“Fearless” was the first script I wrote for the 2015 Top Cow Talent Hunt.
It featured my now favorite character, the tortured and powerful Ji Xi.
Somebody buys him some new clothes already.
I asked myself, if I had to carry a very dangerous weapon such as the Thirteenth Artifact, where would I hide so that I don’t put people’s in harm’s way? Right away, I pictured the white Arctic desert and the story started.
We actually open with a nightmare scene. I thought it would be a cool way of showing Ji Xi’s fears about unintentionally harming people and explain why he stays so isolated until, well, he doesn’t.
Here is “Fearless”.
I submitted three scripts to the 2015 Top Cow Talent Hunt and I am going to share them with you in the coming weeks.
First up is “Unburdened”. I chose the bearer of the thirteenth Artifact, JI XI. The Asian monk burdened with carrying a deadly weapon, becoming the victim of its uncontrollable fury really struck a chord with me. I really wanted to explore him as a character.
And I did.
This script is actually the second script I wrote. It all started with him running away from some sort of militia who wanted to put their hands on the artifact and ended up being about trust, responsibility, and Kung Fu. Research for this script was a great excuse to watch Martial Arts films. I have to thank Bruce Lee for inspiring JI XI’s nemesis, the deadly and cunning Marcus.
It was a lot of fun and learning.
Here it is: “Unburdened”