INTERSECTION MAN

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ACTION ADVENTURE APOCALYPTIC DRAMA SCI-FI SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Future

HARI KUMAR NAIR

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Logline

What if you exist in two universes? And what if you must choose one? An experiment causes a young Marine to inhabit two universes simultaneously. And one of them is about to get destroyed.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Apocalyptic,Drama,Sci-fi,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Levan Lamarr, a former Marine, is dying of cancer. A mysterious scientist named Jonah Salter contacts the Lamarrs and claims he may have a cure for Levan’s cancer. But the cure comes at a frightful cost.


The experiment that cured Levan caused his consciousness to inhabit two bodies that are in distinct but initially identical universes. A sequence of events leads him to get trapped in a world where his wife is dead.

Setting

Florida and the Caribbean

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Levan Lamarr

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic,Selfless,Complex,Adventurous,Decisive,Sexy,Underdog,Skillful,Charming,Badass,Masculine,Faithful,Engaging,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Jonah Salter/Lucius Salter/Fabian Berkovits

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative,Insecure,Complex,Aspiring,Adventurous,Secretive,Visionary,Confident,Lone Wolf,Sophisticated,Skillful,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Bheem/Gaia

Age: Ageless

Gender: Other

Role: logical

Key Traits: Decisive,Complex,Charming,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Sophisticated,Secretive,Visionary,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Obedient,Criminal,Greedy,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Mira

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Badass,Complex,Sexy,Empathetic,Faithful,Seductive,Heartthrob,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

'Intersection Man' has three sections, Book 1, 2 & 3. They follow sequentially and is part of the larger story involving the main characters, Levan Lamarr (ex-marine), Mira (Levan's wife), Dr. Jonah Salter/Fabian Berkovits (the scientist), Salter's AI called Bheem (Gaia), Lucius (Salter's alternate self), Rohit Shah (the Indian billionaire), Aman Shah (Rohit's son), Chris Rosen (the powerful antagonist) and Bill Taylor (another psychopathic villain). There are also Levan's five army friends who take part in several dangerous missions led by Levan. The first two sections have cliffhanger endings. In the first section, set in Florida, 2025, veteran Levan Lamarr is dying of cancer. His wife, Mira, is pregnant. A scientist named Jonah Salter contacts the Lamarrs and claims he may have a cure for Levan’s cancer. Salter, owner of Salter Pharma and one of the richest men in the world, is a brilliant but reclusive scientist living alone on a secluded island off the coast of Florida. His device, the “Entangler,” can, in theory, restore the patient’s health. With the help of Bheem, Salter’s trusty AI, Levan undergoes the procedure. During the procedure, the device creates a Quantum Entanglement between two of Levan’s bodies, each of which exists in a separate universe. Both bodies share a single consciousness. Levan, who is now cured, perceives both universes as superimposed. The two worlds are identical until Dr. Salter creates a divergence and things go horribly wrong.

About The Author

Hari Kumar Nair is a Canadian living in Toronto, Canada. His short stories have appeared in collections published by Penguin, Monsoon Books, and other smaller publishing houses. This is his first science fiction novel.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1548556143

Genre

ACTION, DRAMA

Brief

Lev is dying with his pregnant wife by his side when Dr. Slater comes with a cure for his cancer. Lev enters the Entangler where he is revived by living in two universes. He loses everything in the process while Dr. Slater’s twin brother, Fabian must fight to keep the technology in his own hands. The Entangler will change everything but the western powers want it for themselves.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

It is accurate.

Draw of Story

The story begins with Mira and Lev living out his last days with Lev wishing he could make it to hold his baby. They are contacted by Dr. Slater who may have a cure to Lev’s bone cancer. The catch is no one has survived the mysterious procedure to date. The world building starts off very strong, explaining the technological advancements that are allowing the premise of the story to take place.

Possible Drawbacks

The story is oversaturated with scientific jargon and explanations. There are whole chapters that go off to explain a minor detail. This weighs down the story and takes the audience out of the plot. The writing meanders as well with dialogue and action. This can be avoided by having succinct dialogue. The audience doesn’t need an in-depth explanation about everything, only the most important elements of the story.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Dr. Slater has created a machine that will reset a person’s body to a time in their lives where they were the healthiest to repair any disease or affliction they currently have. It involves mentally living in two universes as yourself. I would watch the movie for the science fiction element that has been developed well.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a decent sized fan base especially with science fiction lovers. The story is heavily seated in the genre, filled with complex explanations and jargon. The dialogue would need to be streamlined to cater to a wider audience.

Awards Potential

This does not have award potential. The overall story is not very unique and the visuals would not be groundbreaking. It is a solid sci-fi story that would entertain audiences but doesn’t go further than that.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

MINORITY REPORT. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

What’s New About the Story

The story is original because of the science it is based on. It combines the idea of alternate universes, nanotechnology and biological regenerative technology. The characters are diverse for a western audience with many of them of Southeast Asian descent.

Lead Characters

The lead characters do not have many qualities that stand out. The characters fit the stereotypical sci fi roles of male lead, doctor, villain etc.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem but has many interesting elements that would set it apart from other stories in the genre. The execution of the story needs improvement to make it more concise and comprehensible. It tries too hard to explain all the layers of the science that the story loses its momentum.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Streaming TV Series: Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This story is a consider because the science is deeply developed. The premise is solid but the story goes off course many times. The story needs to be streamlined with a focus on a primary plot supported by some of the others. Lev and Mira, the first characters introduced, open the story to meet Dr. Slater. From there we go into a tangent about his unknown, twin brother who then takes a major spotlight in the story. It feels like two completely different stories at times. The main plot could be simplified letting the science be complex and interesting.