THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
(THE THING 2) (the original sequel to both 1950ís and 80ís versions)
A screenplay By. Andy Ray Patton
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PRODUCTION NOTE: FOR READERS: The only camera shot descriptions are on the first 5-7 pages and nowhere else. There are about 36 characters, but they're not all maincharacters- they are merely for the timeframe in order to keep a simple transition when shooting.This screenplay was written, not to appease screenplay proofreaders, but to actually be shot immediately if sold. Please keep this in mind as you read.
The Universal Studios animatic globe appears as usual. At the Earth'sspin of its final axis near the continent of Antarctica, the camerabegins to zoom down descending from an orbit shot to a shot right intothe top of the I.S.I. building.
INT. INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE (ISI), ANTARCTICA, LAB 4 -- NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS
The camera's P.O.V. shows eerie lonliness of hallways and corridors of a large compound.
There is a scientist working late in a lab. The camera moves out tothe hallway. A janitor in Army fatigues is seen finishing mopping.
The camera goes down another hallway approaching the oiling room.There are many plants outside the oiling room's doorway.
INT. ISI, OILING ROOM -- CONTINUOUS
We move into a large darkened room with many pipes and running motors.In a lit corner of the room a man in fatigues sits reading a book.
The camera continues moving to the other end of the room, up some stairs, and out to another hallway.
INT. SLEEPING QUARTERS -- CONTINUOUS
The camera moves past doors. Some of the doors are opened, some dark inside. In one room that is passed someone's feet can be seen as theysleep in their bed.
The camera passes a door to a large room where men are seen watching television and playing at pool tables.
The camera keeps moving further down the hallway to the opening of a room with a light on.
INT. COMS ROOM -- CONTINUOUS
MINS, is a fortyish-year-old, black man in fatigues with gray stubblefor a beard. He is sitting at a desk with computers and radar machinesaround him.
Mins gets up and leaves. The camera follows behind Mins as he walks down hallways until he walks into the rec room.
INT. REC ROOM -- CONTINUOUS
The rest of the compound is silent, but here in the rec room are a fewpool games are played by men in warm slippers. Mins walks in towards acouch area where six people sit and lay watching television. Mins taps Travis on his shoulder. TRAVIS, a large, long-haired, long-bearded manin fatigues, who resembles a lumberjack, pulls a joint from his pocketand hands it to Mins.
Mins leaves the room.
INT. HALLWAYS -- CONTINUOUS
Mins walks quite a while down different quiet hallways until he comesto a door which reads 'WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM'. He walks in.
INT. WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM -- CONTINUOUS
Mins sits on a bench and lights up a joint he had just gotten fromTravis.
INT. ISI, SPACE DOME -- NIGHT -- ELSEWHERE
HIRO is a short, thin, cute, Asian woman. She quietly slips on her boots and coat in the dark by a door that leads outside. She looks to be sneaking off somewhere.
EXT. ISI, WIND TUNNEL ANNEX TO SPACE DOME -- NIGHT
Hiro is bundled up and walking down a long, cold, darkened pathin the snow. She is sheilded by a plastic wind tunnel. There are afew lights about every twenty feet or so giving some light, but thereare many dark areas. Wind is heard blowing against the outside of theplastic.
INT. ISI, OILING ROOM -- NIGHT
Hiro has just taken off her boots and coat, and is cutting through the quiet oiling room towards a hallway.
INT. ISI, SLEEPING QUARTERS -- NIGHT
Hiro has just snuck into a darkened room. She closes the door.
GRAHAM is a young Hispanic man. Fatigues are seen at the foot of his bed. Hiro goes to Graham, and they hug passionately on his bed in the dark.
GRAHAM God I've missed you. What took you so long?
HIRO My father just fell asleep, I'm here aren't I?
Graham and Hiro quickly remove their clothes and start making love.
EXT. U.S. SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ANTARCTICA, STATION 4 -- DAY
The spinning blades of a helicopter are heard coming towards the remains of a burnt down camp.
Helicopter lands. Two men get out and walk around the camp looking at the destruction.
They approach a standing structure and walk inside and remove their face shields to look around.
JIMMY SZABROWSKI is a twenty-eight-year-old with a short beard andfatigues.
DOSS JONES is a shorter, chubby, black man with a thick beard. He also has on fatigues.
JONES (O.S.) What the fuck happend here?
JIMMY I dunno.
JONES When were we supposed to check this place out?
JIMMY (O.S.) A month ago.
JONES A munt? This shit's been like this longer than that, coulda' been over a year...some shit.
JIMMY I know.
JONES So why they all over Mins bout it?
Jimmy walks out of sight.
JIMMY (O.S.) They're trippin'.
JONES (smiling) They are trippin'. Trish is trippin'. How the hell can you stand bein' round dat bitch?
JIMMY (O.S.) Jones! Over here!
Jones hurries over to Jimmy. There are two men sitting across from each other on crates frozen.
Jimmy walks to one, Jones to the other. They read off their name tagsstitched to their coats.
EXT. U.S. SCIENCE INSTITUTE, REMAINS OF ANOTHER SHACK -- DAY
The helicopter is heard leaving. The camera slowly scrolls into theremains of a shack, which has only one standing corner of a wall. There is some paper in the corner that has been sheltered from the blowing winds. The camera zooms close up to the bottom of one of the papers so that the words can be read. There is blood on the bottom of the papers. The words are hand written and can be read while scrolled upwards by the camera.
Some sentences seen briefly are..."It is not a man, it is something imitating a man"."It probably visited thousands of worlds and took thousands of shapes"."I tried to stop us from getting rescued, but they overpowered me and locked me in this shack"."Someone is outside my shack making strange noises. They don't answer. I fear it has come to take me over".
NOTE: 'THING' FANS WILL KNOW THESE ARE BLAIR'S NOTES.
The camera keeps scrolling to the top of the page were it focuses onthe page title created by whomever wrote it- "The Thing From AnotherWorld". A cool effect will happen where the title is zoomed in oncloser while the letters start changing blood red, then there is somekind of glowing light bordering the letters.
EXT. ISI -- DAY
The helicopter sets down next to the research compound.
Four people come from metal doors of the compound to help carry in two large heavy items out of the helicopter.
As the helicopter is heard shutting down, a new noise of a distantsnow machine engine is heard.
INT. ISI -- DAY -- MOMENTS LATER
Two people come in from the cold carrying MacReady's body. They carryhim to a stretcher and set his frozen body on top.
TRAVIS What do you think happend to him?
JONES They went nuts out there man, they burnt down the whole damn place.
The metal doors open again and the cold wind blows in. Three more people come in; two carrying Childs' body.
TRISH is a short-haired tomboy, and wears fatigues.
Trish and Mins put Childs' body up on a stretcher. Trish removes her winter hat and unzips her coat. Mins tries to find a pulse onMacReady.
MINS Damn, hurry up and do somethin'.
JONES (very defensive) What the fuck you want us to do nigga?
TRAVIS They're popsicles man.
Jones jokingly nods his head at Macready's body.
Jones jokingly nods now to Childs.
MINS Maybe we ain't too late. Where's Jens?
JONES Ain't too late shit! They're frozen man. Fa...roz..in.
DR. JENS CARRINGTON is a Sweedish Scientist and a doctor. He has glasses, squinty eyes, and a beard. He comes from around a corner of a hallway and walks up to MacReady's body.
JONES (O.S.) Ain't no muthaphukin' Michael Jackson beds here. I just wanna know how the fuck Mins want us to unfreeze somebody?
TRAVIS (O.S.) I dunno.
JONES (O.S.) Nigga crazy, ya know.
MINS Please doc, get him fixed up, will ya?
JENS What do you want me to do Mins?
MINS Uh...here. Just put your hand here for a minute.
JENS You want me to check for a pulse? They've been out there for a month, right?
TRISH That's what Lieutenant Amery said.
MINS Please Jens, it won't hurt to try. I believe, I believe there's always hope.
JENS Alright Mins, if it'll make you happy.
Jones hits Travis on his arm.
JONES What's that one shit called- Dianetics?
JONES Yeah, that shit! We ain't got that shit here Mins. No lab, no nuthin'...that shit ain't even real.
Jens looks shocked and confused.
JENS Wait a minute.
Everyone is silent while Jens goes to check for a pulse on Childs.
They're still alive.
Mins runs around the corner. He brings back a bag for Jens. Jensopens the bag and is looking Childs over thouroughly.
Is that possible?
JENS (confused, scared) Miracles happen every day fellas. Looks like we're seeing one now.
Jens thinks for a moment. Now he seems to be acting as if nothing iswrong. He creates explanations to them although he is still confused.
Probably be in comas though, doubt they'll wake up. We got to call McMurdo, see if they're gonna wanna keep them here for a while.
JONES Some crazy shit Jens.
Jimmy walks over to look at Childs' body.
TRISH How was the flight?
JIMMY No problem.
JONES (sarcastic, in a woman's voice) How was the flight Szabrowski?
TRISH Fuck you Jones!
JONES I couldn't do it gurl, ma dingaling just too big for ya...I wouldn't wanna hurt ya.
The snow machine engines are heard shutting off from outside. The dooropens once again, and someone walks in.
Mins' P.O.V. looks to the floor and sees the shadow of the man thathad come in. The shadow has the normal shape of a man, but the head isslightly deformed leaning far over on one side. Mins looks up and seesa bearded man in fatigues with the hair on top of his head bent to one side. The man slides off his gloves, and unzips his coat.
LIEUT. AMERY is a fortyish-year-old man. He is in charge of everyonein this compound including the U.S. military personel whom look afterthe oiling project, the staff, and all the Scientists from all across the world who do research here.
Travis goes to close and lock the metal doors, but now two more peoplecome in letting more cold wind inside. The two people walk right up tothe bodies being curious.
LIVINGSTON is a bearded Scientist with an English accent.
BEN is a portly, red-bearded Scientist with glasses and a Swedish accent.
LIVINGSTON (curious) Are they dead?
BEN They're frozen.
Ben goes to touch Childs, but Jens slaps his hand.
JENS Ah, ah, ah! Don't touch.
TRISH Freezing to death is what happens to a human body in the Antarctic when the rescue team is a month late showing up.
MINS (angry) Trish, shutup!
TRISH (angry, over emotional) Why don't you fucking make me, you lazy fucking pot smoker!
TRISH Sorry, Lieutenant.
Someone comes from the corner of a hallway and stands behind Trish blowing marijuana smoke from behind her.
DIRKS is a six-foot-two, muscular, Hispanic Botanist. He wears a shirt that has a picture of a role reversal of a bullfight on it where the bull is the Matador holding the red cape, and the Matador is on all fours with spears in him. The picture is really gory, and the Matadorlooks really sad and tortured. There are words on top of the shirt that say 'SPAIN SUCKS'.
Trish notices the smoke, turns around, and goes to punch Dirks, buthe just grabs her fist.
TRISH You Motherfucker!
TRISH Sorry Lieutenant, but...
AMERY Dirks, what did I tell you.
Dirks had already put the joint out as soon as Trish made a scene.
DIRKS Sorry, Ames.
Dirks, Jones, and Travis leave down a hallway laughing. Dirks walksaway smirking at Trish.
Mins walks down a different hallway crying.
MINS (O.S.) It wasn't my fault. So I didn't get you guys McMurdo's message until a month later. I'm sorry, It was an accident.
TRISH Maybe if you wouldn't have been toking a fattie, it wouldn't have happend.
Jimmy nudges Trish on the shoulder to get her to stop. Mins doesn'treply; he is heard crying as he walks away. Trish hears his crying, and begins to smile.
JIMMY You're sadistic sometimes.
TRISH Hey, I do my fucking job.
JIMMY It wasn't anyone's fault, and you know it. Who knows what happend out there? And even if we would have gotten the message sooner, they were out there longer than a month, it could have been a year. Mins made a simple mistake. Cut him a break.
TRISH A month's difference is a big difference. What if they were out there only for a day, then what? A month is a long time to be waiting for a rescue. That's why we all need to be clear headed to do our jobs.
JIMMY You mean you sit in the oiling room all day?
TRISH Yeah! I do, if I take a break I go get Travis to watch things for me.
JIMMY All the time, Trish?
TRISH Yeah, just about. It's my responsibility.
JIMMY Sure Trish, sure. Just chill out.
Trish just ignores Jimmy. Jens starts walking backwards down a hallway.
JENS Let's get them to medical.
Trish starts pushing MacReady's body down the hallway, Jimmy followspushing Childs' body.
INT. CAFETERIA -- DAY
The cafeteria is really big, there are ten large tables, a snack machine, a fountain drink machine, and a refridgerator. There is adoor leading to the kitchen where the Chef cooks daily for everyone.
Dirks, Livingston, Ben, Jones and Travis sit at the same table with two other men.
MIKEY is a nerdy, Vietnamese Scientist with glasses.
JACOBS is a tall, slender Scientist with a Dutch accent.
TRAVIS Hey Jacobs, you being the space administrator n' all, why don't you let your guys come out more?
DIRKS It's unhealthy being in that dome all day Jacobs.
JACOBS We get alot of work done that way. We have our own kitchen and beds, what else do we need?
DIRKS Interaction with humans and not dots.
JACOBS Do you know we just discovered a new galaxy? We have to decide who's going to name it.
MIKEY I guess having billions of worlds named after you is better than having billions of bacteria named after you.
JONES That ain't shit! I knocked up five bitches. Now I gotta name five kids. It's gonna be some shit when I get back home next year.
Jacobs now gets up with his tray to head back to work. Dirks reaches behind him to another table, and taps someone on the shoulder.
DIRKS Broccolli's great man.
GETZ is the ISI's Chef, he is an older, tall, black man. He wears casual clothes, but has an Army tattoo on his arm.
GETZ Grow me some more and I'll cook it.
Dirks gets up from his table with his tray and leaves. Sitting acrossfrom Getz is another man.
PHIL is a very fit, fortyish-year-old man with a dark mustache. He is a Paleontologist, and a Physicist. He tends to keep to himself while putting the food down his throat as quickly as possible.
INT. AMERY'S OFFICE -- EVENING
Amery is sitting behind his desk. His head is leaning on his hand, andhis hair is being bent to one side. He seems to be really concentrating on his work while he writes with his other hand.
Jens walks in the room holding a clipboard. Amery lifts his head fromhis hand as he notices Jens walk in, Amery's hair stays bent to oneside.
AMERY What's going on Jens?
JENS Amery, I don't know what we're going to do? The contaminent we found in the oil last week- there's no way to tell what it is.
AMERY What do you want me to say Jens? You're my Chief Science advisor, I should be the one coming to you for answers.
JENS For the first time in my life, I'm stumped... it doesn't react to anything. When we did the freeze test on it yesterday...well...I didn't tell you before, but it stayed liquid form- no part of it became solid Amery.
AMERY What? Isn't that impossible? How come you didn't tell me about this yesterday?
JENS Because Trish was around being nosey. I didn't want everyone to catch wind of this.
AMERY Who else knows about it?
JENS Just me, Caol, and Mikey.
AMERY Good, keep it that way.
JENS There's something else Amery. We just finished the heat test- now let me remind you that we heated that liquid to over twenty thousand degrees- you know almost the temperature of the sun, well- nothing happend.
JENS ...there is absolutely no sign of chemical breakdown, it never burnt, never boiled, nothing...it stayed the same temperature.
AMERY Jesus Christ.
JENS I was thinking...since this stuff floats on top of the oil, and doesn't mix with it, and it's bright blue, and clearly visible- maybe for now we could just filter it out- worry about it later.
AMERY No way. This oiling project is new, this is all we need right now. The Army will expect setbacks for a month or so, so let's take the time to figure out what it is.
