Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

Title: THE SACRED TRUTHS ON AGRI DAGH

Logline: An archaeologist saves Noah's Ark from the Russians and an ancient tome from Nazis.

Synopsis: In 1949, after his travel funds are vetoed, an angry Indiana Jones joins his father on a vacation willed to them by Marcus. Their first stop: London. The two join a tour bus of seniors, a Russian priest and a nun. Soon bored out of his boxers, Indy escapes only to encounter the clergy with an ugly Nazi. That night the priest disappears; the sister is nunnapped; and Indy, attempting a rescue, gets slobberknockered by two Russians. The next day, Henry confesses- Marcus had vetoed Indy's travel funds, so Indy would work for the Underground Church. Pissed, but broke, Indy takes the job. He travels to Moscow, France, and Turkey. He battles Russians, Nazis, Kurds, a corrupt Cardinal, and nature. He uncovers secrets, romances the nun, and survives an NDE. And, in the end, his anger at God subsides. I have been a professional writer for 20 years. Noting both Ford and Connery's age (plus Lucasfilm's lack of a script), I believe now is is the time for an outside IJ5 script.

Title: The Rose of the Winds

Logline: A young traveler in Old Mexico is awakened by local police on Ash Wednesday to find that he is a suspect in a rape that occurred the night before.

Synopsis: Jake Burgundy is a young American traveler enjoying Carnival season on a Caribbean island resort just off the coast of Mexico. That is until he is hauled in by the local police and accused of a rape because he closely resembles the perpetrator. Jake is cleared of the crime, but still ends up as a key figure in a manhunt that traverses several Latin American countries, some of which are in the throes of revolutionary fever. Working with Jake is Francis LaRue, a French archaeology buff and militiaman. Together, they track the wanted man across some of Central America's poorest and most spectacular places.

Title: The Anointed

Logline: A broke and desperate man suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of hero. An evil dictator and a drug-addicted sociopath stand in his way as he attempts to liberate an oppressed race of beings.

Synopsis: Joe, broke and desperate, accepts an offer to work with a charlatan healer. His life abruptly takes a surreal detour culminating in his abduction by an alien spacecraft. Weriq, one of the two beings on board the ship, is a sociopath who has become obsessed with usurping the tyrannical warlord Haden who rules over the planet Korasia. Weriq murders his partner on the ship but Joe manages to escape after they land on Korasia. Weriq impresses the natives by using his technology to defeat Cheonis, a female who is widely regarded as the most powerful sorcerer in the land. Joe is taken in by a village and after engaging in a series of heroic actions, he is chosen to be their new leader. Joe subsequently teams up with Cheonis and Voltric, a humongous, lone rebel, and they begin to unite all of the villages for an uprising. Joe leads the army of villagers into an epic battle for their freedom as a final showdown occurs between Cheonis and Weriq.

Title: Spanish Lessons

Logline: A movie about an aging american, working in the real estate business, who comes to Latin America to resell a big house and falls in love with his Spanish teacher.

Synopsis: This adventure/melodrama film tells the story of the adventures of two Americans in Uruguay. Facing a new reality, new approach to life, love and money, they both change and make unexpected decisions in life. Mark is a crafty real estate businessman who buys old property, renovates it and sells it with considerable profit. He knows life and is very sure of himself and his cynical ways of dealing with people. Jim comes to Uruguay for two months as an investor to finance one of Mark's projects. Although almost 60, he is a very local, shy and naive person who has not had the chance or desire to experience life outside of his little world in the American suburbs. After the tragic loss of his family in a car crash he does not know what to do with himself and decides on traveling in an attempt to fill the emptiness of his existence. Jim starts taking Spanish language lessons in the local school rather out boredom.

Title: PANDAMONA

Logline: An alien orphan girl with superhero powers and five alien hobbits go on a dangerous adventure to capture a magic wand, to save their race from a deadly plague.

Synopsis: PANDAMONA has two unique traits: she has the ability to stretch her body like Mr. Fantastic from The Fantastic Four, and she can use her red hair as a weapon, or transforms it to any shape she desires. Along with her five alien hobbit friends, DARASSA, MARASSA, ZARASSA, BARASSA and SHARASSA, who possess telekinetic powers and the ability to form weapons from eyes embedded in their palms; and HANGTREE and FALOME, her golden pet monkey and eagle tho have telepathic powers, they are members of an extraterrestrial race called Tragons, that lives on the planet Teres. When a deadly disease threatens the survival of the race, they go on an adventure to a mystical land called Karkardian, to retrieve a magic wand called a Valadone, containing an antidote. Along way, they use their special powers to battle natural disasters, strange creatures and other formidable foes, leading to an ultimate showdown with a fire-breathing sorcerer called the DJIIN, to capture the Valadone.

