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STAR WARS: THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter seven

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE CREVASSE REACHES– chapter seven

Last time on THE CREVASSE REACHES Han met with MeCoulm & Chewie… They talked about Leia and searched for Luke…

This time… Old friends get caught up… New friends meet – Elix introduces himself to MeCoulm’s crew… And a new enemy is introduced: THE EMPRESS…

***To preface, this is a writing sample – a spec script to demonstrate my abilities, and perhaps garner interest for my original screenplays. This is NOT the *REAL* script for EPISODE VII.***

***I have altered the formatting to better suit your browser. This is part of a continued experiment called PICTUREplay. ***

 

(listen to some ethereal music from UNDER THE SKIN while you scroll)

The story continues here with CHAPTER SEVEN – pages 45 – 56

 

 

EXT. CAVE – BIT LATER

The crew finishes their ascent to the cave. Luke awaits, his arms folded into his robe.

Chewie growls happily. He hugs Luke. MeCoulm looks to Han, who appears apprehensive.

  LUKE: I made us lunch.

  HAN: From what? You don’t got a lot of options out here.

  LUKE: I have a garden.

Han looks down to the weeds growing between the cracks.

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  HAN: What, these weeds?

  LUKE: Good to see you too, Han.

  HAN: This is my protégé, MeCoulm TeThur.

MeCoulm shakes hands. Luke uses his human hand.

  LUKE: Pleased to meet you. I never thought YOU’D have an apprentice, Han.

First, Han takes this as an insult. Then his frown, smiles.

  HAN: You’re right. My apprentice.

They share a brief laugh. Then Han gets a good look at Luke.

  HAN: Wow. Do you ever look like Old Ben. You been in this cave the whole time?

  LUKE: I don’t want to hurt anyone else.

  HAN: Too late. Did you hear?

Luke looks to his feet, his face hidden in the shadows beneath his hood. He doesn’t answer. MeCoulm looks to Han.

  HAN (aggressive): Did you hear?

  LUKE (it’s worse): I felt it.

  HAN: So why didn’t you stop it? Some Jedi Knight you are.

Luke looks up from the ground. His face exits the shadows.

  LUKE (cold): I thought YOU could take care of her.

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  HAN (pissed): That’s it.

Han LUNGES. Luke doesn’t even flinch. Chewie roars. He holds back Han. MeCoulm steps to Luke.

Han relaxes. Chewie releases.

  HAN: Forget it.

Luke casually, cordially, waves them towards the entrance.

  LUKE: This way.

  HAN (points): You’re lucky you’re her blood, kid.

  LUKE: Our blood knows no luck.

He turns and enters the cave. Han thinks on this.

For a moment, a strange sound faintly echoes from within the cave – the familiar breathing of DARTH VADER: Whoo-pah.

WIPE:

(atmospheric and spooky score from UNDER THE SKIN)

EXT. PEL’N DRYM – DAY

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The frozen tundra of Pel’n Drym. Smoke still billows from Kaz’Mur’s exploded spaceship at the cave entrance.

Syndoor walks along a canyon, overlooking a strong blizzard in the valley below. The drone orb follows him like a pet. His breath streams out from the gap of his high collar.

Slowly, a shape becomes visible through the blinding storm.

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DARTH SYNDOOR as portrayed here by (the late great) RIVER PHOENIX

Syndoor arrives at a communication beacon, partially buried in snow. He clears some frost, revealing a panel. He uses The Force and the panel opens. Frost CRACKS off.

He navigates menus. Then grabs a nob from the panel and pulls down a thin semi-transparent sheet to the base of the beacon.

FZZZK. A live image projects onto the sheet.

PAULA PATTON as Empress NEPHTYS

NEPHTYS, 30s, wears a dark gown with high sharp collars.

The blizzard muffles out her voice. Syndoor STRIKES his hands together and makes an arced motion over his head. The Force stops the blizzard, like a snow-globe.

  SYNDOOR: You were saying.

