Scripts

In addition to novels, I also write screenplays and pilots.  Some are adaptations, while most are original.  If you’re an industry professional in Los Angeles who wants to read anything listed below, email me at jaredsandman@writeme.com and I’ll send you the appropriate PDF.

 

FEATURES

 

BLACKSTONE:  (109 pages)  HORROR

The Shawshank Redemption meets The Haunting of Hill House

Four powerful psychics investigate a long-abandoned prison, Blackstone Penitentiary, where they must confront the murderous ghosts of 10,000 inmates if they hope to survive the night.

Based on the novel Blackstone

 

LEVIATHAN:  (105 pages) ACTION/THRILLER

The Bible meets Jaws

After an ancient sea monster surfaces off the Florida coast, two expeditions race to capture the creature:  one to protect it for science, the other to hunt it for sport.

Based on the novel Leviathan

 

THE SHADOW WOLVES:  (110 pages) HORROR

Sicario meets Dog Soldiers

Border Patrol agents by day and bestial skinwalkers by night, a team of elite soldiers defends their Native American homeland from a violent Mexican drug cartel.

Based on the novel The Shadow Wolves

 

DREAMLAND:  (108 pages) SCI-FI/THRILLER

The Adjustment Bureau meets Men in Black

Once an alcoholic radio host uncovers indisputable evidence of a government conspiracy involving extraterrestrials, his life is turned upside down by the shadowy Men in Black.

Based on the novel Dreamland

 

LIBERTY ISLAND:  (118 pages)  ACTION

Die Hard set at the Statue of Liberty

After domestic terrorists seize control of Liberty Island during July 4th celebrations and threaten to blow up the Statue of Liberty, a lone New York City cop trapped on the island must save his hostage-held family and foil a presidential assassination.

 

SPOOK SHOW:  (96 pages) ANIMATED/FANTASY

Harry Potter meets ParaNorman

A lonely boy who dreams of becoming a famous stage magician gets his wish when a scheming sorcerer grants him the power of real magic — black magick — that allows him to bend reality to his whims.

 

SAVAGE/PRYCE:  (90 pages) THRILLER

Jason Bourne meets Dexter Morgan

A deadly cat-and-mouse game plays out between a world-class hitman and the depraved serial killer he’s hired to assassinate after both men become stranded in the Rocky Mountains.

 

TV PILOTS

 

DARK HORSE:  (83 pages) HORROR/WESTERN

Dracula meets Unforgiven

Two mismatched gunslingers — cowboy Quincey Morris and professor Abraham Van Helsing — traverse the Wild West, battling the forces of darkness.

Based on characters by Bram Stoker

 

GHOSTBUSTERS:  (55 pages) HORROR/DRAMEDY

Disgraced scientists go into business as the world’s only paranormal exterminators — with mixed results.

Based on characters by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

 

ARKHAM: (55 pages) HORROR/DRAMA

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Twin Peaks 

While attending Miskatonic University, a transfer student discovers the college town of Arkham, Massachusetts, is a hotbed of supernatural activity and eldritch conspiracies.

Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos”

 

JEZEBEL:  (55 pages) DRAMA

House of Cards meets Masters of Sex

As the most powerful brothel madam in Washington politics, one woman fights to keep her marriage together and maintain a secret double life after her husband is tapped to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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