|T-N-T. I'm dynamite.|
So for September, I'm going to try my hand at a straight-forward action flick. Okay, not exactly a straight-forward action flick, more of a psychological thriller mixed with an action flick. Here's the basic premise I'm starting from:
A veteran of the War in Afghanistan has visions of future terrorist attacks -- which come true. She turns to the FBI for help, but instead becomes a suspect. On the run from the government and the terrorist cell, she's forced to stop the devastation alone.I like the irony of the protag being a suspect and the implication that her time in Afghanistan might be affecting her. Which is why I'm tentatively calling the script PTSD. I want to do a little exploring of what recent vets are dealing with and how they're working to overcome their traumatic experiences in Afghanistan (and Iraq), and then see how I can incorporate that into the story. I know in the end, the script is going to be mostly an actioner, but I do want to get some reality woven into it and that there is hope to be had after war. That's the plan anyway.
|I don't know whether to go with PTSD or P.T.S.D. |
Both work, but I'd hate for people to start calling it PoTSeD. Y'know, whatever that is...
|The NFL Draft in 1965. |
Not too bad, looks good and all...
|...but here's the Draft in 2014. |
Fifty drafts and now it's a huge four day event.
So early drafts are okay,
but more work is needed to get them to "event" status.
But that's why I'm going to write a script that calls for it. You can't get better if you don't try and you have to try new things to better yourself. So I'm gonna keep trying to better myself.