(more…)

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STAR WARS: THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter six

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE CREVASSE REACHES– chapter six

Last time on THE CREVASSE REACHES… Han was visited by Leia’s specter, warning him of the CREVASSE… Meanwhile on Tyrannus, MeCoulm and Chewbacca battled it out with some Gnarly aliens…

This time, the smugglers reunite at an infamous CANTINA… MeCoulm learns of tragedy, and Han lays out their new mission… We also meet a possible new ally…

***To preface, this is a writing sample – a spec script to demonstrate my abilities, and perhaps garner interest for my original screenplays. This is NOT the *REAL* script for EPISODE VII.***

***I have altered the formatting to better suit your browser. Added images are just references. Hopefully, they make for more exciting scrolling. ***

(click, listen, scroll – the Mos Eisley Cantina song) 

The story continues here with CHAPTER THREE – pages 35 – 45

 

 

INT. MOS EISLEY CANTINA

A bubbly frothing PINT slides (with the WIPE) across the counter. Chewbacca catches it, and takes a big swig.

MeCoulm sips from his own. He wipes the froth away. They both swivel their stools around. In sync.

  MECOULM: You see him?

Chewbecca has a large frothy moustache. He growls.

  MECOULM (points): You have a little something.

Chewie wipes the froth, and smacks MeCoulm in the arm. They look to the crowd. Aliens pass by, a variety of species.

TWI’LEK

A scantily clad Twi’Lek sings on stage. Her tentacles (pierced at the tips) run from her head down her chest.

Her guitarist’s tendrils reach down from a tall hat like Slash from GUNS N ROSES. He smokes a glass straw casually held in his lips.

A humanoid with SPIKES across his brow, bumps into MeCoulm.

  MECOULM (sarcastic): Excuse me.

The alien grunts and keeps advancing. Chewie disapproves.

  MECOULM: No scenes. Han wouldn’t approve. We’re not trying to draw any unwanted attention.

Amongst the many faces, blends in a beautiful young woman with LONG BRAIDS. A thin violet VEIL drapes over her face.

ALEXANDRA DADDARIO *plays* the Assassin

Her nose is pierced with a SHINING stud. It’s the ASSASSIN.

(more…)

STAR WARS: THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter five

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter five

Last time on THE CREVASSE REACHESWe met the ruthless villain Darth SYNDOOR on the icy planet Pel’N Drym… HAN SOLO got another step closer to finding the Assassins who killed LEIA and stole his infant son…

This Chapter Han laments on the past, dealing with his own guilt over earlier events. A mysterious figure visits him and warns him of the CREVASSE’s plan… Meanwhile, on Tyrannus – MeCOULM must pay for his indiscretions, as friends of the slain alien (from the card game) seek revenge…

***To preface, this is a writing sample – a spec script to demonstrate my abilities, and perhaps garner interest for my original screenplays. This is NOT the REAL script for EPISODE VII.***

***I have altered the formatting to better suit your browser. Added images are just references. Hopefully, they make for more exciting scrolling. ***

 

(click, listen, scroll… this is Michael Giacchinno’s work from THE INCREDIBLES)

The story continues here with CHAPTER THREE – pages 27 – 35

 

 

EXT. STREETS OF TYRANNUS – AFTERNOON

The cobblestoned streets of Tyrannus. Filled with vendors and market activity.

VRRRRRRM. MeCoulm RIPS down the street in his speeder bike. He takes a look behind.

Two GNARLED three-armed aliens pursue MeCoulm on their Harley-type speeder bikes. They BASH into vendors and dodge customers as they chase our hero.

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MeCOULM TeTHUR (*Michael B. JORDAN)

FZZAK! MeCoulm ducks a laser from the aliens. Two hands drive, one shoots. He carves his bike around the blasts.

The chase takes to another street. They trade blasts back and forth, while in pursuit. MeCoulm looks back ahead.

Almost too late… SKKKREEE! MeCoulm swerves to avoid a large beast RIGHT in front of him and CRASHES the bike into a stall.

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The alien owner curses at MeCoulm and BEATS him with a rag.

  MECOULM: Heh, no. Me friendly. (makes a happy face) Them. Not friendly.

MeCoulm makes a frown, pushes the owner to safety, then DUCKS a blast.