AMERY Jens, you're gonna have to figure something out. If not, that stuff might shut this whole place down after I give my report. We got three weeks until I'm able to radio McMurdo.
JENS Well, I don't think your guys are gonna mind, having three weeks of doing nothing. What are you gonna tell em?
AMERY Nothing. I'll just give them a vacation.
Amery notices Jimmy walk by his office.
Jimmy comes in the office.
JIMMY Yes, Lieutenant?
EXT. ISI -- EVENING
Two men are treking through the snow not far from the compound.
The men now arrive at a thick pipe. Jimmy grabs ahold on one side ofa large valve. Graham then grabs ahold of the other side, and they begin to turn it in one direction.
GRAHAM How long do we leave this shut off for?
JIMMY Three weeks.
JIMMY That's what Amery said.
JIMMY I don't know.
GRAHAM What are we going to do?
JIMMY Paid vacation.
INT. MEDICAL -- EVENING
ROSE is a dark-haired, beautiful, female doctor. She is behind a counter typing into a computer. Phil is leaning on the raised counter in front of her flirting.
PHIL So, when are you getting off?
ROSE (fake blushing) I'm not sure yet- Why? Where were you thinking of taking me?
PHIL Well, first we'll head down to the Greenhouse. I grabbed some food from the Cafeteria, and a blanket from my room. We could go sit in the middle of the Greenhouse- surround ourselves by all the glorious nature, and pretend to have a nice little picnic.
ROSE Sounds good. What else?
PHIL Then, what I was thinking was...we could take a nice long walk together down to the Rec room, and sit and watch a movie, one that we haven't seen three times already.
PHIL ...and then, after our dinner and a movie- we could take another walk down one of these more 'darkened' hallways...and who knows what then.
A woman comes from behind Phil startling him.
ABHA Oooh! Sounds dangerous!
ABHA is a young, thin, tall, female Arabic doctor; she is veryattractive. Abha and Rose are the only doctors in the compound,besides Jens.
PHIL Hey, Abha, how are the veggies?
Abha slaps Phil playfully with her clipboard on his shoulder.
ABHA Quit calling them that.
ROSE How's Childs?
ABHA The same. I didn't check on MacReady yet.
ROSE Wait, I'll go with you.
INT. MEDICAL, MACREADY'S ROOM -- EVENING -- MOMENTS LATER
We see Macready lying in a darkened room with tubes connected all overhis body, and bandages across his face.
Abha and Phil stand over MacReady's bed while Rose checks him over.
PHIL How long will they stay in these comas?
ABHA Probably forever.
PHIL Did you get all the frostbite?
ROSE Really bad frostbite. We had to go down to the bone in most areas of their faces. I don't think they'll want to wake up.
At that moment, VINSON, a short, grungy-looking, black janitor backsinto the room pulling his mop bucket. He starts picking at his behind, then turns around, and sees everyone in the room.
VINSON Oh, sorry bout that ya'll.
ROSE It's okay, we're about ready to leave.
VINSON No hurry, I go start on dat otha man room.
INT. GREENHOUSE -- EVENING
Mins is walking slowly down some metal stairs into the larger area of the Greenhouse carrying a box. There are plants everywhere and ventilation fans are heard. Mins lets the box down on the floor, turnsaround to leave, but then sees Dirks, Jones, and two others in a corner standing by a large homegrown Marijuana plant, and a PLANT WITH BERRIES on it. They are all puffing away at a joint.
MINS Yo, what's up man? Caol sent this for ya.
DIRKS Just leave it there, I'll get it.
CARPENTER, one of the other men in fatigues, has some tools around his belt. He is thin, older, and has white hair.
CARPENTER Hey Mins, wanna take a hit?
MINS Na, man, I'm cool. I'm trying to stop.
A berry comes out of nowhere, and bounces off of Mins' shirt. Mins just ignores the guys goofing around.
At that moment Trish walks in and smells the Marijuana smoke. She walks over to Mins at the top of the steps, and turns to look at theothers then gives them a mean look. Dirks puts the joint to his mouth, takes a deep puff, and blows it out slowly while looking at her. Jones laughs loud and obnoxiously. Trish now looks at Mins with a mean face. Out of nowhere, a berry hits Trish on her shoulder, but she doesn't notice it. She just stands looking atMins with her hands on her hips.
TRISH Caol, says take that box back, you grabbed the wrong one. I guess your brain cells aren't working like they should.
JONES (O.S.) (sarcastic, in woman's voice) Caol says na, na, na, na, nana, na, na, na.
Mins just ignores her and picks up the box. Mins slowly walks up thestairs past her. She turns and watches him walk away. Another berry is thrown this time landing in her hair, but she still doesn't feel it. Jimmy walks into the Greenhouse now passing Mins.
JIMMY Oh Mins, Caol wants you to take a different box.
MINS I know.
CARPENTER Hey Jim, wanna take a hit?
JIMMY Na man.
Jimmy goes looking under a table that has plants on it. He looksthrough some boxes. Trish now turns towards Jimmy.
TRISH You know Jimmy, this is bullshit! Look at these guys, everyone is in here getting blown. And Mins? After what happend?
JIMMY (O.S.) The oil is shut off Trish, remember?
JONES (O.S.) (sarcastic, in woman's voice) Jimmy, Jimmy this is bullshit Jimmy, it's just bullshit. They're doing drugs and everything.
Another berry now slaps against her face. She notices this time, grabsher cheek, and then feels around in her hair.
Trish's yell startled Jimmy. He hits his head on the underneath ofthe table. He grabs his head in pain and turns to see what was wrong.
Goddamn you motherfuckers- Jones, I know it was you, you fucking asshole!
Jones leans towards Trish sarcastically, and defends himself.
JONES Hey, it wudn't me...it was Mins.
TRISH Mins isn't even here.
JONES I know bitch.
TRISH Quit calling me a bitch!
DIRKS Why don't you go kill some opossums or something.
TRISH Fuck you too Dirks, you animal loving faggot!
JONES No compassion, ain't that a BITCH!
TRISH Goddamn you Jones! You know what, it's none of your business what I do back home on my property. I'll kill as many things as I want.
DIRKS That's why I hate your fucking guts.
JONES You sure can do whatever you want you fuckin' hick bitch, you probably touch your daddy's peepee too.
JONES/DIRKS/CARPENTER (O.S.) (laughing)
Jimmy grabs what he needs from the box and stands up. Trish grabs a plant with wet soil that's next to her.
DIRKS Oooooh! What're you gonna do with that?
JONES Yeah, what you gonna do with that? Tell on it?
JONES (O.S.) You gonna stab at it with a pitchfork?
Trish gets even more unstable. She whips the entire plant at the men.The wet soil splashes against all their clothes, other plants, and all over the floor making a huge mess. The plastic pot had hit Carpenter.He grabs his elbow in pain.
CARPENTER Oww! Dammit Trish!
Jimmy walks up to Trish just as she is about to grab another plant.
JIMMY Trish! Stop it! Now!
Jimmy walks Trish out of the Greenhouse with his hand on her back. Trish continues to argue with the men while she is leaving.
JONES (O.S.) (sarcastic, in woman's voice) Oh, oh, Szabrowski please control me..I'm just so out of control..and I just can't take these guys any longer.
Trish really gets angry hearing Jones' smart alec remarks. She triesto get away from Jimmy's grasp.
TRISH Dammit, let me go! I'm gonna show him how funny he is! That...that fucking nigger!
JONES Ooh! (grabbing his groin) Nigger this! You skanky ass bitch!
Jones and Carpenter laugh and high-five each other.
DIRKS (O.S.) Good job Trish! Looks like nobody is having salad next week! Do you know how long it'll take to grow this back?
JONES (O.S.) Dat's right bitch! And I'ma tell em! I'ma tell everyone what you did. I'm gonna tell em! I'm gonna tell em!
Trish is easily annoyed by Jones. She tries to get out of Jimmy'sgrasp.
I'm gonna tell em! I'm gonna tell em! I'm gonna tell that you like tossin' salad! You like tossin' salad..you'sa salad tossin' bitch!
TRISH Fuck you Jones, you fucking cocksucker!
JONES (O.S.) Oh! And that ain't it bitch. I'm goin' straight to Lieutenant Amery and show him my shirt. How do it feel to get told on bitch? Na,na,na,na. Fuckin' little hillbilly bitch.
JONES (CONT'D) (in a child's voice) I like touching daddy's pee-pee. Daddy? Daddy? Why you go pee-pee in my butt Daddy?
Trish is heard still screaming in anger.
INT. GRAHAM'S ROOM -- NIGHT
Graham lies on his bed. Hiro lies next to him as they make out.
GRAHAM This is the life.
HIRO What?- kissing me?
GRAHAM No, not working.
Hiro gets playfully mad and keeps her distance on the bed.
HIRO You're a jerk.
GRAHAM What, come on I wasn't serious.
Graham kisses on her neck.
I did mean not working baby. Because you and I both know I can work it, I'm always working you.
Hiro smiles and slaps him.
HIRO Shut up.
GRAHAM (womanizing) No seriously baby, I don't like working you, I'd rather make love and cuddle. Don't you see I'm not like other guys.
Hiro looks to be forgiving him. He continues kissing her neck.
Come on baby, I'm the one, you know that.
HIRO Alright, you can work me.
Hiro jumps on top of Graham fiercely. They both roll around laughing.
INT. SPACE DOME -- DAY
There is a large telescope inside a large dome room. There are computers everywhere in a control area. There are five people sittingtogether at computers working.
JACOBS Yoshi, bring it to these coordinates...Now!
Jacobs hits a button on his keyboard.
YOSHIHISA is an older, Asian man. He is the head Astrophysicist.
YOSHIHISA Okay, I'm getting them now.
Hiro notices Yoshihisa is busy at the moment. She quietly gets up fromher chair and tries to sneak away.
YOSHIHISA (O.S.) (talking Japanese with English text) Hiro, where are you going?
HIRO (talking Japanese with English text) Nowhere.
YAMAMOTO (talking Japanese with English text) Nowhere?
Hiro gives Yamamoto a pissed off look.
YOSHIHISA (talking Japanese with English text) Then sit down, I need you to review my numbers.
HIRO (talking Japanese with English text) I'm not the only mathmatician here, Yamamoto can do it.
YAMAMOTO is a creepy, nerdy, pervurted, Asian man with glasses. He looks away from his computer screen and smiles at Hiro as if he wanted her sexually. His smile looked like it translated to 'Sure, I'll do it, in exchange for a kiss'. Hiro gets angry at him then turns towards another man.
Mirko, could you check my father's numbers until I get back?
MIRKO is a strong, Czechoslovakian man who seems very nice.
Hiro begins to walk away like a teen angry with her father.
YOSHIHISA (talking Japanese with English text) What do you need to go over there for?
HIRO (talking Japanese with English text) I'm just going to grab something to eat.
YOSHIHISA (talking Japanese with English text) There is plenty of food here, you stay here.
HIRO (talking Japanese with English text) No father! All I do is work. I know you enjoy it, but I need a break once in a while, I need to jog- do something. It's not healthy being couped up here all day.
Hiro walks away upset, her father turns in his chair towards her.
YOSHIHISA (talking Japanese with English text) No, you stay here. You don't need to go jog.
HIRO Yes I do! I'm young- not old like you!
Hiro leaves. Yoshihisa nods his head and turns to Yamamoto. Yamamotojust smiles back at him with only a few teeth in his mouth.
YAMAMOTO (talking Japanese with English text) I think she is going to grab something more than food. (laughs cheesily)
INT. OILING ROOM -- DAY -- LATER
Graham is sitting behind a desk on the opposite end of the piped area.He slouches in his chair with his feet up on the desk. Hiro is sittingon the desk massaging his leg.
Carpenter walks in past the plant covered hallway and sees Graham.Carpenter is carrying a small tool box.
CARPENTER Hey Graham.
CARPENTER What are you two love birds doin?
HIRO Please don't tell my father I was here.
CARPENTER I've never told on anyone in my life, unless it was really bad. Its probably that Yamamoto kid telling on you. I came to fix this pipe, what did Wilkes say was wrong?
GRAHAM He said he couldn't get the valve closed all the way, you know which one right?
Carpenter walks away from them towards the pipes. We can now hear whatCarpenter is hearing as he walks away, which is part of Hiro and Graham's conversation.
HIRO (O.S.) So anyways, I would have told him today, but after the arguement, I think I'm going to wait until tommorrow or something.
GRAHAM (O.S.) Just tell him today while he's already mad.
HIRO (O.S.) I can't, I don't think I can ever tell him, and besides...(now becomes inaudible)
Carpenter is now by the pipes across the room in a dimmed area. Hesees a plastic pan and places it under an opened pipe. He then slightly turns a valve, and a few drips of bright, bluish-blackoil drips into the pan.
INT. SLEEPING QUARTERS -- DAY
The voice of a weather man is heard coming from a room. The glare ofimages of a television is seen bouncing off the door to the room.
ROSS (O.S.) There is a huge storm completely engulfing the Southern front of Antarctica with winds blowing up to 200 miles an hour. It looks like I'm stuck here for another two weeks.
We now see the inside of the room. A television set is on, but onmute. The voice of the weatherman is coming from someone sitting ata desk gazing into a mirror.
JOSEPH ROSS is a Meteorologist, and wants badly to reclaim his spoton the evening news instead of studying out here in the Antarctic.He is one of the few men here that is clean shaven. He is wearing white, boxer briefs, and has on a suit and tie on his upper body. Heis staring into the mirror gazing at his bright, white teeth ashe talks.
Yep, it looks like I'm stuck here for another two weeks...it looks like I'm going to miss my interview with morning 9 news.
Ross is a conceited creep. He studies every single muscle in hisface and admires his teeth while he talks.
I could have just left last month, but nooo. You just had to prepare your speech a little better, a little more perfect than what it already was, didn't you?...You jerk!
Ross now gets really upset with himself.
You are a little jerk, aren't you? Well, that concludes today's forcast of more shitty weather brought to you straight from the middle of nowhere- this is Joseph Ross...and that's the weather.
INT. REC ROOM -- DAY
We see two men playing at one of the pool tables.
MANNY is a short, fat, black Scientist with glasses. He chalks up hisstick waiting for the other man to shoot.
RADEK is a young, blonde-haired, Astrophysicist with a five o' clockshadow.
The television is heard in an opened area next to them. Three men areloafing around, Getz, Vinson, and FILCHER who is an older janitor.The television is loud, but the faint sound of a baseketball can beheard bouncing. Diagonally across the pool tables further away is asmall enclosed half-court basketball area. Two small Asian men areplaying against two taller men.
CAOL is a young, Japanese Chemist. He is bouncing the ball clumsily.
HOBBS is a tall, thin, black man in Army pants. As Caol goes to shootthe basketball, Hobbs runs up and packs him.
Mikey grabs the rebound, double dribbles a few times, then passes itto Caol. Just when Caol is about to shoot the ball again, here comesTravis, with no shirt on. His large, hairy gut jiggles as he runs topack the ball before Caol could even get a shot off.
TRAVIS Yahhh! Buya!
Travis high-fives Hobbs.
INT. OILING ROOM -- EVENING
Carpenter is on his knees in the dimly lit corner of the oiling room.He looks in his toolbelt for something, but doesn't find it.
Carpenter gets up, lights a cigarette, and walks over to Graham and Hiro.
Hey man, do you have some light, I don't know where I left mine.
GRAHAM Um- Oh! There's a halogen lamp in that closet over there.
Graham points. Carpenter walks away towards the closet.
