J O H N S T O R M
Development of the graphic novel artwork for 'Treasure Island - Blackbeard's Curse & Pirates Gold'
When younger, he was keen on sports diving and rock climbing. His current interests center around conservation of species and renewable energy, such as solar and hydrogen powered transport, because of the perfect circularity. But he will always make the time to learn more of science and history, seeking to unravel the mysteries that still remain.
He is also an amateur anthropologist and a practical engineer, but he'd never let on - except when marveling at the technology built into the Elizabeth Swann, including solar power and a comprehensive underwater instrument array. This equipment is enhanced by the onboard AI, 'Hal,' more than a computer program, Hal is a valuable crew member.
Homo habilis, (Latin: “able man,” “handy man” "tool user") is an extinct species of human from the early Pleistocene, the most ancient representative of the human genus, Homo. Habilis inhabited parts of sub-Saharan East Africa from roughly 2.4 to 1.5 million years ago (mya). In 1959 and 1960 the first fossils were discovered at Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania. This discovery was a turning point in the science of paleoanthropology because the oldest previously known human fossils were Asian specimens of Homo erectus. Many features of Homo Habilis appear to be intermediate in terms of evolutionary development between the relatively primitive Australopithecus and the more-advanced Homo species such as Homo Sapiens.
John is almost obsessed with his DNA collection, all stored in his digital collection named 'The Ark,' onboard the Swann. The Ark's DNA archive is interactive, allowing Hal and John to near instantly assess a life-form, or using the CyberCore Genetica™ nano computer, allied to the CRISP delivery system, affect changed to an animal. Though, he is opposed to such meddling with nature, he was himself enhanced, not by choice, but can still appreciate the benefits.
John (sometimes Johnny to his very close friends) likes a challenge and gets the job done. He has a soft spot for the Ship's cat, Kitty.
John's uncle was Professor Douglas Storm. His uncle supported John in his ambitions and taught him a great deal, helping to prepare his nephew for the unexpected. Just the training he needed for getting to the bottom of the pirates that fascinated him through his childhood, leading him to an interest in ships and training in navigation.
John is an associate of Blue Shield, sometimes helping them out with subsea surveys. As such, he is keen on preserving history and archaeological evidence, that leads him to discover the grave and coffin of Henry Morgan, the famed privateer and former Governor of Jamaica.
AQUATIC ALLIES - Kulo-Luna takes a shine to John Storm, after he bandages the giant humpback whale and saves her from sharks.
TREASURE ISLAND - CAST
John would never intentionally harm any marine life. Even sharks looking for their next meal. He is opposed to all forms of torture, aggression, and corruption. Especially where policies may be geared to pointless empire building, that fuels global warming. Hence, changes the chemistry of the ocean, such as acidity. He is a sustainability champion.
In another adventure, John rescues his friend Charley from a laboratory near Manaus, Brazil, in the process becoming DNA enhanced with a virus. This gives him extraordinary strength. In this same quest he rescues a replicant of the former queen of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, twice. During this mission, the conservationist couples his brain to a super nano-computer, so enhancing his thought power. Thus making him a worthy adversary to the toughest and most evil antagonists, endowing him with the power of telepathy.
By way of other tests of strength and skills, Storm, is allowed to compete in the
Games, winning gold medals for swimming, running, weight lifting, table tennis, badminton and archery. He became known as
"the fastest man on earth," after trouncing the field in the 100 meters. Shattering Usain Bolt's record. For his archery skills, he is dubbed a living Robin Hood.
DANGER MAN - John Storm is not a trained marine biologist, but is instinctively in tune with the underwater kingdom. He fires a warning shot at some great whites circling a wounded humpback whale that is caught in plastic ghost fishing nets. Making his mind up to lobby for tagging and recovery of discarded tackle.
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.
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