Executive Summary

Pass/Consider/Recommend/Highly Recommend


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Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Supernatural

Setting: Present day, Los Angeles, California

Overview: The screenplay demonstrates strong originality, creative storytelling techniques, and engaging character development. However, there are opportunities for improvement in emotional depth, thematic exploration, and resolution satisfaction.

Themes: Identity and Purpose, Power and Control, Redemption, Investigation and Justice, Relationships and Conflict, Humanity and Empathy

Conflict and Stakes: Lucifer's struggle to find his place in the world and his conflict with his brother, Amenadiel, who wants him to return to Hell. Chloe's investigation into the murder of Lucifer's former client, which brings her into conflict with Lucifer.

Overall Mood: Dark and suspenseful, with moments of humor and romance.

Mood/Tone at Key Scenes:

  • Scene 1: Lucifer arrives in Los Angeles and reflects on his dissatisfaction with his role in Hell. The scene is set in a luxurious penthouse, where he has spent his time since arriving in LA. He orders a drink from his butler, who tries to intervene in Lucifer's self-destructive behavior. The conversation reveals that Lucifer is tired of punishing souls in Hell, and he has come to Earth to cause chaos.
  • Scene 10: Lucifer visits a mansion to meet a drug dealer, posing as a seller of narcotics. The butler allows him in, despite the estate being in mourning for its owner. Lucifer visits a drug dealer to obtain information about the victim's death. He confronts 2Vile about contacting the shooter two days before Delilah's murder. Lucifer becomes aggressive and violent, holding 2Vile over a balcony before finally extracting the information that Delilah's lover is a wealthy, married man and that her therapist may know more. Chloe enters the scene and arrests 2Vile. The crew recognizes Chloe from her past in acting, leading to a comedic moment. Despite her arrest, Lucifer still believes 2Vile isn't the killer.
  • Scene 15: Lucifer sits down in the school lobby with a young Beatrice, who goes by Trixie. He learns about her problems with a bully and offers to help. After making the bully cry, Lucifer senses Amenadiel's presence and quickly covers up his use of his powers when Chloe arrives.

Standout Features:

  • Unique Hook: The Devil himself comes to Earth to cause chaos.
  • Plot Twist : The murder victim was Lucifer's former client.
  • Distinctive Setting : The story is set in Los Angeles, California, a city known for its glamour and excess.
  • Innovative Idea : The screenplay explores the nature of good and evil and the power of redemption in a unique and thought-provoking way.
  • Unique Characters : The screenplay features a cast of characters who are complex and compelling, including the Devil himself.
  • Genre Blend : The screenplay blends the genres of supernatural drama, crime procedural, and comedy in a unique and entertaining way.
Market Analysis

Budget Estimate:$50-75 million

Target Audience Demographics: Adults aged 18-49, fans of supernatural dramas and crime procedurals

Marketability: The screenplay has a strong hook, a compelling cast of characters, and a unique blend of genres that will appeal to a wide audience. It also explores relevant social themes, such as the nature of good and evil and the power of redemption.

The screenplay has a unique blend of genres and explores compelling themes with a diverse cast, but the pacing may be too slow for some viewers.

The screenplay has compelling characters and a gripping storyline, but the subject matter may be too dark for some viewers.

Profit Potential: High, due to strong appeal to a wide adult audience and potential for award nominations

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Writer's Voice

Summary:The writer's voice is characterized by quick, witty, and playful dialogue, with sharp banter and sarcasm. The narrative descriptions are concise and vivid, emphasizing the supernatural and dark elements of the story. The scene direction is effective in creating a fast-paced and intense mood.

Best representation: Scene 1 - Lucifer Gets Pulled Over. This scene is the best representation because it showcases the writer's quick, witty dialogue, strong characterizations, and vivid scene descriptions. The juxtaposition of humor with darkness and supernatural elements creates a unique tone that is both playful and unsettling, setting the mood and themes for the rest of the screenplay.

Memorable Lines:

  • Lucifer: If it’s getting too loud, you’re gettin’ too old. (Scene 2)
  • Maze: You exist to punish and torture for a universal reason. Certainly not for a petty human emotion such as love. (Scene 7)
  • Lucifer: Tell me, Detective. What do you desire more than anything in this life? (Scene 11)
  • Chloe: Are you at all aware of how dickish you sound? (Scene 15)
  • Lucifer: Here’s the deal. We can have as much naked cuddle time as you desire. But I need you to listen to me too. I have a few things I’d like to discuss with you. An existential dilemma or two. Deal? (Scene 22)
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