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Script Idea: The Truman Show, Part 2

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The Truman Show Part 2:

The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris and Natascha McElhone. The film chronicles the life of a man who is initially unaware that he is living in a constructed reality television show, broadcast around the clock to billions of people around the globe. Truman becomes suspicious of his perceived reality and embarks on a quest to discover the truth about his life.

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Now as it turns out, Truman is a corporation owned and adopted citizen, and his life has actually existed within a massive dome, isolated from the harshness of the ‘real world’ from which others are living and watching him live his fantasy life in.
At the end of the Truman Show, Truman Burbank bows to the audience, and walks out of the massive facilities, liberated FROM the idyllic life that had been created for him.
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And right before “The Truman Show” ends, Ed Harris as Christoff, the reality show’s producer where Truman is the star, says the lines which ‘echo’ in Truman’s mind as he bows out: “Truman, there’s no more truth there (in the ‘real world’) than in the world I created for you – the same lies and deceit.  But in my world you have nothing to fear. “

This is where The Truman Show 2 begins.

Not long after Truman exits the dome, he sees Christoff was both right and wrong.

Truman learns he doesn’t have anything to fear in the outside world, everyone knows who he is as he comes to win the world’s largest lawsuit in the history of law. The charges that he was held against his will as a slave to a corporation despite the ‘television viewer’s implied acceptance’ that Truman was legally a slave.

Now owner of the studios and easily the wealthiest man on the planet with royalties, he quickly grows bored.
Everyone knows him no matter where he goes.
And he finds that relationships feel less authentic than they ever did before.
So with the money he gained – Truman hires computer programmers and genetic engineers to write a biological virus which systematically erases everyone’s memory on the entire planet of him ever ‘leaving’ the show.Then – as the mysterious owner of the show – pops back onto ‘The stage’ and pretends like he never left.

With him controlling the entire thing from a set of controls that only he understands how to use..

Slowly but surely, the cast and crew start to realize something is going on with the way production works.

But they can’t quite figure out what…

So they begin to investigate.

And learn the truth. And then some.

And come to find out – there’s much much more to this man named Truman than simply being the star of the show.

Something even Truman himself isn’t even aware of.

But how do they tell the man, when the controls Truman set up hide the truth of the outside world from everyone on the show. and are malfunctioning in an epic way which disastrously have started hiding the truth from Truman himself?


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