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  • Breaking News(Working Title)

  • EquilibriumSamuel Warrens is a promising young journalist, straight out of Harvard. He has managed to get a job at The New York Times.

    EquilibriumSamuel Warrens is a promising young journalist, straight out of Harvard. He has managed to get a job at The New York Times.

  • DisruptionSamuel is working late at the office one night when he happens to witnessthe violent murder of the Editor. The assailant runs off, interrupted by Sam. Before he passes away, the Editor is able to pass on to Sam a secret message or clue.

    Being the only witness to the case, the police place him under protection of a witty and tough policewoman. However, the Editor's dying words are integral to solving the case, leaving justice in the hands of Samuel and Sarah.

    After some shoot-ups and street fights, in which Sarah almost single-handedly takes on allthebaddies, they track down the killer, who is the Deputy Editor, and also a Mafia Boss.

    DisruptionSamuel is working late at the office one night when he happens to witnessthe violent murder of the Editor. The assailant runs off, interrupted by Sam. Before he passes away, the Editor is able to pass on to Sam a secret message or clue.

    Being the only witness to the case, the police place him under protection of a witty and tough policewoman. However, the Editor's dying words are integral to solving the case, leaving justice in the hands of Samuel and Sarah.

    After some shoot-ups and street fights, in which Sarah almost single-handedly takes on allthebaddies, they track down the killer, who is the Deputy Editor, and also a Mafia Boss.

  • RestorationOnce the climax of the film has been played out, a dramaticassault on the Deputy Editor's villa, Samuel writes up the story and is catapulted up the ranks of the newspaper, while Sarah is also promoted. And of course, Sarah and Samuel get together.

    RestorationOnce the climax of the film has been played out, a dramaticassault on the Deputy Editor's villa, Samuel writes up the story and is catapulted up the ranks of the newspaper, while Sarah is also promoted. And of course, Sarah and Samuel get together.

  • CharactersThe Hero: Samuel Warrens, young journalist. In many of

    the action situations he is timid, and tries to hide, but bythe end he is more confident and actually contributes physically

    Played by James Franco

    The Helper/Princess: Sarah Jenkins, young attractive and unorthodox, she is assigned to be Samuel's bodyguard, and reluctantly gets mixed up in the whole affair. She frequently teases/insults Samuel, as she

    is better at fighting than him.

    Played by Olivia Wilde

    CharactersThe Hero: Samuel Warrens, young journalist. In many of

    the action situations he is timid, and tries to hide, but bythe end he is more confident and actually contributes physically

    Played by James Franco

    The Helper/Princess: Sarah Jenkins, young attractive and unorthodox, she is assigned to be Samuel's bodyguard, and reluctantly gets mixed up in the whole affair. She frequently teases/insults Samuel, as she

    is better at fighting than him.

    Played by Olivia Wilde

  • Characters (Cont.)The Donor: Also the victim, the Editor-In-Chief divulges invaluable information before succumbing to his wounds.

    Played by Michael Caine

    The Villain: The Deputy Editor turns out to be The Editor-In-Chief's killer, as well as being a boss of theMafia, involved in organised crime and drug smuggling

    Played by Bruce WillisCharacters (Cont.)The Donor: Also the victim, the Editor-In-Chief divulges invaluable information before succumbing to his wounds.

    Played by Michael Caine

    The Villain: The Deputy Editor turns out to be The Editor-In-Chief's killer, as well as being a boss of theMafia, involved in organised crime and drug smuggling

    Played by Bruce Willis

  • IconographyGunsFast cars, chase scenesMaybe a couple of tanks

    Police uniformsBadgesPolice cars

    Conventional of action films

  • SettingsAn urban jungle; New York Obviously

    Binary OppositesSkyscrapers; Ghettos

    SettingsAn urban jungle; New York Obviously

    Binary OppositesSkyscrapers; Ghettos

  • InfluencesBuddy Films like The Man and Starsky and Hutch

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels as they feature the theme of journalism, and a strong female character, albeit a much darker one than Sarah

    InfluencesBuddy Films like The Man and Starsky and Hutch

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels as they feature the theme of journalism, and a strong female character, albeit a much darker one than Sarah

  • U.S.P.A smart and funny action film about a journalist and cop working together to crack a tough case.

    U.S.P.A smart and funny action film about a journalist and cop working together to crack a tough case.

  • Target Audience16-30 year olds of both genders

    Action, mixed with comedy and hints of romance, as well as the female character who is aspirational

    Target Audience16-30 year olds of both genders

    Action, mixed with comedy and hints of romance, as well as the female character who is aspirational

  • Secondary AudienceFans of action films

    Bruce Willis, as a well established and high-profile actor will have a wide fanbase, any of whom may wish to see a new film with him, especially as a villain.

    Secondary AudienceFans of action films

    Bruce Willis, as a well established and high-profile actor will have a wide fanbase, any of whom may wish to see a new film with him, especially as a villain.

  • MarketingPerhaps have an article 'written' by Samuel in the Metro, as many young people read it during the morning commute.

    MarketingPerhaps have an article 'written' by Samuel in the Metro, as many young people read it during the morning commute.