the Awakened Jan 8, 2013 17:12:47 GMT -6
Post by stevieg on Jan 8, 2013 17:12:47 GMT -6
"The world has changed.... the people have changed.... now criminals have evolved!"
The world has changed....
It began on July 4th 2033, and has slowly grown ever since. When a group of individuals with seemingly no connection to one another across the globe awoke to discover strange, mutant and powerful abilities they now possessed. Some used them for good, as others hid them from view of their families and friends. But a few... decided to use them for their own advantages, abusing their gifts for their own benefits causing havoc in the cities and country they live within.
They called them:
Over the next 20 years, the world changed due to the effects of a few individuals who desired power and control of the world. It brought about drastic action upon the lands, and within the world itself. After several world wars, a greenhouse effect and the loss of billions of lives... countries once divided have come together in peace on the only few pieces of land connected to one another that has escaped the savages of the weather and conditions that destroyed much of the planet and left over 90% of the world believed to be abandoned and the rest laying beneath the oceans.
The last remaining lands have been divided into several cities, ruled over by their own leaders but under the authority of the United Nations Federation (UNF) which is based in the capital of the United States Federation (USF). A Global Police Authority (GPA) runs the land, protecting the populous from the small criminal activity that still exists.
In 2059, the world is divided by two categories who are integrated together. The 'Awakened', and the 'Norms' who have no gifts or abilities. After a rise in not only anti-social behaviour, but also terrorism and crimes of various other nature by a few of the 'Awakened' once more, and with the Norms of the GPA unable to handle such gifted people... a specialist task force was created codenamed 'Department X'.
Assigned to investigate the unusual cases is a hard nosed, street wise Detective named Blaine Parker (Christian Slater) who is a Norm. He grew up on the tough old streets of the Bronx in New York, divorced with a teenage daughter of his own. When he is almost killed while chasing down one of the 'Awakened', he finds himself being thrust into partnership with Detective Kalista Sakura, a young woman who is one of the 'Awakened' herself but decided to put her gift to good use and looks to help those who needed it.
As Blaine finds himself having to trust Kalista with his life on the job, a bondship begins to grow between the two as they set out to do their jobs, bringing justice to the world around them by investigating, arresting and sending to the specialised maximum security prison known as 'Sanctuary', where the awakened will be held and protected from rest of society.
As they investigate, the two stumble upon secrets and lies that explain the 'Awakenings' as well as could spell the end of our own existence.
Christian Slater as Detective Blaine Parker
Detective Blaine Parker is a norm, who grew up on the tough old streets of the Bronx in New York and has a love for the old days of past when everything was so much more simple and the 'Awakened' never existed - with whom he now has a dislike for and blames for the new world he finds himself in.
His life is further complicated by his own personal life, including an ex-wife who is dating the owner of a global empire government business, and his teenage daughter who he constantly worries about in the present climate.
Summer Glau as Detective Kalista Sakura
Detective Kalista Sakura grew up as a norm, who was witness to her own parents murder by an 'awakened' at a young age. It wasn't until the age of 21 when she became one of the 'awakened' and hated herself for becoming one of the things that was responsible for her parent's murders.
She finally grew to come to terms with her new found talent, and instead looked to use it to help others in need and protect the innocent of the norms against her own kind. She finds herself assigned to Blaine as his new partner, where her abilities are put to good use in not only tracking down the 'awakened' but also helping a few. She has a burning desire to find the one responsible for her parent's murder, which has driven her to become the woman she now is.
Rachel Weisz as Gabrielle Parker
Gabrielle is the ex-wife of Blaine, who seperated from him after 15 years of marriage but still legally married to him until he signs the divorce papers. She is now currently the fiancee of global government magnet owner Preston Byron, an older gentleman who is as rich as he is mysterious with the company he owns and runs.
Willa Holland as Keira Parker
Keira is the young daughter of Blaine and his ex-wife Gabrielle, who often gets caught up in trouble on the wrong end of the law. She is as pretty as she is smart, and sees the new world around her as her playground for fun and games.
