Transcendence (or perhaps more aptly titled Trance-enduscence), the new sci-fi thriller written by Jack Paglen and directed by Wally Pfister (a first feature for both, though Pfister was the cinematographer on many Christopher Nolan films), is about a scientist, Will Caster, who tries to turn the world into a dystopian Eden when his brain is uploaded into a computer.
The basic structure is as familiar as any standard piece of Victorian literature, the period when Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein, a horror story about an egotistical scientist who tries to play God by creating a man out of a bunch of miscellaneous parts from dead bodies. Continue reading
It looks like my screenplay The Last Tree Standing Motel has made quarterfinalists in the All Access Screenplay Competition.
My latest screenplay recommendation:
“Howard is true to his word, he judges a screenplay on the merits of the story it wants to tell. I would recommend for anyone who wants to write films that risk going beyond the Hollywood three-act structure.”
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