DARKNESS WITHIN

Juhani Nurmi nurmijuhani66@gmail.com 3032116789293

SCI-FI APOCALYPTIC HISTORICAL FICTION FANTASY HORROR

Future,17th Century or Earlier

Juhani Nurmi

Logline

2025 AD. A brilliant nanotech engineer on the verge of a scientific breakthrough is besieged by an ancient evil awakening on his DNA level. As he’s helping to cure a famous dance choreographer suffering from a terminal brain tumor, he must stop the demon, who plans to alter the fate of Mankind.

Genre

Sci-fi,Apocalyptic,Historical Fiction,Fantasy,Horror

Short Summary

In 850 AD, the last remnants of a Celtic people called the Picts are facing genocide from invading Norsemen. A malevolent and mysterious warrior monk called Balor makes a Faustian pact with the last chieftain of the Picts, Lord Praedus, to gain access to their blood and DNA over a millennium later.


The present day Pictish descendant, Dr. Cain Nethermoor thwarts the diabolical plans of Balor to permanently change the face of Earth and spawn a super-human abomination of Man. As Nethermoor continues his DNA research through his young son, he knows that Balor will inevitably return.

Setting

Palo Alto, San Francisco, Venice (Italy), New York, Scotland (various locations)

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Doctor Cain Nethermoor

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Skillful,Visionary,Underdog,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Heroic,Decisive,Secretive,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Imogen Walker

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Religious,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Romantic,Seductive,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Balor

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Villainous,Aggressive,Charming,Blunt,Power Hungry,Manipulative,Leader,Criminal,Religious,Confident,Seductive,Secretive

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

DARKNESS WITHIN is a classic Faustian tale updated for the 21st century, where the ancient past meets the Promethean New Sciences in 2025 AD. The protagonist is a nanotech entrepreneur, Scottish born Dr. Cain Nethermoor, who has created an industry sensation with a revolutionary nanotech portable – Replicator – which can be worn like a bracelet around your arm. Replicator harnesses its immense computing power from its human user. As Nethermoor travels to the Nanotech Expo in Venice, Italy in a desperate last-minute effort to market Replicator, he meets a world famous dance choreographer, Imogen Walker, who has terminal brain cancer. Feeling great sympathy with her plight, Nethermoor invites Imogen to attend a live demo featuring Replicator at the Expo. Cain Nethermoor manages to exterminate the cancerous cells of her biopsy. As Nethermoor falls in love with Imogen Walker, he becomes increasingly aware of a demonic presence – Balor – awakening within himself, whose main agenda is to gain control of Replicator's nano software. Balor has genetically manipulated the fates of the Nethermoor family since 850 AD. As Replicator enters mass production despite a fatal glitch in its nano software (manipulated by Balor), Nethermoor realizes that the very future of Earth is at stake, as the demon plans to create a new formula of Man and cast our planet into Armageddon via terraforming, self-replicating nanobots.

About The Author

Juhani Nurmi is a Finnish born screenwriter, editor and producer. Having covered Hollywood filmmakers and actors for Finland in various media (digital, print, radio and TV) as an entertainment journalist, Juhani took a leap of faith into screenwriting after an interview with Richard Taylor, the CEO of Weta Workshop, who kindly encouraged Juhani to write his dream project and magnum opus as a movie script. Since then, Juhani has written several film and TV scripts (many of which have been later optioned), among them a maritime horror thriller STOWAWAY for Hollywood director Marcus Nispel, a World War II alternate history sci-fi thriller and a Victorian Gothic Horror TV series. As a screenwriter, Juhani Nurmi is specialized in sci-fi, horror and espionage/history and he has legal L.A. representation.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

WGA Β© # 2001057

Logline

2025 AD. A brilliant nanotech engineer on the verge of a scientific breakthrough is besieged by an ancient evil awakening on his DNA level. As he’s helping to cure a famous dance choreographer suffering from a terminal brain tumor, he must stop the demon, who plans to alter the fate of Mankind.

Short Summary

In 850 AD, the last remnants of a Celtic people called the Picts are facing genocide from invading Norsemen. A malevolent and mysterious warrior monk called Balor makes a Faustian pact with the last chieftain of the Picts, Lord Praedus, to gain access to their blood and DNA over a millennium later.


The present day Pictish descendant, Dr. Cain Nethermoor thwarts the diabolical plans of Balor to permanently change the face of Earth and spawn a super-human abomination of Man. As Nethermoor continues his DNA research through his young son, he knows that Balor will inevitably return.

FEEDBACK

DARKNESS WITHIN is a classic Faustian tale updated for the 21st century, where the ancient past meets the Promethean New Sciences in 2025 AD. The protagonist is a nanotech entrepreneur, Scottish born Dr. Cain Nethermoor, who has created an industry sensation with a revolutionary nanotech portable – Replicator – which can be worn like a bracelet around your arm. Replicator harnesses its immense computing power from its human user. As Nethermoor travels to the Nanotech Expo in Venice, Italy in a desperate last-minute effort to market Replicator, he meets a world famous dance choreographer, Imogen Walker, who has terminal brain cancer. Feeling great sympathy with her plight, Nethermoor invites Imogen to attend a live demo featuring Replicator at the Expo. Cain Nethermoor manages to exterminate the cancerous cells of her biopsy. As Nethermoor falls in love with Imogen Walker, he becomes increasingly aware of a demonic presence – Balor – awakening within himself, whose main agenda is to gain control of Replicator's nano software. Balor has genetically manipulated the fates of the Nethermoor family since 850 AD. As Replicator enters mass production despite a fatal glitch in its nano software (manipulated by Balor), Nethermoor realizes that the very future of Earth is at stake, as the demon plans to create a new formula of Man and cast our planet into Armageddon via terraforming, self-replicating nanobots.

About The Author

Juhani Nurmi is a Finnish born screenwriter, editor and producer. Having covered Hollywood filmmakers and actors for Finland in various media (digital, print, radio and TV) as an entertainment journalist, Juhani took a leap of faith into screenwriting after an interview with Richard Taylor, the CEO of Weta Workshop, who kindly encouraged Juhani to write his dream project and magnum opus as a movie script. Since then, Juhani has written several film and TV scripts (many of which have been later optioned), among them a maritime horror thriller STOWAWAY for Hollywood director Marcus Nispel, a World War II alternate history sci-fi thriller and a Victorian Gothic Horror TV series. As a screenwriter, Juhani Nurmi is specialized in sci-fi, horror and espionage/history and he has legal L.A. representation.

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse

Characters

Main Character

Name: Doctor Cain Nethermoor

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Skillful,Visionary,Underdog,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Heroic,Decisive,Secretive,Lone Wolf

Character 1

Name: Imogen Walker

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Religious,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Romantic,Seductive,Leader

Character 2

Name: Balor

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Villainous,Aggressive,Charming,Blunt,Power Hungry,Manipulative,Leader,Criminal,Religious,Confident,Seductive,Secretive