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David Thorpe

David Thorpe

Screenwriter

Swansea, United Kingdom

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About David

Full time professional writer. Currently developing Fifty Pink Elephants with producers in Toronto and Dublin, with Dean Cundey pencilled as director. I co-wrote The Fastest Forward for Comic Relief, a feature starring Jerry Hall, co-founded the London Screenwriters' Workshop, and am co-author of the Doc Chaos comics series, novella and TV scripts. My sci-fi novel Hybrids was called "a stunningly clever novel" by The Times, and Stormteller. A cli-fi novel, led to my presence on the Hay Festival's first ever cli-fi panel. I have written and edited comics and graphic novels, including for Marvel, HarperCollins, Titan Books and Macdonald-Futura. I also work/have worked as a commissioning editor for various book publishers, write journalism and non-fiction books.

Loglines

  • Hybrids

    Hybrids Sci-fi Thriller Johnny (half-computer) and Kestrella (her hand's her phone) – victims of a disease that fuses people with their devices – unravel a conspiracy that will lead them to the top of a Britain in chaos. Hybrids is X-Men meets Mr Robot for the tech-addicted generation. It exploits the popular anxiety that we are being taken over by technology.

  • Young Hood

    Young Hood Family Fantasy Robin the Hood and his gang aged 12 are forced to fight for justice in a war-torn country seething with dangerous magic.

  • Fifty Pink Elephants

    Fifty Pink Elephants Thriller Comedy Warring New York and London drug dealers and corrupt detectives confront the indomitable guile of remote Snowdonian villagers to retrieve 25 kilos of lost cocaine. In Bruges meets Whiskey Galore with a feminist twist.

Credits

  • Captain Britain

    Captain Britain (1981 - 2016)
    Print by Marvel scriptwriter Marvel Comics series also written as TV series spec script.

  • Plot!

    Plot! (1998)
    Theater by MOMA Wales Writer Shakespeare's links with the Gunpowder Plot

  • The Fastest Forward

    The Fastest Forward (1991)
    Film by Red Nose scriptwriter Short feature starring Jerry Hall

  • Doc Chaos

    Doc Chaos (1985 - 1988)
    Television by Channel 4/Limehouse Pictures scriptwriter Based on comic books of the same name

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