BLUE SHIELD - CH.17
Atlantis has been the subject of countless films, as has Nazi gold and oil polluting our oceans, but never have all these elements come together under one roof as a submarine movie. Aiming for a screenplay 90-110 pages max.
PATRICIA LEOPARD REPORTS POTENTIAL ATLANTIS FIND TO BLUE SHIELD
"Hello, might I speak to Dr Roberta Treadstone please."
There was a delay as the receptionist connected her.
"Hello, Newcastle University, Blue Shield. Can I help."
"Hi Roberta, it's Patricia Leopard, aboard the Elizabeth Swann. We are docked in London."
"Patricia, how is John. Anything I can help with?"
"Possibly the other way around. John's good, just found another gold haul."
"Yes, he seems to have a nose for it. Well, we also found a sunken city. We think."
"In the Mediterranean?"
"No, the Atlantic."
"The Atlantic!" There was a pause on the other end of the phone. "Not on the North African coast by any chance?"
CLEOPATRA IS APPOINTMENT AS ANTIQUITIES EXPERT AFRICA-EGYPT REGIONS (DEPUTY)
"The location is being kept a secret for security reasons."
Cleopatra (Patricia Leopard) alerts Blue Shield, Newcastle University, to potential find of Atlantis, acting as the Swann's onboard antiquities expert, being a time traveler herself. The location is withheld for security reasons, and to prevent a media scrum. She suggests survey and UNESCO world heritage site inclusion, should the site be deemed important.
PROPOSED STORY MAP BY CHAPTER (90-110 pages) - ORDER CAN BE CHANGED: DRAFT SCREENPLAY
CHAPTER 1. PROTESTS - Peaceful North Sea oil pollution protestors are framed and imprisoned, by a corrupt judicial system.
CHAPTER 5. BBC WORLD SERVICE - Jill Bird reports Terramentals rig attacks, world shocked at pollution cover up. Charley Temple investigates.
CHAPTER 7. RADIATION ALERT - John & Dan twig radiation from HMS Neptune possible serious reactor damage. Must warn Terramentals.
CHAPTER 8. STEALTH MODE - Storm spots Astute sub, Swann in stealth mode, detected as John warns extremists of sub radiation leakage.
CHAPTER 9. CHANGE OF COURSE - Terramentals change course, heading for the Straits of Gibraltar. Not believing radiation warning.
CHAPTER 12. REACTOR LEAK - Terramentals realise John telling truth, as radiation rector damage detection system HMS Neptune triggers.
CHAPTER 13. RESCUE TOW - John rescues Terramentals. MI6 order Neptune sinking. MOD knew reactor dangerous, want evidence gone.
CHAPTER 14. LISBON PORT - Terramentals & Storm, shut Neptune's reactor. Tow, stricken submarine to Lisbon, prevent MI6 sinking evidence.
Disillusioned eco activists are imprisoned by the British, for peacefully protesting in London about unrealistically low fines for oil spills in the North Sea, demonstrating strictly in accordance with their Article 9 and 10 Human Rights. They are targeted by fossil fuel industry fraudsters, who bribe police officials and court judges to secure a conviction, with the backing of corrupt ministers of state who have undeclared personal investments in oil drilling companies: Amoco, BP, Shell, Total. That sets in motion a train of events, where, having been framed, the ever more determined environmentalists build a mini-sub, fast enough and especially equipped, to sink or capture Astute, Aukus and US Seawolf class submarines. Having captured HMS Neptune, the Terramentals torpedo a BP owned rig, also destroying two others (Shell), with the looming threat to target all 150 plus, operating in the North Sea. The oil producers are temporarily forced to shut down production, as a result of the significant media coverage and public outrage on realization of the pollution. The UN asks John Storm to provide a geodata survey on the environmental damage.
O P E R A T I O N N E P T U N E™
In this fictional story, the characters and events are the product of the author's imagination, save for real life character who it would not be appropriate to give fictitious names.
But even so, their actions are not those of the real characters, they portray in this original story.