City Without Heroes by Deen Gill | Script Revolution

City Without Heroes

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As a super-powered sociopath lays waste to Detroit, a war vet suffering from PTSD tries to overcome her fear and doubt and engage one more enemy.
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Marcus Shoji, second in command of a domestic terrorism organization, despises the softness he sees in his boss. After an accident at an experimental power plant, he finds that he can generate spontaneous bomb explosions from within himself- making him a walking bomb. He uses his new found power to take revenge on the people he feels have slighted him. He does what he wants, and goes where he wishes. There is no one to oppose him as he kills off police officers, SWAT teams, organized crime bosses and the National Guard. He seems unstoppable until Jasmine makes a decision to engage him.

Jazz (Jasmine) is PTSD war vet (non-verbal, isolationist) who lives in the city, in an impromptu homeless camp. She observes and keeps notes on what is happening to the city (severe OCD), and even calculates a solution, but cannot bring herself to act. She is paralyzed by the thought of any attention, and just wants to maintain her anonymity, but she finally brings herself to a decision point, pushing past her apprehension and fears, to take the situation into her own hands, risking her life to eliminate the threat.

Jasmine is non-verbal for most of the film. It would be an extremely challenging roll for an actress, but I think it would also garner plenty on accolades for the right performer. Yes, it’s a super-hero vein movie, but it’s a human movie, so much more. It’s extremely grounded, and I de-emphasized the fantastic elements as much as possible.

I wrote it when I asked myself the following: why is there always an emerging superhero, just at the time a super villain shows up? What if there weren’t?

About me: In addition to completing 10 screenplays (including this one), I have written two novels (one for which I received a contract), and numerous short stories.

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The Writer: Deen Gill

Screenwriter, author, all around good guy. Passionate about strong plotting and characterization. I see way too many character violations for the sake of moving the plot along. If the writing is strong and thoughtful, it will move the reader/viewer along, engaging them, pulling them in, and making them fans. My work has been read and vetted by B-movie film legend Bill Rebane, actor Joseph C. Phillips, producer Jeff Faehnle, and David Crowther of Trousers, Inc. https://www.stage32.com/profile/511719/about Go to bio

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