He takes out a halogen lamp, plugs it in, but doesn't turn it on yet. He walks over to the pipe, drops his cigarette to the floor, and putsit out under his boot. He now fidgets with the switch to the halogenlamp.
INT. AMERY'S OFFICE -- EVENING -- ELSEWHERE
Amery is alone in his office with the door opened. He still has his hand on his head making his hair bend the other way.
WE HEAR A LOUD EXPLOSION.
Amery quickly removes his head from his hand then flies out the door.
INT. OILING ROOM DOOR -- EVENING -- MOMENTS LATER
Amery is running down the hallway. Amery's P.O.V. sees people leaningout from another hallway wondering what has happend. Amery also seeshalf of the plants in the hallway are burnt to a blackened crisp.
AMERY Stay back!
Amery carefully proceeds towards the doors to the oiling room.
JENS (O.S.) What happend?
AMERY I don't know, keep everyone back.
Amery is almost right up to the doorway. He sees the entire room covered in a thin layer of black ash.
GRAHAM (O.S.) Help!
Amery now runs into the room. The desk is slightly burnt, and the file cabinets are knocked over with papers everywhere. Graham is on his knees holding Hiro's head on his lap. Some of her hair on the back of her head is burnt away. Graham has some burns on his forehead.
Rose and Abha come in, and help Graham and Hiro. Others come in tohelp.
AMERY What's that taste in my mouth Jens?
JENS I'm not sure, it's strange- radioactive maybe.
AMERY Jimmy! Get everyone out of here now. Wilkes, go tell Jacobs to tell the others not to come through the walkway. Larsen, get Oates, tell him to bring the radioactive gear.
WILKES, a bald-headed, black man in fatigues runs out the room with the others.
Amery and Jens put their shirts over their noses and start walking over where Carpenter was working.
The charcoal-looking remains of Carpenter's body stands in front ofa pipe. Amery and Jens walk up to it. The entire shape of his body isintact, but looks like the ashy outside of a burnt marshmallow. Ameryuses his shirt to touch it. The sound of breaking ash is heard as Amery pokes at it. The body now breaks in half at the torso and falls,splattering like a soft, rotted watermelon slammed to the floor. The inside of his body was nothing but a moist, red, liquid mass that looks like lava.
Jens and Amery quickly bounce back.
AMERY Jesus fucking Christ!
TRISH (O.S.) Aaaaaahhhhh!
Amery and Jens turn, and see Trish behind them screaming at the top of her lungs. Jones and Phil are seen running in behind her.
AMERY Goddamnit Jones, get her out of here!
Jones picks her up from behind and takes her out of the room whileshe is still hysterical.
JENS Let's get out of here Amery!
INT. HALLWAY -- EVENING -- LATER
Amery, Jens, and others are standing halfway down the hallway.
OATES is a middle-aged man who wears glasses and fatigues. He isholding a radioactive device in front of him. The device is making crackling noises.
OATES It's still decreasing- strange.
GETZ What's strange?
OATES It doesn't make any sense.
AMERY What doesn't make any sense Oates?
OATES Well whatever it is...was radioactive, but radioactivity no matter how weak doesn't just vanish.
JIMMY Gimme that!
Jimmy steps in front of everyone next to Oates, takes the device fromhim, and looks at it.
What the hell?
AMERY What is it?
JIMMY All the levels are gone.
Jimmy takes another few steps down the hall towards the oiling room and everyone else follows behind him. Jimmy nods his head and takes another few steps. Now Oates grabs half of the device and looks intoit with Jimmy. Everyone stands behind Oates and Jimmy as they proceed slowly down the hall.
CAOL That's impossible.
JENS (whispering to Amery) You know, it's that stuff that did this.
AMERY Caol, what's impossible? You guys can't even figure out what's in the oil.
JENS (whispering to Amery) The Army is gonna want to get their hands on it whatever it is.
Wilkes comes running up to everyone still in his coat and hood.
WILKES Amery, Jacobs says we offline. (catching his breath)
WILKES He said everything else is running, but the chips in the dish's computer were melted.
WILKES Same time as the explosion.
The outside doors at the end of the hall are heard opening and in walks Yoshihisa. He walks towards the others while removing hishood.
YOSHIHISA Hiro! Hiro!
JENS She's in Medical.
Yoshihisa takes off down a hallway.
INT. OILING ROOM -- NIGHT -- LATER
Everyone is cleaning up and working in the oiling room. Amery, Oates, Jens and Jimmy all stand around the pipes where Carpenter wasworking. Another man is there who is a tall six foot six.
OLAF, is a tall, bearded Scientist with a Norwegian accent. He is kneeling on the ground taking samples from Carpenter's body, whichsits inside a black garbage bag. Dirks is kneeling, mopping up Carpenter's liquid body off the floor with rags and tossing each oneinto the bag. He has latex gloves and a breather on.
OLAF Nothing could have melted his bones or his heart, unless there was some kind of nuclear explosion in here.
Jens stands back looking very confused trying to figure things out.
OLAF Yes. Weird, huh?
AMERY Get on it Olaf.
Hobbs walks up to them looking around wondering what happened.
HOBBS God damn, what the fuck happend in here? You wanted me Lieutenant?
Hobbs sees something red and gooey in the bag. Amery bends down, ties up the remaining bag with Carpenter's body in it, then hands it to Hobbs.
HOBBS What the fuck is this? Getz's Lasagna?
AMERY Here, take your buddy Carpenter, and put him out back in the cannister shack.
Hobbs takes the bag away with a shocked, confused, crazed look on hisface. Jens is looking around the pipes. A green plastic clump is melted on the floor.
DIRKS Hey what's that?
JENS (O.S.) Plastic oil pan, what's left of it.
LARSEN is a chubby man with glasses and in fatigues. He is on his knees with Trish trying to pry up the melted remains of Carpenter's boots and feet with the knife.
Larsen gets the boot off the ground. Trish notices something andquickly picks it up.
LARSEN Hey, what is it?
Trish ignores Larsen and goes over to Olaf as if she couldn't waitto taddle.
TRISH Look, he was fucking smoking and blew himself up.
Trish hands the cigarette butt to Olaf. Jens sees what she had given him.
JENS Nope, that couldn't of done it.
TRISH (sarcastic) How do you know? Do you have a degree in Nuclear physics or something?
JENS Acutally, I do. I also have degrees in Geochemistry, Thermodynamics, and Political Sciences, and I know about the crime scene.
TRISH (sarcastic) You have a degree in Forensics too, I suppose?
JENS No, I've been watching re-runs of Matlock in the rec room.
TRISH (sarcastic) You're mother must be really proud. Why don't you just let your scientists do their job.
AMERY Sergeant, go wait in my office!
TRISH You know Lieutenant, maybe if you would have done your job properly, and got on these guys about their pot smoking, then maybe we wouldn't have another death on our hands.
AMERY Sargeant, you're out of line! Get to my office now!
Trish storms out of the room. Jens is on his knees now looking up into the opened oil pipe. He puts his gloved hand into the pipe and showseveryone his finger.
JENS You see this? The black stuff is oil. The blue stuff is- God knows what?
Jens shrugs his shoulders as if he was stumped.
Whatever happened, this isn't flammable in any way we can understand. If we go by our physics, the inside of this pipe would have been burnt as well. Do you see the plants?
DIRKS They're burnt.
JIMMY Only part of them though.
Jimmy and the others look and see only the plants in the opened viewof the doorway are burnt.
AMERY All of those.
JENS It WAS some kind of blast alright. But some kind of blast related to whatever is floating in this oil- this stuff's bad news.
Jens picks up the melted halogen lamp along with the melted cord.
Here's the trigger.
DIRKS That's it, the light! Plants grow differently in different lights. Maybe that stuff in the oil reacts differently to different light.
OLAF Whatever did this to Carpenter's body should have destroyed this entire place.
JENS I've got an idea Amery. I'll need to do some tests.
AMERY Have Caol and Mikey help you.
JENS (to Jimmy) Grab any halogen lights we have.
Jens now dabs his finger on the inside of the pipe and rubs it ontothe inside of a plastic cup.
INT. MEDICAL, HIRO'S ROOM -- NIGHT -- ELSEWHERE
Hiro is resting in her bed unconscious. Gauze is covering the back ofher head. Yoshihisa is sitting next to her on a chair crying. Graham is seen leaning back against a wall in the room. Graham's forehead isburnt and there is some kind of clear antibiotic shining off of it.
YOSHIHISA (talking in Japanese with English text) Hiro, I told you to stay with me. You never listen.
Yoshihisa gets up and turns to Graham still crying. Yoshihisa looksreally angry and overly protective.
YOSHIHISA It's all because of you. She sneaks off and goes to you. You think I don't know what you are doing? I know. And she won't listen to me, and you don't listen to me, and look what happend to her. You trick her with your ways. Get out of here. You will never again even look at her.
GRAHAM You can't stop us from seeing each other and it was an accident. Something that wasn't even our fault.
YOSHIHISA I can stop you. Even if I have to kill you. She is my only daughter- and you bring her around danger. Anytime she is away from me she is in danger. Now, get out of here.
Graham slowly walks out the door.
INT. MEDICAL, CHILDS' ROOM -- NIGHT
Mins is sitting next to Childs' bed. Childs is still in a coma, butMins talks to him anyways.
MINS Come on brother, please- you gotta wake up. I'm sorry. I've been here every night with you and I'll continue to be here every night. I know it ain't really my fault, but I could of gotten them to you alot quicker. (now crying).
The camera moves closer towards Mins on the other side of Childs' bed. The camera is also getting a real close up of Childs' face.
CHILDS SUDDENLY OPENS HIS EYES.
Mins has his head down mumbling and crying. Mins wipes his tears awayand looks towards Childs. Mins' P.O.V. sees Childs' head turned in his direction with his eyes opened wide, staring at him.
INT. MEDICAL, HALLWAY -- NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS
Graham is walking slowly down the hallway.
WE HEAR A SUDDEN TORTUROUS SCREAM COMING FROM MINS IN ANOTHER ROOM.
MINS (O.S.) Heeeellpp!
Graham hears the scream and runs down the hall.
INT. MEDICAL, CHILDS' ROOM -- CONTINUOUS
Graham arrives at the doorway to Childs' room and goes inside. He seesMins screaming and standing over Childs' bed. Now Rose and Abha are seen entering the room.
GRAHAM What's wrong Mins?
MINS (excited) Look, he's awake! He's awake!
Graham looks down at Childs in his bed. Childs lays calm and weakand is staring at Graham. Childs grabs his face in pain.
ROSE (O.S.) What is it?
ABHA (O.S.) What's wrong?
MINS (O.S.) (excited) Hot damn brother! I'll be damned, it's a good thing you back brotha, damn! I can't even believe this!
Rose and Abha look at Childs shocked. They go and look him over.
INT. MEDICAL, CHILDS' ROOM -- NIGHT -- LATER -- CONTINUOUS
Amery, Jimmy, Graham, Phil, Jens, and Mins are standing in the room.Rose and Abha are looking Childs over.
AMERY So, you can't remember anything? Nothing at all?
CHILDS Nothing man, I don't even remember my name.
MINS Yo name's Childs man!
Childs rises from his pillow and tries touching his face again inpain. Jens leans back against a wall looking at Childs curiously concerned.
CHILDS What's wrong with my face?
Abha sits next to Childs and hands him a cup of water and some pills.
ROSE Well, you were frozen out there for a while. You had some frostbite.
After hearing this, Childs seems to forget worrying about his face, helies back and relaxes.
ABHA We didn't think you would come to. We're glad you recovered- it's kind of a miracle.
AMERY You say you don't remember MacReady?
CHILDS No man, who's he?
AMERY He was with you when they found you. He's in another room at the end of the hall.
Abha walks to the bathroom to refill Childs' water. Jens is nowleaning over Childs looking into his ear with an Otoscope.
Jens points the Otoscope light into Childs' left eye. Now he points it into his right eye.
CHILDS' EYE CHANGES COLORS SEVERAL TIMES THEN HIS PUPIL EXPANDS TOTHE SIZE OF HIS EYEBALL, AND THEN BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN.
Jens jumps back shocked in that brief second.
Childs turns away from Jens to his other side as if he were beingharmed.
Jens looks up and sees Rose had just stuck Childs with a needle. Rosesees how jumpy Childs is.
ROSE Easy Childs, just some vitamins.
Childs lays back in his pillow calm again now staring up at the ceiling. Jens backs away from Childs suspicious of him. Jens bumps against Amery.
AMERY What's wrong Jens?
JENS Nothing- Nothing.
AMERY Are you sure you're alright?
Jens stares towards Childs still shocked. Childs now turns his head towards Jens. Jens sees Childs looking over at him. Jens now forceshimself to be calm.
JENS Yeah, I'm alright, I had a cramp in my leg that's all.
Jens bends over to grab his leg. Amery looks strangely at Jens thencontinues talking to Mins and Jimmy. Childs and Jens exchange looks.Jens now sees Rose leaving the room then follows after her.
INT. MEDICAL, HALLWAY -- CONTINUOUS
Jens follows Rose and whispers to her.
JENS (whispering) Rose, did you check his bloodwork earlier?
ROSE Yeah, he's fine. Why?
JENS (whispering) Just wondering.
INT. MEDICAL, HALLWAY -- NIGHT
Jens is standing out in the hallway looking suspiciously into MacReady's dark room. MacReady, still in his coma, can be seen from the glare of light shining from the hallway. Certain areas of MacReady's face is bandaged as well.
INT. CHEMLAB -- NIGHT -- LATER
Caol and Mikey are just about ready to perform a test. Jens watcheswith his arms crossed as he leans back against a counter. Jacobs, Amery, Jimmy, Olaf, and a black, female scientist named LATRICE, allstand ready to watch.
Caol finishes screwing in a large screw into the side of a thick piece of plastic, which makes up a clear, square box.
OLAF Inside the box is a small portion of the stuff in the oil- a microscopic amount.
CAOL Mikey, dim the light.
The light in the room is dimmed.
OLAF Ready when you are Caol.
Caol presses a button, which is connected by a cord to a halogen lightinside the box.
A BRIGHT BLUE EXPLOSION HAPPENS INSIDE THE BOX.
The thick plastic box is cracked on all sides and all the screws havebeen shoved outward.
This proves we know it reacts to halogen light.
OLAF It also proves that it weakens as the explosion expands, which is impossible.
JENS However the amount that Carpenter was fooling with, even if it was just a drop...could have killed us all- if the explosion was based by our physics that is. Whatever this stuff is, it's unlike any element known to earth.
Amery puts his hand up on his head bending his hair the other waywhile he thinks.
AMERY So we're sitting on explosive material, that's just great! See what else you could finish tonight. Keep running tests until you figure something out.
INT. MEDICAL, CHILDS' ROOM -- DAY
Jens has just walked into Childs' room. Jens sees Childs' eyes areclosed. Jens peers out to the hallway to make sure nobody is around.Jens approaches Childs.
Childs opens his eyes and looks at Jens. Jens gets a needle ready and prepares Childs' arm
How's it goin'? Just gotta check the blood again. Feelin' any better?
CHILDS A little, I'm sick of staying in this room though.
JENS Well, maybe I'll stroll you around in an hour or so. Show you the place.
CHILDS Yeah, alright.
JENS So, you still don't remember much? Nothing?
Jens pulls out the needle with some blood then bandages Childs' arm.
JENS Just hold this on your arm for a few minutes.
Jens goes to leave the room.
CHILDS Hey doc!
Jens turns around to Childs. Someone walks past the room in the hall.
Don't forget, we got a date in an hour.
JENS I'll be here.
