Titanpointe

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ACTION ADVENTURE

1980s & '90s

Skeeter Wesinger

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Submision Type

book

Logline

Skeeter Wesinger reactivated his covert crew of swashbuckling patriots for one more high-stakes mission. This time it’s called Titanpointe where Jake Savage and his HRT team swing into action. There are few new villains and dangers that will whirl them through an exotic travelogue.

Genre

Action,Adventure

Short Summary

A fun and easy-to-navigate techno-espionage-travel-thriller, with lots of interesting and likable good guys, and intriguing bad guys – both sides capable of surprising you – the whole package delivered at breakneck speed. Jake Savage and his HuRT team head to North Africa for a simple extraction.

Setting

Monaco, Siberia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia, Djibouti, and the Caribbean

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Savage

Age: 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Pauline

Age: 30's

Gender: Other

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Complex,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Sexy,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Skeeter Wesinger is a Silicon Valley pioneer with more than thirty issued United States patents in his name. He has been involved with aviation for many decades and has long been fascinated by space exploration. Skeeter was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts. Where he attended Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Lulu

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-0359597420

Genre

ACTION

Brief

Jake Savage is called to a mission and will have to face villains alongside his allies to complete the task.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

It seems accurate, but the author could add more characters to the session other than just Jake and Pauline. An antagonist like Pamela would be interesting to see there.

Draw of Story

The start on a paradisiacal beach and with a funnier vibe brings anticipation for what is to come. Despite the unnecessarily detailed description of Pauline's physique and bikini, it's a good start for the story.

Possible Drawbacks

Although Pauline and Jake are sidekicks, they both end up on several missions. And the way in which Pauline is presented, as a sensual woman, diminishes some of the character's interest.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that team of professionals played on a rescue mission. There are other elements slightly working on the plot, but the main plot is this.

Fanbase Potential

No. Certainly action fans may come to have some interest in the story because it has tropes of the genre, but other than that, it's not a very original story or different from others we've seen.

Awards Potential

The narrative could win some awards at action-oriented festivals, but dramatically, it's not in-depth enough to expand its awarding possibilities.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

REDEMPTION: A MERCENARY STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE DURING A MISSION TO RESCUE THE SON OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME BOSS. ATOMIC BLONDE: A SPY IS SENT TO BERLIN TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF AN OFFICER. ALONGSIDE THE VILLAGE CHIEF, THE ASSASSIN USES HER ABILITIES TO FACE THE ENEMY.

What’s New About the Story

The fact that Pauline has a past as a man, and was forcibly transformed into a woman, is an original point, but one that should have been explored more fully.

Lead Characters

Pauline had everything to become a very interesting protagonist/sidekick, but she ends up being portrayed only as an extremely sensual woman. As an action story, it is understandable that the presence of a femme fatale is demanded, but she could have numerous characteristics that were hidden beneath her physical beauty. Jake is a very active protagonist, and closer to reality than the heroes we usually see in action, which makes him more complex.

Uniqueness of Story

It's not a rare gem. The fact that Pauline is a man turned woman could have been used for a more emotional, deeper, more dramatic basis, but we know this information in the middle of a dialogue that touches on other things as well, so it loses its force.

Possible Formats

Film: Streaming, Indie

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

First, trying to give the characters more depth. Jake is a more realistic guy, more like a common man, while being a skilled agent. This is interesting because it brings the audience closer to him. But the others end up sounding extremely similar, as other characters from action films we've seen before. And Pauline, who is of great importance in the plot, becomes more of Jake's sexy partner than an actual mission-essential woman. The fact that the two sidekicks are in different missions also reduces the intensity of their relationship somewhat. It's interesting in terms of pace to see different missions happening at the same time, but in terms of character interaction, you lose a lot with that choice. The numerous phone calls don't help much either. They are in the mission field with no contact with superiors, so messages and orders are basically received over the phone, but this type of communication should be used as a resource, not as a rule. There is an excess of phone calls that end up reducing the power of face-to-face interaction. Pauline's sex change story is too original to be placed so subtly in the middle of the narrative. This should take on a much larger proportion and be the basis for conflict and drama. The story has good elements of the genre. It just needs to find a way to stand out narratively in the midst of so many other stories.