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ACTION POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER

The Future

Adam Ostaszewski

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Submision Type

Book

Logline

The pandemic does not let go, and its successive waves shake the world. A degraded officer of the European Security Service, gets a chance to return to his former position. He has to capture the last of the Sixteen - an international terrorist group. The confrontation with the 16th takes an unexpected turn, and an officer will soon learn the truth about epidemic.

Genre

Action, Political, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

The pandemic does not let go, and its successive waves shake the world. A degraded officer of the European Security Service, gets a chance to return to his former position. He has to capture the last of the Sixteen - an international terrorist group.

Setting

EUROPE USA

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Andrzej Ranecki

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Gracious, Sexy, Patriotic, Leader, Greedy, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Flexible, Heroic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Genre

ACTION, SUSPENSE

Brief

In the midst of a war on a worldwide epidemic, a 16-member secret society causes chaos in Europe. Many think it is a terrorist group taking advantage of the situation. However, Captain Ranecki discovers that these men were experienced scientists who made an important discovery about the virus's origin but ended up chased because of it; in other words, the 16 were not the antagonists. In the end, the captain discovers a traitor within the government and can finally ensure that the entire population will have access to the vaccine from then on.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

Nothing to declare about the profile.

Draw of Story

The mix of the espionage genre, the presence of a secret group, and government activities, with the plot of the pandemic, is quite interesting. We usually see the theme of the pandemic belonging to the gender drama, so this narrative ends up drawing attention right away.

Possible Drawbacks

The theme of the pandemic, despite being an essential part of the story in the book, could have less focus on adaptation. It's good as a story background by adding a layer of chaos and worrying to the protagonist's narrative, but it may not interest that much if it has the story's central focus.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is this investigation to know who these 16 men are, what they want, and the protagonist's will to do the right thing, even being involved with the government and its possible corruption.

Fanbase Potential

Fans of action and international espionage films could undoubtedly feel attracted to this plot, which still has a dramatic narrative layer about the actual facts of the pandemic.

Awards Potential

If the adaptation walks along the captain's path to staying incorruptible and trying to save the population and himself amid the political chaos of the pandemic, the adaptation would have a chance to gain awards, as it is a new point of view, even if fictional, about a subject that has already been deeply explored.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

CONTAGION (2011), HELIX (SERIES 2014)

What’s New About the Story

What makes this story more original is to occur in the future, in a more "advanced" society than ours, but still compared to the events linked to the pandemic we have gone through and how we dealt with it.

Lead Characters

The best of the book regarding characters is precisely this doubt that we have about the real intentions of each one. For example, in the beginning, we are not sure about "The Sixteen," and we also don't know the government's real intentions. This is what makes the relationships and dynamics more attractive.

Uniqueness of Story

It is not a rare gem, but it has a good development for a pandemic-themed movie.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

It is a well-written book, with dialogues that fit the genre and plots that run in parallel that match each other, and are intriguing. The author was intelligent to insert a plot of espionage and shape the story as a genre of action because it brings a new point of view and a fresh breath to the so-called and exploited theme of world pandemics. Plots and subplots run in parallel in a well-connected way, so we see the chaotic issue of the pandemic at a time when not everyone has access to the vaccine, and lockdown is the only solution in many countries; We also see a universe with proper rules where we perceive social inequality and the challenging effects of this injustice in a difficult moment like a pandemic; We still have a secret society that is initially seen as a terrorist group, but then we understand another and positive intentions; and a government that is apparently "concerned" about the situation of the population. So we have around four plots running in parallel that match harmoniously and make the narrative more complex and fascinating to follow. The protagonist also transits all these plots and is directly affected by them, which is quite positive since it takes him out of his comfort zone and provides him with more conflicts. The theme of the pandemic can be a factor that could disperse the audience because of the tiredness that people feel on this topic that has affected them for two years. However, if the narrative of the adaptation focuses more on espionage, political decisions about the pandemic, and the social effects of these decisions (leaving the pandemic as a background), the film would be more likely to attract audiences.