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Can you name the Hollywood pitches we’ve injected with truth serum?

Answers below.

1. “An intergalactic saga which begins as a simple tale of one boy’s destiny, an ancient religion and infuriating computer generated sidekicks.”

2. “An unassuming US Navy chef and a band of vicious mercenaries. Essentially, Die Hard on a boat.”

3. “One man’s compelling struggle against poverty, poorly tended public toilets and India’s answer to Chris Tarrant.”

4. “On an infamous doomed vessel, a street-wise hustler crosses paths with a stifled aristocratic dreamer to create an unsinkable love story. And a suspiciously accurate erotic drawing.”

5. “A band of mis-matched labourers are called up to board a space shuttle, fly it into space, land it on a moving rock (roughly the size of Texas), drill a hole on the moving rock and blow it up before it collides with Earth, all to a soft-rock soundtrack. The title will be something end-of-the-world based.”

6. “A high-octane action adventure that offers a dizzying glimpse into the thrills, adrenaline-fuelled battles and elongated volleyball montages that characterise the world of elite Naval aviators.”

7. “In the distant future a desperate war is ripping apart an endangered alien planet until a battle-hardened hero fights to preserve the twinkling beauty of the rainforest and the lucrative future of stereoscopic 3D glasses.”

8. “Vietnam, Sixties counterculture, Watergate. A Southern simpleton has a bumbling hand in some of the 20th century’s biggest events in this touching story of love, courage over adversity and snappily-named shrimp chains.”

Answers: 1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 2. Under Siege 3. Slumdog Millionaire 4. Titanic 5. Armageddon 6. Top Gun 7. Avatar 8. Forrest Gump

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