Movie Screenplay adapted from "Curandero".
Once the young cowboy messes with the Mexican drug cartels, then only the mystic power of the desert shaman can save him.
Feature film screenplay based upon the book "Curandero" by Jonah Becker.
This is a classic “coming of age” story, set in rural America, in the present day, against a backdrop of violent border drug wars along the Rio Grande. Young Texan, Quaid Hudson and his Ma share their ranch with an enigmatic old desert shaman, Achai. Their quiet rural lives are changed forever by a violent brush with the Mexican drug cartels, a brush that Quaid naively engineers, against his mentor, Achai’s, advice.
Death, betrayal and mistrust are suddenly thrust upon Quaid, as is his first love interest. He evades the sinister attentions of the Sinoloa drug cartel the first time around, but they are not finished with Quaid, or Achai or any living thing close to the two.
In a type of “butterfly effect”, Quaid’s stupid meddling with the cartel’s activities eventually unleashes a wave of revenge and retribution, turning evil back on itself. This is a story at once gritty, sometimes violent, occasionally nostalgic for a simpler time, fast-paced and complex in plot, but at its core also romantic in its view of men and women and of good and evil.
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Published April 14, 2013
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Literature & Fiction.