On the Third Day: The Last War

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ACTION SATIRE EPIC WAR SUSPENSE/THRILLER POLITICAL RELIGIOUS

Contemporary,Future

King Lizzard

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Logline

And on the third day all mankind came to an end. A biting, surrealistic, political war thriller/black comedy. Chemical warfare sets off an insanity syndrome. A Dr. Strangelove for the new millennia.

Genre

Action,Satire,Epic,War,Suspense/Thriller,Political,Religious

Short Summary

Yuri was a lazy, crazy, ex-military pilot from Russia, who just didn't pay attention to where he was flying one day. After getting shot down by the USAF in Germany, a series of chemical attacks begins in Europe. With the chemical drifting worldwide the world leaders try to stop the oncoming disaster


Chemical warfare has turned all people insane. The President, the Queen, all political leaders are dead. After a divine vision, a mad General Kincaid decides it's time to put mankind out of its misery. Lightning fast pace with shockers that will leave you exclaiming the name of the lord many times.

Setting

Germany, Italy, London, Las Vegas, Washington D.C.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: General Thompson Kincaid

Age: 50s

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Complex,Patriotic,Religious,Crazy,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Educated,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Major Matt Murphy

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Engaging,Skillful,Heroic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: President Richard Wilson

Age: 60s

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Crazy,Religious,Patriotic,Narcisstic,Outspoken,Leader,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Rhonda Seymour

Age: 40s-50s

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful

Development Pitch

A surrealistic black comedy, very relevant to today's sociopolitical climate. Big ticket picture - A Russian pilot gets shot down by the American Air Force in Germany, ushering in a series of chemical attacks which turns people into raging lunatics: an insanity syndrome. As the chemical spreads into other countries total chaos is unleashed. The world powers from the U.S. President, to the Queen of England, the Pope and other world leaders try desperately to stop the madness. But on the third day, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Thompson Kincaid, decides to take the fate of all mankind into his own hands and put it out of its misery. As the chemical spreads it's hard to tell what's real and what is a sick hallucination. Insane, fast-paced, thought provoking, with many, many plot twists.

About The Author

King Lizzard was born and raised in Detroit, lived most of his life as a musician, entertainer and actor in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Las Vegas. He has eight CDs released internationally, has written dozens of screenplays and has written his first novel: On the Third Day: The Last War. King is a member of the Recording Academy and the Songwriters Guild of America. Surrealism is King Lizzard's forte in story and music, and The Last War is a surreal black comedy/Political War Thriller. For more info go to www.kinglizzard.com, https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKingLizzard/ or https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2713680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN-10: 1711901989, ISBN-13: 978-1711901985

Genre

ACTION, WAR, POLITICS, DRAMA

Brief

A Russian pilot is shot down over in Germany after repeated being told to surrender. It is taken as an act of war and chemical warfare breaks out. The poisonous gas spreads throughout the globe killing most of the population including political leaders and heads of state. Now the race for a cure before the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypses finish destroying mankind.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

SECOND PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes the book profile is accurately but barely touches on the story. It is more a logline. There could be mention of the chemical warfare and a war with Russia.

Draw of Story

The story is meant to be a dark comedy and begins by following Yuri. He is a Russian pilot on the army who instigates the war with his misguided ways.

Possible Drawbacks

The book hits close to home with chemical warfare feeling strangely relatable to a pandemic. Also it deals with Russia attacking the rest of the world which is also very relevant. These are essential elements to the story and cannot be changed. There is a strange addition with the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that chemical warfare has spread throughout the world, killing millions. Now scientist must find a cure before the Russians destroy the world.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase because chemical warfare has not been done often in war films. It is also a dark comedy that adds to the uniqueness of the story. It is very timely because it does resemble the pandemic because they use gases to spread poison.

Awards Potential

This could have awards potential because it is an satirical perspective of war. It has the same tones as Jojo Rabbit. It has a light air to it while tackling a serious issue.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

JOJO RABBIT, APOCALYPSE NOW, LONDON HAS FALLEN

What’s New About the Story

The story is original because of the use of chemical warfare in a dark comedy. It is filled with gore and showcases a comedy of errors by many of the characters.

Lead Characters

The lead characters do not stand out.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem but does have many unique elements that would make it interesting to a wide audience.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, Film - Indie

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This is a consider because it has interesting elements but it could be an inappropriate time or an appropriate one, depending on the message. Chemical warfare is similar to a highly contagious virus which may be insensitive to the public at this time, especially in satire. It also uses Russians as the antagonist who are apart of a heated topic at the moment. However, it could make an interesting and empowering statement.