“Gauntlet” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to my critically-acclaimed action/adventure novel “Gauntlet” – $3,000 for one year.

After stopping a robbery in progress, Elliott Cronholm is approached by someone wishing help him become a costumed vigilante crime-fighter. After refusing, his fiancée is attacked in their home by a stalker. In the wake of the attack, Elliott accepts the role he had been asked to play. While still learning the use of the costume and weapons he has been given, Elliott must track down and stop the first man put on the streets of the city by the same woman – a man with his own warped moral code who relishes killing the criminals he fights, a man who wishes to kill Elliott Cronholm as well, upon learning of Elliott’s new role.

“Winter’s Rite” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to my critically-acclaimed YA fantasy novel “Winter’s Rite” – $3,000 for one year.

In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not…

“MoonWraith” – TV Pilot Seeking Producer

Option “MoonWraith” for $3,000 for one year.

MOONWRAITH is the story of a young woman named Kizzy Faw. Kizzy is a Seer, sent by the King, into the heart of a war between humans and werewolves. The werewolves were created centuries ago by a sorcerer using a talisman known as the MoonWraith. Scholars and historians working for the King believe that they have located the hiding place of the MoonWraith—an ancient silver mine. A fort has been built atop the mine. In the fort, miners work at expanding the mine, actively seeking the lost MoonWraith. Silversmiths work silver ore dug out by the miners into weapons. Soldiers use these silver weapons to defend the fort against the werewolves, who seek to prevent the humans from locating the MoonWraith. The werewolves do not want the MoonWraith found because they fear the very thing the King hopes for—that the object which originally made the werewolves can be used to eradicate them.

“Dart” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Dart” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: After an experimental Graves Disease cure gives comic book artist Porter Hardwood near-super speed, he uses his new power to fight crime.

Synopsis: Porter Harwood is comic book illustrator struggling to meet a deadlines because he suffers from Graves Disease. He undergoes a new treatment. His parents and girlfriend, Sonja Carruth, are there to offer support.

Meanwhile, a drug cartel is building up its business in the city.

Porter realizes something in him has changed. He has what amounts to a super power now—he can move at near-super speed. Porter keeps this a secret and begins trying to learn to control this ability, using it in his work to avoid missing deadlines.

Meanwhile, the cartel’s business continues growing.

Realizing that he has an ability that can make a difference, Porter fashions a costume for himself and hits the streets as a vigilante crime fighter. Upon stopping a drug deal, Porter discovers a case of money. Unable to help himself, he takes the cash with him.

Dart’s activities are quickly noted by the cartel. The two top men in the organization—Horacio Rosul and Dillon Whittenbeck—begin looking into their new problem.

When Porter begins treating Sonja to expensive meals she grows suspicious. When he loses control of his power in front of her, she forces him to tell her what is going on. Stunned at his explanation, she leaves him. Distraught, Porter hits the streets harder.

The cartel discovers Dart’s true identity and sends an assassin after him. Injuries Porter sustains during the attack cause muscle spasms which require him to seek medical treatment. Curing the spasms cures Porter of his power.

Not knowing what has become of Porter, the cartel sends the assassin to kidnap Sonja. They contact Porter at a public event and tell him to come and get her. Porter arrives, powerless, and he and Sonja manage to escape. In the process, the cartel leaders and the assassin are brought down.

The film ends with Porter and Sonja living the good life in Key West with the money Porter had stolen from the drug cartel.

“Monster Lab” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Monster Lab” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: College folklore professor Wade Sarkis is forced by the US military to help deal with werewolves that were created in a research experiment gone wrong.

Synopsis: Wade Sarkis is confronted by representatives of the US military. They tell him his knowledge is needed, but are under orders not to reveal more information to him. They take Wade to a hidden, subterranean government laboratory.

Quickly, Wade meets General Brant Wierman. Wierman explains to Wade that the facility Wade has been brought to had been running experiments aimed at grafting wolf DNA to humans in the hopes of curing deafness. Things went wrong, and the test subjects have become human/wolf hybrid creatures—genetically engineered werewolves. No cure they’ve tried has worked. The military has brought Wade in out of the desperate hope that a cure can be found in mythology. Wade is shown shocking proof of Wierman’s claims, and tries to leave, only to learn that he is effectively a prisoner of the US government until the matter has been resolved.

Wade begins working with the beautiful Dr. Alanna Quesnell—the lab’s lead scientist. Very soon after their collaborative research gets underway, the werewolves escape. The creatures bite a number of scientists and soldiers in the facility. The bites transfer genetic material and gene splicing chemicals to the victims, causing them to change into more werewolves.

The domino process continues, and more and more of people in the base are killed or turned—including Wierman—until Wade and Alanna are all that are left. Trapped in the base, with no hope of curing the unfortunates who have been turned, Wade and Alanna settle upon a new plan. They opt to destroy the lab, killing the werewolves, before any can escape into the outside world.

