Paul W. Rankin

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The Abductors

Feature screenplay.

In the depths of the jungles of Honduras, a misanthropic foreign aid doctor, reeling from the loss of his family, must lead a village of Miskito natives in a fight for survival against malevolent child-snatching creatures.

Much like Jaws in the jungle, the story takes its time in revealing the monsters, which is very effective. What’s more important, however, is that the story remains character-driven even in the midst of violent, uncertain chaos; Clark and every other character in the story have a true purpose and organic motivations. The underlying thematic conflict between faith and science is very well delineated in the story and the script isn’t afraid to show both the shortcomings and advantages of both philosophical sides.

– The Black List

Available upon request.

December 2014