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George Franks - Trustee: Franks, Swindles & Gentry

 

 

 

George Franks is a solicitor and partner in the firm: Franks, Swindles & Gentry. George was a friend of John Storm's deceased uncle: Professor Douglas Storm, and a friend of the family. He is trusted to administer the estate of his late friend, with some rather unusual clauses as to assisting John, if he takes up a challenge his uncle has set him.

John did take up the challenge, making George more than just a legal eagle. He becomes a mentor and advisor to the ocean adventurer, taking up the challenge with relish.

Professor Douglas Storm became legally declared dead at the age of ninety, where he has been missing for a number of years, and is said to have died in an 'accident' while involved in the testing of a top-secret and very high speed underwater craft. But the circumstances were never fully investigated or explained, and the mini-sub was never recovered. Later, Zheng Ling is arrested for the murder of Professor Storm, based on planted USB evidence, which appears to have been fabricated by another agency.

 

George Franks is keen to get to the bottom of that matter, suspecting foul play. He does not believe in coincidences, where Professor Storm was a thorn in the side of many a government administration from his human rights work - so had many enemies in high places.

 

This belief, tends to be borne out by the CIA's interest in the AI onboard the Elizabeth Swann. Which, gets even more bizarre when they kidnap Cleopatra. Goerge is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his old friend. He keeps an open book on the subject, always on the lookout for clues.

 

George has an office wherein there is a round table, surrounded by his collection of armour, from the knights of old. He believes that the age of chivalry is not dead, and that John is a modern day Knight of the Round Table, or Knights Templar. For sure, John's expertise with DNA identification and computer manipulation would have qualified him as a member of the Illuminati.

George Franks is a fictional character in the John Storm 'inner-space' adventure series. He is one of the mainstay supporting characters in this Treasure Island story.

 

 

 

 

 

Only gold, silver and gemstones were worth anything to captains of old. The currency was easy to trade and did not corrode, so ideal to be secreted in the most inhospitable environments. Paper money is worthless, when the value can rise and fall, without anything tangible to back the promises written thereon. In the modern world, with rampant inflation and cost of living crises, we'd have to agree with the pirates.

 

 

 

 

CAST OF - "TREASURE ISLAND: BLACKBEARD'S CURSE & PIRATES GOLD"

 

 

 

CHARACTERS: PROTAGONISTS

DESCRIPTION

Admiral Sir (Captain) Henry Morgan

Privateer & Governor of Jamaica

Ark, The

The world's largest, most comprehensive interactive DNA database

BioCore

A digital communication interface for the human brain

Blackbeard

Edward Teach, privateer turned pirate, tortured & murdered

Captain Nemo

AI onboard computer system

Charley Temple

Researcher & camerwoman, good friend of John Storm

CyberCore Genetica

The world's smallest, fastest and most powerful nano supercomputer

Dan Hawk

Electronics & computer wizard, crew member Elizabeth Swann

Dr Roberta Treadstone

Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England

Elizabeth Swann

Fastest solar/hydrogen ship & floating laboratory

Excalibur, Pendragon & Merlin

Anti piracy weapon & ship security system

George Franks

Legal and intelligence trust manager, Swindles & Gentry

HAL

The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news world service anchor

John Storm

Ocean adventurer, amateur anthropologist, & marine archaeologist

Katy, Kitty

The ships cat and lucky mascot

Professor Douglas Storm

John Storm's uncle, designer of Elizabeth Swann

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO sunken realms division, conservationist

Sam Hollis

BBC & Sky freelance investigative reporter Caribbean regions

Scott Tremaine

Treasure hunting professional & ships captain

Shui Razor

Japanese privateer, ocean conservationist and historian

Sir Rodney Baskerville

Professor of Maritime History & oceanographer

Steve Green

Freelance reporter, friend of Charley Temple

Suki Hall

A marine biologist, admirer of John's work

Tom Hudson

Sky News Editor, always looking for an exclusive

Trisha Lippard

Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity

 

 

CHARACTERS: ANTAGONISTS

DESCRIPTION

Alexander Spotswood

Ambitious, (disgruntled) Governor of Virginia

Billy (Bones) One Eye

Pirate sailor, deadly marksman ex marines SBS

Captain Flint

John Long's pet parrot, pieces of eight

Commander James William Maynard

British Royal Navy, MOD, Antiquities & Acquisitions, Special Ops

Hispaniola, The

Lord Huntington's converted Arctic survey vessel

Jack Boon (Black Jack)

Pirate computer expert hacker

King Charles II

British Empire colonial slave trader, commissioner of privateers

King James II

British Royal African Company, slave trader, colonial bloody triangle

Lieutenant Robert Maynard

British naval officer, HMS Pearl, who tortured Blackbeard

Lord James Huntington

Opportunist, British Geographical Society member

Robin (John) Longstride

Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter with silvery tongue

William Gray

Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Adventures of John Storm - Kulo Luna the $Billion Dollar Whale       Queen Cleopatra last Paraoh of Egypt - The Mummy             

 

 

 

Draft scripts for Kulo-Luna and Cleopatra The Mummy are published with 'Treasure Island' under development for 2024 release. The three films could be shot back to back - as a franchise - to make the most of the Elizabeth Swann. Screenplays available in Final Draft format for Studio executives, producers & directors.

 

 

 
 

 

  CHARLEY TEMPLE IS HOT ON THE TRAIL OF CAPTAIN SIR HENRY MORGAN'S HIDDEN SPANISH GOLD - TREASURE ISLAND: BLACKBEARD'S CURSE AND PIRATES GOLD - THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN STORM

 

 

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