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Rhythm of War Movie Trailer

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There was a thread in the main Stormlight forum where people wrote up their ideas for how a movie trailer for each book would go. The spoiler period is still going on the main forum I think, so I thought I'd put an idea I had in this one.

I tried not to give away too many major end-book spoilers. I chose a random year for the title, but I feel like 10th of October would be an appropriate date for a Stormlight Archive film (and it avoids the dd//mm/yy vs mm/dd/yy issue).

Spoiler

FADE IN as a woman’s voice sings a note, pulsing in a stately rhythm. The camera soars over a field of rockbuds before arriving at a small town.

Refugees stumble as they move through a triage line towards a single surgeon and his assistants. Singer warforms keep an eye on them as Heavenly Ones float overhead.

A Singer suddenly steps out of formation to pull the hood off one of the refugees in line to reveal long black hair and a shash brand. KALADIN STORMBLESSED takes a moment before bursting into a beacon of Stormlight.

CUT TO BLACK

VENLI follows LESHWI into the meeting of THE NINE as a different woman’s voice starts to sing a chaotic tune of discordant notes.

 

LESHWI (VO)

Extinction is the natural escalation of this war.

 

Fused sneak through the caverns of Urithiru.

 

LESHWI (VO)

If you forget why you are fighting, then victory itself becomes the goal.

 

THE PURSUER teleports after Kaladin through the streets of Hearthstone.

 

LESHWI (VO)

The longer we fight, the more detached we become.

 

Moash summons his Honorblade as he floats above Hearthstone.

 

The two women’s songs begin to merge into one, bursts of chaotic notes bounded by another, more regular voice regularly pulsing.

NAVANI sits at her desk, studying various gemstones.

 

RABONIEL (VO)

Do you know what the humans gain by being so forceful? By reaching to seize before they are ready?

 

DALINAR stands proudly at the prow of the Fourth Bridge, flanked by a dozens of Wundrunners.

 

RABONIEL (VO)
In the moment, they are the sprinter who outpaces the steady runner. They create wonders.

 

ADOLIN stands in a courtroom in front of hundreds of honorpren.

 

RABONIEL (VO)

You cannot fault their audacity.

 

Kaladin and Syl stand in Urithiru.

 

KALADIN

It was a nice dream, wasn’t it Syl? That we could find peace at long last?

 

SYL

Such a wonderful dream.

 

Kaladin reaches out to touch the wall, but the frame cuts away before we see what he is doing.

 

CUT TO:

WIT and DESIGN are sitting beside a campfire.

 

WIT

Don’t spoil stories!

 

DESIGN

That’s stupid. The story is really long. He needs to hear the ending so he’ll know it’s worth listening all the way.

 

WIT

That’s not how this works. It needs drama, suspense, surprise!

 

DESIGN

Blah blah blah blah blah!

 

WIT

I have bonded a literal monster.

 

CUT TO TITLES:

THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE 4: RHYTHM OF WAR

10/10/2030

 

 

 

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I love this! I could picture every shot, fantastic job.

The voiceovers were great picks. Great job being subtle with the storyline without really giving spoilers. 

I want to watch your movie now.

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