Plague by J.E. Clarke | Script Revolution

Plague

When civil unrest and a deadly flu strike NYC, an interracial couple's world is turned upside down. And when the true nature of the virus is revealed, they're forced to flee for their children's lives...

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The onset of a deadly plague in modern times - that's led to some riveting Film and TV. Think Outbreak. Children of Men. Contagion.

But now imagine that, with a unique and politically poignant twist.

Meet Kevin and Monica Clark - a happily married (and interracial) couple living in NY. Professionals at the top of their career game, Kevin's a reporter for the local news. And Monica's a curator at the Museum of Natural History. What makes this happy family complete are their three children: Tianna (Monica's daughter from a previous relationship), and their two boys - Jayden and Darren.

Things seem to be working out at home. But not as smoothly in the outside world. There's political problems everywhere you look: ongoing racial riots downtown, conflict between the new President and the ambitious Speaker of the House... and then there's the Flatlin Commune: a fundamentalist cult causing problems, too.

But when a strange deadly flu hits the Northeast, things are about to get... far worse. Especially when it's realized it's victims appear to be a specific racial "type."

Kevin, Monica and the children flee for their lives. But there's no outrunning the new Energen Plague... until they find out how it's spread. And why.

Submitted: September 23, 2016
Last Updated: November 6, 2022

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The Writer: J.E. Clarke

Known for her unique characters and plots, J.E. Clarke has optioned her feature length horror, " Containment " with Primestar Film Group (director Mike Elliott of Scorpion King 4 attached), her SF feature " Stream " with Purryburry Productions, John Noble of " Fringe " and " Lord of the Rings " attached. Her fantasy/SF " Evergreen " (cowritten for Adam Zeulhke of Zenoscope Productions), is currently in preproduction, along with Entanglement (Director/Cowriter David Manocchio), and international thriller Blood Type (Director/Cowriter Dan Thorens.) Currently seeking representation, Ms. Clarke's portfolio of work is available at https://jecstories.website/ (Sample shorts at http://www... Go to bio

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