10-minute video for publishing/agents and film industry (draft)
When Oxford professor Francesca Ferrari is invited to a press conference and VIP presentation by the world’s two richest individuals—billionaire brothers Winston McCarthy and Ethan McCarthy—she is soon swept into the bizarre world surrounding their creation of Genetic World, the most innovative theme park and science R&D center in the world. Francesca is a renowned expert in ancient religions, iconography, soteriology—the study of salvation—and eschatology, the study of the “end of times.” She and her longtime friend and acclaimed New York Times reporter, Sawyer Clemens, are asked by one of the brothers to investigate a highly sensitive recent archeological discovery—a real First Century tomb which acclaimed director James Cameron executive produced a documentary on. Author Todd Easterling has combined the religious intrigue and history of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code with the high concept real-life science and suspense of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and West World. And the nearly twenty years of research and discoveries since The Da Vinci Code, and thirty years of biotechnology progress since Jurassic Park has created a stunning story and seminal work for the author . . . a 443,000-word epic novel that will challenge your beliefs and perception of today's world.
As Francesca and Sawyer sort through a series of bizarre clues which lead them from the tomb in Jerusalem . . . to Rome, the Vatican, and Saint Peter’s Basilica, they discover a major coverup and conspiracy set in motion by past leaders within the Roman Catholic Church—a discovery that will change the world. Once returning from Israel and Italy, Francesca and Sawyer attend the grand opening of Genetic World and are given a tour of its seven “lands” which celebrate the world’s greatest and most influential people—Scientists & Discoverers Land, Artists Land, Writers Land, Entertainers Land, Athletes Land, Leaders & Politicians Land, and Spiritual Leaders Land.
They soon discover that Genetic World’s billionaire founders have very different roles and conflicting objectives for the theme park and R&D center, all of which is located on four islands off the coast of San Diego . . . essentially sovereign territory not under the control or laws of any country. One brother is intent on creating an educational and entertainment park that rivals Disney World and all other amusement parks—including fictional theme parks such as Jurassic Parkand West World. The other brother, they soon discovery, has been up to illegal activities that push the boundaries of ethics and science, and has led to horrible crimes involving the theft of art, relics, and even human remains—as well as inadvertently starting the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
In the end, Francesca and Sawyer realize that they have unknowingly been implicated in illegal activities. They subsequently take matters into their own hands to set things right. They are soon pursued back to Italy in an attempt to escape to safety at the Vatican, with the pope becoming involved in their efforts. What they present to the pope is world changing and profound.
The ending of Genetic World is unexpected, touching, and the timing and alignment with real ancient prophecies and predictions is spectacular. The history is real. The discoveries are real. And the science and technologies are real.