TITLE OF SCRIPT: THE LONELIEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE
Author NAME: MOHAMMAD AL ONAIZI
Type of screenplay: FEATURE
LOGLINE: Former NASA scientist, turned Astronomy teacher Cory Fox , returns to his former employers with the idea of embarking on the world’s first one way manned mission into space, on his own.
Tagline: One Man, One Mission, One Way
Summary of script:
When former NASA scientist turned High school Astronomy teacher Cory Fox is diagnosed with a tumor, he quits teaching. He goes to the Kennedy Space Center and runs into an old colleague, Collins, and tells him he wants to go on the Jupiter Mission, a one-way mission to study Jupiter’s moon Europa. Cory convinces his father that he wants to do this mission, telling him that he’s the loneliest Man in the universe after he lost the love of his life, Laura. Cory makes a bucket list and goes on a date with Hollywood’s biggest star, Katia Mohren. Days before the launch, Cory falls and is sick, so NASA Director Patrick calls off the mission. Katia motivates Cory to not give up, and he returns again with her and his former students and Cory confronts Patrick to let him go. When Cory is supposed to launch the pods, he passes out and has to circle Europa to try again. NASA decides to work with the Russians to use their satellite to reach Cory. Cory gets the pods to release, jumps in his pod, and without him knowing, the crew had automatically set the escape pod to return home, and they never told him because they feared that it will not work. As he reenters the Earth, his chute has problems, but then it finally opens. After all the NASA staff agree to give Cory their titles, he passes away.