TOM  STONE

Screenplays
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Screenplays

I. Written for True Edge Pictures:  http://www.trueedgepictures.com/

 

The Sands of Calais

Inspired by the novels of Alexander Dumas
Story by Gregory Hoffman
Written By Tom Stone

Against a background of dangerous intrigue within the court of Louis XIV and his stifling edict banning dueling, the Duke of Buckingham and Comte De Wardes travel to a spit of land off the coast of Calais, where they will duel in order to settle matters of honor.  Meanwhile, D’Artagnan, and his faithful aide, Planchet, rush to stop them before they start a full-fledged war between England and France.


Swordspoint

Adapted from a Fantasy Novel of the same name by Ellen Kushner
Story by Gregory Hoffman
Written by Tom Stone
Additional Writing by Cleve Nettles

A tale of mystery and political intrigue as a master duelist and his young male
lover, a renegade lord, risk all for honor and for love.



Valhalla

Story by Gregory Hoffman
Written by Tom Stone

An Olympic Fencing champion is haunted by a murderous hereditary madness while preparing to star in a Viking Sword Fighting Extravaganza at Las Vegas’ newest hotel, The Valhalla. It is a curse that also threatens his lovely wife, and their six-year old son, who is a potential heir to the same, ancient, ancestral fury.

 


The Head of Joaquin Murieta

Story By Gregory Hoffman and Tom Stone
Written by Tom Stone

In San Francisco, 1906 on the eve of the great earthquake two Latino street urchins, PACO, 10, and BENITO, 9, while being chased by police hide in a nearby “Anatomical” Museum where they encounter the grizzly and preserved HEAD of the famous bandit, JOAQUIN MURIETA, floating in the jar of whiskey for 50 years. The museum’s Old JANITOR, corners them and teaches them a life lesson by recounting the true story of Joaquin Murieta – the bloody reality, not the heroic Robin Hood image held by the boys.


The Shot

Story By Gregory Hoffman and Tom Stone
Written by Tom Stone

A duel that was interrupted during the U.S. Civil War is resumed in 1867 as an impoverished Russian aristocrat appears at the home of a wealthy young Bostonian to reclaim both his honor, and the right to his final shot. 

Also commissioned by True Edge Pictures:


Darkroom

Story by Gregory Hoffman & Erik Heger

Written by Tom Stone

In present-day New Orleans, three unknown assailants rape the beautiful African-American candidate for District Attorney, Layla Morton, 30s, after badly beating up her new lover, Billy Saint Ju (Saint), 30s, a crime scene photographer who has just returned from a traumatic two years of duty in Afghanistan.  When two of the three rapists are found brutally murdered, Layla begins to suspect Saint, who has been drinking heavily since the attack and showing signs of the stress disorder which had him sent home, somewhat mysteriously, from the war.  But the truth lies  hidden in a much deeper darkness.

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