Ares script
Ares (2016)
Synopsis: A futuristic France uses an engaging, violent TV competition show to keep its people distracted so they don't rebel over their crippling poverty.

WHOOSH! The capsule’s parachute opens. ARES 1 lands softly

IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF AN AFRICAN CITY

Shocked locals run to the capsule.

4.

They stare as the hatch opens. Through smoke, EVAN crawls out.

It’s slo-mo. Silent. Triumphant. Momentous.

Their black hands touch the white suit with awe, as if he were

a god crashing-landing from the great beyond.

INTERCUT NEWS FOOTAGE of the landing: EVAN is carried throughthe streets on the shoulders of strangers. A hero’s welcome.

CHLOE pushes through the crowd with her son DANNY. We

recognize them from the warping photo in the capsule.

Chloe, crying with joy, takes Evan’s face in her hands. Dannyhugs his chest.

NEWS FOOTAGE:
The American flag flies over the US Embassy as

Evan and his family pass through its imposing gates...

CUT TO:

WHOOSH! THE ARES 1 PARACHUTE OPENS OVER RED DESERT

Floating over stark sand...

Until it crashes against a cliff face.

Plummets to the ground.

Finally the HATCH OPENS. Smoke pours out. EVAN crawls forward.

Evan’s POV:
The world appears bleached. He’s blinded by the

daylight. He can barely see his own hands. As he screams inshock, the world goes

TOTALLY WHITE.

CUT TO:

Evan’s eyes SNAP OPEN. Crumbs of starlight above. The world

around him all blues and violets. Aghast, he realizes he’s

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FUCKING DESERT - NIGHT

No sign of humanity. The capsule lies behind him. The name“ARES 1” barely legible on its blistered exterior.

He clearly didn’t land where he expected.

EVAN:

Fuck. Fuck... FUCK!

As he talks, he feels like dice are rolling around in hismouth. He reaches in and pulls out A DISLODGED MOLAR.

5.

Grimacing, he zips his molar into his pocket.

His eyes lock on a distant star. He mutters to himself as hepieces things together.

EVAN:

M81. That's a mag 7. M81 is a mag 7.

That means... That means I'm at least

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Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Geneva Robertson-Dworet is an American film screenwriter. She was enlisted by Paramount Pictures as part of Akiva Goldsman's writer's room during preparation for Transformers: The Last Knight. She is also known for having co-written the 2012 Blacklist script Hibernation, has a number of other film scripts in preparation, and in talks to write the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. more…

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