shutoman said"I was going to turn the tides and make a badass action adventure with the love of two guys being its focus, a film so high quality that even the sourest critic will feel cornered."
Do that. But be aware it's as old as the hills. Ever heard of the epic of Gilgamesh? Two young guys take on all comers and spurn the advances of the Goddess? Possibly the oldest story on earth. Apologies Wikipedia only source with a decent summary.
I'm glad you brought that up, I wasn't familiar with that story--it sounds powerful. Either version sounds strong; "Surpassing All Other Kings" or "He Who Saw The Deep"
In the version I would do, one of the guys wouldn't die, mind you, as Enkidu did. It's cool that the goddess was pissed that Gilgamesh wouldn't go for her.
This will be a movie meant to send kids over the moon, not into the mournful pits of sorrow we misrepresented manly homos know so well. On those grounds I'd be willing to argue that this story has not
been done before. Happy ending homo heroics? That, my friend, is new soil.