Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Until The End Of The Earth
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In Chapter 31 of ZOMBIE & JULIET, it's a race against the clock when Rommy takes an unconscious Jool to a college science lab and gives her the HIZ virus antidote ... just as zombies start invading the building ...
EXT. HUNTER COLLEGE BUILDING - NIGHT
Old. Stately. Carved in stone above the door:
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
The SWAT truck pulls up in front. Stops.
Gaga sits the behind the wheel.
Nin rides shotgun. Rommy hops out.
Puts Jool over his shoulder. SLAMS the door.
We won’t be long.
Just stay in the truck.
You’ll be safe.
Gaga and Nin nod.
Rommy races inside.
INT. HUNTER COLLEGE - CHEMISTRY LAB - NIGHT
A maze of beakers, test-tubes and bubbling liquids
have been set up on a work table
like something out of Frankenstein.
Jool lies on top of another table, fast asleep.
Rommy watches the chemicals working.
He’s exhausted. Spent. Eyes are slits.
Every muscle in his body is aching.
He looks at a tube that’s
dripping liquid into a beaker.
(reads the sheet of paper with the formula)
Then add five cc’s of contaminated blood.
(grabs a syringe, unwraps it)
We’re almost there --
He JABS the needle in her arm.
Fills the syringe with blood.
SQUIRTS it into the beaker.
Stirs it with a glass rod.
A door BANGS OPEN behind him.
He turns and looks.
It’s a late-stage INFECTED PROFESSOR.
Just about to turn.
He starts walking toward them.
Points at Jool. Licks his lips.
LATE-STAGE INFECTED PROFESSOR
Rommy GRABS a length of
steel tubing off the table --
Stay away from my GIRLFRIEND.
And SHOVES it in his eye with a CRUNCH.
He COLLAPSES to the floor, THWUNK.
Rommy DASHES over to the work table.
Starts filling a pair of syringes with the vaccine.
INT. SWAT TRUCK - AT THAT MOMENT
Gaga and Nin sit in the truck, watching for zombies.
I wonder what’s taking them so long?
Are you okay?
I miss my brother.
I’m sorry. What was he like?
God, he was AMAZING.
He developed the vaccine, you know.
No, I didn’t.
EXT. SWAT TRUCK - NIGHT
A WILD, RABID PACK OF ZOMBIES ATTACKS the truck.
Swarms all over it like bees on a hive.
POUNDING on it, SCREAMING.
IN THE TRUCK
Gaga and Nin hug each other for dear life.
I can’t TAKE THIS ANYMORE.
Our father, who art in heaven --
The zombies BURST THROUGH the windows
and start RIPPING THEM TO SHREDS
and FEASTING ON THEM.
INT. CHEMISTRY LAB - NIGHT
Rommy injects Jool’s arm with the vaccine.
Waits for some sign of life.
Takes her pulse.
Better, better --
He gives himself an injection.
Holds his arm up. Rubs it.
Looks at Jool. Still nothing.
Walks over to the window.
Looks out. Goes white.
Where are we?
Rommy SPINS AROUND. Sees Jool.
Sitting on the counter top.
Sleepy-eyed. Scared to death.
That was some gnarly-ass nightmare.
Could you hold me?
He RACES over to her.
Hugs her for dear life.
You’re okay. You’re OKAY.
Can we -- get some ice cream?
There’s no time for that right now.
Zombies are coming into the building.
We gotta go.
(hugs him tight)
Will you protect me?
Until the end of the earth.
He helps her down.
Grabs her hand.
C’mon, follow me --