INT. BATHROOM - SAME
The Thief feeds a tiny tube up to the edge of the just-
drilled hole. Turns a valve on a small canister.
INT. HALL - NIGHT
The Security guard yawns, tries to focus on his reading.
EXT. NEW YORK BUILDING - LATE NIGHT
From a distant perspective we see the shadowy Thief exit the
bathroom as the Security Guard puts his head down on the
desk. The Thief enters another room off the Reception area--
the Chairman's Office.
INT. CHAIRMAN'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Pictures of the Chairman with politicians and celebrities
line one wall. Across from the desk, a Jasper Johns map of
the United States. Above the desk, a SMALL PAINTING in an old
gilt frame. A REMBRANDT. The pride of the collection, a nude
woman reading a letter.
The Thief takes out a small periscope mirror and some right
angled cutters. Carefully slides the mirror behind the
painting, manipulates the mirror with one hand, the cutters
with another. Finds the alarm. Snips it.
Moving quickly now. The Thief rolls the canvas in acid-free
paper. Takes a cylindrical tube from the backpack, pulls out
another Canvas, fits it carefully into the stolen painting's
now-empty frame. The Thief stares at it through the opaque
helmet visor. Approves. Slips the rolled-up stolen canvas
into the empty tube. Leaves.
Before we follow the thief, we linger to see the replacement
canvas...ELVIS. On black velvet.
INT. HALLWAY - LATE NIGHT
With the Thief now, out the reception area and into the hall,
where the drugged guard sleeps, to a Mail Chute built into
the wall. As the Thief opens the chute we hold on the last
line of a mailing label: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.