And the plexi-domed VIEW FILLS with an unimaginable horror. As far as
the eye can see, the entire murky landscape is filled with WHALE
BONES. A valley of death. Cluttered here and there, carelessly flung
about, are the rusting hulks of several ships. Seemingly ripped apart.
Clusters of shark cartilage float through the water like white ghosts.
The Captain, the Science Officers and the entire Crew just stare,
frozen in place by the strage horror before them.
9INT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT
The vessel cruises through the valley of death.
Everyone is nervously taking readings, making calculations and
adjusting equipment. Gone is the excitement and euphoria of the record
breaking. Several Crewmen cast nervous glances out through the plexi-
dome. Giant skeletons everywhere.
10EXT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT
The Shinkai approaches an eerie-looking rock formation. The robotic
arm comes out. The laser cutter steadies, aims, then shoots out its
blue beam and cuts into the rock.
WHOOSH!! A HUGE JET STREAM OF INKY BLOOD BLASTS OUT OF THE FORMATION!
11INT. SHNKAI 9000 - NIGHT
The Captain and the Science Officers recoil as the inky stuff
envelopes the plexi-dome, completely blotting out the VIEW.
12EXT. PALAWAN TROUGH - NIGHT
The Shinkai VANISHES into a huge cloud of inky blood. We HOLD for a
LONG OMINOUS BEAT. And then, like a slow-motion earthquake, large
boulders and giant crevices begin to shift in the murky waters. WHALE
BONES TOPPLE and SCATTER. Several feet under the ancient silt,
something is coming alive.
13INT. SHINKAI 9000 - NIGHT
Everything outside the plexi-dome is still BLACK. Everyone is staring
at the position board, which shows a large section of the OCEAN FLOOR
STARTING TO MOVE, its contours incogruous with the rest of the graphic
representation. The Science Officers look stunned.