The gnarled aliens approach. Quickly.

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  MECOULM (CONT.): See.

MeCoulm mounts his bike. KKTT-KKTT. It’s busted.

He fires at one of the Harley speeders. A few BLASTS. It EXPLODES.

MeCoulm takes off running, down a narrow alley.

The alien stops, his bike won’t fit.

MeCoulm blasts his crashed speeder. It EXPLODES, throwing the alien off of his bike. 

INT. RESTAURANT – SECONDS LATER

The door BURSTS open. MeCoulm rushes in.

 

  MECOULM: I’m baaaack. This IS a buffet, right?

A shot enters the door. MeCoulm ducks. The crowd gasps.

MeCoulm RUNS through, as tables and chairs are BLASTED apart in his wake. The gnarled alien chases. He FIRES with one hand, FLIPS tables with his other two – clearing debris.

Chewbacca talks with a cute alien waitress, while he pays the bill across the restaurant.

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  MECOULM: Come on, Chewie. Get her number and go.

MeCoulm rushes for a side exit, pushing his way through the startled crowd. Two more gnarled aliens join the chase.

He reaches the exit. When, YANK, he’s grabbed. He struggles, his jacket is pulled off by 3 hands.

He shoots the alien.

  MECOULM (smirks): I claim self defense on that one.

He looks to Chewbacca MANHANDLING the other two aliens.

MeCoulm picks up his jacket. He looks to panicked people, stunned waitresses and all the damage. He opens the door.

  MECOULM (smiles): Make sure to tip your waitress.

EXT. BACK ALLEYS – MOMENTS LATER

MeCoulm runs, putting on his jacket as he goes. Chewbacca soon follows, firing his bowcaster behind them. He roars.

  MECOULM: How was I to know that gnarly dude had friends. Did you SEE his face?

(more…)

STAR WARS: THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter four

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter four

Last time on THE CREVASSE REACHES… We met LUKE SKYWALKER, living in seclusion on Tatooine like the hermit, Old BEN… Solo stormed the hangar and readied the MILLENIUM FALCON to hunt down the assassin… We also met new character MeCOULM TeThur, Han SOLO’s young smuggler apprentice…

This Chapter will begin to unravel the Empire’s sinister plot… And introduce another new character, villain Darth SYNDOOR.

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***To preface, this is a writing sample – a spec script to demonstrate my writing style, encouraging readers to consider my original screenplays… This is NOT the REAL script for EPISODE VII.***

***I have altered the formatting to allow for quicker scrolling… This is another experiment in my PICTUREplay medium… Added images are just references (they won’t always match the descriptions)… I will take advantage of hypothetical casting. Who knows maybe in a few years we WILL see actors from years past return to the movies via future CGI technology?… Hopefully, these images make for a more compelling read. ***

(listen to HOWARD SHORE’s spooky synth score for VIDEODROME as you scroll)

The story continues here with CHAPTER THREE – pages 20 – 27

P E L ‘  N     D R Y M

EXT. SPACE

A series of satellite moons orbit the massive temperate planet of PEL’N DRYM. The top half of ice and snow is separated from the bottom tropical half by layers and layers of wispy clouds.

Some of the moons are smashed apart. Debris floats in their own orbits – hinting at an ominous history of the planet.

EXT. PEL’N DRYM – MORNING

The shattered moons of Pel’n Drym hover high above the frozen tundra, stretching for miles and miles. Occasional shards from the large ice sheet break the flat horizon.

A strangely angled ship flies overhead. A small drone follows closely, emitting a searchlight. It examines a long trail in the snow leading to the cloudy partition of the tropical side.

The ship races towards a large ice shard that rises high above the ice sheet. The snowy trail stops at the shard.

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The ship lands. The orb advances ahead, finding an opening in the iceberg near a pile of chopped trees.

INT. CAVE – SAME

 

A large icicle melts. A thick drop of water gathers at its tip. It drips. Another drop builds. It drips.

A large cavern dug into the ice. Tunnels split away into different directions. The ice GROANS and CREAKS.

