My first ten pages are attached in PDF format
Log Line: A grievously mutilated young man falls for a burn-scared young woman. Before they can settle down, the ruthless gang, who shot his eye out, murdered his family, must be brought to justice.
Tag: Django vs. Frankenstein-Scissorhands.
Pitch: Gat Finger is the story of … … Jacob Caine, a promising young man. He aspires to be a pianist, but his keyboard skills are that of a B student. His real desire is to be a cowboy in Buffalo Bill’s circus, which his parents will not tolerate. However, his wishes and desires are of no matter, when Californio bandits attack and murder his family and their ranch staff. If not bad enough, the gang mutilates Jacob and then burns the family ranch.
Jacob escapes the murderous gang of bandits and robbers, after being horrifically disfigured. His uncle heroically gives up his own life, to save the boy. They meet in Jacob’s dreams as he pleads for justice and retribution which spurs Jacob into action.
Before this can happen, Jacob meets Becky, a burn-scarred young woman, who helps save him and she sews his mangled hand back together. Jacob is immediately smitten with Becky, and the emotions are mutual. They form a fierce bond of loyalty which blossoms into love.
Jacob is then rebuilt by a kindly old Blacksmith, Ben, who is a gentle giant and a family friend. A frontier Doctor help Jacob heal, when he is not otherwise incapacitated with drink. The Doctor’s magical ointment heals and protects Jacob’s eye, which is held within a leather-sewn eye patch, which is affixed to his face with baseball-like rawhide threads.
During the re-build, Ben assembles a very powerful Gatling gun which affixes to Jacob’s mangled hand. The Gatling is aimed with the use of a Steam Punk monocle Ben built to protect Jacob’s exposed Optic nerve of his shot-out right eye. Together, the Gatling and the monocle give Jacob a fighting edge, so that he can seek-out the gang and bring them to justice and the Sheriff-Coroner, Barry Dingle, who is a world-class coward.
When Jacob dons the Gatling and the Monocle and other assorted western gear, he becomes the Steam punk superhero Gat Finger, who then seeks retribution upon the gang who mutilated him, killed his family, and stole an important family treasure.
Gat Finger frees an Asian man, Robin-san, a world-class laundryman, from two Irish men who kidnapped him from a local First Nation tribe. These two plan to build their Nevada business empire upon Robinson’s free slave labor. But, Robinson wants freedom and also wants to be a Gunslinger. Together, they form a two-man team that hunts the brutal gang who did so much damage to Jacob and his family. However, Robinson collects and keeps the Bounty fees, which Gat Finger does not want. Ben builds Robinson his own mini-Gatling.
Together, Gat Finger and sidekick Robinson track down the gang and bring them to justice in the Virginia City area of central Nevada.
Gat Finger’s Gatling and Robinson’s mini-Gatling gun do much damage to some un-yielding gang members, and it becomes Robinson’s job to scoop-up shot-off body pieces and parts. This makes for messy and disgusting and funny work. Thankfully, Robinson has world-class laundry experience.
As the important gang leaders are brought in, the remaining gang forms a plan to attack and free their leader, Marco, and his henchman, Joaquim, from jail.
At this moment, the spineless Sheriff Dingle, decides to get his boy-parts to the out-of-town doctor for the care they desperately need, just before the fight starts. Thus, Gat Finger and Robinson are required to defend the jail, and the quarry it holds, without the help of the law. Before the fight, Gat Finger sends Becky away, but not before he proposes marriage. He presents her with a family heirloom, which he recovered from a dead gang member.
The gang attacks and one of the robbers uses Jacob Caine’s father’s very powerful shotgun, which tears down the jail, and seriously injures Robinson. But, they fight back and overcome tremendous odds.
Meanwhile, after the apex of this battle, Ben returns and informs Gat Finger and Robinson that the bandits Marco and Joaquim have escaped and are on the loose. This sets-up the final confrontation between good and evil, where Gat Finger and Robinson track the bandits through the streets of Virginia City.
If things couldn’t get more tense, and more conflicted, Becky returns in fear for Jacob’s life, and she is promptly captured by the evil Joaquim, who has overcome Robinson, and put him at risk of death. Gat Finger finds a way to save both Becky and Robinson, and then he returns his focus to the bandit boss, Marco.
The final climax arrives when Gat Finger’s Gatling gun is disabled by a precise shot by Marco. Luckily, Ben had given Jacob his Civil War era black powder pistol as a backup, in case the Gatling should fail him.
Macro and Gat Finger square off and the dual intensity rises and it gets real. Marco offers Gat Finger temptations to join him and rule the West. But, Gat Finger outright rejects his offers. Marco offers more temptations, which Gat Finger further rejects, which fully infuriates Marco. The gun fight battle begins.
Becky rejoins her love as Robinson joins up and he offers to launder their ruined clothing, for free, after he recovers his health.
After this apex, Joaquim escapes and steals Robinson’s mini-Gatling gun, thus setting up a sequel.
This spec screenplay, GAT FINGER, is based upon C.J. Walworth’s original novel, Gat Finger, and his work-in-progress graphic novel of the same name, and his separate artwork and 3D action figures and toys and also other intellectual properties, NEC. Be it understood that these works are protected by copyright and trademark and other remedies.
Enjoy, -CW aka -CR