When MJ Palo and I began transforming my novel, The Target List, into a full-length screenplay in 2019-2020, we decided to make one significant change to the story. We both agreed that the main protagonist needed to be a female in her thirties. In the novel, Clyde Daniel was the protagonist — not the case in the movie script.
We also made Dr. Roger Atwood a female character: Dr. Rachel Atwood
When writing fiction, the storyline, plot, and just about anything in-between are fluid and everchanging. For example, while writing the novel, I changed scenes many times and modified where the story was heading.
The Target List Screenplay is a “finished manuscript” that we are hopeful will become a full-feature movie approximately two hours in length. But all scripts are subject to edits and changes, so no writing is ever finished until the final product is created. Additionally, budgeting and finances can undoubtedly play a role in how the final movie product turns out.
I feel confident when completed, The Target List full-feature movie will be a high-energy, fast-paced medical-action-thriller about the creation of a life-saving health care instrument and big pharma’s attempt to suppress the technology.
We have written plenty of content in the full-length screenplay that will entertain an audience and unveil actual life machinations inside the medical-industrial complex.
Two Pages From An Earlier Version of Our Screenplay:
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In the novel and full-length screenplay, the story begins inside a hospital room where a little girl is battling for her life with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
In the pilot movie script, we had to figure out how to condense a two-hour movie into only eleven minutes. Keep in mind that the goal of a pilot production is to immediately capture the audience’s attention with an adequate amount of suspense, action, and intrigue while also capturing the general premise and plot of the full-length story. This objective is not an easy task to accomplish unless you have an award-winning scriptwriter like MJ Palo as your co-writer.
We also had to write the pilot in a way that leaves the movie viewers wanting more. In other words, we had to create a cliffhanger ending. I am hopeful that when audiences begin viewing the pilot movie on August 15th, they will be entertained, understand what The Target List story represents in the real world, and will also have a deep desire to see the entire movie or limited series in the future.
In our considered opinions, The Target List pilot movie is a film worth watching for many reasons. After all, if we didn’t feel this way, we would have never wasted time writing and producing the film.
Watch The Target List Movie — August 15th!
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