The Mawr Pneumonica Trilogy by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Mawr Pneumonica Trilogy

An Infectious Disease Specialist aided by a sympathetic cop struggles to warn skeptical authorities to prepare for pandemic as an apocalyptic virus breaks quarantine and begins a relentless global march.

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(Given COVID, the interest in this story may be lessened; however, it's still a strong tale of the main character's "Cassandra Complex" in trying to warn the world in what is to come. And, the Mawr Pneumonica is over 2000 times deadlier than COVID.)

Tales of world-wide pandemics, and the people who try to survive them, are a staple of Hollywood. They are as varied as Stephen King’s soon-to-be-remade “The Stand”, or more grounded takes on the subject such as “Contagion” and “Outbreak”.

My heroine-driven apocalyptic drama trilogy is suitable for theatrical releases or a six-part cable mini-series. These grounded stories cover 30 years of chronological time, and focus on the real issues of H5N1 and an avian-borne pandemic:

Part I: The Mawr Pneumonica (112 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: An Infectious Disease Specialist aided by a sympathetic cop struggles to warn skeptical authorities to prepare for pandemic as an apocalyptic virus breaks quarantine and begins a relentless global march.

Part II: The Farmhouse and the Ziggurat (123 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: As a family in an isolated farmhouse struggles to survive a cataclysmic pandemic, a miraculous survivor is discovered by scientists in a huge compound a thousand miles away. (NOTE: This script is also available as a 120-page standalone apocalyptic drama, for an audience that wants something more exotic than a domestic drama but that isn’t too far "out there": ie. there aren't any zombies or invading aliens!)

Part III: Tempesta Tormenta (123 pages, 4 page synopsis)

Logline: A family makes a thousand-mile journey across a perilous, apocalyptic landscape to meet survivors in a walled compound to find if they hold the key to immunity to a deadly virus.

If you'd like to view this feature trilogy or cable miniseries, I look forward to sending it to you.

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EDNAW0

Submitted: March 5, 2017
Last Updated: September 11, 2021

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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