TUNNEL

An ALIEN dressed in animal hide carries a blazing torch down a long tunnel.

a design similar to KAZ’MUR… just add a beard and a parka 😉

He has a thick beard, and insect-like mandibles. This is KAZ’MUR. His breath forms in the air as he walks.

The dripping sounds get louder and louder.

Kaz’Mur touches the scars of slashes in the ice wall. He peers into the darkness.

His boots nearly slip on the icy floor. He’s startled, seeing a bonfire ahead. The iceberg groans again.

A silhouette is cast into the tunnels. A man sits at a fire.

CAVE

Smoke travels high to the shadows of the ceiling. Drip drop.

The man stares into the fire. His amber eyes glint with the reflection of the flames. This is DARTH SYNDOOR.

DARTH SYNDOOR (*as played here by RIVER PHOENIX*)

His black COLLAR reaches high up to his sharp cheekbones, like a PRIEST collar with an empty gap where the white would show through. The gap shows his hooked nose and pursed lips.

Kaz’Mur sets his torch in a cradle of the ice wall as he enters. He pulls something from his waistband. It SHINES.

He looks to Syndoor. The high collar has that same gap in the back, where a long BRAID of hair drips down his cloak.

Kaz’Mur gets worried…

The dripping is louder. Each drop is followed by a SIZZLE.

Syndoor looks to the ceiling. The drops sizzle on the hot coals. They momentarily flare orange then return BLACK. Over and over.

Syndoor doesn’t turn to Kaz’Mur. He stares into the fire.

  SYNDOOR: It’s amazing isn’t it?

Kaz’Mur stops in his tracks…

Kaz’Mur is silent. He stops. And SHEATHES his blade.

  SYNDOOR: Do you see it?

Kaz’Mur holds his breath. His mandibles click anxiously.

  SYNDOOR: I can still feel your hearts beat. The vibrations in the air. You’re stirring the invisible… friend.

  KAZ’MUR (in alien tongue): See what, my lord.

  SYNDOOR: How one element can be expressed in such a variety of ways.

(more…)

DEMON.STAR.31

Neo-Alchemists on board an orbiting spaceship unleash Hell in  DEMON STAR 31. The Captain, Sojourner, must battle demonic creatures to save her crew and return home to her family.

This SHORT FILM screenplay was submitted as part of a one week challenge for SIMPLY SCRIPTS.

The challenge parameters for the 10 page story was: a portal to an another world from sun up to sun down on Halloween. And there was only one speaking character allowed. This short film was the result.

a variety of demons are promised… now with 37% more flavour

Think of ALIEN meets EVENT HORIZON.

The following content is recommended for adult audiences. This would be R-Rated.

The screenplay formatting has been altered for a streamlined browser experience.

DEMON STAR is another experiment in PICTUREplay format. There will be the occasional image (appropriate for scene) that may not perfectly demonstrate the content.

The demonic designs were hard to find especially. The idea is to be freaked out by the imagery. I hope it helps. Hopefully, the read is more “fun”.

There will also be musical score videos to listen to while you scroll.

I hope you enjoy this. Turn out the lights.


(this spooky music should set the mood – DARIO ARGENTO’s Proffondo Rosso.)

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all rights reserved

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TITLECARD:

“O God! I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself

King of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.”

– HAMLET

FADE IN: 

EXT. SPACE

The brilliant light of dying stars casts into the bleak void of outer space.

A long moment… Then the stars ripple.

The vast blanket of liquid crimson reflects celestial patterns. It shimmers, disturbed. A morbid reflection of the night sky.

some camera trickery… what looked like stars was a reflection… as a woman emerges…

Slowly, a human form emerges – a nude woman, thickly coated with dripping blood.

Twinkling stars reflect against the sheen of death.

The woman slowly smiles an ominous grin.

she accepts the sheen of death

INT. SHUTTLE – BEDROOM

SOJOURNER (30s, Black, long hair, athletic) snaps awake, exiting this portal to another world.

Her bedroom looks like it belongs in a submersible. Tight, cramped, and cold – littered with mechanical equipment.

SOJOURNER (*as portrayed here by KERRY WASHINGTON*)

She wipes sweat from her forehead, and gathers her breath.

