ALL AUDITIONS FOR EPISODES 2-5 DUE APRIL 20th, 2012. SEND TO firstname.lastname@example.org IN .mp3 FORMAT AND ZIPPED IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE FILES.
Okay, I love Dick Tracy. It's villains are diverse and the plots are great. Also, I love Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. They are so dark and brought even more terror to an already dark- but campy- character. Also, I love Old Time Radio. So what would happen if I took them all together? That's right.
Plot: I do not own Dick Tracy. This is a reimagining of the noir-hero-detective-guy, and all his enemies. They will be ten to fifteen minute episodes in radio drama format. Dick Tracy will be much darker, the city has gotten much, much darker, people die every episode or every other episode, and I try my best to put action sequences in without making them too stretched out. Dick Tracy is working in his home city, following the rise of crime boss Big Boy Caprice. Many other criminals, supercriminals or otherwise, are ready to work for Caprice, or find it's much easier to commit solo crimes. And so Dick Tracy is called in. The villains are completely different except for their names and their features/disfigurements. Pruneface will still be Pruneface and will still have the head of a prune, but he'll also be more focused on the darker aspects of him. And he dies. Woot.
Researcher- I want you to help me look up the old D.T. stuff so I can properly reimagine it here.
Major Series Characters
Pat Patton- *Cast to David Bodtcher*
Episode 4- Dick Tracy and the Faceless Killer
Arthur "Nip" Dalton- *Cast/Scouted to Kyle Garrett*
Chairman Jones- Only appears in the beginning, chairman of a council and witness to the Blank's first victim after being held hostage.
Voice: Nervous, Old, Medium-High, Male
"W-whatever you're doing, you won't get away with this!"
The Blank- *Cast to Sean TWolf*
Schultze Innis- An old member of the Slot Machine Gang who is trying to escape The Blank's killing spree.
Voice: Gangster, Chicago Accent, Medium, Male, Gruff
"Excuse me, ma’am? MA’AM! I need one ticket on a small aircraft anywhere out of the state."
Sam Catchem- A minor ally for the series, he usually is Pat Patton's partner whenever Dick Tracy isn't around.
Voice: Quick, to the point, like a newspaper reporter from the 30's/40's
"Wha-what's goin' on here?! And why am I tied up! You, I guess you're the Blank."
Stud Bronzen- Another member of the old Slot Machine Gang.
Voice: Gruff, Low, Gangster, Early 40's
"What the, how long was I out? Y-you’re the Blank!"
Airline Assistant- *Cast to Elfee*
Episode 5- The Truehart Tale (An Origin Story)
Crutch- The main villain of the episode, a gangster for Caprice that uses a pair of crutches as a ruse to the cops, and then uses them as deadly weapons.
Voice- Gruff and medium-low, very slurred, almost drunk-sounding
"This is a lot o' liquor ya got there, boss. How we s'posed to hide it all from the law?"
Smuggler- A minion of Caprice's that dies very early on in the episode.
Voice- Mousey, medium high, if anyone's ever listened to Black Jack Justice, his voice is similar to Freddy the Finger's.
"W-what're ya doin' with that, boss? N-n-no! NO! No, man, this is a free country! I ain't gonna tell!"
Mr. Truehart- A strong man with a weak heart, he is forced to work with Caprice to make ends meet. Heallows Dick Tracy in out of the kindness of his heart, but also in the hopes that someone who worked with law before can help him. He dies in the episode, killed by Crutch for his blood money and his silence
Voice- Deep, medium to low, welcoming
"Second floor. I know how the times have been tough on everyone, myself included, but I have enough so I can take you in, seein’ what good a friend your pop was to me. So, where are you headed after unpacking?"
Mrs. Truehart- *Cast to Cassie*
Ribs Mocco- One of Big Boy's chief liutenants, a big nosed, nasally speaking gunman and overall mook. He takes in Tracy when Tracy disguises himself as a gangster and, during an attempted assassination of Dick Tracy, gets himself killed in the crossfire along with Crutch... by his own men.
"Cheez! Aintcha ever heard of Big Boy? Hes our boss. He comes in on everything, then if anything goes wrong, his mouthpiece fixes isup... and I mean his lawyer. He's got everything greased from the big shots down! Listen, you ain't got nuttin to worry about!"
Spike Dyke- One of Big Boy's henchmen and partner of Crutch. Is the one who accidentally kills Mocco.
Voice- Medium low, kind of stupid sounding, gangster voice
"W-what, so you aren't the detective? Aw jeez, we got the wrong guy! I drilled Ribs Mocco!"
Ma- The "kindly" owner of an apartment complex down in Gangland. She works with Mocco secretively.
Voice- Medium, very throaty, like a heavy smoker (think Dr. Girlfriend from Venture Bros)
"I don't know who he is. He's just some new guy on the streets who asked for a couple o' days. From what I can tell, he's a pretty smart person, Ribs. Maybe Big Boy can use it to his advantage."