Terry O'Quinn as Preston Byron
Preston is the future husband of Gabrielle, who also runs a company within the centre of the city which is linked to the Government. He is a mysterious man, who hides secrets within his organization and would kill to get what he wants - yet never get his hands dirty in the process. He is the man responsible for designing, building and running the prison known as 'The Sanctuary' across the ocean... but with ulterior motives behind the scenes.
Laura Vandervoort as Juliette Tempest
Juliette Tempest is the personal secretary for Preston Byron. She is strict, and a perfectionist in her appearance who begins to grow a fondness for Blaine against others concerns for her safety of doing so.
Edward James Olmost as Quinn
Quinn is the man in charge of Department X, a former Chief of the Police who stepped out of retirement to lead the department in aprehending the 'Awakened'. Little is known about his character, or his personal life as he hides it all close to his chest and Blaine begins to question if in truth he is a man to be trusted.
THE UNITED NATIONS FEDERATION:
Only several pieces of land are all that are believed to exist in the world now, and interlinked by tunnels beneath the ocean. The lands are divided into several cities, where each is under the leadership of their own Presidents but under the direct instruction of the UNF.
One island is linked to the USF, where only official personal are allowed to approach. This is the island in which the prison codenamed 'The Sanctuary' resides upon, lead by it's Owner Preston Byron. The Prison itself is like Alcatraz, where the prisoners are placed in cells that are designed for each individuals ability so they cannot escape. They are believed to be treated fairly and looked after by a series of military guards on duty 24/7.
The cities all have their own distinctive appearance, from the lights and glamour of the 'Entertainment Alley' city where all your desires and dreams can become reality, to the 'United States Federation' which is made up mostly of businesses and global companies and has a dull, dark tone to the city. Power and energy is conserved at times of the night in certain cities into an almost total blackout.
The people still dress much alike present day, albeit vehicles now have a more futuristic appearance to them and the GPA's vehicles have levitation ability to fly across the city skylines to reach incidents quicker - they cannot however cross the oceans. Weapons are more futuristic, with laser type blasters that are able to stun attackers as well as kill. Other items like tablets, computer screens are similar to those seen in films like Demoltion Man and Minority Report etc.
When Detective Blaine Parker is nearly killed in the line of duty tracking down an 'Awakened', he finds himself being partnered with new recruit Detective Kalista Sakura who herself is one of the people he tracks down. While at first he doesn't trust his new partner, he soon comes to learn she has many talents that could help him in his work.
1x02: Family Ties!
When Blaine's daughter gets caught up in a serious incident while hanging out with some teenagers, in which one of them is also an 'Awakened' - Blaine finds his personal ties to the case tested, while Preston Byron's secrets begin to be uncovered.
1x03: Double Vision
Blaine & Kalista chase an 'Awakened' capable of duplicating themself.
1x04: Voices In My Head
An 'Awakened' has the ability to control people via their own mind.
1x05: Now You See Me.... Now You Don't?
Blaine & Kalista come across an 'Awakened' who can disappear on cue.
An 'Awakened' discovers all their senses have been enhanced.
1x07: Fire & Ice
The duo discover a superhero type 'Awakened' who saves a family using their new talent, but is there more behind the case.
1x08: The Sear!
An 'Awakened' has visions of the future, putting their own life in danger as Blaine and Kalista must protect them from being taken.
Preston Byron's plans to change the world comes close to becoming a reality.
This came to me the other day and gone through several developments from an initial idea into this form. I see it as a cross between Alphas, X-Men and Blade Runner.
A futuristic cop serial drama, about an old style cop who teams up with one of the people he tracks himself who is now a part of the Police Force assigned to Department X, a specialist task force who investigate, arrest and control members of the public who have been codenamed 'The Awakened'.
Each week, a case of a new 'Awakened' would be investigated while an overall story arc revolves around several of the characters involved in the background which is in regards to a secret government conspiracy and the reasoning behind what is happening to the populous, which could result in the extinction of norms forever.