Wade and Alanna dodge werewolves to gather parts for a make-shift bomb, and reach a boiler. They plant the bomb and set the timer. They then struggle to make it clear of the lab before the bomb goes off.

After encountering more werewolves—including Wierman—Wade and Alanna escape just in time.

The film ends with them receiving medical attention, preparing for a debriefing on what has transpired.

“Dark River Lords” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Dark River Lords” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: In this intense action/drama, a man undertakes a harrowing quest to defeat the tyrant king of a rival land, and rescue the princess he is responsible for protecting—and with whom his is in love with.

Synopsis: Brom Grey is aboard a river-bound war ship, trailing Hadrian de Bolbec—lord of a neighboring kingdom—who has kidnapped Princess Emeline Payne. De Bolbec plans to force Emeline to marry him, then kill her and her parents. This would make him ruler of two kingdoms. Everyone thinks that Brom is out to save Emeline because, as Captain of her personal guard, he’s sworn to protect her. What no one else knows is that Brom is in love with the princess.

After Brom’s ship is damaged by unusual weapons, he sets out on a skiff to try and catch the other ship. Unbeknownst to him, Emeline manages to escape de Bolbec and takes to the forest to hide. When de Bolbec learns that Emeline is gone, he sends men out to recover her. Brom sees the men leaving the ship, realizes that Emeline has escaped and sets off into the woods after her, following the enemy.

A storm moves in and Emeline takes shelter in a barn. She is discovered the landowner, Thad Dargin. He is a selfish, greedy, lecherous man. When Emeline tried to escape, he threatens her with a pitchfork. She screams, drawing the attention of the enemy men and Brom.

De Bolbec’s men rush in, saving Emeline from Thad, and Thad realizes who she is. Brom arrives moments later. After a pitched battle, Brom escapes with Emeline and Thad into the woods, forcing Thad to help, as he knows the land. De Bolbec’s men give chase.

When Thad tries to help de Bolbec’s men, Brom kills him and escapes with Emeline to the newly-repaired warship. They set out for home and Brom declares his love for Emeline. He is shocked to learn that she feels the same about him. De Bolbec follows them in his own ship.

Arriving at Castle Payne, Emeline’s parents are ready to heap rewards on Brom, but de Bolbec arrives. He activates groups of “sleepers” in the Castle Payne, setting off a large battle. The battle ends when Brom kills de Bolbec in a duel.

The film ends with the wedding of Brom and Emeline and the knowledge that, one day, Brom will rule as King.

Great News!

Hi, everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve had any progress to report; things had pretty much stalled. Now, though, edits are underway for “Mojito Cove” – and so is the cover art! Hopefully I’ll be able to announce a release date for “Mojito Cove” in the near future.

I want to thank you all for joining me on this journey that is my writing career. I appreciate you all!

Scott

www.scottharper.net

“Batman” Idea

Earlier today I had a great idea for a story in “Batman”. Having just gotten through “The Joker War” makes the timing for this idea even better – but it wasn’t “The Joker War” that made me think of this. The timing is perfect, though!

What’s the idea? I’m not telling on-line. I’ve had ideas stolen before. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way – more than once.

I have a file containing several “Batman”, or “Detective Comics” story ideas. I’ll write up my newest idea, and keep it in that folder. Should I ever get to pitch my ideas to DC Comics, this will be one for that. I think I’ll lead with this new idea should I ever be able to pitch my ideas directly to DC Comics. Wish me luck that such a day arrives, please!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Blogging Ideas?

Hello, everyone!

Sorry it’s been such a LONG time since I posted here. I haven’t forgotten this blog. I’ve felt guilty, actually, for leaving it quiet for so long. Honestly, though, my writing career is stalled. There hasn’t been anything there to report. I’m still trying to do the Sasquatch Blog posts, but life happened. I’ve also gotten stuck on the current article I’m working on – though I’m going to be turning it in soon.

Anyway…

I’m looking for ideas to liven up this blog. Any suggestions on what I can do? Write what you know, right? Well, Lon Strickler’s paranormal blog “Phantoms and Monsters” pretty much rules that area of ideas. And Lon is a friend; I don’t want to compete with him.

Comic books, maybe? As you all know, I’m a HUGE DC Comics fan. Should I go that route? What do you all think?

See you soon!

Scott

www.scottharper.net

“Shallow Graves”

I just finished reading a horror book titled “Shallow Graves”. The book was written by Patrick Logan. It’s the first book is a series. I’ve only read “Shallow Graves” thus far. But…

I LOVED the book. If I were a film producer, I’d option the rights to this in a heartbeat. It has minimal locations, and a small cast. The only problems I see are that there would be a lot of outdoor filming. A lot of the outdoor scenes would be filmed during thunderstorms – sloppy, and muddy.

Still, I think it would be worth it. “Shallow Graves” is a terrific book. A film based on it would, I think, scare the socks off of the audience. If you’re a movie producer, and you’re reading this, please grab a copy of “Shallow Graves”, give it a read, and consider what I’ve said here. Please.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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