EXT. NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT
Opening credit sequence plays against :
The busy streets of Manhattan. Pizza guys tossing the
Cabs pick up passengers.
Doormen wave greetings.
EXT. CENTRAL PARK - NIGHT
Central Park's trees blow in the wind.
People walk in the park on the tracks.
A gang hovers over a bridge, heckling people.
INT. SUBWAY - NIGHT
Commuters still linger in the subway waiting for a
A tollbooth attendant reads a paperback.
A train roars by, the sound of which mixes into.
PAN DOWN TO:
INT. MAIN STREET, MURDERLAND - NIGHT
The roar of the train can be heard overhead.
SIMPSON, an exec of about 45, balding on top wearing a
three piece suit, is sitting on a 1890's style park
bench. He is out cold. He starts to stir. He lifts his
head, it appears as if it is day time. He looks around
SIMPSON's P.O.V. - The overhead lights are so bright, it
simulates a mid day noon sun. There are even Dusk sky
colors and clouds painted on the ceiling.
SIMPSON is very confused....
He looks around him to see several multi colored
buildings and he appears to be on a checkered red and
white brick road between two rows of buildings. He sees
a miniature castle at the end of the road that is about
1/50th scale of another similar theme park.
The whole room is about 600 yards long and it gets small
as you go near the castle. There is a Merry Go Round
just to the left of castle and there are only four doors
on the entire street. One labeled "Movie Theater", the
second labeled "The Old West", the third "Fantasy Land"
and the last labeled "The Real World". The ceiling is as
high as a high school gymnasium.
From beside the miniature Castle comes a giant human
sized SCRAPS THE DOG. A theme song starts to play over
(cheesy, generic announcer
voice over the loud speakers)
Ladies and gentlemen, the official
mascot of Murderland.... Scraps the Dog
Scraps is a human sized fluffy human in a dog suit.
Scraps looks friendly as he waves and moves stiffly like
he's animatronic. SIMPSON starts to laugh to himself.
Then as the song is playing, Scraps pulls out a Tommy
Gun and starts to shoot at Simpson.
Choose the doorway that starts you on
your magical journey into
(the voice turns from cheesy
Simpson ducks, and glass breaks behind him from a store
As he hides behind the bench, the Merry Go Round starts
on and the horses begin to fire bullets as well.
Simpson is forced to go toward the Movie Theater. He
goes in, barely missing the bullets.
INT. CONTROL ROOM, MURDERLAND - NIGHT
We see the action on television monitors. This room is
set up like a Newsroom with about twelve T.V. monitors
and computer counsels and mixing boards. At the controls
in this dark room is BRUCE, late thirties, unshaven and
cold as ice.