Katherin B. FitzPatrick

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"Whatever Happened to The Zodiac Killer?"

Posted by Kathie Fitzpatrick on October 22, 2011 at 1:20 AM

COMING...A SCREEN PLAY--

"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ZODIAC KILLER?"

Based on a true story.  Most names have been changed.

After the 1978 Mid-October encounter with the Zodiac Killer in San Francisco one late evening, witnessing him attempting to stalk couples in three locations within the span of about 25 minutes, our primary characters in the story, Russell and Tina George, broke out into a high speed chase departing from Vista Point, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The old white car he drove was a disguise, just like him. The old car obviously had a big engine in it designed for the escape!  He surged ahead, with his usual "phantom advantage," and escaped into the night.

After that evening, the San Francisco Chronicle, who had just a received a letter from the Zodiac earlier that week threatening to stike that weekend, called the writer of the letter an "imposter," because nobody turned up dead in that time frame.. The following Monday morning, Tina George begged the San Francisco police to keep the true story of what happened that Sunday night out of the papers. The couple had chased him at high speeds trying to capture only his license plate number, but failed.  "He thinks he is as good as captured. We saw him, saw his car, and we saw what he was doing.  Let's let him think we got his license plate number.  If he reads that we didn't..he will come back."  The police cooperated. 

Ten years of silence followed, until a high school student, the grandson of one of the key dectectives on the Zodiac case...put it all together. The grandfather had passed away, and certain facts had slipped through the cracks.  The high school student, Tony, just happened to go to the same high school in the east bay as Tina and Russell's teenaged daughter, Yvonne. One day the two students had a conversation in the school cafeteria, and discovered each held a piece of the missing puzzle...Yvonne through her parents, and Tony through his grandfather.

 "Mom...he will call you about what he knows, TONIGHT."

The story unfolds over the years, as the dark contrast of who the Phantom Zodiac Killer was, and the warm and sometimes funny family of Russell and Tina George, delighfully merge. The true life family all worked in television production at a television station and broadcast center in Northern California, even the children were actors. In the story, over the years as bits and pieces of new evidence trickled in, it  provided new and amazing circumstances and insights to a story which is considered one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time!

You've never seen a Zodiac movie like this! "Whatever Happened to the Zodiac Killer?"

THE SCREEN PLAY WILL FINISH FIRST, THEN A BOOK VERSION. THE BOOK VERSION IS EXPECTED TO COME OUT THROUGH XULON PRESS BY THE EARLY SUMMER OF 2014.  WATCH FOR IT!

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Reply Kathie Fitzpatrick
1:10 AM on February 1, 2012 
1-31-12
Okay friends: The screenplay is finished and copyrighted! The web page is being built, but the basic webpage is at http://www.whateverhappenedtothezodiackiller.com This will be an interesting journey!--Katherin