Deep Rising script
Deep Rising (1998)
Synopsis: Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald. It was distributed by Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi Pictures and released on January 30, 1998.

OPEN TO:

A FLASH OF LIGHTNING rips the HOLLYWOOD PICTURES LOGO away, and we

find ourselves in the middle of...

1EXT. STORMY SEA - NIGHT

SUPERIMPOSED:
SOUTH CHINA SEA

The dark blue waters roil and boil and foam. THUNDER CRACKS. LIGHTING

FLASHES.

CUT TO:

2EXT. UNDERWATER - NIGHT

An enourmous Japanese BATHYSCAPHE free-falls through the water. An

autonomous fifteen-man submersible. Almost futuristic in its design.

The nose cone is an amazing ultra-high-pressure plexi-dome. LETTERING

along the side tells us this is the "SHINKAI 90000."

COMPUTER PRINTED across the SCREEN are the WORDS:

ASSIGNMENT:
GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION.

SUB-OCEANIC SEISMIC RESEARCH.

TECTONIC PLATE SURVEILLANCE.

ADDENDUM:
ABOUT TO BREAK THE WORLD'S RECORD

FOR THE DEEPEST DIVE...

3INT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT

The JAPANESE CAPTAIN watches a DLD laser tracking system and barks

one-word questions to his JAPANESE CREW. The Sailors work the consoles

and give clipped monosyllabic answers.

The JAPANESE SCIENCE OFFICERS go over charts on the electronic

position board, a contiuously-shifting graphic representation of the

ocean contours below.

Behind them is an elaborate DEPTH GAUGE with computerized graphics.

READ:
34,000 feet and dropping. The Crew works at a fevered pitch.

An ALARM SOUNDS as the depth gauge sounds 35,000 feet. All eyes on the

depth gauge. Several Science Officers share excited looks.

4INSERT ON THE DEPTH GAUGE: 35,100 -- 35,200 -- 35,300 -- 35,400...

The excitment builds. Even the Captain's weathered eyes widen. And

then, as the depth gauge hits 35,801 feet below sea level, the entire

Crew breaks into CHEERS, WHOOPS, HANDSHAKES AND HIGH-FIVES.

CUT TO:

5EXT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT

As it continues its descent, it passes corroding metal drums leaking

toxic waste, radioactive waste, dumped in the depths, away from prying

eyes, and populated areas.

The vessel drops into the SULU BASIN. Imagine the Grand Canyon under

forty thousand feet of water. But the Sulu Basin is ten times the size

of the Grand Canyon. Down here, ten thousand fathoms below the storm,

all is calm.

The dual TURBO-PROPS on the ear of the submersible KICK ON. The

Bathysaphe is now mobile. It glides down the side of an enormous rock

face, carefully avoiding massive sandstone pinnacles which jut up from

the ocean floor far below.

DISSOLVE TO:

6EXT. DEEP SEA - NIGHT

THE SHINKAI hovers near a gigantic tectonic plate.

A ROBOTIC ARM extends out from under the plexi-dome. Its "hand" is a

high-tech LASER CUTTER. It approaches the plate, steadies, then fires

a direct BLUE BEAM at the bedrock, burns the rock into magma and cuts

a perfect round pattern.

Another ROBOTIC ARM reaches forward, its CLAW rips out the cut rock

from inside the pattern, then takes the sample and sets it inside a

hydro-basket on the submersible's port side.

DISSOLVE TO:

7EXT. MINDINAO DEEP - NIGHT

A desolate, barren, spooky place. Nothing breathes. Nothing lives. Or

so it would appear. The creepy, foreboding MUSICAL SCORE tells us

otherwise. The Shinkai ENTERS a huge ROCK FISSURE.

CUT TO:

8INT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT

The Captain and the Science Officers stare through the plexi-dome and

out into the freezing, cobalt blue of the PALAWAN TROUGH. The MUSIC

intensifies as they round each curve. Then, dead ahead, is the end of

the trough, which is half-blocked by a rock-encrusted embankment. The

MUSIC builds.

The Shinkai approaches the embankment. Slowly starts to glide up the

side. The Captain and Science Officers seem mesmerized by all the

lonely creepiness. They crest the embankment.

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Stephen Sommers

Stephen Sommers is an American screenwriter and film director, best known for The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. more…

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