So, my friend and I have finally pretty much finished the novel we've been writing. Anyway, the original idea was for us to write a screenplay for a movie, but we figured a novel was a better approach since more of them get published. It ended up working out really well and I learned a lot from it, but I still think the story was much better suited for a movie than a book. That being said, I've started writing a screenplay -- which is basically just my philosophy of life which, by coincidence, leads itself to a story similar to The Matrix (ah run on). So, I want to know what you all do in situations where you find your story resembling another a little too closely for your liking. My biggest problem is that, regardless of the main character having not much in common with Neo, he's the main character in a story with comparisons so it does make him a bit similar. And, there is a character that is almost exactly Trinity. I fell like having a character so closely resemble another character from a story really takes away from any of the stories originality. But, I'm also feeling like it might not be as big of a deal as I think because Trinity and my character play the same role so they are bound to be similar. And, Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is pretty much Jesus and everyone thought the similarity was a good thing. So, I think I may be over thinking it. What do you think?