The Vanishing of Venice

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CRIME

2000s

Dianah Chorlton

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An eclectic thriller. Only 3 days to go. Venice floated on a path to destruction. Tourists were being murdered. The Apocalypse is nigh. Behind the walls of Saint Mark's Basilica a Brotherhood of Priests vow to eradicate the mass invasion of Tourists upon their city...

Genre

Crime

Short Summary

Every day, like the pigeons it’s famous for, Saint Mark’s Square is flocked by tourists, visitors from every corner of the world, all desperate to indulge in the ancient city of Venice’s flamboyant history, with its enchanting maze of cobble-stoned alleyways and romantic winding canals.


Naïve tourists, oblivious that their days were numbered as Venice floated along a path to destruction. The apocalypse was nigh. Only three days to go. Natural forces had been released. Already the weather had changed. The humidity was oppressive. Venomous storms brewed. Dark forces stirred.

Setting

Venice. Italy.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Sexual Abuse,Substance Abuse,Incest

Main Character Details

Name: Father Rodero

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Patriotic,Visionary,Religious,Desperate,Leader,Narcisstic,Complex,Faithful,Crazy,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Simone

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Insecure,Naive,Romantic,Complex,Engaging,Religious,Seductive,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Michello

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Romantic,Seductive,Aspiring,Masculine,Confident,Engaging,Heartthrob,Patriotic,Adventurous,Charming

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781528902335

Genre

ACTION, SUSPENSE, THRILLER, DRAMA, FANTASY

Brief

Venice is under the spell of an evil plot to rid the city of tourists. Global warming sends an apocalyptic rise in sea levels. Will the ancient "city of canals" survive!!

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: EXCELLENT

Premise: GOOD

Structure: EXCELLENT

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

The profile is too cryptic. It needs more clarity.

Draw of Story

Venice is a great place for a murder plot.

Possible Drawbacks

No - it was a good read.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

There's a serial killer on the loose in Venice as it unknowingly sits under a cloud of doom.

Fanbase Potential

Maybe. This has a "Da Vinci Code" feel to it but that novel was a smash success years before the movie was made.

Awards Potential

Maybe - it's a bit more action packed than your usual Award bait but it has potential for actors to receive an award.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

DA VINCI CODE, THE WICKER MAN, THE ORDER

What’s New About the Story

The location makes it unique for a murder mystery. The challenge is whether its a murder mystery, a supernatural thriller or a horror film. It doesn't fit easily into a specific genre

Lead Characters

The lead characters are well defined and the semi-religious overtones help make their arc's seem unique.

Uniqueness of Story

This is unique mainly due to its setting in Venice - it's a very good caper in a very unique city,

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This has all the makings of a good film story but it would be an expensive endeavour in order to succeed. Venice isn't a cheap location and it would need A-List above the line talent to succeed. But, if all that came together properly this could be very successful.