NRC 12-36

Semi Finalist – “Screenwriters Expo”,

Semi Finalist – “Blue Cat Screenplays”

Status – Pre Development, 95 Pages

Written by – Mike Palmisciano

Genre: Contained Sci Fi  Action /Thriller

Logline:

A hardened ex-military assassin finds redemption when he rallies a rag-tag mining crew to smash an alien sneak attack at an isolated methane refinery on the surface of Titan.

High Concept /Hook:

“NRC12-36″  is a  moderate budget, contained commercial Sci Fi Action / Thriller with topical political subtext (like District 9 / Oblivion / Elysium) that features a small cast of memorable, diverse characters, great dialogue, limited locations (90% are single location interiors) and built on a thrilling fast paced “alien espionage” story line on domination and exploitation of the worlds resources.  Some concept art and a draft project budget/proposal is available as well. NRC 12-36 is the perfect break out vehicle for a male and female action star.

Synopsis: NRC 12-36

NRC 12-36 Titan GeoSynch Orbit

NRC 12-36 Titan GeoSynch Orbit

On Earth, dwindling fuel supplies have sparked world wide strife. The Western economies square off against third world terror groups.  At NCR 12-36, an isolated, off-world methane refinery, a small contingent of hardy roughnecks (miners) and military personnel exploit Titan’s vast methane fuel resources.  Gideon Stark, a man with a past, tells lies to his daughter. She wants to know the real reason he won’t come home to Earth. The truth is Gideon has much darker issues to resolve before he can ever face his daughter again.

When the largest solar flare in human history strikes unexpectedly and all communications are knocked off line for four days, Gideon discovers that he and the station are cut off from Earth. Unaware of the event scope, the crew looks forward to a temporary shut down. Their dreams of paid vacation evaporate when a scout ship crash lands and Major Harlee Jane, a shadowy military liaison, informs them that a massive terrorist attack has been launched under the disruption of the solar flare.  She’s been ordered to secure the base and take martial control but it’s clear to Gideon that she has a hidden agenda. Soon people begin to act strange and disappear. Gideon concludes an alien terrorist, posing as human, has infiltrated the station with the goal of destroying everyone and everything on the base.  No one knows who’s- who as Gideon rallies the survivors for a last ditch stand to save not only their lives but the lives of every human being on Earth.

Poster Tag:  “Man’s last hope… is a billion miles from home!”

Filmmakers interested in this property please contact Screenpens

-MP

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EIDOLON

Semi Finalist  – “Sell A Script “,

Semi Finalist – “Screenwriters Expo”,

Semi Finalist – “Blue Cat Screenplays”

Status – Pre Development, 94 Pages

Written by – Mike Palmisciano

Genre: Contained Psychological Thriller

Logline:

Sequestered at a remote old family estate, a desperate female anthropologist recruits the aid of an odd “Past Lives” psychiatrist to battle a dark force she suspects has stalked her soul through time.

High Concept /Hook:

EIDOLON is a moody, character based psychological thriller in the vein of Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones”, with limited characters and locations employing a unique hook that has never been done. Over 90% of the US and global population believe in some form of “past life” however we’ve never seen a character based thriller that explores the darker ramifications. Suppose the souls of the people we know actually do follow us through time? Suppose one of those is malevolent?

Synopsis:

EIDOLON

EIDOLON

Claire Reed was a glamorous, world renowned anthropologist, who has traveled the globe in an almost obsessive pursuit of the past.  Three years ago, after marrying top plastic surgeon David Reed, her career, life and mental health take a turn for the worse. Plagued by horrific nightmares she makes a determined suicide play. At the end of her rope, urged by friends, she seeks out an odd Indian psychiatrist who informs her that her demons may not be… “just in her head”.  At her breaking point Claire receives an invitation to weekend at Eidolon, an isolated family Estate, for a much needed break.

Claire arrives to find Eidolon is haunting but beautiful. She is surprised by Orin Rasmussen, an unsettling estate broker, and shocked with news that the entire property is hers by way of a long dead Aunt she’s never met.  Touring the premises she meets  Mr and Mrs Beans, the earthy, married housekeepers and decides to accept ownership. That night a sudden storm forces her to stay Claire’s nightmares become increasingly real as she finds that the housekeepers and Rasmussen may not be whom they seem. It’s clear they want something from her… but is this all just in her head?

After Rasmussen brutally attacks Claire. The shock shatters Claire’s reality into parallel threads neither of which she is sure is real. To her horror she suspects some of her current friends want her dead and that she protects some long forgotten secret. Rasmussen will kill her to get it. Juxtaposed is her “real life” where her friends believe she is dangerously unbalanced. With her life on the line and only herself to rely on, Claire forms a desperate plan to counter a threat no one else is convinced is real. In a unique twist Claire forms a pact with her own “past life” self,  turning the tables on Rasmussen in a thrilling and spectacular manner. Rasmussen is destroyed liberating Claire from the terror of Eidolon. In the light of day, she must confront the possibility that all of it and perhaps none of it was ever real.

Poster Tag:  “The woman she used to be… is her only ally!”

Filmmakers interested in this property please contact Screenpens

-MP