THE MOUNTAIN THAT EATS MEN by Dylan Dockery | Script Revolution




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One Thousand and One Nights
The spoiled prince Sinbad is sent on a seemingly mundane voyage to help relieve a failing mine, but as he arrives he learns that the mine is haunted by an ancient Jinn.

A thrilling fantasy adventure story in the vein of the classic Harryhausen quest epics but with a darker atmosphere and fresh characters. It's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom mixed with Jason and the Argonauts. Aladdin meets Lord of the Rings.

Sinbad, the roguish and immature son of the Caliph of Baghdad, is forced to accompany his father's best friend, the industrious Kassan, on a journey to aid a failing silver mine in the city of Ras Hamra. Before long, however, they discover that the mine is haunted by an ancient Jinn that's been terrorizing the city. Sinbad and Kassan must overcome their mutual hostility and selfishness in order to survive their increasingly twisted and horrific mission.

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2019 Austin Film Festival 2nd rounder.

2019 Screencraft Sci-fi and Fantasy Contest semifinalist.

Received CONSIDER 4/5 (and RECOMMEND for writer) by the Launchpad Coverage Service:
"THE MOUNTAIN THAT EATS MEN is a highly engaging, often genuinely terrifying swords-and sandals fantasy adventure. It features two appealing lead characters Hassan and Kassim who have a feisty buddy chemistry that’s consistently fun to watch, especially as they gradually become close, fiercely loyal friends."

Received "CONSIDER w/res" from Andrew Hilton, aka the Screenplay Mechanic -
"This screenplay showcases some genuine talent and the entire story makes for a thoroughly entertaining read."

Submitted: July 24, 2019
Last Updated: December 19, 2019
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The Writer: Dylan Dockery

Former patty flipper, pecan farmer, drilling rig roughneck, and shipyard shipfitter. Current aircraft mechanic and aspiring full-time screenwriter. 28 years old. I live in Tehachapi, CA. Go to bio

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