After a terror attack, the highly decorated FBI lead investigator finds his only son was the mastermind. He must choose between giving up his son or protecting him
The logline sets up a situation — but, alas, not a plot. Unless the plot is that after the father discovers at the end of Act 1 that his son masterminded a terror attack, he agonizes for the next 60 + pages/minutes over what to do about it. The plot is all about him not being able to make up his mind until Act 3. How exciting is that?
Or is it the more likely scenario that after he finds out, events will compel him to quickly decide what to do at the start of Act 2? So what must he urgently decide to do when he finds out — and what are the consequences that follow?
The main character’s dilemma is interesting, but should be understood from the plot instead of being literally spelled out.
After a decorated FBI agent discovers his son masterminded a terror attack, he must stop his next planned attack at all costs.
Not a bad idea, my writer just worked out a simular idea/logline of mine into a screenplay. Give me the same thing, only different. ha-ha
We will see a lot of these sort ideas fast. It’s the time for it. Best article I found this year: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-secrets-to-creating-and-sustaining-suspense