INT. OPENING MONTAGE
OVER BLACK a low rumble increases in volume.
A GLOVED HAND wraps around a bulky scissor-switch, thrusts
SNAP! - Electricity arcs through darkness.
OS SOUND of MACHINERY turning on.
MONTAGE OF CLOCKS - VARIOUS. The clocks are frozen, then second
hands turn - TICKING gets louder...
EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT
The streets are empty - no sign of life. Eerie silence.
A DOORWAY opens in the side of a building, then:
A line of shadowy figures walks out. Men, dressed in black full-
length coats, bald...
The STRANGERS walk silently out into the city.
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
SHADOWS DANCE - in and out of darkness. A hooded light-bulb
swings IN SLOW MOTION from the ceiling, its dim light REVEALS:
A GLASS SYRINGE - broken on the floor.
Clothes on a chair...
Puddles of water on the floor...
ANGLE ON SLEEPING EYES - Between waves of light they snap open and
dart about in confusion.
ON JONATHAN WALKER as he sits up. Water splashes. He's in a tub
of long-cold water. His neck aches like he's been sleeping forever.
TIGHT ON WALKER - he's in his early thirties, dark featured.
HIS P.O.V. - looking around the room. Everything's strange,
He stands, steps from the tub.
ANGLE - THE SWINGING LIGHT BULB. Walker's hand ENTERS FRAME,
stops the bulb mid swing.
ON HIS REFLECTION in a cracked wall mirror. He moves to the mirror
and looks at himself. A line of blood runs across his face, from a
point between his eyes. he wipes it away, and notices a tiny pin-
prick wound on his forehead.