Chernobyl by Shawn Davis | Script Revolution




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A college student goes on the run to unravel his estranged mother's involvement in the Chernobyl disaster before assassins kill them both.

Jeff King is the son of a prominent American nuclear engineer. Jeff thought his life was just to be going to college, and then move on. That is until an attempted assassination is made on his mother's life. Instantly Jeff is plunged into the dangerous world of espionage, counter-terrorism, and international intrigue as he soon discovers that the incidents that occurred 30 years ago in Chernobyl weren't an accident at all. Jeff is thrust face-to-face with some of the highest level counter espionage agents from both the United States and the Soviet Union.

That's because Jeff is now carrying something which both sides want. And they're willing to do anything to get it.

A secret notebook given to him by his mother that outlines plans for the destruction of the Chernobyl light water nuclear reactor. It has always been widely accepted that Chernobyl was a tragic accident. However, the pages in this handwritten book tell a different story.

During the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union would do anything to gain the upper hand both militarily and economically.

As Jeff unravels the story, it becomes horrifyingly evident that Chernobyl essentially became the world's first dirty bomb, which ultimately brought about the collapse of the entire Soviet economy.

Now 30 years later Jeff races against time to unravel the secrets the notebook holds in order to save his mother from an assassin's bullet and bring to light the devastating final moments that really brought down reactor four on that cold April morning.

Submitted: September 2, 2016
Last Updated: January 5, 2017
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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 View full review here - 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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