Ideas for following 3D assignment as what happens to Icarus after he fall into water.
My head is filled with so many of those ideas, that I think the best way to pick them out would be just to start writing everything down. A lot of ideas include portals into different dimensions.
Idea Nr. 1
What if when falling into portal Icarus travels into mind of an astronaut who got problems in space? Like an astronaut was fixing spaceship in dead vacuum and he got hit by a rock and when he regained his conciousness he found himself drifting into sun. By this an astronaut becomes symbol of Icarus. It would be more ironic if astronaut’s last name would be Icarus. Drifting and flashbacks could totally be done in 30 seconds as I could exagerate slowly flying into death.
Idea Nr. 2
Icarus as rebel in futuristic world where robots are taking over the world. Icarus was some sort of rebel as well. As everybody warned him to not do this, but he did it anyways and died miserably. Well perhaps in this dimension he could follow a similar pattern and die at the end sacrificing himself for his beliefs?
Idea Nr. 3
Perhaps this is a bit of outrageous idea, but after the second one, an idea of Icarus as a terrorist of ISIS came into my mind. People still are getting killed there. I would portray him in mean, violent and barbaric light of course. Basically he would explode himself as a human bomb. Just the thought of comparing Icarus and a nowadays terrorist seems a bit reasonable.
So far all my ideas follows original story’s pattern. I am not sure if that’s good or not.
Idea Nr. 4
In alternative universe Icarus never killed himself. He followed his father’s footsteps and became a father. However he has to deal with a son who wants to kill himself in a similar way that Icarus did.
Basically it’s a family drama.
Idea Nr. 5
After Icarus dies and his body dissolves into currents of mighty ocean, he reborns. Similar pattern as it is believed in reincarnation. However I am not sure yet if it should be an animal or a human. I think an animal would be better for symbolic reasons.
Before reborning it could be a journey of his lost soul in the ocean. Until his body completely fades away and no connection is left.
I could really play with sounds in this one. Like there would be a restricted narrative struction with Icarus telling his point of view. Some wise words. What he understood about life only after death.
Idea Nr. 6
Maybe nothing happens to Icarus? Maybe it would be just a journey of his dead body being smashed into rocks. Like scientific story of what happens to a dead body. It gets eaten by other organisms. Pretty gore. Not really my style.
Idea Nr. 7
Icarus gets judged by ancient gods. But they don’t look like original gods. It’s rather nowadays trial.
Honestly, it’s a bit boring.
Idea Nr. 8
Technially, the sun is a star. So what if he would become a similar character to new released The Little Prince (2015, Mark Osborne) villain? What if Icarus travels to alternative reality where he actually manages to reach the star and actually STEAL IT. Steal the sun. In Lithuanian mythology there is a myth about how sun was stolen by evil spirits and a blacksmith then created metal suns crosses to bring back the light. I mean, even until this day many people instead of crosses on their graves chooses sun crosses.
But then again, it might not be very relative to main subject.
Idea Nr. 9
What if each time after Icarus dies he continues to live in a different timeline. As in the future. However each time he leaps (reincarnates) into future, his life follows same pattern and symbollically he dies same way . Maybe the moral would be that everything repeats?
In this I could perhaps fuse a few ideas I had before like nowadays ISIS terrorist and an astronaut in far away future.
A third narrative is needed as well to make a magical trio. I am thinking of third story would be Icarus as a monk. A contrast between all three characters.
Idea Nr. 10
What if Icarus became a Solaire of Astora is a character from the 2011 video game Dark Souls? Praising the sun a lot?