The old Cook slides over the side as the enormous tanker
Clearing at their highest speed, we see through the rain
doused windshield, DR. NIKO "NICK" TATOPOULOS. Music
blares from the tiny headphones of his Walkman.
...I'm singing in the rain, just
singing in the rain...
10 INT. RUSSIAN TOWN - RAIN - DAY10
The utility van races through this small Russian town
right past a roadblock marked with the international
signs for "no trespass" and "nuclear radiation."
..."What a glorious feeling. I'm happy
As the van disappears down the road, we CRANE UP
revealing a city sign reading: CHERNOBYL, RUSSIA.
11 EXT. CHERNOBYL DIRT PARK - RAIN - DAY11
With the infamously crippled nuclear power plant in the
distance, the utility van slides to a muddy stop by this
field of dirt.
Nick hops out quickly and rushes to the back of the van.
He opens the back of the van and grabs several metallic
Walking a few yards away from the van, he dumps the
cases on the ground, opening them to REVEAL an
assortment of sophisticated scientific equipment.
Taped to the inside are several photos of a girl we'll
meet later. Some of the photos are of her looking young
and beautiful. Others are of the two of them happily
With a switch he turns on the equipment which comes to
life. Inside one of the cases are several cables
attached to long SPIKES. He grabs them and dashes away.
..."I'm laughing at clouds, so dark up
Nick rushes over to a small patch of land and begins to
SHOVE the spikes into the muddy earth.