Thonis-Heracleion was Egypt’s greatest port for much of the first millennium B.C. before Alexander the Great established Alexandria in 331 B.C. Then it vanished beneath the sea, hiding the location of Queen Cleopatra's tomb - a long lost mystery - until now.
M O V I E : S T O R Y - M A P (SYNOPSIS)
Indiana Jones/National Treasure adventure, meets Bond and Blade Runner/Bourne Identity technology - with AI and a high-tech ship thrown into the equation - against a background of Ancient Egyptian mystery. What a mix.
PLOT SUMMARY: Descendents of WWII (Neo) Nazi survivors (secret society) part funded by South American drug barons, are looking to correct inequities and re-establish a New World Order, built on the superiority of enhanced DNA, develop the technology to unite the best Ancient and contemporary (Germanic) bloodlines, despite illegality of antiquities thefts, etc. To this end they secure Cleopatra's remains and replicate her for a ritual joining. Against this ambition, other world powers seek to attain the DNA enhancements and supporting technology to generate super soldiers for themselves. John Storm and his crew intervene to thwart the Secret Society, putting themselves at risk as the US/CIA & MI6 kidnap the cloned Cleopatra, with John Storm (an ancestor of Mark Antony) rescuing the damsel in distress.
Aiming for a screenplay 90-100 pages max.
Cleopatra's tomb lay lost for centuries, after she famously poisoned herself with an asp in 30 BC. All traces having been wiped out by a tsunami that sank her palace somewhere near Thonis-Heracleion, with archaeologists working inland and along the coast seeking the Pharaoh's wereabouts. Then a shift in the tectonic plates trigger a present day tremor off the coast of Alexandria, revealing clues, when a local fisherman dredges up two unusual artifacts, one being an ivory comb engraved with "Cleopatra."
team of German
and Egyptian archaeologists is led by Rudolf
Kessler (a distant relation of General Erich Ludendorff),
great grandson of a Nazi scientist who escaped to Brazil in
a U-Boat, as World War Two closed in on
Hitler's evil empire.
Baron Heinrich Richthofen believes that by summoning the Egyptian Goddess Isis, through a reborn Pharaoh, as the embodiment of life and fertility, that such invocation will create a conduit through which a master race may once again expand and thrive, to infiltrate key positions in politics in the most powerful nations, to eventually control world destiny. The secret society had almost given up hope of finding a suitable host, where the mummified remains of Hatshepsut and Nefertiti, eluded the archaeological world.
Charley has developed a theory, that world leaders could be cloned, their brains re-programmed and the originals replaced. It's all too far fetched, for her to share this hypothesis, without more proof.
the banks of the Amazon, Charley,
has found tell-tale evidence of human enhancing, DNA
and manipulation technology, perfected by three scientists - that could enable
reincarnation. Having perfected their art,
mammals, the Baron's team finally managed to nurse a human
through embryo to replication, with amazing
results, demonstrated in Panama, by a specimen
running at near 30mph on a deserted beach. Unfortunately for the sect,
witnessed by a backpacker, thus confirming success by the German group.
John travels to the Amazon to meet Charley, but she has been captured by the Baron's henchmen. He effects a rescue, and confiscates elements of the enhancing technology, left behind by the German consortium. Dan Hawk pieces this together, allowing John to make it work. He benefits from being enhanced, becoming many times stronger, and as agile as a monkey.
As it becomes clear that the Nazi plans are reaching fruition, the intelligence services coordinated by Interpol, UNESCO, and Blue Shield International, seek out John Storm, as an expert on DNA, also well known to them for his daring environmental exploits. They figure to blame him if all goes belly up. Interpol issue a Red Notice.
John finds the sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion, surveying the site with the Swann's high-tech array of sensors, and interpretation from Hal, the cheeky onboard AI. Using this information he tracks the Society to a secret location near Alexandria; Taposiris Magna.
Despite all efforts to stop them, the Neo-Nazi group manage to replicate Cleopatra, intent on carrying out a ritual to unite Aryan and Royal Egyptian blood. John dramatically intervenes, saving the newborn queen from being defiled. Cleopatra instantly falls for John Storm, the attraction from past lives being mutual. They form an unsaid alliance.
