The Rewilders by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Rewilders

Things go magnificently awry when a conservationist leads her team of government ecologists to re-introduce near-extinct species back into the wild.

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Tagline: Oh, why don't they just let the blasted things die out in peace!

In a near future world, when well-intended environmentalism is at its peak, imagine conservation laws that shut down machines at the most inconvenient of times, an unrequited romance between a conservationist and a farmer whose livelihood she inadvertently ruins, an anti-rewilding terrorist running amuck, and a Great Beaver War that foreshadows an animal apocalypse:

Lieutenant: "Darn! Beaten by an oversized rat. Run for your life!"

(But remember to turn off the lights before you go out)

Yes, "The Rewilders" starts with a bedtime story for two children, and includes lots of fuzzy animals and goofy bureaucrats: It's something a Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam would have fun with! But it also features a serious lesson about power in the hands of the few over the many, and especially the butterfly effect, in that through the comedic chaos we must recognize that Humanity has a position in the ecosystem, too.

If you'd like to view this fun Pythonesque fable, which is set mostly in Scotland and could be done in full animation or live-action/CGI, 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/B007UHQXGG

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: August 22, 2021

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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