EXT. ISI -- DAY -- ELSEWHERE
Livingston and Ben are a hundred meters away from the compound doing some kind of field tests. They are both holding a rope that is attached to a ball that's floating in the air high above.
Next to them inside a heated shed with a plexiglass window and aluminum sided doors is HANS, a German scientist who is typing awayon a labtop computer.
INT. HALLWAY -- DAY -- ELSEWHERE
Dirks is putting up new plants outside the oiling room.
INT. KITCHEN -- DAY -- ELSEWHERE
Getz is cooking up a large pot. He brings the wooden spoon to his mouth and tastes it.
GETZ Mmmmmmmmmm. Almost there.
INT. A STORAGE ROOM -- DAY -- LATER
Jens is in a medical equipment storage room with boxes, supplies andmachines. This room is at the far end of the compound where noonegoes. The howling wind is heard blowing fiercly against the outsideconcrete wall out in the hallway. There are also large windows in thehallway letting in the morning light. Jens sits inside the room at a small desk looking into a microscope.
He pulls back from the microsope and nods his head as if he wasn'tgetting any answers he needed.
JENS Something's going on with you Childs and I'll find out what.
Jens looks into the microscope again.
Your blood is fine, your X-ray, everything.
Jens sits back in his chair thinking.
Childs, Childs, Childs. What the hell are you?
INT. AMERY'S OFFICE -- DAY -- ELSEWHERE
Amery is seen in his office working. His hand leans on his head bending his hair back the other way.
INT. REC ROOM -- NIGHT
Jens is pushing Childs through the rec room.
JENS Big place, huh?
Childs gives no response and just looks around.
Most of the time the military is in here, they don't have much to do around here, especially finding out recently that something is in the oil that isn't even found on this planet. Say- nobody else knows this, but I think it could have been brought here by a meterorite ...from space. Are you interested in space, Childs?
Caol and Yamamoto start arguing in Japanese over a pool game. Jens notices that Childs is looking over at them. Jens continues hissuggestive discussion trying to get Childs to open up to him.
It must be hard being from another country. Trying to fit in with the others- feeling different. I know what it must feel like being different- maybe even scary at first. Both of those men were shy when they first got here. They spoke English, but were never around Americans before. They came to me, and I understood what they were going through, I helped them, I understood them. If you need someone to talk to, I'm always here Childs.
INT. HALLWAY -- NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS
Jens is pushing Childs down a quiet hallway.
INT. LAB 3 -- CONTINUOUS
Jens pushes Childs into a room and closes the door. Jens walks to adesk and looks through some papers.
JENS I just have to grab a few things.
Childs looks over at an X-ray machine and Jens notices.
It's amazing, huh? The machines we have nowadays. We've sent men to the moon- cloned a sheep, but I bet that's nothing compared to what else is out there..in space..all those worlds. I wish one day we'll make contact...so we could exchange technologies, information, experiences. That is my only wish- to actually speak with other intelligent lifeform.
Jens keeps looking at Childs, but Childs isn't catching on to any ofhis hints. Jens pulls up a chair and sits directly in front of Childs.
I'm gonna tell you something Childs- I know what's going on. Do you wanna tell me something?
Childs just looks at him curiously and quiet. Jens smiles at himtrying to get Childs to spill his beans.
Come on Childs, there's something you want to tell me isn't there? I know you have a secret. It's okay to say it.
CHILDS What are you talking about?
JENS I know you're not one of us Childs. You're from out there, aren't you?
Jens points his finger to the sky.
It's okay, this will be our secret. Nobody else will ever know, but me and you.
Jens scoots his chair closer to Childs almost face to face with him.
Listen, you gotta trust me, I already know. You don't have to be scared of tests or anything because we're not going to tell the others. I just want to know about you...where you came from...what happend out at your camp because...
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, CHILDS' MOUTH OPENS EXREMELY WIDE, AND SHOOTSOUT A THICK TENTACLE FROM HIS MOUTH STABBING JENS IN THE CENTER OF HIS FACE. Crushed facial bones fly. The tentacle had went throughJens' face and out the other side of his head.
INT. HALLWAY -- NIGHT -- LATER
The door to the lab opens and Jens pushes Childs out of the darkroom and into the dark hallway. Jens keeps pushing Childs down the hallway. Jens' face is back to normal. Both men go down the hallwaywith calm, quiet looks on their faces.
INT. MEDICAL, MACREADY'S ROOM -- DAY
ABHA (O.S.) It's amazing!
MacReady is seen sitting up in his bed awake from his coma.
MACREADY It's all fuzzy. It's weird, I know my name is MacReady. I know I was stationed out at U.S. 31, but I can't remember what I did there, or anything else.
AMERY What about Childs?
MACREADY I told you already, I don't know him, I don't know anything. Wait! Childs- Childs?... hmmmm...Childs...
Oates walks in the room.
AMERY Oates, go bring Childs in here.
Oates leaves. Jens is now seen in the corner of the room.
ROSE Both men have amnesia Lieutenant. They need time alone. He just recovered a coma, let's give him a break.
AMERY I understand that Doctor, but there are certain procedures I have to follow.
MACREADY No, it's alright. I want to help. I'm trying to remember just give me a minute.
Everyone remains quiet letting MacReady think for a minute.
AMERY If you can't remember anything it's alright. Get some sleep.
CAOL Would he know anything about the oil? It doesn't hurt to ask.
AMERY It's nothing. We've just had a small contamination problem.
MACREADY Doesn't ring a bell.
Oates now comes into the room pushing Childs in his wheelchair.Wilkes and Latrice make way so Childs can be wheeled towards MacReady.
AMERY This here is Childs.
Childs and MacReady look at each other.
You two were found together. You don't remember each other?
Childs has a plain stare on his face, but MacReady looks at Childs as if maybe their was some hidden memory in his head he was trying to think of.
CHILDS (to Amery) I don't know em.
CHILDS (CONT'D) (to MacReady) How's it goin' man?
MACREADY Good, what about you? Oww...
MacReady grabs his face in pain.
CHILDS It'll pass, give it a day or two.
MacReady opens one eye under his hand and looks at Childs.
BACKSTORY FROM 'THE THING'.
Clips come on where the entire camp is in flames. MacReady now walkshalf frozen into the burnt remains of a still standing structure. Hesits down about to drink some whiskey. He hears someone walking frombehind him. Childs walks in past the charcoaled wooden beams.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') You the only one who made it?
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Not the only one.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Did you kill it?
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Where were you, Childs?
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Thought I saw Blair. I went after him...and got lost in the storm.
Childs sits across from MacReady. MacReady laughs softly.
Fires got the temperature up all over camp. Won't last long though.
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Neigher will we.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') How will we make it?
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Maybe we shouldn't.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') If you're worried about me--
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') If we've got any suprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Well...what do we do?
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Why don't we just...wait here for a little while, see what happens.
MacReady snaps out of his flashback. Wilkes and Latrice leave the roomtogether. Jacobs now walks into the room.
AMERY (to Caol) You better go help Mikey with more tests.
CAOL Before I do I...
MACREADY WAIT!...I remember you.
MACREADY (to Childs) I remember me and you were sitting in the cold waiting, but that's all I remember.
Childs and Jens look at MacReady nervous. MacReady puts his head down trying to think some more.
CHILDS Is that all?
MACREADY (O.S.) Yeah.
JENS Are you sure?
MacReady lifts his head back up and looks to have just rememberedsomething else. MacReady looks up at Childs and then back to Amery.
MACREADY (recalling memories) That's right! I remember...going to check out something that was in the ice. Yeah! Something about a Norwegian camp. I can't remember how we met them, but I know I flew up to their camp- they were all dead. They had a chunk of ice they cut out and brought back to their cargo room- maybe it was still alive.
AMERY What was alive?
MACREADY (recalling memories) I...I think we- yeah! We watched their expedition on tape then flew to the location on the tape. It must have crawled out and then froze not to far from it.
AMERY What crawled out from where? What are you talking about?
MACREADY It was in the ice for a long time.
AMERY What's in the ice MacReady?
MACREADY A ship.
AMERY A ship?
MACREADY A spaceship.
With that word said, Caol turns to look at Jacobs. Jacobs then looks at MacReady curiously interested.
JACOBS Did you say a spaceship?
JACOBS A spaceship from outer space?
MACREADY It was there a long time- over 100,000 years, buried under the ice. Those Sweeds found it.
OATES (whispering) A spaceship Amery? This guy just got out of a coma.
ROSE (whispering) His memories could be a little jumbled.
Jens walks over to Amery.
JENS (whispering) Let's listen to him, he remembers the Norwegian camp..it was destroyed too, maybe all this ties together somehow.
AMERY What else do you remember?
There is silence amongst everyone. They all wait to hear whatMacReady is going to say.
MACREADY I remember the coordinates.
INT. HELICOPTOR CAB -- DAY
Amery, Jimmy, Mikey, and Jacobs sit in four of five seats in thehelicoptor that is flying over Antarctica looking for the spaceship.
AMERY I don't see anything.
JIMMY This should be it.
There is comfortable silence.
Jacobs points to an enormous, dark object buried deep in the ice.
JIMMY That has to be it.
AMERY Jesus. It looks like a town.
JACOBS (smiling) I can't believe it.
JIMMY (O.S.) How come satellites never picked this up?
JACOBS It's beautiful.
EXT. ANTARCTICA -- DAY
Amery, Jimmy, Mikey, and Jacobs leave the helicoptor and start walkingin the snow.
They're on top of a ridge looking down at the town-sized spaceship buried in the ice.
JIMMY Looks like they tried blowing it up.
JACOBS I've been waiting for this my whole life. We've got to get down there Amery.
Amery, Mikey, and Jacobs remain talking while Jimmy ventures off outof sight.
JIMMY SUDDENLY FALLS DOWNWARD IN A SMALL AVALANCHE OF SNOW AND ICE.
EXT. ANTARCTICA, LARGE PIT -- DAY -- MOMENTS LATER
Jimmy is at the bottom of a fifty-foot hole. He has alot of snow on him and some is still falling from above. He tries moving, but yells inpain as if one of his legs was broken.
He continues to struggle to get free of the snow. He tries to yell forhelp, but has too much snow on him.
Jimmy's hand lands in some blue liquid. He notices it, but continueswiggling his body free. Now Jimmy gets his legs free; one is broken. Jimmy lifts both his hands to his face and sees them drenched in theblue liquid. He sits on a large sheet of rock with the blue liquidcovering it.
Jimmy looks past his blue, slimy hands, and sees a large opening to the ship high above him. Jimmy starts to panic by yelling.
Mikey, Amery, and Jacobs turn towards the screaming and start running.
They arrive at the large hole and see Jimmy at the bottom on a slimysheet of rock.
JIMMY My leg is broken.
Mikey, Amery, and Jacobs now see the large opening to the ship, whichhas blue liquid dripping from it.
Oh yeah, I found a way in.
JACOBS I'll go grab the gear.
AMERY No, we'll have to come back. We've got to get him back to the compound.
INT. ISI, LAB 8 -- NIGHT
Amery, Jens, Jacobs, Latrice, Olaf, Phil, Ben, Livingston, Dirks, Manny, Mins, Hans, Getz, Wilkes, Hobbs, and Oates all stand around the lab watching Caol, and Mikey demonstrating a test. MacReady is there as well sitting in a chair.
There is a block of ice on a table. Mikey pours a small amount of theblue liquid on Caol's bare hand.
MIKEY It reacts to halogen light- we know that, and to the skin it has no effect, but to ice and so far only to ice...
Mikey pours a little amount of the liquid on top of the ice block. The liquid slowly travels through the ice as if it were acid.
...it travels right through. It moves very slowly, but why is this strange? Because the liquid cannot change it's temperature and it isn't at any temperature that could melt through ice. In other words, there is no chemical explanation as to how it travels through ice. It doesn't melt the ice, but somehow makes it disappear as it passes through, as if it were melting it.
JACOBS This is the same stuff in our oil. I did the math already, and at this speed, and the distance of the ship, it would have taken around 100,000 years for this stuff to leak from the ship and end up under the ground in our oil well.
JACOBS Beats me. Maybe some kind of fuel. With their technology, if they are able to harness this stuff they wouldn't need very much to power their ship. It would probably be compared the same if we drove our car two thousand years nonstop on a single drop of gasoline.
MINS Yeah Lieutenant?
JACOBS (O.S.) It's the find of the century.
AMERY Go try and get McMurdo on the radio again.
OATES Lieutenant, he's never going to get through.
AMERY (to Oates) I know.
AMERY (CONT'D) (to Mins) Just try.
JENS (whispering) What are you going to put in your report?
AMERY I'm not really worried about that Jens, I mean, now knowing where this stuff is coming from. We could all be getting poisoned right now for all we know.
JENS (whispering) I really doubt that Amery. We should at least study what we can. Before we do get yanked out of here.
AMERY I don't think so Jens, It's out of my hands now...it's a spaceship, a spaceship from outerspace for Christ's sake.
INT. WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM -- NIGHT
Mins sits on a bench rolling a joint before trying the radio again.
MINS Told'ya you'd be alright Childs. It won't hurt to do a few hits. I mean- I deserve it.
A NOISE OF A DIFFERENT DOOR TO THE LOCKER ROOM IS HEARD OPENING.
Mins quickly grabs his pot, but doesn't have time to run out the doorso he hides inside a locker.
MINS (CONT'D) (mumbling under his breath) Trish- fucking Trish.
THE DOOR IS HEARD OPENING AGAIN.
Mins sits inside the locker, and is able to see out without beingseen.
TRAVIS (O.S.) Childs...Childs...you wanted to talk to me?
Mins peers out the gratings of the locker and sees Travis walking around the dark room looking for Childs.
TRAVIS Childs? Where are you?
TRAVIS TURNS TO LOOK ONE WAY, BUT WHEN HE TURNS BACK AROUND, CHILDSLUNGES AT HIM FROM THE SHADOWS.
Childs' hand is covering Travis' mouth. Childs' fingers areunderneath Travis' facial skin same as in the movie 'THE THING',where Garry was attacked by Blair in the tunnel.
Mins sees all this from the locker. Travis cannot yell or scream while he is being torn apart from the inside out. His ears arebleeding and there is a thorny thing that looks like an elephant'strunk that has busted out the rear of his Childs' crack. The thorny trunk slowly pulls itself back inside.
We see an entire thing transformation from Mins' P.O.V.
INT. HALLWAY -- NIGHT
Tears pour down Mins' face. He runs scared down a dark hallway. He keeps turning around to see if anything is behind him.
INT. LAB 8 -- NIGHT
Everyone is still in the lab talking while Caol and Mikey prepare formore tests. Mins comes through the door hysterical and falls to theground. They help him up and crowd around him.
AMERY What's wrong Mins?
Mins catches his breath.
MINS I saw it...it's horrible...he got em'...he got em'.
AMERY Who got who Mins? What are you talking about?
MINS Childs man, Childs got Travis...he changed em'.
AMERY What the hell are you talking about Sargeant? What do you mean he got Travis? Where's Travis?
MINS Childs is a monster or somethin'...he changes, man. He killed Travis.
Amery looks up at Hobbs and Wilkes.
AMERY (to Hobbs and Wilkes) Go.
Hobbs and Wilkes run out of the room. Dirks, Ben, and Livingston follow them.
AMERY Childs killed Travis?
MINS No...Yeah...No, man. Travis is alive, but he ain't Travis. He's some THING that looks like Travis.
Amery looks up at Jens and then to Jacobs.
MACREADY (recalling memories) I remember now!
Everyone turns to MacReady.
