So is THIS high concept?

Help me out here – I’m still a little confused by the “high concept” concept. Is this (the new Adam Sandler movie Click) high concept?

If it’s not, I’m back to square one.


Yippee! I can now start bandying the term about like I own it.

Actually, now that I think about it, is the term ever used for anything but movies?

High concept

TV shows, maybe.

It’s beginning to be used for books, as well.

I remember back in the 80s, John Betancourt described his latest novel as “Pirates fighting Giant Ants.” That’s about as high concept as you can get.

Gene Roddenberry used two high concept pitches when trying to sell Star Trek to skeptical studio executives: “Horatio Hornblower in space” and “Wagon Train to the stars”.

I suppose “wunza” movies are high concept too. “Wunza claustrophic ninja assassin who goes by the book. The other’s a narcoleptic medical examiner who makes his own rules. Together they fight crime.”

My movie with Kate Beckinsale and a universal remote would be very different.

Zebra, would that be considered “low concept”?