A Ruby Rock Films Production
Director: Lisa Arnold
Written by: James Houston Turner
Producers: Bret Saxon | James Houston Turner
SOON TO BECOME A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
FILMING TO BEGIN IN 2024
After the murder of an amateur paleontologist over a controversial fossil, a coded map to the dig site plunges the man’s son into the same world of government cover-up that killed his father.
For me, the foundation for Hell Creek began years ago at the University of Houston, where I earned a master’s degree with a thesis that compared creationist and evolutionist interpretations over the fossil evidence for the origin of man. I therefore did not write this project with an over-caffeinated imagination – not that my morning espressos did not play their part – but from an academic perspective with which I am familiar. However, creation-evolution debates can degenerate into “he said/she said” kind-of arguments, with neither side being able to prove their positions scientifically. This is why I built my storyline around the geological age of the earth. In that regard, there is some fascinating evidence that will surprise audiences.
FINAL NOTE: Without doubt, the subject is controversial, which is a good thing because it will generate discussion and debate. In terms of rating, I wanted the film to have a PG four-quadrant appeal. It was therefore my deliberate choice to avoid vulgar language, gratuitous violence and sex, but not at the expense of a thrilling, whitewater ride.