SCARFACE UNIVERSE PART 1

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CRIME ACTION ADVENTURE

20th Century (multiple decades),Future,Other

Daniel Stephen Tucker jr.

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Logline

a universe based on all things scarface and al scarface capone

Genre

Crime,Action,Adventure

Short Summary

Describing the life and hardships of the second main character Daniel.


Shocking twist and turns with some cameo appearances

Setting

L.A.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Other,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity,Sexual Abuse,Nudity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: JOHN ZAO

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: DANIEL

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Pheobe

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: MR. FACE

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Badass

Development Pitch

a universe based on all things scarface and al scarface capone with shocking twist and turns and etc. It is also based on all the songs I like by the old school gangsta rapper.

About The Author

Daniel Stephen Tucker jr.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Genre

ACTION, FANTASY

Brief

Two friends, Danny and John, idolize Scarface in the near future, 2021. They witness a gangster being brought back to life with a miracle drug and take the drug by force. After a fierce gun fight, the two realize that the serum makes famous gangsters start apparating from the great beyond as well as from the silver screen.

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

The logline only explains what is already assumed in the title that the story will relate to Scarface. It is repeated in the development pitch as well as the addition of gangster rap. The short summary introduces the protagonist of Daniel but not what the main conflict will be. By adding the main conflict as well as explaining the premise that mass gangsters start reappearing after death and from fictional characters, the cameos will be more anticipated. The main character of Phoebe is also listed but not explained in any of the sections outside of character details.

Draw of Story

The term gangster has changed a lot between the 1920s and the 1990s so it is fascinating to see the two different aesthetics interact. The normal gun violence that both share is given a sci-fi twist with the serum and it is surprising when bodies start coming back to life.

Possible Drawbacks

The main conflict is unclear and this is only the first part so it remains unresolved. The premise is told through a concept board before the story begins which delays the plot development. By shortening the concept board and lengthening the story, even if its a synopsis of the entire plot rather than the actual narrative, the story will be easier to follow and complete.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that gangsters from the 1920s and 1990s come back from the dead and start interacting. The style of the 1920s paired with the soundtrack of the 1990s along with two regular guys seems like a fun ride with a great aesthetic.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase if the concept is fleshed out and the genre is cemented. It is essentially gangster zombies and rap zombies which is really unique. As long as the main conflict is clear and the characters have supportable internal conflicts this could be a small blockbuster.

Awards Potential

Action films are unlikely to gain acting nominations but this could possibly win design awards depending on the budget. The serum also gives this an element of science fiction, which outside of space also is a genre that doesn't have a history of faring well garnering nominations.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

THE RETURNED, SCARFACE, SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, GANGSTER SQUAD, FREE FIRE, SET IT OFF

What’s New About the Story

The originality of the story comes from joining the two stereotypes of gangsters into the same interactions. By having more conversations and scenes with gangsters brought back from the 1920s and gangsters from the 1990s there could be further depth and interesting conversations rather than just proving power with gunfire.

Lead Characters

Danny is a bit of a longing fanboy but also tough. His friend John is sometimes humorous, but also loyal.

Uniqueness of Story

The concept of gangster zombies and rap zombies is rare. Though zombies is not exactly the right word as they are sentient, they are brought back from the dead. However, as this is just the first part of the book it is unclear what the main conflict is which is essential to defining and emotionally investing in a story.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming

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

Adding a second and third act and introducing the main conflict once the gangsters start reappearing will make the story easier to follow and emotionally invest in. The world building needs rules explained to help make the science fiction authentic. To make dynamic characters they should have more internal conflicts tied to the external plot and resolutions.