Title: The Legend Of Zelda

Logline: I've completed my screenplay, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, a high fantasy-adventure epic based on the classic video game series; a hugely successful franchise with consistent world wide sales profits.

Synopsis: The story follows Link on his time sensitive puzzle solving quest to rescue the Land of Hyrule and its Princess from the evil overlord Ganon. The three characters share a sacred power that gives balance to the land. Ganon finds a way to tip this balance in his dark favor, while Link, aided by his fairy guide Navi, journeys to unlock an ancient tool to defeat him and restore equilibrium to the world. My research and dedication to keeping this story true to its nature is unmatched. Not only have I played every game and been one of the cult followers myself, I have ensured that this screenplay incorporates only the best elements of all the series, creating a cinematic version of the experience that captured the imagination of its initial followers and setting a new standard for playable video adaptations. I look forward to your response in order to send you my screenplay, which I know will please both fans and newcomers to the Zelda universe.

Title: Spinners

Logline: A story within a story giving it the structure and edge of PULP FICTION and the thought-provoking spirit in FIELD OF DREAMS.

Synopsis: A weird tale involving many individuals unrelated to each other and on their own personal quests. Somehow all these lives cross one another at the very end of the story. A hundred pages are devoted to them but they're not real people. They are fabricated by a group of friends who play a game called Spinners. We drift in and out of time, lives, and events on this spinning ride of action and black comedy. Each friend takes a turn, or spin, at telling a story. By degrees eccentric characters are introduced ranging from serial killers to an all-American couple with kids. We also have gangsters, a CPA, twins, a caretaker for a neon junkyard, and a babe. Circumstances and situations blossom from this brew of characters that flash flood into a river of surprises and quirks. As we get to know them we get to know the spinners as well. We become commodious with them and their quiet conversations like the soft comfort of a cozy campfire.

Title: Ho Ho Ho Claus

Logline: Three strippers, two towns, one holiday season, Christmas will never be the same again!

Synopsis: Britney, April and Sierra are three exotic dancers, who find themselves unemployed, during the Christmas holiday season. They hatch a plot to fight off the holiday blues, and earn some real cash by heading out to Las Vegas for a big time New Years Eve bash. They end up being stranded in a small dying town called, Silver Creek, by a major snow storm. Life is changed forevermore, not only for Britney and her girlfriends, but for the entire town of Silver Creek, when Britney is given the mission of saving Christmas for the town's kids.

Title: Going Government

Logline: Two young civilian oceanographers are befriended by Smoot, the smooth operator, and have numerous outlandish and intriguing adventures culminating in them having to rescue the smooth operator.

Synopsis: Not since MASH or Charlie Wilson's War has a screenplay delved into this type of unique storyline with this much insight. After Jenny Wilson inherits her grandparents beach cottage she discovers her grandfather's, Monty Wilson, record books he kept when he worked as a civilian oceanographer. Monty Wilson's best friend, Wiley Hanson, is a fellow oceanographer whose grandson, Jimmy, is now engaged to Jenny. Jimmy and Jenny relive their grandfathers lives by reading Monty's record books. Going Government is a story of freindship and romance coupled with evil and humor all set against exotic backgrounds. The story is told as a series of recorded accounts during the Cold War era. It is a fast pace multifaceted series of adventures that are told by moving back and forth in time from the 1980s to 2003.

Title: On The Reef

Logline: A naive sailor is double-crossed when he reluctantly decides to run drugs into Florida to save his yacht after it is stranded on a reef in the Bahamas.

Synopsis: It's the 1980s. Sailor Frank Lane and Laura his girlfriend crew split up after their yacht is stranded on a reef in the Bahamas and she feels responsible. Towed off by an unscrupulous boatyard operator and presented with a salvage bill he is unable to pay, Frank reluctantly decides to deliver a boatload of drugs to Florida, not knowing that Laura is now involved with the drug boss who has his own reasons for seeing that this particular drug run gets busted. Laura manages to warn Frank who is already at sea. With his two crew he concocts and carries out a daring plan which enables him to evade arrest and deliver the goods only to find there is another betrayal waiting for him when he finally gets back to his boat.... WGA Reg.# 1372381.