THE CASE - In a strange case of Truth is Stranger than Fiction, a Los Angeles-based Screenplay writer Robert Hurley (27) has vanished, and his mafia and occult connections suspected in the disappearance seem to mirror the characters in the award winning film titled Notes From The New World (US -2011) for which he wrote the first draft. Could Robert ever be found?
Screenwriter Robert Hurley, co-writer of the film Notes from the New World, is missing, along with the only copy of the shooting script containing director Vitaly Sumin's handwritten notes. If those pages aren't found, production will be delayed by a month or more. This, in turn, would jeopardize the entire production.
At first, Sumin suspects that the screenwriter is holding the shooting script hostage in order to inflate his credit in the final film. But another theory soon comes to the fore - namely, that Hurley had run into trouble while researching the script, a contemporary re-imagining of Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground. Both Dostoevsky's original story and the script delve into issues of human degradation and the underbelly of society.