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Bomb Squad is a feature film in development which tells the true story of the gang who made the Atomic Bomb. The film follows the atomic scientists from their golden days uncovering the secrets of the atom, to the morally excruciating choices they make as they develop the ultimate weapon.

It’s a thrilling tale told in a style that is historically accurate but visually and musically wild. The true-life story by itself is gripping and relentless. But on top of that we take off in a wholly new direction that is tremendously entertaining and wickedly funny — turning it into a musical.

The music and imaginative visual treatment provide the driving force as well as the humor in this intense race against time. Bomb Squad draws its energy from an explosively jazzy score — inspired by the smoke and sweat-filled dance halls of the swing era — a roller coaster of rhythm and song that dips and weaves through the fear and wonder that ushered in the atomic age.

Over a dozen songs fill out the score with a with a wide range of styles taking us on a journey from sweetness and light all the way to pitch black. Included are the crackling music hall ditty The Nucleus, a Delta Blues number Mrs. Teller’s Baby, the jive-and-wail Gadget Song, and the apocalyptic It Worked.

Bomb Squad takes place on an epic scale -- featuring not only human characters, worldwide locations, and global events, but also by bringing the atomic world to life. The atoms themselves become characters in the story as we hurtle headlong into history.

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" endorses "Bomb Squad."
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