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Sir Rodney Baskerville is a professor of maritime history, specializing in shipwrecks, salvage and recovery. He is also an oceanographer and practical sub aqua diver.

 

He has been a consultant on many legitimate treasure hunting expeditions, where gold coins and other valuable cargo has been recovered, amounting to $billions of dollars worth. Some of these expeditions relied on the intelligence and other, mathematical computations, of Baskerville and the academic institutions with which he sometimes collaborates.

 

Sir Rodney also represents treasure hunters in negotiations with the owners of ship wrecks. Advising not to disclose the location of a find, until the percentages and ownership or any items to be raised, are actually recovered. He is a shrewd businessman.

 

In this adventure, Sir Rodney has ties with MI6, and the British Geographical Society (BGS). Not to be confused with the Royal Geographical Society, or the Reform Club, both in London. He also works to further the aims of UNESCO generally, though cutting himself in for a slice of whatever pie is being shared out, so long as his portion is legal and agreed as such. Hence, his affiliations, that provide some leeway in deciding awards. He is partly instrumental in helping Lord Huntington obtain a percentage grant funding from the society, to survey the underwater city of Port Royal. Which is where John Storm comes in. Sir Rodney is tasked with supervising and cataloguing the data that Storm will provide, cheaper and more faithfully than any professional salvage company. 

 

He is not in any way related to the fictional character and location, Sir Hugo Baskerville and Baskerville Hall, in the Sherlock Holmes adventure by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though he knows of the legend of Squire Richard Cabell of Brook Hall, in the parish of Buckfastleigh, Devon, which was the fundamental inspiration for the Hound of the Baskerville's tale of a hellish canine and a cursed country squire. This is the subject of many after dinner jokes and jibes at his expense.

 

Sir Rodney is also aware of the stunning, zero emission, Elizabeth Swann. And has heard of the exploits of John Storm as an ocean and climate campaigner, much admiring the daring of the conservationist in risking his professional reputation - and wishing that he had such a ship for use on his research. He is not aware of Lord Huntington's secret agenda to find the location of Skeleton Island.

 

 

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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, 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

Robin (John) Longstride

Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter with silvery tongue

William Gray

Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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