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.

ANCHORMAN:

Blattida Germanica. The common

cockroach.

DIRECTOR:

(To a RUNNER)

Tell them we're ready for a live feed.

EXT. OUTSIDE VAN - CITY HALL - DUSK

The runner exits the News Van. Other such vehicles parked

nearby. A CROWD of ONLOOKERS, REPORTERS and a gaggle of

PROTESTERS with handpainted signs.

Gliding past them, we pick up sound bites...

REPORTER 1

...an insect that has proven virtually

immune to chemical control...

REPORTER 2

...the announcement by the Health

Department that an end to the nightmare

has finally...

REPORTER 3 is interviewing a Greenpeace PROTESTER who is

holding up a photograph of Susan.

REPORTER 3

...an ex-colleague of Doctor Susan

Wyeth...

PROTESTER:

...Susan has always been opposed to

biological tampering. A real advocate

for ecological causes, it's not...

MOVE past them to further inside of the perimeter...

INT. AUDITORIUM - CITY HALL

A NEWS CONFERENCE in progress. A packed house. T.V.

monitors spaced ever 10 seats or so. In the audience, the

MAYOR OF NEW YORK and various CITY OFFICIALS, listening to

Peter, speaking at the podium with the ease and enthusiasm of

a public servant still untainted by bureaucracy.

ON A TV MONITOR:

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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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