Childs and Me. We survived, but he wasn't Childs...it was from that ship, an alien. Before it was Childs, it was a dog, disguised as a dog. The Norwegians chased it from their camp trying to kill it, nobody spoke Norwegian, we didn't know what was going on.
BACKSTORY FROM 'THE THING'
We see clips from the movie 'THE THING'. A helicopter flys past theU.S. Science Institute. An Alaskan Husky is treking through the snowrunning away from the helicoptor. A man leans out of the helicoptorshooting a rifle at the dog. People now pour out of the camp to see the helicoptor flying past.
PALMER (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Childs, what's he doin'?
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Circilin' the camp.
BENNINGS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Who is he?
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Said Norge or something on the side.
DOC (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') That's Norwegian.
More clips come on where the Norwegian with the rifle accidentally blows up the helicopter and it's pilot by attempting to throw a grenade that slips from his hand. The Norwegian now walks in foot to the camp and shoots at the dog, but misses and hits Bennings in the leg. The Norwegian walks past the others still chasing the dog. Garryis seen inside. He breaks open a window and shoots the Norwegian dead.
MACREADY (V.O.) ...if we had known WHY they were chasing that dog- everyone would have still been alive.
Slow eerie glimpses of faces of the crew are seen; all whom have beenkilled in the first movie.
MACREADY Whatever that dog was took over everyone at the Norwegian camp then came to ours. It imitates us.
Jens is looking at MacReady angry and nervous as if blowing Jens' identity. Amery looks up at Jacobs and nods for him to leave. Jacobsruns out of the room.
AMERY (to Mins) Is this what's going on Mins?
MINS Yeah, I guess, all I know is that it ain't Travis.
Amery notices something in Mins' pocket and takes it out; a bag of pot. Amery looks at Mins as if he didn't believe him any longer.
No, it ain't the weed Lieutenant, I swear. I didn't even light up yet.
Amery now looks at Mins as if he will believe his story again.
AMERY How did you see all this?
MINS Man, I was hiding in the women's locker room. I was real quiet...I had to be...I couldn't help him Amery...I couldn't, it was too late ...he...it...got him...it ran right at em'.
Mins starts crying again and puts his head on Amery's leg.
INT. MEDICAL, HIRO'S ROOM -- NIGHT
Hiro lies sleeping in her bed in the dark room. Childs has walked inand closes the door. He slowly walks towards her.
EFFECTS: CHILDS' HAND IS HELD AT HIS SIDE CHANGED INTO A LUMP OFSHARP SPIKES AND WIGGLING TENTACLES; SOME TENTACLES THIN AS NEEDLES.
Hobbs, Wilkes, Dirks, Ben, and Livingston are running in the hallway.Trish is in the hall wondering what they are doing. They all run pasther.
TRISH What's going on?
Ben turns around back-peddling while speaking to her.
BEN Mins said Childs killed Travis or somethin'.
Ben turns around and continues running. Trish follows them.
INT. WOMAN'S LOCKER ROOM -- LATE NIGHT
Hobbs, Wilkes, Dirks, Ben, Livingston, and Trish barge in the door.
The lights are on and a shower is heard running. Jones is standing inhis underwear looking shocked.
JONES God damn!
WILKES Where's Travis?
JONES How the fuck do I know? Man, get that bitch outta here!
TRISH Something happend to Travis you asshole!
Jacobs now comes in the door. Everyone starts looking around the locker room.
JONES You know...I don't even give a shit, I'm already in my undies. Trish, you gonna see something that'll make you never wanna be with your daddy again- I guarantee it.
Trish ignores Jones and keeps looking.
Alright, I warned ya, don't go tellin on me now. Because technically this is sexual harrasment. You barged in on me, just remember.
Jones slides his underwear off.
Whoomp! There it is! I know yo little ass has always wanted this.
Jones stands comfortably nude treating Trish as if she were one of theguys. Trish looks then turns away. She turns around and looks again shocked that Jones would do such a thing.
Curious huh? Had ta get a second look.
Trish tries backing away with her eyes covered stumbling against lockers.
TRISH You're disgusting.
JONES What? Come on baby take a better look nobody gonna tell...you probably neva see anything this good again. Come on, tell me, this looks nothing like your daddy's does it?
DIRKS (O.S.) I don't see anything. Mins is probably blown.
INT. REC ROOM -- LATE NIGHT
Travis is sitting on the couch. Dirks walks in the Rec room and seesTravis then starts to run towards him.
DIRKS There he is.
Travis turns to see everyone. Before Dirks can run to his friend, Jacobs tackles Dirks.
DIRKS What the hell's wrong with you?
JACOBS (to others) Stay away from him.
Hobbs, Wikes, Ben, Livingston, and Trish stand around Travis. They areall unaware what's really going on. Jacobs keeps a distance as well.Travis turns around on the couch looking at them all like they were crazy.
TRAVIS (to Hobbs) What's goin' on man?
HOBBS I don't know, just sit tight till Amery gets here.
They all stare at Travis in curiosity. Travis is sitting in comfortable, suspicious silence. Others are heard coming down the hallway.
Amery, Mins, Larsen, Oates, Graham, Getz, Hans, Vinson, and Filcher all come running in. Larsen and Oates have pistols.
TRAVIS Lieutenant, what the hell is going on?
AMERY You tell us.
Travis notices the pistols and becomes nervous.
TRAVIS Did I clog the toilet again?
MINS (crying) Man, you ain't Travis. Travis is my friend... you ain't Travis.
TRAVIS What the hell are you talking about Mins?
MINS I saw you man, you can't lie, they all know. I was hiding in a locker. I seen what Childs did to you...I saw.
Travis' face now turns concerned. Mins starts throwing a fit.
Kill him Oates...kill it...it ain't Travis... it's a thing...some thing! Ya'll gotta listen to me...kill it!
Travis stands up slowly. Mins goes to grab the gun from Oates. Amery and Graham hold Mins still.
OATES Stop it Mins! What are you doing?
GETZ (O.S.) You can't just go round killin' people Mins.
GRAHAM Mins, let him go!
Travis takes one more cautious look at everyone. Jimmy wheels himselfin a wheelchair next to everyone. He has a cast on his leg.
MINS (O.S.) Kill it...kill it!
JIMMY What's going on?
Everyone turns to Jimmy. They now all turn and look at Travis again.
Jacobs' P.O.V. sees something moving in Travis' pants, stretchingout the waist. TRAVIS' BODY THEN LIFTS ITSELF UP TO THE 25FT. CEILING by his instant 'Inspector Gadget-like-legs'. His upper body leans over slightly held by these stilt-like, brownish legs.
Everyone jumps back in shock with their heads titled back looking up at Travis.
Travis' shoes open and large claws rip through. His dangling arms stretch and rip apart into long, bony sticks. His torso bends over so his new arms now touch the floor. He looks like some twistedcreature with stilts on every limb. During all this his head ischanging, his mouth stretches, and he grows new sharp teeth. Travisnow looks like a freakish daddy long-legged spider.
Everyone just stands and stares, not running, not attacking it.
Travis now steps over the couch and takes a bite into Larsen's head.Larsen drops the pistol.
LARSEN (O.S.) Ahhhhh!
ALL (O.S.) (screaming)
AMERY (mumbling, still in shock) Go get the flamethrower.
Graham stands next to Amery not listening. Graham just stares up atthe monstrosity chewing on Larsen's head.
AMERY Go get the flamethrower.
LASEN (O.S.) Ahhhhh!
Amery snaps out of it, turns to Graham, and screams.
AMERY Go get the flamethrower!
Graham snaps out of it then leaves. Amery picks up the pistol from the floor. He starts firing it at the thing. Now Oates fires. Everyone else keeps a distance.
Ross is seen walking in the room. He notices the creature thenactivates the alarm on the wall.
INT. MEDICAL, HALLWAY -- LATE NIGHT -- ELSEWHERE
Latrice, Phil, Rose, Abha, Manny, Mikey, Caol, MacReady, and Olaf arewalking the hallway all talking and laughing.
The alarm along with gunshots are heard.
MANNY What's all that?
LATRICE Listen...it sounds like...
PHIL Gunshots! I'll go see, you better find Childs.
ROSE I'm going too.
Phil and Rose leave down the hallway. Childs is now seen coming from aroom down the hallway. He starts walking away, but everyone sees him.
MACREADY There he is.
OLAF Hey, Childs!
MANNY/ LATRICE/ ABHA Childs!
Everyone runs after Childs. MacReady trails with a slight limp.
OLAF Childs stop...wait!
Childs keeps walking as if not hearing them then quickly turns a corner. Everyone runs after him. MacReady is alone in the hallway trying to catch up. He comes across the room Childs walked out from.MacReady opens the door and sees Hiro sleeping in the dark room.MacReady looks in at her suspiciously.
Amery and Oates are still firing at the creature unsuccessfully.
VINSON (O.S.) What is that?
Jones, Radek, Mirko, Yoshihisa, and Yamamoto come running in. Grahamruns in from behind them with a flamethrower on.
MINS (O.S.) Burn it...burn it!
JONES (O.S.) Holy shit!
Graham gets close to the thing and torches it several times. It is set ablaze and squirms around. The ceiling catches on fire.
What the fuck is that thing?
RADEK (O.S.) I don't know!
The thing screeches out. Dirks and Wilkes walk towards it with fireextinguishers and start spraying the ceiling. Dirks sees Wilkes starting to put out the creature.
DIRKS No, let it burn!
TRISH (O.S.) Oh my God! Larsen's still alive!
Larsen's body is held upright in Travis' stretched mouth. Larsen'sdead body now begins to move slowly like a zombie. It rips free ofthe creature with Travis' head still over his own. Larsen's bodytwists 180 degrees towards Amery with its head twisted the otherway. It starts walking towards Amery.
Amery and the others now back away from Larsen who is changed into the thing. Graham turns and sees Larsen and torches him. Set ablaze,Larsen runs crazily all over the place. Wilkes and Dirks follow it around. They put out other things that it catches on fire. Jones isseen holding a lunch tray as a weapon. Larsen runs by him. Jones'arm is caught on fire. Jones slaps the tray at Larsen to get himaway.
Jones now has a fork and is unsuccessfully stabbing Larsen whilealso trying to put the fire out on his arm. A tentacle is seen detached from Larsen's body flopping around on the floor. Everyone follows it with their eyes to see where it is leading. They see Filcher at the other end of the room sitting in a chair. The tentacle splits into several pieces, and is connecting to all Filcher's individual fingers making him look like some kind of puppet attached to strings. Two more strands of the tentacles are coming from Filcher's eye sockets; all the tentacles are pulled taught.
Mirko is putting out the fire on Jones' shirt. Graham runs over to Filcher and torches him. Everyone watches Filcher burn. Graham wipes sweat from his forehead in relief. Larsen finally falls over acrossthe room.
GRAHAM Jesus Christ!
JONES Man, what the fuck was that man?
JONES What the fuck you mean Travis? That wasn't no muthaphukin' Travis. Muthaphukin' Travis ain't no twenty foot spider, he ain't no fucking head twisting thing that starts running at you, burnin you n' shit! Look at my arm!
LIVINGSTON That was Larsen.
JONES (O.S.) (sarcastic) Oh! That explains it all, so that wasn't Travis, that was Larsen! I get it now!
INT. OILING ROOM -- LATE NIGHT -- ELSEWHERE
Latrice, Manny, Mikey, Caol, Olaf, and MacReady come to an opened door leading outside with cold air and snow blowing in.
MANNY He went outside?
LATRICE He could be anywhere then.
OLAF Let's go after him. We could follow his tracks.
MACREADY We should get back and tell Amery.
INT. REC ROOM -- EARLY MORNING
Everyone is relaxing or sleeping. Amery sits thinking with his handon his head bending his hair. Rose, Phil, and Abha walk in with Hiro.They help her lay on a couch.
AMERY (to all) Nobody's getting out of my sight.
TRISH (O.S.) It's really starting to smell in here.
Amery looks down at tarps with the burnt remains of the creatureshanging out from them.
AMERY Take Oates, Hobbs, and Jones and drag these things to Medical. You have two minutes.
They leave dragging the tarps out of the room. Caol, Mikey, and Jenshave set up a small lab on one of the tables. Amery walks over to them.
CAOL Yeah. There is no difference in the blood at all. It duplicates every part of us, every organ, every blood cell. If we don't contain this Amery and it gets back to civilization there won't be a human civilization any longer.
PHIL It's like a virus- a lifeform that acts like a virus. Let's say Childs was the virus. He infected Travis and in front of our eyes it spread to Larsen and Filcher. It's an interstellar viruse...a life form.
JIMMY I still can't believe all this.
YAMAMOTO Believe it, we were bound to see an alien some time. There are probably thousands of planets out there we can't even see and that's just in our own solar system.
LIVINGSTON Did you guys see Travis? It was Travis. It looked and even talked just like him. How can we tell the difference?
JENS (whispering to Amery) This is a waste of time Amery. We need to send a group out to study the ship.
AMERY Jens, don't you think we have enough going on here?
JENS (whispering to Amery) That's why we should go study what we're dealing with. We're not getting anything from these tests. Like Phil said, it's like a virus, we should go and see where it started from. We don't know who's who around here. Hell, if we have to we should send a team to checkout U.S. 31 again. Maybe even the Norwegian camp.
AMERY (sarcastic) I already know what we're dealing with Jens. Some alien from a spacesip that imitates us, remember? What's wrong with you Jens?
Jens shrugs his shoulders.
Besides, if the helicoptor goes anywhere it'll be to McMurdo when their storm clears up.
Amery notices Trish trying to leave the room.
Where do you think you're going?
TRISH The bathroom.
AMERY Hold it.
JENS Amery, I need to tell you something that you may be forgetting.
AMERY What is it Jens?
JENS Not here.
Jens and Amery leave the room.
Amery and Jens walk back in the room.
AMERY Hobbs, Jacobs, Olaf, Mikey, come here.
They walk over to Amery.
Go grab whatever you need. You're all going to that ship.
AMERY Yes, Jacobs, now.
JACOBS Hold on, I'm dying to see inside that ship- you know that, but with all that's happening here? Is that wise?
AMERY We have things under control here. We've gotta know anything we can about this thing.
JACOBS I don't agree.
AMERY I don't care Jacobs this isn't a democracy.
JACOBS But Amery-
AMERY You may not like it, but it's an order. I'll just send another Astrophysicist. I'm sure they'll jump on the opportunity. You're my space administrator Jacobs, you should already know that this has to be done. To explore the unknown- isn't that your motto? Help me out will ya? I've got too much shit to worry about right now.
JACOBS Alright Amery you're the boss.
Jacobs leaves with Jens. Jens turns around and makes eye contact withAmery.
EXT. LANDING PAD -- DAY
The group is seen walking out in the cold to the running helicoptor.
MacReady, Amery, and Phil stand by Caol. Caol is looking into amicroscope.
CAOL You know, I may have an idea. We could do a different test with the blood. Maybe by freezing it or heating it to see if it reacts differently.
MACREADY Yeah- that's it! I remember doing a blood test...
MacReady thinks for a moment.
...we burned the blood to see if we could harm it. Like you said Caol, every cell is part of that thing.
CAOL It has our blood, our organs, and our body, but it is still an imitation. It's going to try and survive. You all saw the way it slid a part of it over to Filcher's body. It did it quietly. If we hadn't looked over at him it probably would have changed him without us knowing.
PHIL We were so busy fighting the other one, of course, this thing is smart, it's dangerous, it didn't rip his clothes or anything. It went right through his hands and his eyes. Why is it hiding in us?
ROSE Because we're nice and cozy on the inside.
CAOL We need to take blood from everyone. Then we will burn it.
