Friday, April 7, 2017
Welcome To The Jungle
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In Chapter 18 of ZOMBIE & JULIET, after Rommy gets ejected from the republic of Manhattan after getting infected with the zombie virus, he finds the revolutionaries' headquarters in the burnt-out ruins of New Jersey, where he's reunited with his BFF Merk and his sister Gaga ...
EXT. NEW JERSEY - BURNT-OUT WATERFRONT - DAY
Rommy comes TEARING ASS down the street
pursued by a HORDE of DROOLING, RABID ZOMBIES.
They’re getting closer and closer.
He gets to an intersection,
DASHES around the corner.
DUCKS into a dark doorway.
The zombies FLY BY.
Breathes a sigh of relief.
Peeks out. Sees they’re gone.
Doesn’t know what to do.
Then hears something.
Puts his ear to the door.
INT. BOARDED-UP CONVENIENCE STORE - DAY
Everyone sits around the big table.
Brick and Merk are examining a large map.
A fire truck?
Yeah. It’s a few blocks away.
We fill the water tank with gas.
Spray the fuckers.
So then with the missile launcher,
we’ll have a real convoy --
How much gas do you have?
Well, it takes each of us about a week
to scavenge a couple of gallons from
old cars and the occasional gas station.
We probably have enough in our reserves
to fill the water tank about half-way.
And then we’ll need enough in the
gas tank to get us into the republic.
How much gas is in the missile launcher?
And Jag’s got the Uzi in case of an emergency --
How much ammo you got left?
A KNOCK-KNOCK-KNOCK on the door.
Someone’s at the door --
I got it.
He goes to the door.
Opens a peephole. Looks. Turns around.
It’s a young kid. Looks newly infected.
Let him in --
Jag undoes a series of dead-bolts.
Opens the door.
Rommy walks in. Looking relieved.
Breathes a sigh of relief.
I was being chased by a bunch of --
Merk rushes over to him. They hug.
Check out the bromance.
What the fuck HAPPENED?
Jool and I were gonna run away together.
We were gonna meet in Times Square,
but I got infected before she got there, and --
My life is over.
Could one of you just shoot me?
Hey, there. Welcome to the jungle.
We’ve got fun and games.
Rommy looks at everybody. Realizes.
Wait a minute. The vaccine --
Yeah, it works.
We’re all back to normal.
Whatever THAT means --
Do you have any more?
No, I’m sorry. But I can make some.
Well, first we have to invade the republic.
Then we can find a chemistry lab.
How in the hell are you going to
INVADE the republic?
Have a seat. We’ll fill you in.
You have a plan?
Does a zombie shit in the woods?