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THE RESISTANCE by Tristan Hartup

(Based on a piece of artwork that I created on DeviantArt.)

10 years following a sudden viral terrorist attack on North America, the entire continent has since been completely sealed off from the rest of the world becoming a quarantined militarized dystopian nightmare, all borders and coastlines are heavily guarded at all time, and both the American and Canadian governments have formed an alliance to create a new elite military organization known as CAMS (Continental Armed Medical Service) whose mission is to patrol the continent daily in order to seek out, contain and eliminate any and all potential signs of further infection no matter what. But for young and troubled new recruit Edwin Brandt, what was supposed to be just a standard patrol through the abandoned ruins of Chicago will quickly lead him questioning everything he thinks he knows and worsen his already crippling crisis of conscience, as he suddenly comes across a mysterious lone woman scouring about through the ruins and she manages to evade his arrest displaying highly tuned hand-to-hand and marksmanship skills. Upon returning to his base, Edwin reports his encounter to his commanding officers and orders for the woman to be hunted down and kill her on sight, but after growing more suspicious this woman is and what her motives might be, Edwin forcefully decides to defy his orders and goes out alone to find her before his unit does, but isn't too long before she finds him first. The woman identifies herself as Jaida, an IDF operative who is under the suspicion that the viral outbreak might not have been caused by terrorists, but is part of a conspiracy by the world's governments to tackle the global overpopulation problem by creating a series of deadly viruses and striking one major continent at a time, her initial mission was to infiltrate the continent undetected, seek out any evidence that might prove her suspicions are right and expose the conspiracy to the rest of the world, and safely obtain a sample of the virus so it can be researched and a cure can be made for it. Edwin eventually offers to help her complete the mission, but at first, she refuses it citing that she doesn't work well with others and that he has already caused enough trouble for her than she needs, but they are stuck together as they both are now hunted by Edwin's old unit and must fight to complete the mission and make off the continent alive, all the while their actions are inadvertently causing all the North American civilians to start a massive revolt against CAMS.

MPA Rating: Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language, and brief nudity.

CHARACTERS:

Edwin Brandt - A young and troubled rookie CARMS operative haunted by the memories of helplessly witnessing his pregnant fiance lose her life to the virus and is suffering a crisis of conscience, serial number - Private EB96-172.

Jaida - A tough no-nonsense taking IDF soldier with a heart of gold acting on a mission to prove her suspicions that the viral attack on North America is part of a deadly global conspiracy, and long terrible history with working with others.

Nathaniel Creed - Edwin's supposedly germaphobic and very unforgiving commander officer revealed to have some insight into the virus' creation, serial number - General NC23-482.

Alex Gibbs - The hotheaded and overzealous leader of Edwin's unit who often acts upon irrational calls of judgement, serial number - Lieutenant AG43-405

Bill Raymond - A civilian and struggling family man trying survive in one of the infected zones, who after he was saved by Edwin and Jaida during an intense firefight and providing temporary shelter for them, is inspired to start a revolt against CAMS.

Leonard Scofield - An emotionally stunted and socially awkward micro-biologist suffering from a rare genetic disorder who created the virus using his own DNA under orders from the UN.

Sam Tanner - Edwin's best friend within CAMS who's more enthusiastic about being apart of the unit than Edwin is and knows not to ask he doesn't want to know the answer to, but he's kind of a push-over, serial number - Private ST96-171.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. David Leitch 100% 

Cast Results

Edwin Brandt Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dylan O'brien 100% 

Jaida Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Gal Gadot 100% 

Nathaniel Creed Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Bruce Greenwood 100% 

Alex Gibbs Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Anthony Mackie 100% 

Bill Raymond Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Bob Odenkirk 100% 

Leonard Scofield Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Bill Skarsgard 100% 

Sam Tanner Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

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