EXT. SPACE – SHUTTLE

Sojourner’s egg-brown shuttle drifts through the stars.

INT. SHUTTLE – BATHROOM

Delicate fingers trace along cracks in a mirror.

Sojourner’s sad reflection stares back, fragmented across the shining surface.

She slides her hand across a panel below the mirror.

The panel opens and she retrieves a straw-like tube. It extends as she pulls it to her lips for a drink.

Sojourner stands there in her underwear. Deep in thought.

INT. SHUTTLE – DARK CHAMBER

A slashed wrist drains of life.

A feminine hand slices another wrist with a sleek blade.

Blood spills from the open wound.

The blade is passed to another hand.

Another wrist – slashed.

Candle flames dance across this strange blood ritual.

The process continues, as a circle of women methodically kill themselves.

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STAR WARS: THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter three

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE CREVASSE REACHES – chapter three

Last time on THE CREVASSE REACHES… Han and Leia were attacked by assassins sent by the supposed fallen Empire… We also met terranauts altering the atmosphere on Notrhupa, awaiting the Queen’s arrival…

This Chapter… Enter SKYWALKER…

OBI-WAN KENOBI (played by Sir Alec Guiness)… How similar will LUKE act (and look) like Old Ben from EPISODE IV?

***To preface, this is a writing sample – a spec script to demonstrate my abilities, and perhaps garner interest for my original screenplays. This is NOT the REAL script for EPISODE VII.***

***I have altered the formatting to better suit your browser. Speakers / Dialogue will not be centered. Added images are just references. Hopefully, they make for more exciting scrolling. ***

***As a guideline, a page usually equates to a minute of screen-time. The complete 

script is 118 pages – just under 2 hours.***

Listen to the YouTube VIDEO for some haunting music by Canadian film composer PHILLIP GLASS.

The story continues here with CHAPTER THREE – pages 15 – 20

 

 

INT. HANGAR

Han RUSHES through, knocking over pilots, pushing mechanics.

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    HAN: Where is she?

The hangar crew looks to each other, confused, puzzled.

    HAN: Someone answer me.

A crew member close to Han, takes a step back. Intimidated.

    HAN: You! Ready an R2 Unit.

He rushes past cruiser ships, X-WINGs, a trade ship.

    HAN (CONT.): You! Check the star-field for recent jumps. Send it to the R2.

Han stops. Grimaces. His bloody hand. His wounded ribs.

the FALCON in flight

Then he looks up, to the MILLENIUM FALCON (parked). No fancy upgrade here.

    HAN: You. Prep the first aid station.

The anxious crew studies Han. He turns and looks to them.

    CREW: Who? General? Who do you look for?

    HAN: The assassins. Who let them in?

They’re all confused. Han grabs one by the collar.

    HAN: SPILL! Who killed my wife?

    CREW: Queen Leia? No. No.

Han looks around. They’re scared. He lets the crew mate go.

    CREW: All the ships went for battle.

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    HAN: When I find out who did it. You’re dead. I don’t care who. Or why. You’re mine.

    PILOT: The Falcon is ready. I’ll co-pilot.

    HAN: Who are you?

    PILOT: Han, it’s me. WEDGE. The Death Star? I flew with Luke. Now? Well… this is my hangar.

    HAN: Then why should I trust YOU?

    WEDGE: I lost m-my son in the battle… I’m Captain Wedge An–

    HAN: Antilles? Alright. Get her ready.

WEDGE Antilles (Denis LAWSON)

    WEDGE: Leia? Are you sure?

    HAN (looks away): I wish I wasn’t.

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EXT. TATOOINE – NIGHT

the night skies above Tatooine

A blonde cracked desert sprawls on and on. Two bright moons rest in the horizon. A falling star, smears across the sky.

Hidden in the crevasses of the canyon, lies a small entrance. Plants grow along cracks. Firelight glows from within the cave.

INT. CAVE

Flames flicker. Shadows dance along the cave walls. A robed figure sits cross-legged at a campfire in the distance.

The bearded man’s eyes are closed, deep in concentration.

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