Mimic script
Mimic (1997)
Synopsis: When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her research associates rig up a species of "Judas" bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good ... until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey -- humans.

SUSAN:

We'll see...

He offers her a bite of a PAY DAY CANDYBAR. Susan smiles,

shakes her head. She wearily leans against him.

Peter looks out as the dumpster filled with roaches is raised

by MECHANICAL ARMS into the waiting maw of the dump truck.

THE SCREEN. DARKNESS.

A voice, a somber bas-relief in the darkness.

ANCHORMAN (VO)

Strickler's Disease crept into Manhattan

like a thief in the night, claiming its

first hundred victims before it was even

classified.

INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT - FLOATING SHOT

We FLOAT through a long hospital ward.

Past ROWS of illuminated oxygen tents, pulsating softly in

the dark like cocoons of light.

ANCHORMAN (VO)

Most were children under ten.

TRACK past tents. BODIES OF SMALL CHILDREN inside, wrapped

in white sheets, hooked up to IVs or breathing apparatus.

Skeletal hands, parched lips, glazed eyes.

BELLOWS of respirators push in and out, labored, failing.

IMAGE RESOLVES TO A VIDEO ON A SCREEN.

PULL BACK to reveal a number of SCREENS, each with a

different set of images. We are in a NEWS VAN. A

TECHNICIAN and DIRECTOR sit watching.

The voice belongs to an ANCHORMAN who's now overimposed.

ANCHORMAN:

Only after the numbers had reached into

the thousands were officials able to

identify the carrier of the deadly

infection...

DIRECTOR:

Cut to three.

The Technician manipulates the controls. On another screen

we see them cut to STOCK NEWS FOOTAGE: regular cockroaches,

crawling on garbage.

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Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro and Walter Murch, and has had cameo appearances in THX 1138 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. more…

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