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Friday, April 29, 2005

NIGHTWALKER REMAKE 2005 (TREATMENT)

NIGHT WALKER TREATMENT
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TITLE
"Night Walker"

LOG LINE
A young man lives in a surreal world created by fear, loss and tragedy which leads his mind to exaggerate his true predicament!

MARKET/ AUDIENCE
An introspective melodrama for people who have dealt with fear and loss but who have nonetheless continued to develop and grow from the experiences

STORY SETTING
The film is set in inner city Tokyo mostly at night and follows the tragedies and adventures directly through the footsteps of Johnny (the Night Walker) as he tries to cope with his predicament!

BACKGROUND TO THE STORY
The film was inspired by a dream and the writer/ director's personal relationship with his mother

OUTLINE OF THE STORY
(voiceover)
Just before his 15th birthday a teenage boy's parents are both killed in a horrific car accident! Because of this tragedy the boy goes to live with his wealthy uncle but to his dismay he finds an unhappy man who although rich, continuously fantasizes about committing suicide in various ways. Soon after, the boy awakes one early morning to the sound of a gunshot and when he goes to investigate he finds his uncle dead on the sofa with blood all over the walls! The scene in highlighted by the strong sunlight coming through the window and illuminating the blood which stamps an impression on his mind forever!

A few days later, while walking in the park (on a beautiful sunny day), he is attacked by two muggers who beat him violently into coma. The next thing he realises is a terrific bright light as he awakes in the hospital (five years later!). He begins to scream loudly, pointing to the light and finally, after the nurse arrives and realises the problem, the light is extinguished.

A few moments later, the doctor enters and begins his routine analysis to which the boy (who is actually now a young man) fails to respond. He has total memory loss and the following explanation that the doctor gives him (about his predicament) falls on deaf ears!

After rehabilitation three things happen:
1. he is released from hospital
2. He turns 20
3. He has developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a terrifying fear of light!

From here on in he becomes the NIGHT WALKER. Living by day and dying by night! Walking the streets of his city (Tokyo) and developing, what seems like a strange hobby (people watching) to most, but of great importance to him, as he tries to recall and rebuild his life (albeit and imagined one!).

*FOR MORE NIGHT WALKER FOTOS CLICK ON THE FOTO ABOVE (IT WILL REDIRECT YOU TO FLICKR)

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