I thought up a good idea for an HBO mini-series that mixes Dawn of the Dead, The Lord of the Flies, Logan’s Run, Children of Men, The Road and Away From Her…
Working title: DISORDER
With the ever-increasing occurrence of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s - in some cases affecting people that are only 30 and 40 years old - I was asking myself this question:
What if Alzheimer’s became a national pandemic affecting people as early as 21?
What if, somehow, the body contracted this rare form of dementia right after puberty? What if you were handed your death sentence before life even started?
It’s a very scary thought.
If that were the case, we’d have a lot of people roaming the countryside just walking around, not remembering where they came from or what happened yesterday.
It would be a frightening and crazy world.
Industry would collapse. Water pipelines would burst. Nature would slowly, but surely, begin to take over.
Now, for all those that haven’t been keeping up on current events, that’s more than ¾ of the population would be walking around with the dementia.
And they would be looking for something to eat.
Something easy to grab and gnaw on.
DISORDER would center around a group of young kids traveling from city-to-city figthing off the ‘infected’. They heard through the grapevine (we can work on this) that scientists found a cure but it’s on the other side of the country. Seattle - the home of grunge - perhaps?
And they have to make their way across the United States to get to the eventual ‘cure’. If there’s any at all.
In addition to a cast of characters (a’ la Robin Hood’s Merry band of thieves all with their own stories to tell concering their parents which could be provided a' la LOST flashback style) there would be a love interest between two of the older leaders, who are fast approaching the puberty deadline.
What will happen to the couple? Will everything end in disaster? Will the world end? So many questions will be answered on the new HBO mini-series DISORDER.
The title is indicative of a lack regular arrangement; confusion. In the way the kid's are living. In the way this disease has taken over the Earth, for the worst.
But the title also gives hope that ORDER, in the form of a cure, is hopefully somewhere out there.
In addition to controversy, this miniseries would create an open discussion on Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Perhaps we could convince HBO to donate 20% off all DVD sales to the Alzheimer’s Assocation.
Attention Hollywood; I'm starting bids at $150,000.
Oh yeah, copyright 2008 by Eimer. (So, don’t even think about it!)