Chernobyl by Shawn Davis | Script Revolution

Chernobyl

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An American college student goes on the run to unravel his estranged mother's involvement in the Chernobyl disaster before assassins kill them both.
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Jeff King is the only son of a prominent American nuclear engineer. Jeff's life consisted of going to college, parties, and repeat. That is until the attempted assassination on his mother's life. Instantly, Jeff is plunged into a dangerous world of espionage, counter-terrorism, and international intrigue as he discovers that the incidents that occurred 30 plus years ago at Chernobyl were not an accident, but a carefully calculated attack.

An attack carried out by the United States in cooperation with a single rouge Soviet Chernobyl engineer. I guess you could call it the world's first dirty bomb.

Jeff is thrust into the world of the lowest dealing counter espionage agents from both sides - the United States and the Soviet Union. Their mission - to keep the past where it belongs and to kill anyone who wants to dig it back up.

The key to unraveling the destruction of Chernobyl lies in a secret hand written notebook discovered in a safe deposit box that outlines the detailed instructions for setting Chernobyl's reactor four on the path to a chain reaction that would ultimately destroy it along with the entire Soviet Union's economic empire.

As the notebook reveals it's secrets, we are taken back to the infamous countryside of Chernobyl and Pripyat to relive the final days leading up to the worst man-made disaster in history.
Enter Kevin Roth. Kevin is an ultra high level operative and a charming, soulless patriot for the United States who operates above any law.

His job is to bring about results, at any cost for the American way. Right now, Kevin needs to clean up what could become a very sticky international situation if the notebook lands in the wrong hands.

Kevin needs Jeff and the notebook to do it.

Chernobyl is a highly entertaining race against time. Weaving the past and present to unravel the secrets of the notebook in order to save Jeff's mother from an assassin's bullet and to show the devastating final moments when America and a lone Soviet wolf conceived a plot to bring about the down fall of Chernobyl's reactor as well as the entire Soviet Union on that cold April morning.

Submitted: September 2, 2016
Last Updated: June 1, 2020

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The Writer: Shawn Davis

Shawn began writing in 2008 as a means to overcome a lifelong reading disorder. After several short scripts, he took on writing his first feature screenplay in 2009. Six years and several screenplays later, Shawn's highly acclaimed script Equal Retribution was reviewed and given one of the highest screenplay ratings ever handed out by Carson Reeves of Scriptshadow.com View full review here - http://scriptshadow.net/amateur-friday-what-doesnt-kill-you/ Equal Retribution has also been submitted to and placed highly in such prestigious contests as The Academy Nicholl Fellowship and The Page Awards . It was also chosen as a top script on Francis Ford Coppola's website, Zoetrope. Equal... Go to bio

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