1FADE IN:EXT. MOVIE STUDIO LOT, HOLLYWOOD – DAYEarly morning, sun casting shadows of palm trees acrosspaved parking lot full of luxury foreign cars.Parking lot ringed by two-story office buildings, whitestucco with clay tile roofs.A SCREENWRITER, in rumpled suit, black T-shirt and large,thick glasses hurries across lot and enters office buildingat far right. Sun reflects brightly off his balding head.EXT. GROUND FLOOR OFFICE WINDOW, STUDIO BUILDING – DAYWindow is large, with Venetian blinds open, slicing view ofoffice into thin strips.STUDIO EXECUTIVE sits at desk, leaning back on his chair.He is young, handsome, wearing Armani suit, no tie,sunglasses.Screenwriter enters, reaches over desk to shake hands.Studio Exec holds up fist. They knuckle-punch. Studioexec squirts hand sanitizer on palms from touch-freedispenser, wipes vigorously, smiles, motions Screenwriterto hurry up.Conversation is heard through open window.SCREENWRITERThe end of the world is hot, right?Look at the box office for
!$225 million worldwide on theopening weekend and-STUDIO EXECUTIVEYeah, yeah. Tell me something Idon’t freakin’ know! Amaze me,Buddy.SCREENWRITERWe all know the end will happen oneday, but what if that day was aspecial day, when something reallybig was planned…like D-Day!