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Okay, here we go. There may be only a couple of people entering, but that's okay.
As mentioned earlier, a production company and Babz are looking for a thriller involving amnesia so that will be our assignment.
You have 7 weeks, until Sept 4th to write a feature. This is not a competition, but rather a spur to make us finish a script in the time allowed. This thread is meant to be helpful to those who chose to participate. If you get stuck and need help, post your questions or concerns here.
I think the tough part about amnesia scripts is the why part.
Why did this character have amnesia? And the answer to that will give all sorts of background information about that character. Actually, I think the background information is the fuel of the entire story.
And usually in amnesia thriller story, someone is killed or going to be killed, and the protagonist has to find out why.
What if the person who has amnesia is NOT our protagonist? That'd be something different.
Memwipe - Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller (114 pages) - In a world where memories can be erased by request, a Memory Erasing Specialist desperately searches for the culprit when his wife becomes a target for erasure -- with his former colleagues hot on his trail.
I've got a basic idea for a twisty thriller mixed with some action. Basic idea is that the main character is pretty high up in a terrorist cell operating in New York but gets amnesia because of an accident with one of their own bombs. With no memory of how or why he is involved with something like this, he tries to piece together his past and question if what he doing is right before thousands of lives are lost. Lots of ticking time bombs and hopefully good twists in the story.
I've still to plan it out scene by scene but I've got a pretty good idea where I want it to go. Obviously, it could fall flat right away as our main character is a terrorist, and working on characters has been a terrible weak spot for me, but hey, that's why it's a challenge. No title or suitable logline yet, those can wait until the end. I hope to start writing before the end of July if I can get something out the way first.
I'm thinking of joining. I have a 10 page short - a thriller involving amnesia.
Here's the logline: A corrupt police officer tries to buy his identical twin's life by offering him dirty money. Little does he know that his impoverished brother has been an undercover officer working on his case.
I might have given away the plot in the logline though.
Although I am to busy to work on this right now, I do have an idea based on the last table read.
I was under the imperssion that Babz wanted the first ten pages of a script THAT WAS BEING WORKED ON. So I started writing a script. Come to find out of course, it was the first ten pages of a completed script.
Maybe someone could pitch this idea to her.
The first ten pages of your work in progress to guage whether or not she might be interested.
The first ten pages to be completed in say 1 or 2 weeks.
If not, you are not out 7 weeks of work. If it does peak an interest, you can go from there to complete it.
My story has changed slightly. My main character is undercover with the terrorist cell when one of the bombs explodes by accident, giving him some major amnesia. The FBI lose the terrorist cell and have to rely on him to piece together the clues and remember where the other bombs are before it's too late.
That's the idea so far, although it could probably change more as the days go on. Still not started writing, but I will when I plan every single scene in my head so I don't get stuck halfway through.
I'm not bothered about writing this to send it to a production company... I'd rather use this as an exercise to write something new again. Damn rewrites will be the death of me. Good luck to all!