Unfortunately for the re-acquainted couple, history looks set to repeats itself. John is left devastated, disillusioned and distrusting of military authority, when they double-cross him and imprison Cleopatra to study her. John is forced to rescue the reincarnated queen from Guantánamo Bay. The US military don't like this and call an air strike on the Elizabeth Swann with a missile that Hal steers back to Cuba. NORAD call off the attack after the US President Linc Truman orders his Air Force to call off the dogs, when he realizes that the AI on the Swann, could use US missiles against America, in self defence.
PROPOSED STORY MAP BY CHAPTER (90-100 pages) - ORDER CAN BE CHANGED
CHAPTER 1. THE POISON ASP - Overwhelmed by grief, Cleopatra poisons herself with a cobra bite in her mausoleum (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 2. WRATH OF THE GODS - The destruction of Thonis and Alexandria (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 3. NEW WORLD ORDER - A Neo-Nazi plan to regenerate Aryan supremacy (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 4. CYBERCORE GENETICA - Nano computer technology is purchased at an auction by a religious sect (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 5. INCUBUS - Franco Francisco accepts offer of employment from Roberta Ferrara (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 6. SPLICE - Klaus von Kolreuter perfects a method of gene manipulation (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 7. TREMORS - Cleopatra's tomb lay lost for centuries, until shift in the tectonic plates trigger tremor off the coast of Alexandria (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 8. PANAMANIAN RUNNING MAN - Marjorie Boyle videos exceptionally fast athlete, Sam Hollis investigates (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 9. AMAZON QUEEN - Elizabeth Swann navigating river and docking at Manaus (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 10. TOMB RAIDERS - Safiya Sabuka finds Ahmed Saleh and persuades him to reveal where he found Cleopatra's ivory comb. (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 11. SCOTLAND YARD - London's secure DNA database is stolen (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 12. OPERATION ALEXANDRIA - Neo-Nazi occultists recover Cleopatra's sarcophagus from underwater tomb near Palace (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 13. KIDNAPPED - Charley is taken prisoner up the Amazon, John, Dan and (eventually) CIA rescue her (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 14. UNESCO - Catholic Church fear grave desecration heritage theft, asks agencies for help. Interpol issue Red Notice (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 15. REPLICANT - The Society reproduce Cleopatra using Francisco's RepliVator™, uploading synapse sequence, implanted memories (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 16. FULL STEAM AHEAD - To Thonis, then uses the Swann's AI sensors and the Ark database to find tomb has been plundered (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 17. RITUAL SACRIFICE - The Baron prepares a drugged Cleopatra for ceremonial impregnation (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 18. SANCTUM INTERRUPTUS - John finds Nazi hideout near Alexandria, disturbs ritual - rescues Cleopatra, arresting conspirators (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 19. THE CHOSEN ONE - The reincarnated Cleopatra falls for her rescuer. John comes under her spell, despite her being a replicant (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 20. MILITARY INTERVENTION - Military detain Cleopatra for stakeholders, despite media & medical protests. Storm distraught (allow 4 - 5 pages)
CHAPTER 21. DÉJÀ VU - History repeats itself, military lock up technology as gross violation of human rights, John left disillusioned (allow 4 - 5 pages)
The suggested number of pages per chapter is a guide. It is possible to save a page here, and add a page there. Though it is important not to exceed 100 pages, for comic adaptation and by way of submissions to interest media associates.
It is harder to write less, and achieve the same message.
It is essential to tell the story with the key elements as indicated, rather than seek to 'Hollywood' the plot and mix in scenes from other movies. For example, Panama is an enhanced human, not a terminator. He can be killed conventionally. The same applies to John and Cleopatra. They are human. Just with a DNA modified edge. At the end of this adventure, John also benefits from CyberCore communications.
John's character and those of his allies and opponents, develop as a result of actions in each of his adventures. For this reason reading and following through with any scene, must be tied to the description of the charater.
'Cleopatra The Mummy,' naturally leads on to 'Treasure Island,' and thence to 'The Holy Compass.' In the Kulo-Luna story, John is not enhanced. Though, he does benefit from the AI 'Hal,' who is also developing as he learns.
CLONED REPLICANT - Using the latest technology in computer genome mapping and digital DNA splicing, an occult sect of scientists, reincarnate Cleopatra VII, who died in 30BC, having located and plundered her sarcophagus from its watery grave. The resurrected Pharaoh has to mesh with the modern world she's been reborn into, where the Fourth Reich harbour evil plans for her. We are looking to build a team of artists for a series of John Storm graphic novels. Students and professionals, all welcome - if you like this style of illustration - and stories to amaze.
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