Well, here we go. Just the first two scenes of the screenplay. Still haven’t come up with a title for it, one will come I am sure. It’s only day 4 after all. Going to start working on the next 15 pages now (well 15 is my goal for today). Oh, and to give a little background… when I write for DD or for something like Nanowrimo or Script Frenzy – there’s no plan. I just write whatever comes up. So, when I say/ write that I don’t know what comes next… I really don’t 😉
By Leigh-Anne Tyson
1. EXT. MANHATTAN, NEW YORK. NEW YEAR’S EVE – FIVE MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT
WS of rooftop. SABINE LAFLAMME runs onto the roof to the roof ledge. She jumps onto the top railing and stands looking around. NEW YEARS REVELLERS shout and cheer from below. Fireworks light the sky randomly. SABINE drops her black sequinned gown is left in heap in the rooftop gravel. SABINE looks over her shoulder at the last second. OC A door slams. CLU SABINE. She smirks and turns. Without hesitation she jumps off the building and disappears into the night.
2. INT. RAVEN TOOMAS INDUSTRIES. CEO RAVEN TOOMAS’ EXECUTIVE OFFICE – MID-MORNING 3 MONTHS EARLIER
Did she get it?
RAVEN paces. Trevor stands with BODYGUARDS. RAVEN goes to his desk and punches keys on his laptop, not looking at TREVOR ANDERSON. TREVOR walks to the side table and pours himself a drink. One GUARD steps toward TREVOR to stop him, but RAVEN shakes his head without looking up. GUARD stops. TREVOR stands at the side and drinks.
How did she do it?
RAVEN slams the laptop screen shut.
I have the best security. The best.
There is no way she could have gotten past security.
The cameras the sensors. How the hell did she do it?
TREVOR sits in a leather chair and crosses his legs.
I don’t ask her how she does it. I can’t tell you.
Not my job to give you the details.
I am just the messenger.
She has it, and she sent this to prove it.
TREVOR takes out a crisp white envelope and places it on RAVEN’s desk. RAVEN picks it up and rips the envelope open. He tips the contents into his hand.
RAVEN holds up a single perfectly cut diamond.
How do I know you haven’t already sold the rest?
That would be bad for business now wouldn’t it?
She doesn’t bite the hand that feeds.
RAVEN walks to the office window behind his desk. He watches the skyline with his back turned to TREVOR. There is a long pause. No one speaks
You’re hired. Bring her to me.
It doesn’t work that way.
What do you mean? I am about to give you
15 million dollars. You will bring her to me.
If you want her, you don’t get to play by your rules.
You play by hers.
I could have you killed right now.
That would be the end of it.
You could. Then you would lose everything that
was in your safe. She will disappear.
If you try anything, I will hunt you down.
TREVOR raises his hand and laughs.
Nothing I haven’t heard before. The terms of the
deal are very clear. Her talents are in great demand
as you can well imagine. She will contact you.
Mr. Raven, I hope you will be ready for her.
TREVOR turns and leaves RAVEN standing at the desk. The BODY GUARDS move to stop TREVOR, but RAVEN calls them back. TREVOR walks out of the office. RAVEN takes his cell phone out of his pocket. He stabs it with his fingers.