When a terrifying drug lord requires surgery after an assassination attempt, an infiltration specialist must terminate him, posing as a surgeon inside his fortified mansion, before he brings Venezuela into civil war.

    Penpusher Posted on April 18, 2019 in Action.
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      It sort of sounds like something they would do as a plot on an episode of the classic “Mission: Impossible” series in the late 60s and early 70s.

      Of course, then it’d be a team effort, where they’d do a combination of cons and heists until the drug lord’s own people thought he’d betrayed them and killed him for it. Rollin Hand (Martin Landau) would likely pose as a surgeon for a while, and even put on a rubber mask and pose as the drug lord.

      Samurai Answered on April 19, 2019.
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        I think the story should be more personal or at least have more stakes. What bad thing will happen if the black ops soldier fails?
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        “When his target survives the assassination attempt, a hitman is given one last chance to finish the job by infiltrating his victims compound posing as a surgeon, but if he fails, those who hired him promise that he will become the next target.”

        Singularity Answered on April 18, 2019.

        Thank for the review.
        Is not known who tries to assassinate the drug lord in the first place. We just know the DEA seizes the opportunity to wetwork him, so they send the soldier.

        The stakes would be that the drug lord is the murderous type, and nobody knows what he’ll do in retribution.

        on April 18, 2019.

        This brings me back to the original point.
        If “nobody knows” what he’ll do in retribution, then the audience won’t know. This means there really isn’t any stakes.

        If you are going to have your lead character commit murder, then there needs to be a specific compelling reason that the audience will get behind.

        The target must die or else this very bad and specific thing will happen. And if you can tie the very bad thing to the lead character: Even better.

        on April 18, 2019.
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          An outgunned black ops solider must outwit a notorious drug lord and his army by posing as a renowned surgeon in order to kill him.

          Samurai Answered on April 24, 2019.
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            Since It’s after a failed assassination of the SA’s biggest drug lord, I doubt if his followers would be that careless at background checking, even a renowned surgeon.

            Anyhow, It’s unclear when the infiltration is happening, at what stage of the film? it’s hard to imagine the span of action of the main character – even murder without a compelling reason – how long does it take to kill someone? in other words, the logline doesn’t help us with what’s happening in the second act.

            I like the premise, his goal is singular but it needs to justify why we want him to win. Good Luck.

            Summitry Answered on April 19, 2019.
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