MACREADY Put a hot knife to it.
AMERY This test doesn't sound like it will work.
ROSE Why not? We didn't even try it. It sounds like it might.
AMERY (becomes upset) Alright, alright, let's do it. First things first.
Amery grabs some paper cups and starts cutting them down short.
AMERY (to Graham) Turn on the flamethrower. Heat the tip of this.
Amery hands Graham a knife from his waist. Amery now takes adifferent knife from his boot and walks up to Caol.
Give me your hand.
Amery slices Caol's thumb and lets his blood drip into a cup.
CAOL Ow, why so deep?
AMERY (to Graham) If I hurt this cup's feelings torch him.
Caol steps back scared of the flamethrower that is pointed at him.
Amery puts the hot knife tip in the cup, but nothing happens. Thereis a sigh of relief on Caol's face. Amery goes to Phil, and cuts his thumb.
WILKES Amery, we can't just burn somebody for no reason. I don't think this is a good idea.
ROSE No, it is a good idea. We just don't need to aim the flamethrowers unlesss something happens and that we're sure that it's not one of us.
AMERY Oh, yes we can.
WILKES We don't even know if this works. Amery, stop and listen. Just forget about this test Amery.
ROSE No, why do you keep saying that Wilkes? It's not the test- it's the way Amery is acting.
AMERY Just keep it pointed on him.
ROSE You're acting like a typical mindless military grunt you know that?
Sweat pours down Phil's face. Graham hesitates, but keeps theflamethrower pointed at Phil. Amery grabs the knife from Graham again and puts it in Phil's cup, but nothing happens.
AMERY (to Caol) There, do you still want to do this test? It doesn't work.
CAOL We haven't tested everyone yet. The test might work.
AMERY Well, we'll need viles from everyone.
Ross walks over by Amery.
ROSS Amery, everybody including me is starving.
CAOL Well we can't eat. Every cell in our body is suseptable to infection. We should all make our own food.
MANNY Yeah, can we eat? Like now?
CAOL All the food should be canned.
Getz walks over.
Go grab some canned food from the kitchen. Take Mins and Trish with you. You have two minutes.
AMERY (CONT'D) (to everyone aloud) Listen! We've just come up with a test. Caol and I are going to take blood samples from each of you. Any of us can be an alien. This is the only way to figure out who is.
Everyone looks around at each other in distrust.
TRISH I'm not participating.
AMERY You have to.
TRISH Well, I'm not. I don't trust any of you. For all I know you'll sabatoge my blood and then what? You roast me to death?
JONES The only reason you wouldn't want to be tested is if you were one of those things.
TRISH Fuck off Jones. I'm not doing it.
JONES Then you gonna fry bitch.
AMERY Jones, stop it.
JONES (O.S.) I can't wait till they burn yo ass...maybe grab me some marshmallows.
INT. REC ROOM -- DAY -- LATER
AMERY Alright, let's start this test. Graham, heat the knife. Caol and Phil over here. The rest of you all sit over there.
Everyone sits on tables across from Amery and the others. Caol wheelsa cart with the viles over.
Childs was seen leaving your room, so we'll start with you Hiro.
Caol pours her vial in a cup. Yoshihisa backs away from his daughter.
HIRO Father? You think I'm one of those things?
YOSHIHISA I don't know Hiro. I want to believe you're not, but you have been acting really strange these last months...with that boy.
HIRO That's not why father. I'm not some creature you know. I've never gotten around in telling you this, but...
AMERY Here we go.
Amery puts the hot knife in her blood, but nothing happens. Yoshihisasmiles and goes to hug his daughter, but she is upset. She slaps himon his arm. Graham sighs in relief too as he lowers the flamethroweraway from her. She sticks her tongue out at Graham. Graham smiles. MacReady is seen with a confused look on his face.
HIRO (to Yoshihisa) How could you think I was one of those things?
AMERY (O.S.) Now Trish.
Amery prepares her blood. Everyone looks at Trish possibly thinkingshe's a thing. Jones is sitting by her, but he scoots down a littlethen raises his fist up like he was anxious to punch her.
Amery puts the knife in the blood and nothing happens. Trish smilesand leaves the tables to join the others.
JONES (O.S.) Oooo, you lucky, bitch.
TRISH Told you.
Amery wipes the knife off and gives it to Graham to heat again.
JONES Man, this test is bullshit! She has to be one of those things. Look how fuckin' ugly she is?
TRISH (O.S.) (trying to be sarcastic) Fuck you...bones.
JONES Yeah...I'll bone you alright. Teach you never to lip up again.
AMERY (O.S.) Now MacReady.
Caol hands Amery the cup. Amery puts the hot tip of the knife in,but nothing happens.
Amery is now putting the knife into Oates' cup, but nothing happens.Oates joins the others. Graham hands Oates a pistol.
WILKES Just in case for some reason my blood does anything- please don't burn me, because I know I'm not one of those things.
Amery puts the knife in Wilkes' blood cup, but nothing happens.
AMERY Let's do mine.
Caol grabs a vile of blood and pours it in a cup. Graham heats theknife and dips it in the cup, but nothing happens.
AMERY There. Now Rose.
JONES No man, let's do Ross next, he's fucking weird.
AMERY Okay, Ross.
Amery hands the knife to Graham to get the knife hot. Graham holdsthe tip of the blade in front of the flamethrower's nozzle. Jones begins to jokingly pick on Ross.
JONES If he ain't one of those things, I don't know who is, muthaphucka always talkin' to himself n' shit.
ROSS (upset) Very funny. You wouldn't know the first thing about being educated, would you Jones?
AMERY PUTS THE KNIFE IN THE BLOOD AND THE BLOOD JUMPS OUT OF THE CUP MAKING A NOISE.
Everyone stops laughing. They all stand terrified.
JONES Shit! Told ya!
The blood is alive. It moves across the floor, but Graham torches it.
Ross gets up and sprints away. Before he can get far, Oates shoots him in the back of the head. Ross falls flat on his stomach.
Ross' back splits open down the center. His spine rises out from hisback. Organs begin to jump out of his body from his back and land around his body on the tiled floor with a wet plop sound. The organsare still attached to veins. Ross' head gets sucked in his body likea turtle. His head is seen coming in through his back and lifting out of his back. The head looks at everyone and screeches out.
Graham torches it.
JONES (O.S.) Man, I don't ever wanna see no shit like that again.
GETZ (O.S.) Ross? Jesus.
JONES (O.S.) I told you, didn't I tell you- it's all the fucking weirdos. I say we do Trish again just to make sure. Maybe even Vinson.
VINSON (O.S.) Jones, you're an asshole.
Hans and Mirko are dragging away Ross' charred body on a tarp. Abhais leaving with them.
AMERY Lock that up with the others then get back here.
Rose, Latrice, and Trish are seen talking to Hiro over on a couch.Everyone else is either talking or eating canned food.
EXT. ENGINE ROOM -- DAY -- ELSEWHERE
Childs' emotionless face is seen inside his warm hood. He stares at a metal door then buries an axe into it.
Everyone is talking, but then the room goes pitch black from the power being cut off.
JONES (O.S.) What's that?
GRAHAM (O.S.) The engine room?
JONES (O.S.) What the fuck you mean the engine room? Why we're all babysitting each other, Childs is out there doin' who the hell knows what?. Now we're all gonna freeze to death. We need to hunt that sonofabitch down!
AMERY (O.S.) Calm down Jones.
GETZ (O.S.) Damnit! Where is it?
LATRICE (O.S.) Wilkes?
WILKES (O.S.) Right here.
LATRICE (O.S.) I'm scared.
WILKES (O.S.) I know.
JONES (O.S.) Fuck this shit Lieutenant! What if Childs did get to the engine room? Then what? What if he's in here right now?
Everybody remains quiet and scared. There is a noise coming from afar wall.
Oh, shit! Who the fuck is that?
GETZ (O.S.) Me.
JONES (O.S.) Me? Me who?
Light now comes on through a window that Getz has just opened. Everyone looks around at each other.
MINS Where's Trish? Where's Trish?
TRISH (O.S.) I'm over here.
Trish is laying down on the bench of a table.
MINS Yo man we won't hear from McMurdo for weeks.
JONES We're gonna fuckin' freeze!
TRISH (sarcastic) Calm down Jones. If anything we could just burn wood to keep warm. Cavemen did it, I'm sure we could figure it out.
JONES What the fuck's this bitch talking about? Have you been outside once, besides when you first got here, bitch?
JIMMY Only part of this place is wood Trish.
JONES (to Trish) You see, we have plenty of oil and gas, but we ain't go no wood- we gonna fuckin die bitch. Me, Phil, Jimmy, all of us, even you and you still gonna die ugly.
ROSE (O.S.) Where's Abha?
RADEK Where's Hans? And Mirko?
AMERY They took Ross' body to medical.
MACREADY They should have been back by now.
ROSE (to Amery) You sent them alone? Childs is out there.
AMERY (to Rose) They're fine, they're probably just messing around someplace.
ROSE Just messing around someplace? Do you even care? You're the one who told us to stay together.
Amery just ignores her. Rose watches Amery for a moment then walks over to Graham, Phil, Oates, and Jones. She whispers to them.
ROSE (whispering) Do you guys notice anything different about Amery?
JONES Yeah, he's actin' weird.
ROSE His hair is different. He's always bends his hair with his hand thinking when he's nervous- look at it now. It's standing straight up.
JONES I'll be a sonofabitch.
Jones, Rose, Oates, Phil, and Graham look over at Amery who is arguing with MacReady. Amery's hair is not bent to the side any longer.
AMERY We have to send a group to see what's going on then.
MACREADY No, how about we all go.
ROSE (O.S.) That's alright MacReady. His orders aren't going to be followed any longer.
Amery turns and sees Rose, Oates, Wilkes, Phil, and Graham walking towards him. Wilkes and Oates hold pistols at their sides. Grahamhas the flamethrower ready.
AMERY Sargeant, what are you doing? Turn that thing off. Did you hear me? Quit pointing that at me.
GRAHAM Sorry Lieutenant, you're not in charge anymore.
Jones tackles Amery from behind then ties his hands up with rope.
JONES That's right Amery! You ain't runnin shit no more.
AMERY Oww..Jones what are you doing?
TRISH (O.S.) What the fuck are you doing?
Everyone else gathers to see what's going on.
Jones points at Trish who is running from behind Getz.
JONES Don't worry about it. Just keep that bitch away from me or I'm gonna have to hurt her.
Getz and Vinson hold Trish back.
TRISH What the fuck is he doing?
ROSE Amery has been acting strange. We don't trust him.
MANNY Who's we? You can't do this to him. He's in charge.
PHIL That's exactly why we can do this Manny.
MACREADY His recent decision making hasn't exactly been to our benefit. Three people are gone and we might freeze to death.
AMERY You assholes, let me go. Jones, if you don't let me go, you're going to get court marshalled.
JONES You'd have to be a United States Army Lieutenant to do that. And I don't believe you are.
AMERY Mins, Getz, get him off me.
MACREADY Everyone relax, they're not going to hurt him.
OATES Hans, Abha, and Mirko are missing. We're all going to have to leave together and go look for them.
MACREADY We should all get dressed as warm as we can, it's going to get alot colder around here, that is, if it was Childs that got to the power.
OATES Had to be- the backup generators would have kicked on by now.
YAMAMOTO Why would Childs do that? Won't he freeze with the rest of us?
MACREADY It doesn't care. If it can't take us over one by one, then it's back up plan is to freeze and get found by a rescue team. That's it's ticket outta here, back to McMurdo; to start all over.
BEN We're all going to freeze to death! I know it!
CAOL But Amery passed the blood test?
AMERY (O.S.) Yeah, you morons.
Jones has just pulled something from Amery's pants pocket. Jonesholds two viles of blood with the labels torn off in his hand.
JONES Look at this shit.
Everyone is shocked and backing away from Amery. Jones presses hisknee on the back of Amery's head.
Just toast this motherfucker right now. If you're gonna change you better do it before we burn you.
AMERY Jens gave me those before we even started this stupid test.
JONES Bullshit. You rigged it.
Jones presses his knee harder on Amery's head.
AMERY Ow...goddamnit Jones! How can I rig it?
TRISH Maybe he's telling the truth?
JONES Somebody tie that bitch up.
Trish becomes quiet and backs away scared that they just might.
LATRICE We need to do another test to make sure.
CAOL We need more petri dishes or cups.
MACREADY Not now, we have to see what's going on first. Turning into a popsicle is most important. We'll pick up those viles on the way.
Everyone has arrived at Medical. Everyone has winter coats and bootson. Getz stands over Jimmy in his wheelchair. Jimmy holds a pair ofcrutches and a bag across his lap.
JONES The bodies are gone.
MACREADY Maybe they were put in another room.
JONES No, we put em' here.
DIRKS Maybe the bodies came alive and killed Rose and them.
CAOL Maybe they can't die.
JONES I say we get the hell outta here. What do you think Jimmy.
JIMMY I don't know, maybe we should hunt them down.
LIVINGSTON I don't like this guys.
Caol goes and grabs supplies then puts them in a bag.
PHIL So, now we have five of those things loose?
RADEK Eight. There are eight if you count Hans, Mirko, and Abha.
FILCHER Jesus, so if we can't burn em' how are we gonna kill em?
ROSE Next time we don't lock them in a heated room. We'll just let them freeze outside that's how it was found in the first place, right?
FILCHER Yeah- first we have to kill them. What if they charge us from nowhere?
MINS Yeah, man, we need more weapons. I think There's another flamethrower in the engine room.
MACREADY Good. We better get going.
JONES Man, flamethrower shit. I'm gettin' creeped out just being in here man, those things can pop around any corner. Look what one can do and we're talking about eight. They got a fucking team now...fuckin' starting lineup, shit!
MACREADY We just have to be careful.
JONES Careful shit, you can be as careful as you want- these things are gonna be waiting for us behind every corner.
MACREADY We have to try. We just can't sit here.
JONES I'll do whatever you wanna do, alright. You've obviously survived these things back at 31, but, I say we take the snow machines and as much gas as we can and we get as far away from here as we can with a transponder- just maybe...McMurdo will pick it up.
TRISH That's suicide.
JONES We can make it. It's better than freezing.
AMERY There aren't enough thiokols anyways.
Radek is keeping Amery prisoner. Jones walks over to Amery.
JONES Not one more word outta you.
RADEK Hey man, if Amery is one of those things I don't wanna be by him when he changes man.
Jones thinks for a moment then goes inside medical and starts ripping off a long, aluminum handrail. Radek watches him curiously.
GETZ I like Jones' idea. I've never been in one of those snow machines, but I bet we can all squeeze in. It would be good to be closer to each other- our body heat, you know, because it's gonna be cold out there.
FILCHER I never been in one before either.
JIMMY The thiokol idea is impossible, trust me. We're way too far from McMurdo. By coptor, it takes over three hours, and you're all forgetting about the storm out there. We have to stay here until McMurdo's storm passes. And what if someone changes inside the snow machine? Thought about that?
ROSE Jones, what are you doing?
Jones finally breaks the handrail from the wall. He grabs somerope from a bag on Jimmy's lap.
INT. HALLWAY -- EVENING -- CONTINUOUS
Everyone walks down the dark hallways, Radek and Livingston holdtorches to light the way. Amery has his hands still tied behind hisback, but he is now ten feet in front of the group tied to the end ofthe handrail that Jones is holding. They approach a corner and Jonessteers Amery right up to the corner as bait. Then they all slowlyproceed.
INT. HALLWAY -- CONTINUOUS
They keep walking and turning corners. Jones continues steeringAmery's body at each corner as bait.
