As I come up with ideas I’ll just post them on this site until I’ve got a big enough collection of ideas to start writing up a script.
Ok so at that stage in the movie where he’s starting to look sane in front of his parents again but he has to keep a kingdom together in his bedroom, there are all sorts of problems that go wrong while he is at school. His castle, the bunk bed with slide, is under attack from a toy that his parents had given John for his last birthday, some freaky clown puppet. He had been telling all the toys that he is the new leader while John is away, even though John said no such thing.
So he had gone around the room renovating it to look like some gothic emo kid’s bedroom, which made the parents worry. John had to apologise and tell the parents, “Gee, what was I thinking? It looks so ugly, I’ll change it right now”.
Then while he was browsing the internet looking at sites like www.funkidsbeds.com trying to think of boys bedroom ideas to renovate his room, the clown was off sleeping around with John’s sister’s barbie dolls, and that was really bad. Half the dolls in John’s sister’s bedroom were all depressed because they had been used, abused, and dumped.
Though that last part might be a bit dodgy for a kiddy audience, it should probably be implied, rather than blatantly obvious what the clown was up to.
This is the John Heron Project: I’m going to make an awesome film about a kid called John Heron.
So this is my idea. There’s this little kid playing in a loft bed with slide, and he’s teamed up with his GI Joe to defeat the evil Jafaar (the bad guy off Aladdin) when all of a sudden his imagination goes full-retard and it’s down the old rabbit hole. On the one hand there are scenes of the crying parents trying to cope with their child going insane, on the other hand it shows the kid’s journey through Wonderland, and the two realms parallel in plot and intertwine. So the kids loft bed with slide becomes his little castle and he becomes the king in this land, where he has to lead his people and effectively run a country.
Eventually the task of leading a people as king is such a daunting task that he grows up very quickly and becomes quite mature, like an adult. In his interaction with his parents he realises that they do not see his kingdom as he does, but in his maturity he decides to pretend not to see his kingdom and to live a ‘normal life’ for his parents. On the one hand his parents are encouraged that their son is ‘healing’, on the other hand he is still as crazy as he ever was and needs to keep his kingdom in order while going to school and living a normal life.
The bunk bed with slide, his castle in his bedroom, falls into chaos while he is at school and he needs to appoint leaders who will run the country in his absence. By the time he grows up and leaves school, graduates from university and becomes a CEO in a big company, he still needs to ring the toys in his bedroom from his cellphone to keep them in order while he is at work. However being a king since his childhood has made him so mature that as a CEO he is like a king in his demeanour and everybody looks up to him and respects him.