An insecure wheelchair-bound girl must learn to rely on her physical abilities and wits as she becomes her friends’ only hope to save them from a pack of zombies.
Possible title: Dead Weight
What is actually this girl’s disability? I think in order to understand the situation this is important. It is the one thing that determines how much she is physically able to do. Without this “rely on her physical abilities” means nothing as we don’t know what she’s capable of. FWIW, I think if she has full use of her upper body but can’t use her legs it would work really well. Everyone makes jokes about how easy it is to outrun zombies (Romero zombies – lurchers) and she’s at a sort of advantage having wheels but only on the flat or downhill and only while she has her wheelchair. The “all is lost” bit is dead easy – she loses her wheelchair… or even her legs completely…?
I’m guessing this is about a girl learning to not be defined by her disability? Is she acting on her own the whole film? I feel like she needs someone to talk to?
What’s the inciting incident that kicks off the plot? What happens that means she MUST go and save them? Are there more zombies than the ones pinning her friends down? Is it a zombie apocalypse?
I have the same questions as TrixieG in addition to these ones. I love a good zombie movie and I think this has potential. I think you may have to be careful in the portrayal of the protagonist though. I don’t think it’s a good idea for her to save them inspite of her disability. She needs to be the only one who can save them because of her disability.
Hope this helps.
I feel like I need more specifics to determine whether it’s a film I’d watch or not…
- “Learn to rely” – are we watching her learning new skills, or does she already have really useful zombie fighting skills that she’s not aware of/insecure with using?
- Why is she their only hope?
- How does she save them?
- Why does she need physical abilities to save them? – Can’t she do it with her contacts, hacking skills, coordination skills, etc?