(THE STORY)FADE IN.
. WALTON'S CABIN, EARLY MORNING (DARK)Walton narrates the story of how he rescued Victor Frankensteinfrom the sea, in what is a letter to his sister.NARRATORmodern day. Great Lakes.WALTON (V.O)Dear sister... the strangest ofaccidents occurred to me a few daysago...EXT. WALTON'S SHIP, EARLY MORNING (DARK)Walton is walking about the ship, when he sees his crewmateshuddled around the bow of te ship, seemingly talking to someoneon the water.WALTONWhat's going on, gentlemen?CREWMATE 1There's someone in the water, captain!WALTON (V.O)Who would dare be in the waters at thesetemperatures?Walton leans over rail of ship, and sees man in the water, on asledge of ice.WALTON (V.O)But as I leaned over the rails of theship, I saw a man, decidedly European,with a face that'd been stricken bypangs of remorse, and foreshadowed anultimatum.WALTONSir! What are you doing out in waterslike these! Come aboard!Walton calls to his cremwates, but Victor quickly interruptshim.WALTONYou men, ready the -VICTORWait! Where are you headed?