AMERY This is ridiculous.
JONES Shut the fuck up!
AMERY What if they come from behind you?
JONES They won't.
TRISH You can't just use me as bait Jones, I'm gonna fucking get killed!
JONES Den you get fucked!
Everyone becomes quiet as they hear a noise from around anothercorner.
RADEK What was that?
JONES Let's go see.
Jones heads the way while holding Amery far out in from of him.Radek's torch lights around the corner as they pass.
Something is seen walking past a distant corner in the dark. Itwas a quick glimpse of a man that was five-feet-tall, and a manthat was eight-feet-tall
LIVINGSTON What? I didn't see.
JONES I don't know, let's just keep going.
They keep walking then finally arrive at an outside door. They openit letting in some light.
EXT. ISI -- CONTINUOUS
Everyone has bundled up ready to face the cold. They are walking through snow and cold winds. Jimmy gets on his crutches. Getz and Benhelp him.
EXT. ANTARCTICA, SPACESHIP -- LATE EVENING
Jens, Jacobs, Olaf, and Hobbs are leaving the helicoptor with their gear.
They walk quite a bit to the top of the hole Jimmy had fallen through.They all look down and see the opening to the ship, and blue liquid resting on top of the rock slab.
Jacobs extends a ladder, sets it in the hole, and starts climbing down.
JACOBS Let's go.
HOBBS (O.S.) Say man, we ain't gonna be here long are we? I don't care what Amery says I don't like flying at night.
JACOBS We'll just look around a bit then get back, alright?
EXT. ISI, ENGINE ROOM -- LATE EVENING
Dirks is holding onto Amery. Almost everyone is inside the engine room. Radek is standing in the doorway. Mins, Manny, and Wilkes standoutside talking. Wilkes is putting on a flamethrower.
BEN (O.S.) Guys, over here.
Mins, Manny, Radek, and Wilkes go running to Ben. Everyone else isoccupied inside.
INT. VEHICLE GARAGE -- LATE EVENING
Mins, Manny, Radek, and Wilkes walk through the garage door. Ben andLivingston are standing by all the snow machines, which are all torn apart. They all go sit or lean into the snowmachines to see all thedamage.
MINS Damn you Childs.
BEN We're screwed.
LIVINGSTON You mean no cozy ride across the Antarctic?
RADEK That solves that. Looks like we have to stand and fight now.
MANNY Perhaps, they're not as bad as they look.
RADEK Look at all this Manny. Are you kidding me?
Radek shows a handful of wires to Manny, which hang from the steeringwheel. Wilkes stands in the doorway behind them all.
WILKES TORCHES THEM ALL FROM BEHIND.
INT. ENGINE ROOM -- LATE EVENING
MacReady stands by the generators, which are all destroyed.
MACREADY ...regardless, they can't be fixed. What we have to do now is do another test. Then go hunt those things down before it gets any colder, and...
SCREAMING IS HEARD FROM OUTSIDE.
Everyone runs out of the engine room.
EXT. VEHICLE GARAGE -- LATE EVENING
Everyone is running towards the garage. Wilkes is seen shooting another wave of fire into the garage. Everyone circles around Wilkesstaying clear of him in case he decides to torch anyone else.
Wilkes turns towards them all.
WILKES Ben...Mins...Radek...Livingston...they all changed. God damnit! They got Manny- there was nothing I could do, I had to torch Manny too.
ALL FIVE MEN ARE HEARD SCREAMING IN HUMAN VOICES AS THEY BURN.
MacReady exchanges an untrusting look with Wilkes. Wilkes quicklyraises the flamethrower up towards MacReady.
MACREADY (to Oates) Do it.
Oates fires the gun hitting Wilkes in the arm. Oates fires again andhits the flamethrower tank. It explodes lighting Wilkes in flames. Wilkes runs around in flames screeching out as the thing. It falls over in the snow.
INT. ANTARCTICA, SPACESHIP -- NIGHT
Jacobs, Jens, and Olaf stand inside the opening of the ship. Hobbsis seen behind them at the top of a ladder.
Long corridors are seen in this huge spaceship. They continue walkingwhile looking around at everything.
Jacobs and Olaf have happy faces. Hobbs looks scared. Jens has noexpression.
OLAF What's this?
Jacobs sees a suspended stream of the blue liquid hovering in theair.
JACOBS Olaf, don't touch that.
Olaf had already put his glove in the hovering liquid. His glove goes right through the liquid not effecting its flow. Olaf takes hishand out and puts it back in.
OLAF I can feel the liquid. The same stuff that's in our oil, but my glove isn't wet, not at all, it's amazing.
Jacobs continues walking.
INT. SPACESHIP -- LATER
Jacobs walks into a large room. There are strange rooms that look likecages to their right. These rooms have a clear energy field keeping whatever is in them inside.
In the first cage Jacobs walks past is a black, translucent lump onthe floor. The lumps seems wakened by Jacobs' presence. The lump hovers and starts spinning in circles with a tail following that looksto be made from dust. Some strange form of electricity is seensparking underneath the creature. It spins slow then fast. When itspins fast it almost looks invisible.
Everyone looks inside the cage.
Jacobs moves to the next cage and sees a creature with a very wide,bulky, almost marble looking body. It's head looks human, but it isvery large, almost like a giant. The creature lies dead in its cage.
Olaf looks in the cage with Jacobs.
OLAF It's dead whatever it is.
JACOBS It's been here over 100,000 years- I would think so.
HOBBS What are these things anyways? Why are they in these rooms?
OLAF Maybe they're test specimens.
JACOBS Maybe they're bombs.
HOBBS Maybe they're pets.
Jens looks at them without expression.
JENS Maybe they're prisoners.
Jacobs keeps walking. The next room looks to be another cage, but there is no energy field. It looks to have some kind of metallicshield keeping whatever's inside locked in.
OLAF I wonder what's in there.
JENS We don't want to know.
HOBBS All this shit's crazy man.
JENS Exciting huh?
JACOBS I would love to keep exploring this ship, but I don't think we should be here. There's nothing we're going to be able to figure out. We could be here all day. There are probably hundreds of walkways in here.
HOBBS Yeah, we should get back. I'm wondering what's happening back at ISI?
JACOBS This was a waste of time. It was fun, but we need to get back- let McMurdo deal with this. We shouldn't even be in here. There are probably incurable bacteria everywhere on this ship.
Hobbs was leaning on a wall. He now gets off of it.
HOBBS Now you tell us.
Jacobs turns and looks towards Olaf who is standing over a bunch ofovals attached to the floor.
One of the ovals is multi-colored and beautiful. Suspended in the airis a pinkish matter like the stuff inside lava lamps. Olaf's handmoves past the floating pinkish matter.
JACOBS Olaf, I said don't touch anything!
It was too late. Olaf's hand touches the top of the oval. Olaf nowbecomes stiff and cannot move.
Olaf doesn't respond. He is like a statue that cannot move, scream,or even blink.
There is a strange noise coming from the oval. All of Olaf's clothes, hair, even eyebrows vanish. They have been disintegratedin seconds into mid-air. Another noise is heard. Now all of Olaf'sskin is disintegrated from his whole body, only his muscle remains.Olaf cannot scream or anything. He remains like a statue.
Hobbs and Jacobs stand back in shock. Jens just watches.
HOBBS Jesus Christ!
JACOBS Stay back.
HOBBS No shit stay back!
Another noise is heard. Now Olaf's muscle and cartlidge vanishes.He is a skeleton now. His organs remain. Another noise is heard.His organs now rearrange and change into different organs. Another noise. His skeleton stretches and changes slightly.Another noise. A layer of bright yellow, rubbery-looking materialnow goes on his body in place of where his muscle should be.Another noise. Now millions of thin, black, quill-like hairsreplace where his skin should go. Larger, quill-like hairs hangfrom all his orifices. Another noise.
Olaf is now released. Olaf starts crazily twisting all over the place making strange grunts.
What used to be Olaf is bumping against all kinds of things thatwould make Jacobs normally say "Don't touch that".
SUDDENLY ALL THE CAGES OPEN.
Hobbs, Jens, and Jacobs turn around knowing that the spinningthing is in the cage and will now come out.
The spinning alien comes out spinning towards them. After a fewseconds it slows down and dies. It turned into what looks likethe rotted, sucked-in shell of a watermelon.
HOBBS It's dead.
JENS Probably the air from earth.
Hobbs turns around and looks at Jens strangely. Jens, Jacobs, andHobbs turn and see Olaf still bumbling around crazily. It bumpsinto more things it shouldn't.
NOW THE SHEILDED CAGE OPENS.
Jens' face immediately becomes frightened and scared. Jacobs andHobbs just look curiously to what's coming out.
Jacobs and Hobbs turn and look at Jens who somehow already senses what's coming from the cage.
Jacobs looks into Jens' eyes as if he just realized Jens wasn'thuman.
HOBBS (O.S.) Let's get outta here.
Jens' P.O.V. sees a glowing ball of white light coming from thecage approaching Jacobs from behind.
Jens takes off running. Hobbs and Jacobs see the dark ship walls light up bright. They turn around and see a ball of light hoveringin the air towards them.
The ball of light was already right behind Jacobs. SIDE SHOT: Jacobs is in some frozen trance. The ball slowly movestowards his face. Jacobs' face is blistering and bubbling. Theball gets closer. Jacobs remains still, and cannot scream. Hiseyeballs now melt. The glowing ball absorbs itself into his face.
HOBBS Holy shit!
Hobbs runs away down the corridor behind Jens.
The ball has taken place of Jacobs' head inside his hood.
The Olaf being is seen flipping and flopping past the glowing balland down the corridor.
Hobbs is runing down the corridor. He falls and gets back up.Jerking every which way next to Hobbs is the Olaf being makingstrange computer-sounding noises. It bumps against Hobbs crazily while he tries running away. Hobbs gets freaked out.
Hobbs' entire side is now covered in the black, quill-like hairswhere the thing bumped up against him. There are even some stuck inhis face, and he doesn't even notice them.
Get the hell off of me!
EXT. SPACESHIP -- NIGHT
Jens is on the ladder halfway out of the hole. Hobbs falls from the ship opening down to the slab of slippery rock.
Jens turns and notices Hobbs, but keeps going up the ladder. Hobbs lies still with the wind knocked out of him.
Hobbs' P.O.V. sees the Olaf being above him falling down from the ship opening. The Olaf being flips around on the rock looking likeit's having some kind of seizure. Hobbs has the being on top of him.Hobbs looks up and sees the ship opening being lit up. Hobbs throwsthe being off him, gets up, and runs away.
Hobbs' P.O.V. sees everything getting brighter. He turns around andsees the ball lowering Jacobs' body down to the slab of rock.Jacobs' feet are being dragged across the slab of rock. Hobbs scrolls his eyes up Jacobs' body to see that inside his hood areglowing rays of light in place of his head.
NOTE: This is the figure seen on posters and dvd covers from thefirst movie 'The Thing'. This is an original creature created toimitate this likeness.
The glow face moves towards Hobbs.
Hobbs' P.O.V. now sees the Olaf being rise in front of glow face.
The Olaf being stands still hypnotized somehow by the light. Olaf'sblack, quilly head is sucked into the light. Now Olaf's entire bodydangles in front of Jacobs' body. Olaf's quilly body is sucked intothe ball up to the legs, which now dangle.
EXT. HELICOPTOR -- NIGHT
Hobbs gets inside the helicoptor and starts it up. Hobbs' P.O.V. seesthe glowing thing at a distance rise from the hole and start movingtowards the helicoptor. Jacobs' body is being used as some kind ofpuppet. Jacobs' hands stay at his sides and his legs are dragged across the snow. His body is being navigated and held up by thisglowing light. Olaf's legs are still dangling from the light as well.The glowing light is some strange form of radiation, it had melted Jacobs' entire head, but it doesn't effect the clothing. Also, the snow below this thing doesn't melt, instead it is being charred a bright purple.
Hobbs lifts off. Jens moves from the front seat to the back.
JENS (O.S.) I need some rest.
INT. ISI, DOG KENNEL -- NIGHT
Everyone is inside this small, cozy dog kennel. There are threeAlaskan Husky's laying down at the back of the room. Sitting next tothem on a bench is Latrice, Mikey, Getz, Vinson, Yamamoto, and Oates.Yoshihisa, Jones, Amery, and MacReady are in the back of the room standing. There is a table at the front of the room with all the cupsof their blood on it. Above the table on a shelf are some bottles andjars of liquid. Jimmy is next to the outside door sitting on a bench and petting another dog. Caol and Rose stand at the table getting the cups ready. Phil and Trish stand next to them. There are also three more dogs walking around the room.
ROSE (O.S.) We're almost ready.
Dirks is bandaging up his thumb. Caol walks away from Dirks and goesto the table.
GETZ Why do you have to go so deep?
DIRKS I don't want to hear you complain Getz, both my thumbs are cut.
Caol hands Graham a knife to heat.
CAOL Okay, let's start. We'll do Dirks first.
Rose holds his cup. Caol puts the hot knife in the cup, and nothinghappens. Dirks joins the others then grabs one of the torches thatlights up the room. MacReady seems to be recalling one of his memories.
MacReady and Childs are sitting across from each other in the burntremains of a building.
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Where were you Childs?
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Thought I saw Blair. I went after him...and got lost in the storm.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Fires got the temperature up all over the camp. Won't last long though.
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it.
MACREADY (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Why don't we just...wait here for a little while, see what happens.
CHILDS (DIALOGUE FROM 'THE THING') Yeah.
MacReady hands Childs the whiskey and he drinks from it. MacReady andChilds then smile softly to each other. Childs has a strange, betrayedlook on his face. He then grabs his throat. He then looks at thewhiskey bottle in fear and then over at MacReady. MacReady softly smiles back at Childs showing no remorse.
CHILDS CONVULSES. HE IS BEING CHANGED FROM WITHIN BY WHAT WAS INMACREADY'S WHISKEY BOTTLE.
INT. DOG KENNEL -- NIGHT
A shot of MacReady's now emotionless face is seen. Hiro has unzippedher coat, and is lifting up her sweater letting Graham massage herstomach. Yoshihisa wonders what they are doing, he leans over to seewhat Graham is doing to his daughter. Yoshihisa's P.O.V. sees Graham'shand on his daughter's PREGNANT stomach. Yoshihisa looks shocked thengets angry.
YOSHIHISA (angry) What is that? You are pregnant? Why didn't you tell anyone?
HIRO Everybody knows father, everyone but you. Do you blame me? Look how you're acting.
Yoshihisa looks over at Graham then runs at him strangling him.
YOSHIHISA I kill you, you bastard. You not only screw my daughter without consent...you not even married...you not Japanese...you give her bastard child.
Yoshihisa and Graham crash back against the table. Phil tries to breakthem up. On the top shelf, a bottle labeled 'Acid' tilts back and forth.Caol notices the bottle about to tip, he lunges to grab it.
CAOL Acid! Watch out!
It's too late. As they continue fighting, the table is bumped again,and the bottle finally tips over and pours out.
The acid pours onto all the blood. Almost every cup has a reaction.Caol gets burnt by the acid as well.
ROSE (hysterical) Oh no!
Rose, Hiro, Yoshihisa, Caol, Dirks, Jimmy, and Jones look around the room at everyone.
Everyone else in the room starts changing into things. Dirks turnsaround to leave and bumps into MacReady. Where MacReady's face shouldbe are hundreds of thick, noodle looking things, hanging from hisface all squirming around. MacReady's chest cavity splits apartwith his ribs sticking out. Dirks looks inside his chest and sees some human head looking back at him with solid red eyes.
DIRKS (hysterical) Yahhh!
