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Star-Crossed Script

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Star-Crossed
Written byMeredith Averill
REVISED NETWORK DRAFT
 
January 16, 2013
 
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ACT ONE
 EXT. FIELD - NIGHTCLOSE ON -- A Molotov cocktail SPINNING mid-air in slowmotion... Almost beautiful the way it lights the night sky...Until it CRASHES into a POLICE VAN... EXPLODING in a ball of fire...An Illinois field becomes a BATTLEGROUND. Reeking of manureand burnt gunpowder.A line of NATIONAL GUARDSMEN stand in riot gear. Weaponsreadied. Freezing. Panting. Marinating in blood and sweat.But holding their ground.Through a CLOUD OF TEAR GAS -- A wave of CREATURES stampedetowards them. They are men, yet not men. These are theOrions. Otherworldly. Scattering in every direction.The LEAD GUARDSMAN gives his men a nod and a HAILSTORM OFBULLETS STRIKE THE ORIONS. We track one ORION, who is hit inthe forehead. He falls hard with a sickening THUD. Eyeswide open. Staring right at us. And as blood drips down hisface we see ONE SMALL BLACK DOT UNDER EACH OF HIS EYES. AndSTRANGE MARKS, like tattoos, around his NECK and FACE...The guardsmen work to quickly reload their weapons -- But
it‟s too late for them. As the Orions continue to
charge,COLLIDING with the guardsmen, CRUSHING them in the charge...But the Orions are soon met by a greater foe -- TANKER TRUCKS. DELIVERING ROUND AFTER ROUND OF FIRE -- One by onethe Orions begin to drop -- OUTMATCHED...
 
WHEN ACROSS THE FIELD -- we zero in on TWO WIDE EYES, peekingout from behind a tree. This is ROMAN (6). An Orion. Butan innocent. A lost puppy. He spots a clearing and rushesacross the field and into the night air... as we CUT TO:INT. WHITEHILL HOME - LIVING ROOM - NIGHTA NEWS ANCHOR on television. Behind him, the image of aPOLICE CAR ON FIRE. NEWS ANCHOR ... And while Officials report thatmost of the intruders have been
rounded up, it‟s possible some may
 have eluded capture...oxygen1/16/131.
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A frightened MICHELLE WHITEHILL (30s) sits watching the newsfrom the sofa, nervously fidgeting with a GOLD CROSS aroundher neck. Her husband RAY WHITEHILL (30s) stands vigilant atthe window, peering outside.MICHELLE
We should go to my mother‟s.
 RAY
Things won‟t be any bette
r there.Plus, there are road blockseverywhere...
Michelle shakes her head. Can‟t believe this is happening...
 MICHELLESo we just sit here and wait for them to come for us?RAY
Try to relax. We don‟t even know if 
 they mean any harm...EMERY (O.S.)Wait for who to come for us?Ray and Michelle turn to find EMERY (6) peeking around thecorner. Precocious. A light in her eyes. Ray quickly mutesthe television. Michelle puts on a fake smile.MICHELLE
 Nothing, baby. Everything‟s fine.
 Time for bed.RAY
Don‟t
forget to take your medicine.
Emery nods. She may be six, but she‟s still smart enough to
 know when something is being hidden from her...
 
INT. WHITEHILL HOME - KITCHEN - NIGHTEmery enters the kitchen, where she takes a few PILLS from a pill box labeled
Tuesday
, washing them down with water. Afamiliar routine. On the news in the next room, anEYEWITNESS is interviewed --EYEWITNESS (O.S.)
The government keeps callin’ it an
 
“invasion.” But they’d prob’ly call 
 
it an “arrival,” y’know? Who do you
 
think drew their weapons first?
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Emery looks outside the kitchen window at a SHED in the backyard. Sees the door ajar, FLAPPING in the wind.EXT. WHITEHILL HOME - NIGHTA curious Emery exits the house, walking with a flashlight...INT. SHED - NIGHTShe slowly opens the door. Scans the dark shed with her flashlight... Did something just move? She scans again...EMERYHello?She walks further inside... There, huddled in the corner of the shed, she finds ROMAN. Shivering. Scared. His clothesdirty. He looks up at her. Startling how human he seems.Emery, spotting the tell-tale dots under his eyes...
EMERY (CONT‟D)
 
You‟re one of them. Aren‟t you?
 Roman just stares back at her, his teeth chattering...
EMERY (CONT‟D)
 
I‟ll be right back.
 INT. WHITEHILL HOME - HALLWAY - NIGHTEmery enters as the NEWS PROGRAM continues in the next room.SQUAD LEADER (O.S.)
We didn‟t have any warning. They
  just started charging. We had no
choice but to take some of „em out.
 Emery sees her dad in the hallway pulling a GUN out of a
safe. She backs away, the image frightens her. Ray doesn‟t
 notice as Emery sneaks past him, grabbing a blanket...INT. SHED - NIGHTEmery wraps the blanket around Roman.EMERY
You don‟t look like a monster.
 

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