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WWII story ‘The Third Bomb’ secures BAFTA-winning producer.

Nov 8, 2016 Phil Parker 4 Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Phil Parker’s multi-award winning WWII story The Third Bomb has now been optioned by BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson (FLYING MONSTERS, HANNIBAL, THE GOLDEN BOWL, SPACE RACE) and many others. Sias’s experience as a producer, director and writer working with other BAFTA and Emmy-winners leaves him well placed to get this riveting action/ adventure script packaged and financed.


“The Third Bomb is an incredibly well-written script with strong three-dimensional characters, a well-threaded theme, and action sequences that are both visual and exciting” – Black List reader.

“Likely to attract top international talent.” –


When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he’s forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander.

“An excellent script. Dialogue smooth and natural. Characters unique, engaging and easy to root for.” – Austin Film Festival reader.

This option contract on The Third Bomb follows on the heels of a six-month shopping agreement, which demonstrates the producer’s passionate belief in the project and is a testament to the encouraging signals he’s already received. The most likely set up will be a co-production to take advantage of tax advantages Phil has an Australian resident, with potential partners from the UK, the US, Australia and Asia being considered.

Any inquires regarding co-production, financing or talent are welcome.

“The Third Bomb is a very well-written and engrossing script with a strong, original hook and twist. GRADE: Recommend” – Danny Manus,

“A fantastic screenplay.” –

For the true story behind the third atomic bomb and the inspiration for the screenplay, visit The Third Bomb’s official website.

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Phil Parker

Phil Parker is one of ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch. He's been hired for writing assignments by producers and directors in Australia, the UK, India, and the UAE. His WWII script THE THIRD BOMB is being packaged by a BAFTA-winning producer in London. And CATSAWAY, the animated feature he was hired to develop, is now in production. Phil is also a sought-after script consultant with clients around the world.

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Comments (4)
  1. Hosting     | Reply

    After the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Manhattan Project became public knowledge; and Oppenheimer became a national spokesman for science, emblematic of a new type of technocratic power.

    1. Phil Parker - Post Author     | Reply

      Hello, Thanks for your comment. The Manhattan Project did indeed become public knowledge, but many missions during WWII were classified Top Secret and not revealed until many years later.

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