She throws a rock over the wall of stones, HITS THE
UNSEEN SPY, causing a CRY OF PAIN. ANIMAL? HUMAN? Freaked
out, she GASPS, runs up the trail.
NEW ANGLE, SPY POV. We rise up to watch and the black cat
hops onto the stone wall.
EXT. OVERGROWN ORCHARD - CONT.
Coraline races down past an OLD TRACTOR and into an
ORCHARD. WIND begins to blow.
NEW ANGLE as we move beside Coraline through the old
apple trees, where she nearly trips on the tongue of a
DOWN ANGLE ON on Coraline as she BACKS INTO a circle of
TOADSTOOLS in front of a STUMP. BREATHING HARD, she looks
out for her pursuer.
NEW ANGLE. The black cat shoots past Coraline in the tall
grass. She can't see him but she knows something is
there. Already behind her now, the cat LEAPS onto the
stump with a loud, warning MEROWWW!
STARTLED, Coraline YELLS and whips around. She’s both
angry and relieved when she sees it’s just some cat.
You scared me to death, you mangy thing!
Cat GLARES at her with BLUE OPAL EYES, makes a low growl
as she stands. She exhales.
I’m just looking for an old well. Know
Cat BLINKS EYES slowly.
Not talking, huh?
The wind picks up. She grasps the forks of her stick,
closes her eyes, and, tracing a figure eight above her,
Magic dowser, magic dowser: show... me...
ANGLE ON CORALINE FROM HIGH BLUFF. The SPY moves into
frame, astride some kind of MOTOR-BIKE. He presses a
button on the handlebars and BLASTS a loud AIR HORN.
STARTLED, Coraline SPINS around.
UP ANGLE ON SPY. As LIGHTNING FLASHES and THUNDER ROLLS,
Coraline sees him for the first time. With his turret-
lensed SKULL MASK and SKELETON GLOVES and black FIREMAN’S
COAT flapping in the wind, he looks like a PSYCHO KILLER!