GOLDEN OFFER - CH.18
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.
THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND JEWISH SURVIVORS AGREE TO REWARD JOHN STORM
In grateful recognition of his expert survey and salvage services, and impeccable accounting in the case of the Henry Morgan treasure ship, the German Government, and Jewish Survivors (of the Holocaust) award John Storm and his crew, ten percent of the total landed value of the gold onboard U-Boat 986. The total value of which $56.7 million dollars, of the 8 tons recovered the value of which was $567 million dollars in total. Thus the Holocaust Survivors and Germany, split $510 million dollars equally, receiving $255 million dollars each.
Henry Morgan's treasure ship yielded over thirty tons of gold, worth some $2.13 billion dollars, most of which went back to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua (Aztec gold) and Peru (Inca gold), for cultural and heritage projects. John and his crew accepted 5%, or $106 million dollars - in gold. This was on Hal's and Cleopatra's advice, as to the instability of paper currency. Save that John wanted to put some of this money to good use, to tackle climate and ocean issues, that the G7 appeared a little shy on. He was also keen to further his anthropological research, and preserve his DNA collection; The Ark.
Commander John Storm RN and his crew were not comfortable in keeping such a large percentage Treasure Trove, finders fee for themselves, in recovering the Nazi haul, since the negotiations were comparatively simple this time - except for being threatened by MI6. The Swann's crew, including Hal, accepted $5.67 million for the Elizabeth Swann and Hal (servicing & development), then donating $51.03 million dollars of their share to a special Blue Shield account, specifically as a Blue Growth fund, dedicated to ocean surveys. Thus, they took control of 10% of the reward monies, ensuring 9% went to a good use. They imagined that Henry Morgan would have approved of the use they were putting to his pirates gold. And John could sleep well at night.
TRUST FUND FOR BLUE SHIELD & UNESCO
It is proposed and seconded by Dr Roberta Treadstone, and Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord, that Patricia Leopard will take on the positions of Managing Trustee of a special Blue Shield fund for ocean exploration, with the grateful acceptance of UNESCO. Hal, is to be a co-trustee. The first time in history that an Artificial Intelligence is entrusted to administer funding for human endeavor. $51.03 million dollars is lodged in this account - in gold bars - with a special arrangement with Bank Suisse to convert the bullion, as and when necessary, to US dollars.
Concerns as to artificial intelligence being entrusted in this manner, were assuaged by John Storm and Cleopatra, who committed to overseeing the development of Hal as his AI learned.
The claimants various agree to compensate John for the U-Boat find. They offer 10%. John agrees to take 1% to cover costs of operating the Swann. With the remaining 9% to fund Blue Shield surveys. A special trust fund and bank account is set up. Cleopatra (Trish) as managing trustee, with Hal as administration. UNESCO most grateful.
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.