The Legend of Bat Johnson by Deenur _ | Script Revolution

The Legend of Bat Johnson

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Black cowboy Bartholomew Johnson, is fascinated and wary when a stranger offers him a “can’t miss” six-shooter. Now Bat must decide if his gun defines him, or if identity is determined in a higher purpose.
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Bartholomew Johnson is homesteading in 1880's New Mexico with is wife and daughters, when a bad storm hits the area. The weather strands a stranger in the area and Bat allows him to stay the night in his barn. As thanks, the stranger gives Bat a beautiful pistol. Bat discovers that the pistol is eerily accurate, and he ends up saving the county sheriff from an assassination attempt. Bat finds that his new efficiency with his pistol allows him some respect and notoriety, but not all good. In a series of confrontations with local gunslingers, thieves, and rustlers, Bat develops a fast-draw gunslinger reputation. He struggles with who society has branded him as, who he has been all his life, who he is now, and who he wants to be.

The story has themes and underlying tones of identity, purpose, value, frustration, fear and redemption.

Limited locations (homestead, wilderness and town). No special effects.

About me: In addition to completing 11 screenplays (with 3 receiving a contract), I have written two novels (one for which I received a contract), and numerous short works (two with a contract).

Submitted: September 3, 2016
Last Updated: February 8, 2020
Times Downloaded: 7
Last Downloaded: January 23, 2020

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The Writer: Deenur _

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, and producer Jeff Faehnle. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11122306/ Go to bio

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