The Expendable by David McEwan | Script Revolution

The Expendable

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Two innocent families, a surviving son trying to start a new life and an operative who lives only for revenge, become expendable pawns as a new new, deadly wave of terrorism shocks cities across America.
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The story begins in Gaza City on Mother’s Day 2006 and six years later to the day, finds its way to the sedate and affluent suburbs of Durham, North Carolina.

The Hadad family of Gaza City, along with 300 friends and neighbors, is wiped out at a Mother’s Day celebration by an errant Israeli missile strike targeting Hamas leadership.

Five years later, Diya, the surviving son, living as a pre-med student in the United States, is recruited by a secretive and sophisticated new terrorist network that rekindles his pain and manipulates him into joining the cause and exacting revenge.

The Matthews’ family, living an idyllic life in Durham, North Carolina, has no idea that as they live their lives and prepare for another Mother’s Day celebration, people are plotting to destroy them and 400 others.

Diya’s deadly act, seen as brutal terrorism in the West and ‘just revenge’ to millions of Muslims around the world, turns him into a hero on the streets of Tehran, Istanbul and Cairo and a very useful tool for Samara, his beautiful and brilliant Angel and the global network primed and ready to act.

Submitted: March 18, 2019
Last Updated: March 27, 2020

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The Writer: David McEwan

I am a writer living in Toronto. My CV in the business is short, so I’ll tell you about my working background. I’ve been a marketing executive for over 25 years in Canada and the U.S. representing major firms in the real estate, design and construction industries. My planning and writing skills have been tested and fine tuned by tight deadlines and demanding clients in the pursuit of branding, marketing and promotional excellence. I've also had the pleasure of ghost writing well over a hundred executive speeches for clients. My ambitions have now expanded to include a personal reinvention in the area of writing for film and T.V. I also just finished writing and launching a management/... Go to bio

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