Francesca's Screenplay

EXT. SAN FRANCISCO STREET – NIGHT

Close up shot on the wheels of a truck moving round and round. Cut to a long shot of a fast moving truck racing down the street at night. Cut to MARCUS falling on the the ground with the truck speeding off behind him. Marcus then gets up, wipes his face then VAN runs up behind him and laughs loudly, startling Marcus. Van is wearing Goth/vampire attire.

MARCUS
(Camera back on Marcus. He jumps back in surprise)
What are you doing? And why are you dressed up? I thought you didn’t want to be a part of all of this?

Van cackles like a witch as it pans out to see the whole scene. Van bites Marcus on his neck. Marcus slumps to the ground. The screen fades to black.

INT. PRISION – NIGHT

Sound of fire from torches. Camera circling around the room and focuses on Marcus when he begins to start coughing. He is strapped to a stretcher and bandage is wrapped around his neck.

MARCUS
AHH!

VAN

No one can hear you, Marcus. So be quiet! It doesn’t sound like you have enough energy to keep shouting anyway.

MARCUS
Van? Where am I?!

VAN
(Laughing)
You're in a prison.

MARCUS
What..? Why??

VAN
(Interrupting him by putting her finger on his mouth)
Because, for a long time I have liked you. Loved you even. I tried to be sympathetic to Darryl since I knew he liked me, but I was tried of suppressing my true emotions so I took care of him.

MARCUS
What? Where is he?

VAN
Dead. Long Dead.

MARCUS
But Zeb told me he was still alive!

VAN
I made sure Darryl was attacked in the BART station. This way when he died it would seem like an accident in the grand scheme of things.

Now Marcus, if I pull this bandage off, you will die. I don’t want you to die just yet. I bit you hard enough to hurt you, but I didn’t turn you into one of my kind. At least not now.

MARCUS
I don’t understand. If you were a vampire this whole time then how could you be out in the daylight with us?

VAN
That secret I won’t tell you. But if you want to live, and not become a zombie or get charged for all of this “terrorism”, you have to do what I tell you to do.

Vanessa begins to push the stretcher, which is on wheels, out of the room and down the walk way. They step closer to it and a large door is heard closing behind them, and the door to the outside world is open, light flooding in and all.

EXT. ON A BOAT DECK - DAY

The camera pans over the ocean showing a ship floating at sea. The camera goes beneath the water and slowly moves up to the deck of the ship. froOn the deck, two beefy guys lead a handcuffed Marcus to a wheel chair next to Van Van, wearing a new outfit looks at Marcus.

VAN
(She pulls out of her pocket a remote control with one red button in the middle)
Ange is alive, unlike our old buddy Darryl. But not for long. She’s here on this boat in a wheel chair just like you. We are going far into the sea and you are going to press this red button, causing Ange to fall into the ocean. If you have a will to live to survive, then you must do this.

MARCUS
What is wrong with you?

VAN
Absolutely nothing. If you don’t do this the whole world will be against you. I can make it so the terrorist attacks on the Golden Gate Bridge will all come back to you.

MARCUS
The Golden Gate Bridge? (he says questioningly)

VAN
Yes, don't you see? Terrorism is just a way to get you all filled with fear. So we start slowly. First one city, then another city. But in the second city, we take down two monumental things. Then the next city three. And you get the picture, you’re smart. The world will soon be mine, with Ange out of the picture and you by my side.

MARCUS
Fine, bring Ange out here.

As she comes onto the deck looking scared. Her eyes are squinting with the sun and she looks at Marcus questioningly. Van walks over to Ange. As she leans over, a necklace slips out from her shirt and is hanging in front of Ange’s face. It is a little clear capsule with blood inside of it. Marcus’s face turns into shock and he makes a big "O" with his mouth. He stays quiet, but nods his head and moves his eyes around to signal to Ange the necklace.

VAN
Now Ange, I never liked you because I know you don't really love Marcus, not like I do. You just wanted him because you knew he was smart and famous amongst our generation. You are like a groupie. Sick. Disgusting.

VAN
You stupid girl. Your little boyfriend over here decided to kill you. So much for love, huh? I had to learn the hard way too.

MARCUS
(whispers)
Ange!

Ange tries to look into Van’s eyes with out showing that she is trying to figure out what Marcus is telling her. Then Ange quickly reaches up to grab the necklace. Ange snatches the necklace and yanks back as hard as she can so the necklace breaks off Van’s neck and flies in the air. Van screams and disintegrates into thin air.

MARCUS
Hey! Let us free!

The two beefy guys walk over and let Marcus out of the wheel chair. He stands up and there is a close up of the handcuffs Marcus is wearing. The next shot is a close up of the keys attached to one of the Beefy guy's belt loops. The handcuffs are then unlocked and Marcus does a victory dance.

INT. MARCUS’S BEDROOM – DAY

The bed is a queen sized. The camera focusses in on Ange and Marcus sitting on Marcus' bed.

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
I still haven’t quite made sense of what happened.

MARCUS
(close up on Marcus)
I don’t think the world has.

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
I thought vampires were just made up.

MARCUS
(close up on Marcus)
I thought they only existed in make believe games that LARPers play.

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
Yeah, me too. Marcus…why did Van say you were going to kill me?

MARCUS
(close up on Marcus)
Because, she wanted me to. To prove I loved her. But I dont. I pretended I was going to do it so Van would bring you out and I could see you. I really thought I was going to die and I wanted to see you one last time. I had a feeling if I died, then Van would die to, so I knew she couldn't hurt you

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
And what about that red necklace?

Marcus
(close up on Marcus)
Well, when she told me she didn’t want me to die I knew there was something deeper than her just wanting me for herself. When she leaned over you, I saw the capsule with my blood in it and Figured it had to be important. I don’t know. After all those fantasy books I have read, it just sort of made sense to me.

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
You're such a nerd.

MARCUS
(close up on Marcus)
But I am your nerd.

ANGE
(close up on Ange)
You are so cheesy. I am glad things will slowly go back to normal. I hope.

MARCUS
(The two stand up and hug)
Me, too.

Camera pans out from bed, goes through the window, and shows the view of San Francisco. In the sky there is something faint getting closer and closer. It is a UFO.

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