Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Movie Script - Part 1

THE SIGMA SOLUTION

Cast of Characters:

  • Lt. Cmdr. Bill "Hack" Hackathorne
  • Spc. Monica Beal
  • Sgt. Tyrone Wiggins
  • Terrorist Leader
  • Various Terrorists
  • Probably some villagers or something like that

Setting: a dystopian America of the year 2067

Open with several shots of deserted Midwestern towns. Typed in the lower corner of the screen is "AMERICA: 2067."

VOICE OVER:

Terrorist attacks against the United States continued throughout the early 21st century. Americans became more deeply divided over how to respond. As the Second Civil War spread throughout the land, the wide-open freedom of the Midwest became a haven for lawless bands. Most citizens fled to cities. America's enemies made alliances with these domestic gangs, controlling large swathes of countryside and with it, the national food supply.

[Show a shot of rag-tag band of smugglers trying to drive a truckload of corn down a dark country road.]

VOICE OVER:

Patriots and profiteers alike tried to break the food cartel, with often bloody results.

[Show a shot of vigilantes stopping truck with gunfire, show corn spilling on ground with sinister music and dramatic lighting.]

VOICE OVER:

Both American governments, the American Republic and the Democratic Republic of America, have undertaken covert operations to break the agrarian gangs, losing many soldiers along the way.

[Show a military funeral.]

VOICE OVER:

Domestic unrest builds as food becomes more scarce. Governments are getting desperate. Time is running out.

[Show Hack and Wiggins crawling up to the edge of a fortified compound at night.]

WIGGINS:

How many you got?

HACK:

I count ten.

WIGGINS:

Ten?

HACK:

There are two inside that control room. Watch their shadows on the wall through the window. They're playing cards. A slow-moving game.

WIGGINS:

Man. I only counted eight. We can't take ten guys. We've only got six.

HACK:

Well, none of them are going to go away, and we're not going to get any more of us. We've got surprise on our side.

WIGGINS:

We had surprise on our side last time, too. And we lost three men.

HACK:

But that was against twenty-five. We'll get them this time.

WIGGINS:

We've got to.


[Like I've always said, drunken monkeys can write commercially-successful Hollywood films. I might write more later, depending on how bored I am.]

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