1 LONG BASEMENT CORRIDOR 1
The CAMERA is MOVING SLOWLY DOWN a long basement corridor.
We hear a narrator (Werner) --
On his 35th birthday, I decided
to tell Julius Benedict the truth
2 CLOSE - LABORATORY HALL - DOORS - DAY (PERIOD) 2
HOLD ON sign:
"Top Secret - Authorized Personnel Only."
It wasn't that he was the product
of a scientific experiment.
3 INT. LABORATORY - DAY (PERIOD - 1952) 3
A white coated scientist (PROFESSOR WERNER) is studying a
bizarre piece of equipment that looks suspiciously like
a milkshake blender. With him is another scientist --
(this is TRAVEN -- already imperious, already a prick).
An experiment designed to produce
a physically, mentally and
spiritually superior human being.
I explained that to him when he
was two years old.
4 INT. MEDICAL EXAM ROOM - HALF A DOZEN MEN - DAY (PERIOD) 4
Most of them young, 20s and 30s. They are being given a
medical examination by a group of doctors, including
And it wasn't the complexity of
Julius's parentage. He knew that
unlike other little boys, he
didn't have just one, but half
a dozen fathers, all very
distinguished men. *
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5 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - CLOSE ON GORGEOUS WOMAN - DAY 5
Not your Hollywood type. This is obviously a lady of
character and talent. Her name we will come to learn is
MARY ANN BENEDICT. She is on a hospital bed and being
readied for surgery.
Nor was it about the
extraordinary woman chosen to
be his mother...
6 INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY OUTSIDE DELIVERY ROOM - (PERIOD) 6
Traven emerges, sadly shaking his head. Werner tries to
enter the room -- Traven won't permit it.
Julius had long lived with the
tragic news that she died giving
birth to him.
7 OMITTED 7 *
8 8 *
9 INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DELIVERY ROOM - DAY (PERIOD) 9
As a nurse, parting the security guards, emerges and holds
up a plump, serene, smiling baby boy.
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What Julius didn't know, until
this very moment, was that, about
a minute after he was born...
Another nurse emerges from the delivery room, holding up
a second INFANT -- this one is SCREAMING with rage.
His mother gave birth to another