SCREENPLAYS

Screenplays by Barry Nickelsberg

Synopsis

 

 

"Navassa" adapted from the novel of the same name written by Bradd Hopkins.  

This story is a cross between "Conspiracy Theory" and "The Fugitive".  The head of an environmental clean-up firm stumbles upon top secret documents implicating the US Army in the development and spread of a pandemic disease.  Army officials discover what the man knows and begin a worldwide chase involving military intelligence, the CIA, the FBI, state police and local sheriffs to capture and to kill him before he can tell others what he has learned.  This suspense, thriller will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.  121 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 122273-00 and 122273-01

 

 

"The Fourth Corner of the Ninth Room" adapted from the novel of the same name written by Bradd Hopkins.  

This story is a cross between "The Fugitive" and "Backdraft".  An arson inspector is implicated and arrested for setting fires in which firefighters have died.  The set-up is perfect and so he must escape the courtroom during his trial and then find the real arsonist before he his caught.  Incredible fire scenes, a love interest and a twist that no one will see coming will keep audiences transfixed to the screen as the story unfolds.  111 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 123925-00 and 123925-0


 

 

"The Sand Crabs" adapted from the novel of the same name written by M.E. Morris


A retired US businessman discovers that the man who was his Japanese prison guard, during WW II, is now working for him.  The businessman kidnaps the man and begins to treat/torture him in the same fashion as was done to the businessman in Japan 60 years ago.  The businessman quickly realizes that revenge is not so sweet but when he goes to release his captive, the former prison guard has escaped and so begins a kill or be killed hunt.  The two finally confront one another, bond and still one dies.  The "coming of age" of two men in their 80's is as suspenseful as it is endearing.  89 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 126340-00, 126340-01 and 126340-02



 

 

"The Last Kamikaze" adapted from the novel of the same
name written by M.E. Morris

 
A kamikaze pilot is ready to take off in his zero when WW II comes to an end.  Living a life of "dishonor", he decides, at age 80, to steal a restored zero and fly it across the Pacific so he can fulfill his mission by ending his flight in Pearl Harbor as the President of the United States and the Emperor of Japan are honoring the dead in a large public ceremony.  This suspense, thriller will keep audiences glued to their seats.  124 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 128538-00 and 128538-01


 

 

"The Pit" adapted from the novel of the same name written by B. Colin Cubbage

Illegal pits where dogs are trained to kill or be killed sets the stage for this suspense thriller.  Undercover federal marshals, international gambling, drugs killing teenagers and exposure of a deadly "game" provides the backdrop for an eye-opening drama that may help people think twice about so-called "victimless crime".  The trail gets hot and the scenes get hotter when the Colorado drought of 1998 breaks, bullets fly and a pornography dealer, drug dealer and dog man are brought down in an explosive scene. 109 pages

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 132928-00 and 132928-01


 

 

"Whisker on Pine" adapted from the novel of the same name written by Larry Hand

Set in a sleepy rural Georgia town in August 1960, this romantic, "coming of age" script shows that things are rarely what they seem on the surface.  While an 18 year old white teenager learns about life, he also learns about love, fear, bigotry and hope.  Standing up for what is right, not what is popular, sets him apart but ultimately earns the respect of much of a small town facing integration, a war in Southeast Asia and changes that parallel what this boy is about to face himself.  A surprisingly warm and friendly screenplay with a totally non-predictable and very unconventional feel-good ending. The sentiments here make for a fun, humorous, touching screenplay that would make a good coming-of-age teen movie.  120 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 135717-00 and 135717-01



 

 

"Androphagus' adapted from the book manuscript of the same name written by Robert Leonhard

 
This screenplay comes from the horror flick genre of Steven King.  A being of some sort has killed people at will for centuries and is able to take on any one persona at will.  An old sailor one moment and an infant the next, makes it all but impossible to capture and exterminate this killing machine.  From the military to street gangs, everyone tries to stop this thing and everyone becomes assimilated.  One cop makes the difference but an ending that leaves everyone wondering provides room for sequels for years to come. 116 pages

 

Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 134904-00 and 134904-01


 

 

"The Devil’s Playground" adapted from the book
manuscript of the same name written by Jedwin Smith

 
A retired Special Forces Assassin becomes the object of a government hunt to terminate him when he discovers a government cover up that cost the life of a dear friend.  This action-packed, suspense, thriller is geared toward the teen market.  106 pages


Writers Guild of America Registration Numbers 139413-00 and 139413-01


All screenplays are available for consideration and optioning.  Please contact Barry Nickelsberg at BarryNickelsberg@aol.com.


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