This is my 2nd pitch. My last one turned out kind of bad, so i really wanted to make this one better. The title of it this is “Princess.” Its pretty much a reworking of the typical medieval fantasy story, with the princess being kidnapped by the evil sorcerer and the knight saving her. I would also like to to be a bit grittier than most fantasy movies. Also, i would like to point out i got the inspiration before i heard about the Brave(The princess movie coming from Pixar).
Also, my pitch came out a lot longer than i intended. I was going to try to shorten it yesterday, but i didn’t have much success with that(I was on vacation, so i didn’t have all the time in the world to work on it). Also, like last time because i would like to become a screenwriter/director i didn’t list one for this pitch. Visually, i would like it to look similar to the Lord of the Rings movies, with a slightly realistic touch to it.
Arabella Bordel.Despite being a princess, she is not happy about how the kingdom treats the majority of its citizens. This has caused her to have a strained relationship with her dad and brother. She wants to change the system, but hasn’t made much progress with that. Stands to inherit the throne.
Gavin Margas.He is a sorcerer, and Arabella’s lover. He is part of the rebels who are fighting against the kingdom. At first his relationship with Arabella was just a mission, but it eventually grew to truly love her. He has been keeping this a secret from Arabella.
Walter Fru. One of the most respected Knights in the kingdom. On the outside seems like a respectable guy, but his behavior doesn’t always match that. Because of his past, believes that one has to take what they want by fore in the world. He is used to getting girls easy because of his status, but Arabella has refused his advances. This has only made him more drawn to her
Arthur Bordel. Arabella’s younger brother. Arthur grew up spoiled by his dad, causing him to turn into a spoiled brat that never had to deal with any difficulty in his life. He thinks he has a right to do whatever he wants to whoever he wants, and makes no attempt to be a decent human being.
Uril Brodel. Arablla’s father. Has a had a strained relationship with her daughter, due to him being a proponent of the way the kingdom is run and his rather misogynistic views. He is abusive towards his wife. The only family member he has a actual loving relationship with is Arthur.
Arabella is sitting by a table, surrounded by noble sitting on decorative thrones. They are in a room used exclusively by well-dressed nobles to discuss important matters. Uril is sitting in front of the table, wearing the crown signifying his status as king. The nobles’ debate over how to handle until Arabella suggests that they should listen to the rebel’s demands and eliminate the nobility system. This causes an uproar, which doesn’t surprise Arabella at all. Despite their criticism, she stands her ground.
Uril makes the meeting come to a close. He makes sure Arabella knows not to go anywhere. The nobles leave, except for Arabella. Uril’s anger which he had been restraining ever since Arabella spoke up explodes, causing the two to have a heated argument. Arabella tries to leave, but Uril stops her. Just then Maria informs them that they need to leave.
Uril is still fuming, but after some pleading from Maria Uril lets it go for now. Maria asks Arabella to get Arthur while they go to their carriage. Arabella finds Arthur yelling at Bryce for dropping a glass sculpture given to him by Uril. Arthur doesn’t hide his annoyance at Arabellas presence, and leaves to complain to his parents about Bryce’s behavior. After Arthur leaves, Arabella helps Bryce pick up the dropped object, and apologizes for her brothers behavior. She goes to the carriage with Bryce.
When the family gets home, Uril tells Arabella to follow him into the throne room. Arthur pokes fun at Arabella before going into his room with his servant. Arabella gets angry, but still follows Uril and Maria to the throne room. Once there, Uril shocks her by saying she is going to get married to Walter. Arabella protests, and looks to Maria for support, but she is obviously too scared to say anything. Arabella is unable to sway her father, and storms out of the room.
