1 EXT. KTR MEDICO WAREHOUSE - NIGHT 1 - 00.00 1
A DECAYED, POST-INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE. Wasteland.
2 INT. KTR MEDICO WAREHOUSE, MAIN AREA - NIGHT 1 - 00.01 2
HENRY MADSEN - a handsome man in suit and tie - stands alone in
this VAST FORSAKEN SPACE. Breathing exerted, afraid. Thinking
hard. Scanning the DARK CORNERS for what predators may lurk
He SPINS, looks behind him. Sees NOTHING. Just darkness and
silence. Sound of DRIPPING WATER. His harsh breathing. And a
sense of TERRIBLE THREAT in the LOOMING SHADOWS.
A FOOTSTEP. Somewhere out there - in the shadows.
He takes a SINGLE RETREATING STEP. And another. And a third faster
now, moving backwards - as the ECHOING FOOTSTEPS in the
vastness of this terrible place grow CLOSER and CLOSER.
And now he’s running - headlong through this awful place - away
- just away -
3 EXT. MADSEN HOUSE - NIGHT 1 - 00.02 3
A MASSIVE POLICE OPERATION outside an ORDINARY SUBURBAN HOUSE.
A UNIFORMED OFFICER emerges, mud covered. Approaches DETECTIVE
SUPERINTENDANT ROSE TELLER - who’s looking at a PHOTOGRAPH OF A
The UNIFORMED OFFICER shakes his head.
Teller exchanges a pained, anxious look with DETECTIVE
INSPECTOR IAN REED. Who shrugs.
John said she’s here, so she’s here.
UNIFORMED OFFICER nods, exits.
Her oxygen ran out two minutes ago.
4 INT. KTR MEDICO WAREHOUSE, VAT ROOM - NIGHT 1 - 00.03 4
Madsen has no choice but to scramble up a RUSTY LADDER - which
gives on to the VAT ROOM Only
one way out. A STEEL DOOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
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To reach it, he must cross an ANCIENT METAL WALKWAY.
- Which spans a CIRCULAR BLACK CHASM WHICH
DIVES TO INFINITY.
A BLACK HOLE.
He turns from its evil maw. No way. He can’t.
He can’t do that.
Breathing heavily, casting round, looking for a way out - he
HEARS NOISES IN THE SILENCE.
Coming closer. Ever closer.
The ECHOES OF IMPENDING NEMESIS. A long, UNBEARABLE MOMENT
Below, a SHABBY FIGURE appears. Implacable. Eyes that burn with
lunacy and murder.
Incredible as it seems - this is DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR JOHN
He reaches the foot of the ladder. He advances on Madsen.
Who sprints across THE WALKWAY He’s
halfway across when SOMETHING FALLS - minor part of the
superstructure - a sheared bolt, maybe. It plunges,
reverberating, into darkness.
Madsen ignores it. Reaches the DOOR on the other side. It’s
metal. Riveted. Solid.
He casts around. Finds an IRON BAR. Levers at the door.
But it’s not opening. No way.
He turns. Sees Luther. At the top of the ladder now.
Pausing at the edge of the walkway.
A moment of eye contact.
Madsen gives up on the door. It’s not going to open.
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So he lifts the iron bar as a weapon -
And he and Luther advance on each other - crossing the walkway.
It JOLTS under their weight.
Madsen ready to kill.
Luther grinning. The light of madness in his eyes. Less a man
than a force of nature.
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6 EXT. MADSEN HOUSE - NIGHT 1 - 00.05 6
Teller glares at her watch. Five minutes past midnight.
7 INT. KTR MEDICO WAREHOUSE, UPPER LEVEL, WALKWAY - NIGHT 1 - 00.06
Madsen and Luther advance on each other - converging on the
MOMENT OF VIOLENT CONNECTION When
Madsen stops. Suddenly.
A moment of EYE CONTACT Then
the WALKWAY GIVES WAY BENEATH HIS FEET - Madsen FALLS -
drops the crowbar - it tumbles into darkness -
he CATCHES HIMSELF - just in time -
- and hangs there - scrabbling, trying to climb -
Can’t. It’s too wet. Too slick.
Luther approaches. Edges as close as he can. Takes a moment of