X-Men script
X-Men (2000)
Synopsis: They are children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers. In a world filled with hate and prejudice, they are feared by those who cannot accept their differences. Led by Xavier the X-Men fight to protect a world that fears them. They are locked in a battle with former colleague and friend, Magneto who believes humans and mutants should never co-exist.

BLACK:

Sounds of a train rolling to a halt, a shrill whistle.

EXT. CAMP - DAY

UP ON the door of a weathered cattle car as a German

soldier steps into frame wearing that familiar gray of

the all-too familiar era.

He throws the door to reveal a mass of huddled and

frightened people inside.

The words are not necessary. The language is not ours

and the images say enough.

Men, women and children are herded off the train like

cattle toward a large open yard. There they huddle until

the Germans begin to shout and shove through the mob.

EXT. FENCE CORRIDOR - DAY

We are looking up at rows and rows of fences topped with

barbed wire all designed to create a separator for the

thousands of Jew who pour through each day.

Then we see the eyes themselves that look up at them.

A LITTLE BOY. A boy who will not die this day. A boy

who will live to see the end of the war and the world of

the future.

He stares at the metal wire with an unusual fascination.

The boy looks up at HIS WORRIED PARENTS - a sturdy-

looking couple who try to smile and comfort him.

The corridor comes to a junction where it splits in

several different directions.

Soldiers here push the mob using rifles as pikes,

screaming and terrorizing the lot of them. Suddenly it

is clear what they are doing. They are dividing the mob

into smaller groups.

Soon, the groups themselves become evident.

Men from women. Children from adults.

The family tries to stay together, clinging to one

another dearly, until finally, they are put upon by a

number of gray uniforms and pulled apart. The boy is

dragged screaming his feet no longer touching the ground.

Two soldiers carry him as they follow the back of a large

column of children being led through a gate of barbed

wire so dense, it resembles wool.

The gate closes and the boy looks back to see his parents

- along with many others - being restrained by a number

of soldiers. The screaming is deafening.

And the boy's can be heard above it all. The soldiers

seem to be having a hard time carrying such a frail

child. The farther they get from the fence, the heavier

he seems to get, until they are literally pulling him as

though he were anchored to something.

His outstretched fingers claw at the thin air and he

screams until the blood in his face is blue.

The soldiers are literally pulled back a step and they

begin to slip in the mud. They look at one another and

then over their shoulders as they hear a sound.

A groaning, creaking sound. And then the unmistakable

twang of wire stretched to snapping.

ANGLE ON:

The fence. The gate that separates the parents. It bows

toward them like iron filings to a magnet, and several of

the strands of barbed wire have given way.

The boy continues to scream as all the other faces simply

freeze and wonder.

One of the soldiers pulls a wooden baton from his belt

and brains the boy violently.

He slumps and the soldiers carrying him spring forward as

through a rope that was holding them back has been cut.

They nearly fall, looking at one another with some

concern, some confusion....

Then they follow the line of children that has gotten

ahead of them.

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David Hayter

David Hayter (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian-American voice and screen actor and screenwriter. He is well known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout many titles in the Metal Gear video game series. His works as a screenwriter include X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. more…

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