Motherland by Christopher Chance | Script Revolution

Motherland

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104pp

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Actual events.
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When an Israeli agent is assassinated by neo-Nazis, Arrowsmith, his Brit buddy, discovers a plot to use weapons of mass destruction in Syria. 'Arrow' and his team foil the plot by killing the Nazis.
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Pitch:
MOTHERLAND is an Action/Suspense/Thriller about terrorists and spooks involved in the current Syrian conflict.
A fast-moving show about our Secret Service guys living on the edge in the bloodthirsty world of international terrorism: mainly; Hezbollah, neo Nazis and Russian agents.
The good guys are; MOTHERLAND (an ultra-secret branch of the British Secret Service), MOSSAD and the Cousins (CIA); all fighting the evil intent of a rogue missile attack using chemical weapons in Syria during the G20 Summit Meeting.
Their success in preventing the missile attack costs lives on both sides, but the end justifies the means in their exciting, fast moving endeavour.

Treatment:

It's 2015. The political climate in the Middle East is unstable and the rest of the world isn't much better.

When several influential Jews (Rabbis) are assassinated by neo-Nazi terrorists in Berlin, it comes to the attention of the British Secret Service that an infamous Arab bomb maker is working with the Nazis.

This information was discovered by Zac Bleiberg, a Mossad agent seconded to the Brits.
When photos of Nazis were seen to include Saif Al-Adel, the Hezbollah bomb maker, Zac pointed him out.
The subsequent investigation reveals the involvement of the Russians, in the form of Zina Zarubina, a senior Kremlin spy, whose agenda is solely to expedite the diversionary tactics to coincide with the missile attack in Syria.

But, she has a big problem with Saif Al-Adel, who wants to kill the Brits who 'made' him with the Nazis. He kills Zac in an ambush that starts a car chase in which our protagonist, Arrowsmith, and his team; Ibrahim (a mujahidin warlord), Lily Squires (MI6 operative), Sticky Wickett (MI6 operative) and 'Q', Head of Station - Berlin, step up their efforts to neutralize the terrorists.

To replace Zac, Mossad sends Hannah Cohen to Berlin. She (crucially) places a recording device in the terrorists' safe house, but is eventually killed by Saif Al-Adel, but before dying she gives a clue to Lily in her dying breath. Lily, in turn is also shot by the Russians, but passes the clue to Arrowsmith, who eventually finds the recording device and the information is sent through CIA Station - Berlin, to the Pentagon and at the very last moment before launching the rogue missiles. The cavalry arrive in the form of the US Sixth Fleet and its Tomahawk Cruise Missiles take out the rogue missile site in the desert.

The neo-Nazis are all killed by their own bombs detonating prematurely, quite spectacularly in various European cities. Several others are killed by the Brits and Saif Al-Adel is killed by Ibrahim.
Zina Zarubina escapes (she's needed in the sequel), but her three henchmen are killed by the Brits. A double agent German named, Brakken, is killed by Arrowsmith. Unfortunately, Sticky Wickett is killed by a car bomb. A CIA guy named Higgins takes four bullets in the back, but survives... crucially.

All of this takes place during edge of the seat cloak and dagger action with a thrilling race to the nail biting finish.

This is a very brief treatment, but enough, I hope, to give you the gist of this screenplay wherein lies the thrills and spills; the suspense and drama of a contemporary, original picture of modern day terrorism and its consequences.

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The Writer: Christopher Chance

I am an "optioned" screenwriter and a published author with books published by the Penguin-Random House Group (Mainstream) and Strand Publishing, UK. I adapted one of my books to screenplay and both book and screenplay are optioned. I adapted another of my books to screenplay because I retained the Film Rights so I need not confer with my publisher should the work be optioned. I have five other completed feature spec scripts available for review, which are mainly Drama but with strong elements of Thriller, Suspense and Action throughout each work. Also, most of my characters are people I have met and the locations are places I have experienced. This is why my work is authentic and... Go to bio

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