Luther studies the photo a moment. Then he turns, looks
out the window.
8 POV SHOT -SLIVER OF MOON 8
is visible. Lovely. Peaceful.
9 LUTHER 9
Now Luther opens the sketch pad, quickly flips past the
hands and eyes and faces -
--we are looking at something totally different: a
HOLD ON Luther’s drawing of the mansion.
PULL BACK to reveal -
10 EXT. SULLIVAN MANSION -NIGHT 10
In the moonlight --it looks exactly like his drawing.
But no drawing could convey the size of the place --we
are looking at ten thousand square feet. Wealth and
We’re in rolling hill country. The mansion is dark.
Totally deserted. Silence.
Now a sound -TIRES ON GRAVEL. A car comes rolling INTO
VIEW. The motor of the car has been turned off. The
lights of the car have been turned off. The car slides
to a stop. Again, silence...
HOLD ON mansion, a couple of hundred yards away. There
is a small field between the car and the estate. Now -
11 EXT. SULLIVAN MANSION/INT. LUTHER’S CAR -NIGHT 11
A man holds binoculars, studying the place. He wears
dark clothes, tennis shoes. He puts down the binoculars,
begins to smear his face with black camouflage cream -
--it’s Luther, and he’s been a professional thief his
entire life. He’s a three-time loser, but his last
sentence was so long ago and his skills are now so vast,
so refined, that it is unlikely he will ever get caught
12 EXT. SULLIVAN MANSION -GROUNDS -NIGHT 12
The grounds as Luther glides through it. He wears a
The night is cool.
He stops. All that separates him from the mansion now is
a stretch of gorgeous lawn. Except for Luther, it isn’t
gorgeous --it’s no-man’s land.