Arabella goes to her room, and finds herself no longer able to just ignore the stresses that have accumulated. Just then, Maria enters her room. Arabella doesn’t particularly want to see her, but she doesn’t feel like fighting her off. Maria tries to reassure Arabella that it won’t be so bad. Arabella isn’t convinced, and Maria changes the topic to Arabellas inner strength. This seems to hit a chord with Arabella, which Maria is glad about. Just then Uril comes in and says Walter requested to meet with Arabella this afternoon. Arabella volunteers to go earlier, and sounds like she has come to term with the news. Uril is happy to see this, and lets her leave the castle.
She goes to a shop, with Althalos and Gavin managing it. She notices a little boy trying to get her mother to buy him a sword, and it becomes apparent the mother doesn’t have money. Arabella gives the child enough money to buy it. The mother thanks her, and Arabella say it’s no problem. She then asks to see Gavin alone. The two go inside his house. She releases the magic disguising her identity. They discuss the news, and Gavin suggests that Arabella goes along with it and just keep their relationship a secret, like it has always been. Arabella tells Gavin her various fears about what will happen to her as a result of the arranged marriage. Gavin comforts her, and takes some of her fear away.
In an attempt to take away some of her stress, Arabella and Gavin make love. After this, the two cuddle for a bit before Arabella gets up to leave. While getting her cloth on, she asks Gavin to meet her at their secret meeting place later. She leaves the house through a hidden exit. Once she is able to find a hiding post, she releases the magic hiding her identity. Arabella travels to the Knight training camp, and finds Walter training the recruits. Walter notices her, and ends the training session early.
Arabella asks to go to someplace private to talk, and the two go to his chamber in his compound near the castle. There, Arabella says that she will go along with the marriage, but it doesn’t mean she loves him. Walter doesn’t seem satisfied, and threatens Arabella by reminding her that her father will believe anything he tells him. Arabella gets extremely uncomfortable, and makes up an excuse to leave.
When Walter tries to grab her, she blasts him away with magic, knocking him unconscious. She uses magic to disguise her identity, and leaves. She quickly walks to where Gavin is, trying not to rouse suspicion. She finds Gavin, and tries to hint about what happened, but Gavin doesn’t get it until he sees Walter walking into the area seemingly angry. They start walking away, when they are stopped by Walter
Walter asks what they are rushing to, and Arabella says they are going to elope, and Gavin goes along with it. After a few seconds of thinking if over, Walter lets them go. After getting out of hearing distance from Walter, Gavin tells Arabella about the rebel base, revealing his secret life. Arabella is surprised by this, and asks him if he has killed anyone. Gavin says no, and Arabella believes him, and the two head to the base.
The two finally get to the base. Althalos sees them, and immediately confronts Gavin about returning to the base unannounced. Gavin tries to explain, but Althalos just seems to get angrier as he finds out the details, feeling that Gavin has put everyone in danger. Suddenly, Arabella interrupts, and takes the blame for what happened in an attempt to defend Gavin. Althalos decides to drop the subject when he realizes she won’t back down.
Arabella and Gavin go to Gavins tent, and he thanks her for defending him. Arabella tells him he just doesn’t want to see him treated that way. The two decide they have had enough excitement for one day, and rest for the night. The next day, Althalos asks Arabella to be the lookout for the day along with Jacquelyn. Jacquelyn doesn’t seem happy with the arrangement, but she agrees to do it anyways.
The two go outside the perimeter. While checking for intruders, Jacquelyn starts asking Arabella about her relationship with Gavin. At first it seems friendly, but Jacquelyn’s questions soon start taking on a nasty tone, and Arabella tries to focus on her job. After using a bit of magic, she detects a heavily armed force that seems to be heading along the road to the base, led by Walter. Arabella goes back with Jacquelyn to warn Althalos and the rest of the rebels.
Althalos calls a meeting after receiving the info. At the meeting, the rebels debate over what to do about the troops coming. After some time Althalos decides they will have to do an ambush. Arabella immediately asks if they are going to have to kill anybody. Althalos only says they will do what they must. Arabella mentions that not everybody working for the kingdom are bad, just deluded. The two start arguing, until Jacquelyn tells her to leave.
