Here’s the pitch:
Holden gets out of the sanitarium, convinces everyone he’s fine, moves out to the country. But he’s not fine. He’s pissed off and he’s not gonna take it anymore. Meanwhile, we see a montage of him chopping wood and running in the snow and shooting guns and doing karate on tree trunks.
Finally, he’s ready. We know that because he shoots a bug on a leaf at 500 yards and karate chops a tree in half.
He goes back into the city to get his revenge on the pimp that punched him in the stomach and all the pimps and drug dealers and scum in the city are next. Think Rocky 4 meets Taxi driver meets Commando.
At some point we find out Stradlater is a successful CEO and humanitarian who just happens to be up to his handsome neck in organized crime.
Now the movie really takes off.
Holden’s going to put that phony bastard and his entire organization on ice.
Catch phrase scene:
Just as Holden’s about to blow away an unsuspecting mid-level scumbag he turns and puts something on his head. The scumbag--trying to buy time--asks, “What the fuck is that?”
“This is a people shooting hat." Holden replies. "I shoot people in this hat. Motherfucker. (Kaplow Kaplow. Zap. Ping.)”
That’s totally from the original book. Except the “Mother Fucker” which I added. It’s more cinematic.
Watch for Catcher In The Rye 3: The Phonies’ Revenge in 2013 and Catcher In The Rye 4: The Phoebe Effect in 2015.
Any of the movie studio execs that regularly read this blog and want to option this idea, please email me. We’ll talk.
Cute naked story alert:
Bath time. Undressing the kids. The Pman is facing the Peanut as I take off his diaper.
The Peanut pipes, "There's his penis! Penis penis bo-benis bananafan fo fenis me my mo menis, penis."
I am a lucky dad.