Browsing: Chris Cook

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A WESTWARD DARKLY (SPEC)
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Logline: A western centering on the events of the Donner Party, which trapped a group of American pioneers in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846, and forced the survivors to turn to cannibalism in order to stay alive until Spring.

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BURY THE LEAD (SPEC)
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Logline: An ambitious journalist falsely reports that a police commissioner’s suicide is a murder, only to learn that it’s the truth, and how he’s in the middle of a conspiracy.

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HINDENBURG (SPEC)
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Logline: In 1937, a flight officer on the Hindenburg Zeppelin must foil the plans of an unknown saboteur aboard the airship as it crosses the Atlantic. In the course of his hunt, the officer comes to discover a Nazi plot with world-altering stakes. Pitched in the vein of “Valkyrie” and “Titanic.”

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LEWIS & CLARK: TRIAL BY FIRE (SPEC)
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Logline: Pitched as “Pirates of the Caribbean” meets “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Story is a re-imagining of the historic expedition. After the United States acquires the Louisiana Territory, President Thomas Jefferson sends Lewis & Clark on a journey to the American West that is believed to be inhabited by fearsome beasts that threaten the entire country.

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FORTUNATE SON (SPEC)
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Logline: A Sheriff’s Deputy battles a group of operatives that have taken his family and some of the most powerful men on the planet hostage at a luxurious California resort. But when the dust clears, the perpetrators and implications of the attack reverberate far wider than he imagined, and the evidence might just point the finger right back at him.

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NO MAN’S LAND (SPEC)
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Logline: A former Army Ranger turned local Sheriff must resurrect his military skill set in order to save his troubled son who’s run away from home, and unwittingly landed in the clutches of a drug cartel operating in the Pacific Northwest.

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MCCARTHY (SPEC)
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Logline: Story follows the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s power and notoriety in the 1950s as he exploited the fear of communism, and began what has now been coined the McCartyism era.

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ASK FOR MICHAEL (SPEC)
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Logline: A bratty twenty-year-old goes to check out a house for rent from a guy roughly twice her age… and things do not go well for her.

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THE EEL (SPEC)
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Logline: An escaped convict is ensnared in a plot by a corrupt Sheriff to kidnap the young heiress to an oil fortune, complicating his quest for freedom.

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BLEEDING KANSAS (SPEC)
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Logline: With the United States on the brink of Emancipation, a Governor’s daughter is kidnapped by a Missouri plantation owner. A fugitive slave is given the chance to earn his freedom and get revenge on his former master by joining forces with a racist sheriff to rescue the girl.

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OLD BALLS (SPEC)
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Logline: High School senior Jason is sick of using his driving privileges to scam underclass girls into meaningless make-out sessions. When his longtime crush, Cassy, breaks up with the quarterback forty days away from graduation, it’s Jason’s time to make a move. All of this is shot to hell when Cassy’s swept off her feet by Donnie aka “Old Balls,” a 35 year-old corvette-driving enigma with an unwavering confidence that’s impossible to ignore. Now Jason must take Donnie down to win Cassy’s heart.

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GOOD SAMARITAN (JARROW) (SPEC)
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Logline: Pitched as a cross between “16 Blocks” and “The Fugitive,” when a normal guy steps in to save a woman being mugged in the New York City subway, he finds himself unwittingly pulled into a terrifying situation. Before long, he’s fighting against the clock to save his father’s life — and his own.

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UNDERTOW (FENJVES) (SPEC)
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Logline: Pitched as a cat-and-mouse action/thriller in the vein of “Out of Sight” and “The Town,” the story follows a FBI agent who realizes that she’s in love with the man she just put in prison and risks everything to break him out.

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CRASH WEDNESDAY (SPEC)
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Logline: After accidentally selling an engagement ring, a trio of friends must travel to New Orleans during Mardi Gras in order to get it back in time for an elaborately planned proposal.