Local Hero by Mark Renshaw | Script Revolution

Local Hero

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A teenager discovers he’s inherited ridiculous superpowers but before he can master them, he encounters his father’s famous arch-nemesis.
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Imagine if you were a normal hormonal horny teenager and suddenly you develop the ability to shoot frozen peas out of your nose at high velocity? This is what happens to the main character in Local Hero. He discovers he is descended from superheros with quite ridiculous powers.

After an embarrassing activation of his ancestral gifts in front of the hot girl next door, his father shows him the basics, while his mother 'hero proofs' the house against super accidents.

Shortly after, our new hero is off out to fight crime but discovers that crime is a lot harder to find than it is depicted in the comics. Just when he has his first victory over a littering youth, he is kidnapped by his father's old adversary; none other than Stan Lee himself!

Local Hero is short comedy with elements inspired by Deadpool and Mystery Men.

Submitted: November 17, 2016
Last Updated: June 4, 2018
Last Downloaded: April 5, 2018

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The Writer: Mark Renshaw

Mark has been escaping into his own personal version of reality he calls his Mindverse since he was a youngling. Sometimes these adventures escape into our dimension in the form of scripts and stories. At other times they just drool out of his mouth. Despite the drool, his scripts and short stories have won several awards. His sci-fi 'Nearscape' TV pilot script 'The Survivors' reached the semi-finals of the Page Awards and the 2nd round of the Austin Film Festival. He reached the top 4% of the BBC's Open Drama submission and has been added to their list of promising writers. He is also the innagural winner of the Inroads Screenwriting Competition for his short script 'Cyborn'. Mark has had... Go to bio

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