Please, Someone Figure Out a Way to Make Texas Stadium and Reunion Arena Go Boom

The city is willing to implode Reunion Arena, but only if some film company will foot the bill in exchange for getting to do it and, of course, film it. Janis Burkland, the Dallas Film Commission director, has a genius idea: up the on-camera ante, and make Texas Stadium a pile of rubble, too.

Here is why I love it: 1) nothing beats a good implosion, and 2) nothing beats a movie featuring a heaping helping of kaboom at around midnight on a random Tuesday. (I was clicking around the other night, saw that Speed was only five minutes out of the blocks, and I no longer needed the remote.) So let’s hear some high concept movie pitches in the comments.

I’ll kick it off: A young, earnest, impossibly handsome, possibly bearded politician gets unceremoniously booted from the campaign trail because of a technicality. To get back at the city that wronged him, he goes on a bombing spree. The only man who can stop him is his one-time mentor, an eccentric former billionaire who now works as a janitor at the new convention center hotel–the location of the final bomb.

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6 responses to “Please, Someone Figure Out a Way to Make Texas Stadium and Reunion Arena Go Boom”

  1. Dallasite says:

    Too Cliche, Zac.

  2. Don in Austin says:

    A bar owner and a communist sympathizer with possible mob/Military Industrial complex connections plot to blow up a stadium full of supporters of a dynamic young president/presidential candidate.

    They should sell raffle tickets to push the plunger on the demolition.

  3. Spamboy says:

    One of the funnest things I ever saw was the implosion in downtown Ft. Worth a few years ago. Can we roast marshmallows over Reunion when it goes poof?

  4. mm says:

    And make Bill Parcells and Don Nelson trapped in the respective locations.

  5. LakeWWWooder says:

    How about the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come takes Smiley Jones on a tour?

  6. Dallasite says:

    When Mark Cuban says he’s going to blow up the team, he doesn’t mean he’s going to trade away his veterans for young talent and draft choices.