Arabella leaves the meeting out of anger. Gavin chases after her. Arabella expresses disillusionment with the rebels, and with Gavin. Gavin does his best to assure Arabella that him and the rest of the rebels are trying to do good. Arabella decides she needs some time alone. Gavin goes back to the meeting, and Arabella decides to head back into town, activating her disguise and taking an alternative route to avoid getting caught.
In town, she finds a man being tortured publicly. She is sees Arthur using the device on the man, horrifying her. Arthur makes a speech proclaiming how the kingdom will stop at nothing to defeat the rebel threat, and will use any means necessary. Arabella also finds out she has been classified as a rebel, and that Uril has stepped down from the throne making Arthur ruler. Arthur then kills the man. Arabella decides to leave, and starts heading back to the base the same way, avoiding the enemy heading towards the rebels.
When she comes back, the rebels have gone to sleep. She sneaks into Gavins tent, and starts going to sleep next to him. What she saw in town starts giving her nightmares, waking up Gavin.. Gavin expresses concern. , but Arabella brushes it off. The two go back to sleep. The next day, rebels start preparing for the ambush. Arabella asks if Gavin is going to participate in the ambush. Gavin avoids giving a direct answer, but implies he will try to avoid killing if he can.
Jacquelyn out of nowhere gets angry, and starts insulting Gavin for being too soft. Arabella rushes to defend Gavin. When the two start arguing Gavin tries to get them to stop, and then Jacquelyn tells Arabella she was supposed to be with her, confusing Arabella. Jacquelyn reveals the truth about Gavins mission, shocking Arabella. Arabella doesn’t want to believe it, but Gavins reaction confirms it for her. She starts to back away, and Gavin tries to explain. But it is all too much for her, and she runs away.
Arabella ends up finding the Manor of the Papons. Because she is in her magic disguise, they don’t recognize her as the princess. Thea notices how tired she is, and invites her for food with her husband and servants. Arabella accepts, and when she goes in the house, she notices how they seem to generally be in love, unlike her parents. Arabella also notices how they treat there servants as people and not just property.
When they get around to eating, they ask why she was running so hard, but she avoids answering the question. After dinner, Leif has to go out for an errand. After Leif leaves Arabella comments on how different she and Leif are different from her parents. Thea comments that in the beginning, her marriage with Leif was more like a mutually beneficial arrangement but that it grew into love. This reminds Arabella of Gavin, and decides to leave to try to give him a second chance. Arabella thanks Thea for the meal, and leaves.
When Arabella gets back, she finds the camp devastated, with what seems to be dead rebels everywhere. She looks around for Gavin, but he is nowhere to be found. Just then Arabella hears Jacquelyn calling her name, and from her voice it is obvious she is gravely injured. Arabella rushes over, and tries to heal her wounds with magic. Jacquelyn realizes that it’s futile, and makes sure to tell her they took Gavin, and apologizes for what she said earlier. Arabella goes to rescue Gavin, using her magic disguise to enter the town.
Arabella goes to the bakery, pretending to be looking for something to buy. Arabella manages to learn from a random citizen that the kingdom has a rebel captured, who will be executed later today. When the execution begins, Arabella sees Walter and Arthur near what seems to be a tied up Gavin.
Right after Walter draws his sword; Arabella interrupts and asks to kill him instead. Walter notices the disguise from earlier, and asks her to explain herself. Arabella leads him to believe he is angry enough with him to want Gavin dead, and Gavin goes along with it. Walter believes her, and lets her come on to the stage. Walter gives her the sword, and Arabella continues the act until the last minute, when she instead stabs Walter, surprising everyone.
She quickly frees Gavin, and takes Arthur captive. She threatens to kill him if Arabella isn’t returned to power. In fear for his life, Arthur hastily declares Arabella ruler again. We flash forward a few months later, where Arabella is speaking to a large crowd of villages, including Bryce and Gavin. At the end of her speech, she declares the monarchy is over and that she will try to create a more democratic process of electing rulers.