BUILD OF PREDATOR HK - CH.2
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. Aiming for a screenplay 90-110 pages max.
RELEASED TERRAMENTALS GET SMART - OFF GRID GROUP BUILD MINI SUBMERSIBLE
No longer law abiding citizens Redan Simdo and his fellow protestors have been baptized into a world of political and military espionage, coming out the other side with a new political ally in Jorges Dicaprio. Dicaprio warns them about being spied on by the state, who will watch their every move, and may try to frame them again. He advises Red, Max and Zera to get off the grid, offering to fund their activities in return for their help in releasing him from the asylum holding camp at Northeye prison, not far from Hastings.
Dicaprio explains that the group could make the culprits pay for framing them and making them criminals, by threatening to destroy a few of the oil rigs in the North Sea. At first they think the Cuban smuggler is crazy, but when he shows them plans for a Predator HK, and reveals that he is extremely wealthy from his drug smuggling consultancy work. They begin to take him seriously.
The former peaceful protestors form into the Terramentals and get themselves off the grid. Hence, breach their parole conditions. A serious step, from which there is no going back. Zera Masken is particularly keen to expose Sergeant Scotford for sexually assaulting her. She is supported absolutely on this by her somewhat emboldened teammates. Especially Zinzi, who heard the commotion in the holding cells at Scotland Yard, was fearful of attack, and nobody took her complaint seriously.
The Terramentals spring Jorges from Northeye prison. From where they head to a secret location owned by their new Cuban friend. When they get there, they find the former smuggler was telling the truth. His lair is loaded with equipment and the half completed Predator HK. His workshop provides comfortable accommodation for the crew.
In not very long they get organised, purchasing a 60 foot powerboat as the test and delivery mechanism. The Predator is soon completed and Max is trained as the pilot, since he is best qualified. The Predator performs spectacularly. They move to Cumbria to plan the hijacking of one of His Majesty's Astute class nuclear submarines, posing as tourists.
Bart, the Sly Fox, hacks into a satellite feed, from where he learns about submarine provisioning patterns. Enabling them to choose their target ....
MI6 identify the hack, but dismiss it, since nobody could hijack an Astute submarine. The MOD advise to watch the hack and try to trace back to source. Nick Johnson and Sir Rodney Dunbar agree with the recommendations. Dirty Harry does not put two and two together.
In prison, the North Sea oil protestors met Jorges Dicaprio, a Cuban submarine expert. He is due for deportation having been refused asylum in the UK. Released from prison, the Terramentals agree to break Jorges out of prison and work with the sub expert to build a mini-sub capable of sinking, or hijacking a nuclear powered fast attack submarine. Dicaprio is due to be deported having been refused asylum in the UK.
Disillusioned eco activists are imprisoned by the British, for peacefully protesting in London about unrealistically low fines for oil spills in the , 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.
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 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.
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In this fictional story, the characters and events are the product of the author's imagination.