydow :)
Or Udo Kier
Post edited September 21, 2013 by Sachys
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niedziak: As Nimdoc I would consider Max von Sydow :)
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Sachys: Or Udo Kier
Good choice too :)
PG-13? Really?!? Well... Okay, with that in mind here's my poster, dumbing down an audience near you:
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Nimdok - Ian Mckellen
Benny - Michael Chiklis
AM - Hugh Laurie
Ted - Matt Bomer
Ellen - kerry washington
Gorrister - Matthew Broderick
Director - JJ Abrams

It would make the PG13 as a lot of the violence would be off screen and implied (that’s my excuse and I'm sticking to it)

(Black screen as V.O starts)
V.O AM (Hugh Laurie) - intonation of the voice is slow, leering and world weary boredom.
"God made man in his image"

(screen flicks to Benny (Michael Chiklis) before the his simian transformation stone faced with a pistol in his right hand menacing someone off screen)
"and in turn"

(the screen harshly flicks to Gorrister (Matthew Broderick) looking down terrified at his white shirt covered in blood where his heart should be)
"man made me"

( the screen flicks again to Ellen (Kerry Washington) in a dark alley fear and trepidation across her face the shadow of a man with a switch blade painted over her body, the image laced with sexual menace)
"but how can I worship a God so flawed"

(flick again to Nimdok (Ian Mckellen) standing in front of an operating table two Nazi storm troopers behind him on the table the top half of a live and moving man beneath him bewilderment in Nimdok's eyes and a scalpel in his hands, The camera pans to a scarred and burned expanse of fields a strange cornrowed rutted affect in the mud V.O - changes to a recognisable trailer overdubbing voice)

"From the mind of sci-fi legend Harlan Ellison, JJ Abrams directs a dark morality tale after the world has ended end of the world"

(the camera pans quickly across the rutted grass towards a commotion in front of the camera)

"where A crazed supercomputer endlessly tortures the last living 5 humans"

(the camera follows Ted (Matt Bomer) as his tired racking body slows and the camera sees about 20 slavering wolves catching up to him as he runs out of the last dregs of his energy body giving in.)

"Deep beneath in the bowels of the scarred earth without hope only AM's hate exists"

(Ted leans over his body burned out head falls down framed behind him the wolves are about to take him down his head pops up and with the last ounce of strength he brings his head up and claws at the smooth skin where his mouth should be. The camera pans back out until the field slowly begins to resemble a servers motherboard, a wicked gleam of white static plays across the cpu visually implying that Ted, Benny, Nimdok, Ellen exist with the server and slowly the screen fades to black with simple white lettering "I HAVE NO MOUTH, AND I MUST SCREAM")

(AM VO)
"Let’s play a little game"
Post edited September 22, 2013 by syndex101
Don't have photoshop, so I just did physical paints. Tried to do it in the style of those cool old Polish film posters.

http://i5.minus.com/i77Ef5HP3C2n.JPG
Post edited September 23, 2013 by ThePaleKing
I don't understand why so many people would like Guillermo del Toro to spoil such a good story. :(
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ThePaleKing: Don't have photoshop, so I just did physical paints. Tried to do it in the style of those cool old Polish film posters.
I like it =)

May I rotate / lighten the image and repost it?
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ThePaleKing: Don't have photoshop, so I just did physical paints. Tried to do it in the style of those cool old Polish film posters.
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Stuff: I like it =)

May I rotate / lighten the image and repost it?
Wouldn't complain to having it look clearer, feel free.
If this doesn't meet your expectations I will delete it =)
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Stuff: If this doesn't meet your expectations I will delete it =)
Thanks. Certainly makes the text easier to read. You can keep it up.
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ThePaleKing: Don't have photoshop, so I just did physical paints. Tried to do it in the style of those cool old Polish film posters.

http://i5.minus.com/i77Ef5HP3C2n.JPG
That's very nice, well done.
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Stuff: If this doesn't meet your expectations I will delete it =)
Ah, awesome!
Didn't expect someone to know and use polish school of poster, but that's a pleasent surprise :)
It have that feel too.
I have an idea for this "polish kind" of poster too and I hope I will have time tomorrow to finish it and post here :D