• Contingency Protocol
  • Mark Townend
  • Action Black List Hit List No Agent Sci-Fi 2016 Thriller Available
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Market September 1, 2016
Manager Jeff Portnoy (Bellevue)
9-2016 - Spec went out wide to all territories.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched as a high-concept sci-fi action thriller in the vein of Looper meets Safe House.
A US Marshall takes a witness in an organized crime trial back in time to prevent him from being found in a future where anybody can be found for the right price.
A cop obsessed with the murder of her husband must travel back in time to protect the one witness who can bring his killer to justice.
Set in 2033, a trained agent travels back in time to protect the life of a witness who can testify to the crimes of a major mob boss.
Hour-Long Serialized
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Cop, Cop/FBI/CIA, Corruption, Daughter, Detective, Female, Female Protagonist, Futuristic, Gangster, Government, Mafia, Mother/Daughter, Organized Crime, Time Travel
F Unspecified 40 Average
Looper, Twelve Monkeys. Terminator
2033, 1972, over a few weeks
New York City, upstate New York, federal bureau, hotel room, Central Park, city apartment, baseball stadium, train (interior)

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KATHERINE TELLER (40s) sits in a room talking about the omnipresence of technology and people's dependence on it.

NICK PRENTIS (40s) exits his brownstone, coming face to face with an FBI drone. It tells him there is a warrant for his arrest and a chase ensues. Nick is finally caught when a drone tasers him.

In an interrogation room, FBI agents, SUNSTEIN and CLARKE, explain to Nick that they could put him in jail with the evidence they have. Instead of doing that, they want him to flip on his boss, LEON VASSEUR.

Nick is being led outside of the FBI offices when an assassination attempt is made on him. In an interrogation room, Nick says he will cooperate in exchange for a new life and high-level protection leading up to his testifying.

In her home, Katherine makes her daughter, LAURA (9) pack. Laura is upset her mom has to go again and always forgets plans. Katherine drops Laura off at her sister, MORGAN's (30s) house. Morgan says that if Katherine keeps leaving like that it would be better for Laura to stay with Morgan and her husband.

As Katherine drives, she explains in a voice-over the discovery of time travel and how it is...