MacReady's hands go to grab Dirks, but Dirks dodges him and runs away horrified.
JONES (hysterical) Jesus! Jimmy, get the fuck outta here, now!
Jimmy turns to leave out the door, but a dog walks in front of himstaring up at him. Jimmy doesn't run past it, the dog is actuallyfrightening him.
The dog splits apart, and starts changing into a thing.
ROSE (O.S.) The dogs are infected!
Jimmy starts hitting the dog with the end of his crutch. He then grabs the door and traps the dog between the wall and the door. Everyone that was against the back wall have changed and turned intoa large clustery blob of the creature, now MacReady is attached to it as well. Graham is changing, but Jones runs at him anyways, and forcefully points Graham's flamethrower at the large intertwined creature forming at the back of the room. Jones shoots a single wave of fire. Half of the creature catches on fire.
Creatures are heard screeching out.
Jones runs away from Graham. Graham's upper body is in transformation and is twisting all about. Graham has hold of Hiro'sarm. She tries to get away, but can't break his grip. Her other arm is being pulled by her father.
YOSHIHISA (hysterical) Hiro! Hiro!
HIRO (hysterical) Father! Help me! Help me!
Hiro is crying and trying to get away from Graham. Graham's facestretches out to resemble a dogs. Graham leans over and clamps itsteeth onto Yoshihisa's arm. Hiro now looks to have stomach pain. Shelifts her shirt and a thing bursts out of her womb. The baby is acreature that was changed by Childs by one of his needle-like tentacles while she was sleeping. Hiro dies. The baby has black eyes,sharp fingertips, and a third arm coming from its back. Its third armlooks like a flat beaver's tail with thorns all around it. The arm isslapped upward catching Yoshihisa's occupied face the same way a thorn vine does attaching to jeans. The arm now pulls downward, andrips off Yoshihisa's face and jaw. A continued hellish fiasco pursues.
EXT. DOG KENNEL -- NIGHT
Jimmy's P.O.V. sees Dirks and Jones trying to leave the kennel by swinging their torches and dodging the creatures.
Finally Dirks and Caol run out of the door. Jones now comes outholding Rose's hand.
The screeching of the creatures become more and more faint as Jones and the others run away.
A changing dog creature jumps out of the kennel onto the snowlooking as if it was going to start chasing them, but it just movesat them a few feet screeching out.
INT. SPACEDOME -- NIGHT
Jones, Dirks, Jimmy, Caol, and Rose come in through a door.
They have walked into the large, dark, dome room. Dirks and Jones light up the room somewhat with their torches.
JONES Listen now, I'm not dying out here- either are any of you- ain't no fucking way, no fucking how. We all got to stick together.
ROSE (crying) Did you see Hiro's baby?
JONES Ain't no time to think about the others, they dead. Ain't no time to think about all the shit that's out there- we just need to survive from this point on.
Caol holds his burnt face.
CAOL It hurts...it hurts.
JONES Hold out, Caol. Hold out, I know it hurts, we gonna get to your face when we can. We gotta move, and pray we don't come across any of those things. If we do, you just keep running.
Dirks opens the outside door to the space annex walkway. Caol is behind everybody, he turns around to take one last look into thedark dome room.
SUDDENLY A SILHOUETTE OF A MAN RUNS PAST IN THE DARK.
JONES I told you to chill man, it ain't even down to your bone, but those things out there can rip us apart every which way.
Caol tries pushing them all outside.
CAOL Someone's in here!
EXT. WIND TUNNEL ANNEX TO SPACE DOME -- NIGHT
Caol closes the door to the space dome. They all begin to hurry downthe creepy, dark, cold wind tunnel. Caol runs ahead of everyone.
JONES Hold on man! Wait!
Caol runs into the dark. Although the moon outside is bright, hestops because he can't see where he's going.
Jones runs ahead of the others to catch up with Caol. Caol sees Jonescoming. Caol can now see around him with Jones' torch lighting thewalkway up that far. Jones stops and notices something. Caol sees Jones noticing something, Caol looks to his right and sees and old man, Blair, from 'The Thing', standing against the plastic; he was hiding in the dark. Caol's P.O.V. looks up at Blair's face that is looking back down at him.
CAOL Ahhh! Jones!
Jones runs to help.
Blair jumps on top of Caol. There are crab-like stems ripping fromBlair's face. The stems stab at Caol, but Caol dodges them. Thestems now stab at Caol's chest ripping apart his coat.
Jones runs up to Blair, and delicately puts the flame of the torch under Blair's coat.
Blair's coat catches on fire slowly. More crab-like stems rip through Caol's clothing. Another thicker crab-like stem comes outthrough the back of Blair's head and swings like a scorpian'stail into Caol's neck.
Jones stops kicking at Blair's body now seeing Caol is alreadygargling in his own blood. Dirks, Rose, and Jimmy catch up.
Jones notices them coming, but sees Mirko running from behind themout from the dark.
Mirko lunges at Rose. Jones tackles Rose first. Mirko lands on top of Caol and Travis. Blair's coat is now up in flames. Miro is caughton fire as well.
JONES Come on!
Jones helps Rose up and they all run away. They look back and see the things screeching as they burn. The things start rolling around inthe snow. The flames are starting to go out and Jones gets them torun faster.
INT. OILLING ROOM -- NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS
They walk across the dark oiling room.
They walk out in the hallway and close the door to the oiling room.Jones busts the glass on a wall and grabs a fire axe.
JONES Caol is dead. We tried, but we couldn't help him. He panicked and left us. You see, he would have had a fighting chance if he wouldn't of left us...stupid...fucking stupid! We all need to stay calm, okay?
JONES I gotta hear it from you too Dirks...are you calm? Dirks?...Dirks?
Jones doesn't get a reply. He turns and looks at Dirks who is standing stiff and holding his torch.
Dirks...hey...what's wrong with you?
Dirks is holding the torch too close to the top, which should beburning his hand, but he is silent.
They all look behind him, and see a plant vine coming out from theback of his neck. All the plants in the hallway now come alive.Vines scurry across the floor and shoot through the air.
The fucking plants!
Rose looks towards Dirks as if they should attempt to try to savehim.
JONES He's gone, let's go!
Jones hands the torch to Rose. They start to run away.
A VINE SHOOTS INTO JIMMY'S HAND.
JIMMY Ahhh! Goddamnit! Go, leave me!
Jimmy is pulling away from the vine, but it's stronger than he is,and it is seen traveling under his skin up his arm.
JONES THINKS FAST. JONES PULLS BACK AND CHOPS OFF JIMMY'S ARM AT THE ELBOW. JIMMY FALLS BACK ON THE GROUND.
JONES Sorry man!
Jones pulls Jimmy away from the plants. Rose already started ripping a piece of shirt from inside her unzipped coat to tend toJimmy's arm.
INT. HELICOPTOR CAB -- NIGHT -- ELSEWHERE
PAN: FROM FRONT: Hobbs is flying the helicoptor in the front alone inthe dark cab.
HOBBS (says while getting Willies) Did you see his body? He kept rubbing against me- Goddamnit!
PAN: FROM BEHIND: A silhouette of Jens now sits upright from a layingposition. Damn! Why the hell did we even need to come here? It's Amery's fault man, it's fuckin' Amery's fault.
PAN: FROM BEHIND: The silhouette of Jens, which sits patiently, begins to grow out thick, long horns from the sides of its head.
They ain't gonna believe this shit when we get back- they just ain't gonna believe it. Jens, you still there man?- Jens?
Hobbs turns around and sees Jens turning into some horrific demon.One of Jens' arms is stretched out as it reaches around the passenger seat.
Hobbs panics, but tries to be calm. He feels around for a flare, butcan't find one.
Finally Hobbs finds a flare.
Hobbs notices one of Jens' arms that's stretched out reaching aroundto the front of the passenger seat is forming a man who is now sitting in the seat. The man is in the shape of a skinned cat andhas multiple colored spots on its body.
Hobbs breaks the flare, turns back around, and sees Jens' new,horned, demon-looking face about to bite him, but he shoves the flare in it's face just before it reaches him.
The helicoptor goes out of control while Hobbs fights for his life.
EXT. ISI -- NIGHT
The helicoptor softly crashes.
Hobbs forces himself out an opening of the twisted metal. The demon istrapped in the helicoptor. It screeches while the bright flare is still burning it.
HOBBS (screaming hysterically) Ahhh!
Hobbs stands up and leaves the helicoptor.
HOBBS (CONT'D) Hey! Is anyone here?
Hobbs hears more things screeching in the burning dog kennel next tohim. Hobbs gets scared and walks away. He looks ahead, and sees whatlooks like Jimmy holding onto someone. One of them is waving, but notyelling out to him.
Hobbs walks to them. He sees it's Jimmy, Jones, and Rose.
What happend here?
JONES Shhh! Quiet man, those things are everywhere.
Screeching is heard from a distance, then more screeching.
ROSE Sounds like they're communicating.
JONES Come on, we gotta hide somewhere before they spot us.
They all start running away.
INT. SHACK -- NIGHT
They all walk in a small storage shack. Jones, Hobbs, and Rose startgrabbing boxes of food and start stacking them against the door.Jimmy goes and sits on the floor in pain.
JIMMY (O.S.) Owwww....my fucking arm.
JONES Sorry man, but..
JIMMY No, thanks man. You were quick man.
JONES (jokingly) Yeah, well don't kiss ass yet, I only did it because I need as many white people as I can get. If you couldn't tell, all those motherphuckers out there are white and it's their words against ours. Then we get put in the looney bin. Then there goes the world.
JIMMY (laughing) I see, thanks anyways man.
JONES (giving serious look) No problem man. Just hope I got it in time.
JIMMY You did. Trust me.
ROSE (to Hobbs) We heard one of those things screeching from your helicopter, then saw you running away. Who was it?
HOBBS Jens. How was I supposed to know. Something told me to turn around, he was being real quiet- it's a good thing I did. You shoulda' seen him- there was these big horns- it looked like the devil.
Jones walks over to Jimmy.
JONES And don't finish thanking me yet, cause we ain't done.
Jones holds Jimmys arm, and places the torch on the end of his bloody stump without warning.
Hobbs, Jones, and Rose sit down by Jimmy. Jones looks at Jimmy expecting some response.
JONES (O.S.) Well?
JIMMY (in pain) Thanks?
HOBBS (O.S.) Man Jimmy, you're all fucked up.
HOBBS Where's everyone else? They're not all those things, are they?
HOBBS I don't know what happend here, but you're not going to believe what happend at that ship?
Rose notices something on Hobbs' face.
ROSE Wait, turn your head towards me.
Hobbs turns his head. Rose stands up and moves over to Hobbs.
What are these?
Rose touches the quills hanging from Hobbs' face.
HOBBS What's what?
ROSE They look like porcupine quills.
Hobbs feels his face. Jones walks over to see. Rose now touches thequills on his coat.
They're all over you. Are these from the ship?
Hobbs becomes frightened.
HOBBS Pull em' out!
Rose pulls one out with difficulty. Hobbs now screams in pain.
ROSE What's wrong?
Hobbs' flesh starts to sink in. His entire body now shrinks insidehis clothes.
Jones and Rose jump back.
JONES What the hell did you do?
ROSE Nothing, I just pulled this out!
Rose and Jones look at the quill. Rose drops it immediately.
Rose points down to Hobbs' boots. There is some liquid pouring out.The liquid looks thick like Karo syrup, and its texture resemblesshiny glitter.
The stuff starts spreading across the floor and continues to spread.
JONES (to Rose) Get away from that shit!
They help Jimmy up, go to the door, and start removing boxes of food.The liquid spreads across the floor, and even up the walls. They finish removing all the boxes and open the door.
Rose, grab some food.
Jones has the torch in one hand and helps Jimmy with his other hand.
EXT. OUTSIDE OF SHACK -- NIGHT
Jones walks out of the shack with Jimmy. Jones turns his head.
STANDING OUT IN THE SNOW ARE NUMEROUS CREATURES AND HUMANS WITH WARM CLOTHING ON. THEY ALL STARE AT JONES, EMOTIONLESS. EVEN CHARACTERS FROM 'THE THING' ARE THERE, EVEN AN EIGHT-FOOT JAMES ARNESS MONSTER.
Rose leaves the shack and notices them. She is startled and shouts.
Jones' torch reveals most of the figures. A few faces cannot be seen,and a few faces aren't faces at all, but deformities in some alienform. The humans and the things look at each other in silence like awestern duel. Rose falls to her knees crying helplessly. Jones just looks down pitying her. The things step closer to them.
JONES Stop! You ain't gotta do this.
The things step closer.
Fine, you muthaphukas! Come and get me! I'm not goin' out without a fight!
All of a sudden, a bright glow is seen from a very far distance likea sunrise. The glow goes out for a second then reappears hundreds ofyards closer each time.
JIMMY What's that?
The things notice the light reflecting off the snow, they turn aroundto see Jacobs' body moving across the snow towards them. They allscreech out at the glowing entity. Some of the creatures run at theglowing man, sacrificing themselves while the others flee.
Jones, Rose, and Jimmy watch along with the things. The glowing headof the man absorbs part of one man imitation, then moves to anotheruntil about eight creatures' legs dangle from the ball like somehellish looking pin cushion.
The other things are running frantically different ways.
JONES (O.S.) Maybe we should do the same.
ROSE That's Jacobs.
JONES That ain't Jacobs. That's some crazy shit. Ain't on our side, but I'm cool wit it.
Jones, Rose, and Jimmy run away. Rose stops running and takes another look at the glowing being behind her. It continues floating. Rose picks up the box of food, and runs.
INT. SUPPLY SHACK -- NIGHT -- LATER
Jones, Jimmy, and Rose sit together against a wall in another supplyshack. Screeching from the things are heard.
ROSE They're being devoured by that thing, whatever it is.
JONES I don't know about you Rose, but I'm beat.
ROSE We survived. It almost seems impossible- but we did.
JIMMY What if that thing comes in here?
` JONES We run out that other door.
JIMMY I'm tired of running man. I'm cold, hungry, and tired. My leg is broken, and continues to shatter with every step I take. And- did I mention my arm is missing. I give up.
JONES After all this shit? You've got to be kidding. We survived- because we wanted to - because we needed to. It's our responsibility now Jimmy- to get back to people and tell them before it's too late, before this thing hides amongst them, quietly imitating the human race.
ROSE That is- if they survive that other thing out there.
JONES (talking to God) We're done. I don't wanna get all twisted up n' shit. Please man...don't twist me up. Thanks for taking out Trish though.
JONES She kills animals n' shit, she don't care about their feelings so I dont' care about hers- fuck that bitch.
JIMMY What do we do now?
JONES Jimmy, we're just gonna sit here and wait. Just like we did before- wait.
JIMMY It's another week or so before McMurdo's storm clears before they send anyone. Do we have enough food? Shouldn't we go out and get some more?
JONES For now we just wait.
JIMMY After we burn everything in here, what are we gonna do to stay warm? I'm already freezing. Do we run to another building with that thing out there?
JONES I dunno Jimmy, we're just gonna have to wait and see. Just wait and see.
Shining through the window are the bright rays from the strange beingas it moves past the supply room outside. Jones, Jimmy, and Rose duckout of sight. As the light engulfs the entire shack with lightCHILDS IS SEEN SITTING IN A CORNER looking at them emotionless. Jonesgets up and grabs the torch, but sits back down seeing Childs is justas cold and frightened, and not being a threat at the moment.
All I gotta do brotha is open that door, and let that shit in. You know that, right?
Childs stares emotionless back at Jones and simply nods his head.
Sell out muthaphuka.
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