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What If Robert Ludlum Had Written Everything?

Titles would certainly be different.

Movie Pitches

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE ELSINORE EQUIVOCATION" [action]

It's "Hamlet" as it would have been — no, should have been — written as a Cold War era spy thriller by Robert Ludlum. Hamlet is suffering from partial amnesia and is uncertain who killed his father. While trying to investigate his past, he shocks himself with unexpected martial arts skills.

Largely set in Hamlet's native Copenhagen, with scenes in London, Paris, Prague, and Zurich, and a bloody climax on board the Orient Express bound for Istanbul.

Based on a comment by Salman Rushdie on the alternative titling had Ludlum written the original.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE FELINE VISITATION" [action]

The quiet lives of a brother and sister are shattered as a top-hatted cat destroys their home and then pursues them through a series of European cities.

From the creators of ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE ELSINORE EQUIVOCATION"

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE SUBCONTINENTAL MATURATION" [action]

A young man with a mysterious past must face an implacable foe, but this time without the help of his lethal mentor Bagheera.

From the creators of SPIKE LEE'S "JUNGLE BOOK FEVER"

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE BECKET NAVIGATION" [action]

A group of travelers is forced together by circumstances beyond their control. But at least one of them hides a lethal secret. Which one? Rashomon-like, this unfolds as a series of vignettes seen from the points of view of the various characters.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE ARCHIPELAGAN ISOLATION" [action]

A group of five travelers is stranded with two crewmen on a remote island when their tiny ship is caught in a storm. One of the travelers should have the technical skills to get them off the island, but his repeated failures to do so makes him seem somehow interested in keeping them together and under observation. Could he be trying to get information from the wealthy financier and his wife? Or could either of the women, one of whom claims to be an actress and the other an agricultural researcher, hide some dark secret?

From the creators of THE ISLAND and THE GILIAD

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE SCANDINAVIAN ANNIHILATION" [action]

A deadly warrior is reluctantly called out of retirement for one last mission as a counter-assassin against a mysterious and lethal killer in northern Europe. But imagine his surprise when he takes out the killer only to find that death is a family business and the matriarch now poses an even bigger threat.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE MISSISSIPPI FLOATATION" [action]

A young man frees another from bondage and they flee their deadly pursuers by raft.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE BIMETROPOLITAN NARRATION" [action]

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, as an assassin with an uncanny double takes part in a revolution.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE YULETIDE HARMONIZATION" [action]

Europe's wealthiest financier is plunged into intrigue by the arrival of three unexpected visitors warning of great trouble if he does not make significant changes.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE DECIMAL CODIFICATION" [action]

A quiet man with a mysterious background works for years as an ordinary government bureaucrat. But then he becomes the leader of a freedom movement and takes on the most powerful government in the world, eventually defeating elements of its military elite personally led by their commander-in-chief in a dramatic sea crossing. His desert survival skills are then put to the test.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE MOROCCAN RENUNCIATION" [action]

Bar owner Rick Blaine obtains two exit visas, gives them to his former lover and her current husband, sells his bar to a portly businessman, and becomes better friends with a French policeman.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE CAPACIOUS HIBERNATION" [action]

Private investigator Philip Marlowe takes on a job for the infirm General Sternwood: nymphomania, pornography distribution, drugging with ether and laudanum, murder, mayhem, and much cigarette smoking ensue. Joe Brody, Arthur Geiger, and several others do not survive. Carmen is institutionalized.

From the creators of TO BE AND BE NOT

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE LETHAL DOCUMENTATION" [action]

In this weekly series, a deadly assassin uses the unexpected cover identity of an aging female author of mystery novels, thereby avoiding suspicion as she kills dozens in a complex plot of world domination.

But hot on her trail is an aging former county sheriff turned investigative attorney. Will he solve the case?

This fall on the Hallmark Channel, right before WALKER, TEXAS RANGER, it's ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE LETHAL DOCUMENTATION"!

ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE TEXAN ALTERCATION" [action]

In this weekly series, a man with impressive skills in the martial arts solves crimes through the application of a surprising level of violence given the demographic of his audience.

This fall on the Hallmark Channel, right after ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE LETHAL DOCUMENTATION", it's ROBERT LUDLUM'S "THE TEXAN ALTERCATION"!

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