are dozens of films featuring a curse that is used to
resurrect a mummified Egyptian or other preserved human
remains, from the dead. The opportunity for artistic
expression in graphic novel terms is limitless.
speaking, a graphic novel equates to 1 page per minute of
screen time. Or, one page of script. At the planning stage,
it was thought that one large issue would be possible. But,
in practical terms that would have been too bulky and
unmanageable as a project. For this reason, the Graphic
Novel is proposed to be serialized as three Issues. This
template could be used for a three, or six part TV
series, or a 100 minute feature film edited down from
120 (theoretical) pages.
BRIEF - SUGGESTED LAYOUTS/ FORMAT (AS) THREE ADVENTURE
I - ISSUE 1.
POISON ASP - Overwhelmed by grief, Cleopatra poisons herself with a
cobra bite in her mausoleum
2. WRATH OF THE GODS - The destruction of
Thonis and Alexandria
3. NEW WORLD ORDER - A Neo-Nazi plan to regenerate Aryan supremacy
GENETICA - Nano computer technology is purchased at an auction by a
5. INCUBUS - Franco Francisco accepts offer of employment
from Roberta Ferrara
- Klaus von Kolreuter perfects a method of gene manipulation
7. TREMORS - Cleopatra's
tomb lay lost for centuries, until shift in the tectonic
plates trigger tremor off the coast of Alexandria
II - ISSUE 2.
RUNNING MAN - Marjorie Boyle videos exceptionally fast athlete, Sam Hollis
QUEEN - Elizabeth Swann navigating river and
docking at Manaus
RAIDERS - Safiya
Saleh and persuades him to reveal where he found Cleopatra's ivory comb.
YARD - London's secure DNA database is stolen
ALEXANDRIA - Neo-Nazi occultists recover Cleopatra's
sarcophagus from underwater tomb near Palace
13. KIDNAPPED - Charley is taken
prisoner up the Amazon, John, Dan and (eventually) CIA rescue her
14. UNESCO -
Catholic Church fear grave desecration heritage
theft, asks agencies for help. Interpol issue Red Notice
III - ISSUE 3.
15. REPLICANT - The Society reproduce Cleopatra using Francisco's
RepliVator™, uploading synapse sequence, implanted memories
16. FULL STEAM AHEAD -
Thonis, then uses the Swann's AI
sensors and the Ark
database to find tomb has been plundered
17. RITUAL SACRIFICE - The Baron prepares a drugged Cleopatra for ceremonial
INTERRUPTUS - John finds Nazi hideout near Alexandria,
disturbs ritual - rescues Cleopatra, arresting conspirators
19. THE CHOSEN ONE - The reincarnated Cleopatra falls for her rescuer. John comes under her
spell, despite her being a replicant
INTERVENTION - Military detain Cleopatra for stakeholders, despite media
& medical protests. Storm distraught
21. DÉJÀ VU - History repeats itself,
military lock up technology as gross violation of human rights, John left
The original mummy movie was remade three times with similar characters but always a slightly shifted storyline.
Since then the storyline has not shifted much, but when it
has the accompanying film has typically bombed.