Hey, J00D

Dystopian sci-fi à la mode

A couple of centuries into the future, polyphobic data-worker J00D accidentally awakens an ancient computer virus that threatens his dystopian world. He has to become the kind of hero he has only known in the illegal media he deals on the side.

This screenplay explores the Lumaverse in an Orwellian dystopia (is there any other?) wherein all manner of Free Speech has been outlawed and it’s incumbent upon J00D (a.k.a. Jude from Quantum Deadline) and his robot pal JCN to liberate their world before Dr. Ashe, freshly awakened from a botched cryogenesis, can infiltrate the system with her evil consciousness.

At one point, early in development, the late, great, Karen Black was attached to portray Dr. Ashe. Funding woes prevented this particular iteration of the character from being realized but Alia Beeton did an estimable job creating the character for Pill Head.

Original concept art for J00D.

By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of Pill Head and the upcoming Wolf Story, and author of the novels Quantum Deadline and the Late Projectionist, and the editor of the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. As a writer-filmmaker he creates and examines storytelling as an art, business and lifestyle. If you're in, or interested in the trade, sign up for his newsletter below. Learn how he went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.