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A malicious shape-shifting alien banished to Earth arranges an escape ship with his race responsible for leaving him in exchange for a terminally-ill woman who holds the key to their survival in an interplanetary war.

A desperate sociopath with an agenda. A dying woman with a destiny. An obsessed man with a vendetta. These three lives will violently collide in this explosive and gripping sci-fi thrill ride carrying the tension of “Collateral” with the action and intensity of “The Terminator”, all the while reverberating an intriguing tone of “The X-Files”. Unsympathetic. Merciless. Emotionless. Murderous. Catorin has been each one of these things and more everyday for the past four hundred years since getting left and stranded on Earth as a punishment by his alien race for his betrayal. But now his desired opportunity to return home has finally emerged. His peaceful race, desperately suffering from an enemy-inflicted disease in a far-off interplanetary war, has found the biological key to their survival in the form of a simple New York City college girl, Sadie Linder, and her rare terminal blood disorder. Supplied with only a year left to live, Sadie has given up trying to use her short time to do good in a hard world that has done nothing for her, lost in a whirlwind of careless daredevil wonderment. But that’s because this world isn’t the one that needs her, and now Catorin has gotten to her first, using her as a ransom exchange to finally land an escape ship home in a limited time Nevada desert rendezvous with his race. Killing and taking the form of her boyfriend, he trustfully acquires her as she unknowingly accompanies him out of the city on the start of his coy plan. But Catorin’s cross-country trip isn’t going to be as easy as he wants. Once his true persona and double-crossing revenge motives are revealed to Sadie, he finds himself tracked by a tenacious FBI agent looking for closure of his own after his father before him was continuously taunted by Catorin’s mockingly-marked serial killings over the past several decades. And while Catorin makes his frequent and often murderous side-trip visits to tie up past loose ends along the way, the two are also hunted by assassins from his enemy planet whose intentions for the sake of their pending victory in the war are anything but to let the cunning shape-shifter and his captive biological savior catch their intergalactic flight. Sadie, stuck in the middle of the time-ticking chaotic intensity as his helpless hostage and bargaining chip, must renew her lost inner strength with a sense of gained purpose and find the courage to stop Catorin from leaving so she can save both herself and the innocent lives of his race he intends to slay.

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
In the Vein Of:
Collateral
The Terminator
The X-Files
Posted:
03/09/2020
Updated:
02/08/2021
Author Bio:
Award-winning American screenwriter of widely-diverse genre titles with personal strengths relying on sharp, snappy dialogue and fantastic vision of detail to create engaging, believable, original and memorable stories. Graduate of the New York Film Academy and Brooklyn College for screenwriting.

Contest Results:
StoryPros International (Quarterfinalist) [2020]