RESCUE NEGOTIATIONS - CH.13
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.
JOHN EXPLAINS THERE IS AN MOD/MI6 KILL/SINK ORDER ON HMS NEPTUNE
Hal intercepts messages to and from MI6 and the MOD, including to and from Nick Johnson and Sir Rodney Dunbar. The Terramentals are taking their time, reluctant to leave HMS Neptune, even considering scuttling the nuclear submarine. Time is wasting. It seems like a good idea and then Hal decodes top secret encrypted messages ...
"Did you get that John."
"Sure did Hal, many thanks buddy."
The Terramentals are now outside the stricken submarine, topsides, all wearing breathing masks, considering their options.
"Ahoy there Redan, we've intercepted some very interesting classified messages. Not good I'm afraid. They mean to sink you, to destroy evidence of the faulty servicing record, using your hijacking as the excuse. At least, that is how it appears."
"Perfect, John." They laughed. "Any idea what we might do now?"
"If they are trying to destroy the evidence, we must ensure that evidence is preserved. Don't you think?"
"Sounds like a plan. But how? We were thinking of scuttling her, except for the uranium contamination issue."
"Are they?" The Terramentals seemed surprised.
"They tried, nominally, but like Scotland and Dounreay, they've found the task impossible. And, prevention is better than cure."
"Would you please come onboard, using our diving station aft, to shower-rinse. You'll need to give yourselves a good scrub with radiological soap to remove any contaminated particles." John could not help notice that two of the party were female. "Perhaps, ladies first and in turn." Zera and Zinzi giggled.
All washed up, and sitting with warm beverages in the Swann's galley, John and Dan outlined a plan of action. ...
John offers the extremists a rescue. Warning the Terramentals that MI6 has ordered the sinking of the Neptune. It turns out the MOD knew the reactor was potentially dangerous, The Ministry and BAE Systems, want that evidence disappeared.
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.