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Hoping for 12 Monkeys or The Fifth Element as I'm not sure what the other 3 possibilities are :p

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Moon is a great recent scifi movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

Castle in the sky is a classic anime film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092067/ - one association that may be interesting for game ideas is that it sparked a twitter phenomenon which is responsible for the highest spike in traffic they've ever had http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Hayao-Miyazaki-Castle-Sky-Helps-Break-Record-Most-Tweets-Single-Second-39091.html

The Guild is the only one I haven't seen, but its a web series about gaming: http://www.watchtheguild.com/
A guild generally means an association of workers within a trade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild

I think being familiar with the theme actually makes it harder, because each one already has a meaning and it's hard to ignore that when trying to think of new ideas and interpretations.
Oh, yes I remember hearing about Moon now, but the other two are new to me. I guess any of them could be taken in a completely different context to the obvious - maybe it could be a game about literally 12 monkeys...
The themes are always open to whatever interpretation you like; knowing the films is definitely not necessary!
I for one barely know anything about any of these films/web series...so I will be taking the literal approach to whatever the theme is.

Any idea where the "12 Monkeys" comes from, though?
12 monkeys is another film -i assume the name comes from the allegory of the 12th monkey although I'm not sure how it ties in to the plot.

@permianlizard no, that's not what the film's about, but feel free to use that as inspiration if you like!
"Army of the Twelve Monkeys" is supposed to be a terrorist group IIRC; anyway the movie includes time travel; I love it! :)
Oh dang it, I thought it was a reference to the Discworld with the guilds and elephants...
Ah well, maybe I'll recognise the themes yet (:
That would be good, I read loads of the Discworld books a few years back :) BTW is using any of these themes infringing on any type of copyright laws?
capturts: I was thinking exactly the same... I don't feel like making a game called "12 monkeys" that shares part of the movie theme (basically because is very likely my game will be a little bit crap :D).
I am not a laywer, but as I understand it copyright infringement would require you to substantially reproduce the work in question. That is, copy its imagery and other aspects of its content precisely.

You can't copyright film titles, but you can trademark them, so don't try to sell a game using a trademarked film title.
So as long as we don't have a character that looks like Bruce Willis running around doing things too similar to the film we are all safe.
For what is is worth, the army of the 12 monkeys was a freedom group that fought against keeping animals in captivity, not a terrorist group. The film revolved around time travel, and is one of the best temporal-themed movies IMO (a theme that is mostly abused by other films).
...although they're portrayed as a terrorist group for most of the movie, so it's still technically a "theme", I suppose. 
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