Here’s my second update for our final Video II project. So far we have assembled our forces, our team consists of Naomi Rose, Hunter Preston, and I. We have singled on a specific genre for our trailer, ‘monster horror flick’ which is perfect for Naomi, because not only is she good at making zombies and gore but she has connections to people who like to be gored up and pretend to be zombies.
In the next few days I’ll be location scouting in Utica where my grandparents own a large swathe of land and nestled in it is a traditional one room log cabin. Perfect for our horror flick and an excellent setting to give the sense of total isolation as our heroes defend themselves against waves of zombies. Here’s the icing on the cake, the cabin has electricity, heating, and lights so it should be a perfect location to shoot in. And considering Hunter wants to use his Black Magic as the primary camera we should be in for a really good looking video.
In the meantime I’ve also worked with Hunter on our script, entailed, “The EBook of the Dead” and I think we’ve really done a bang-up job on this one.
It’s about a guy and his gal going of a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods, during a game of truth and dare our lead stumbles onto a mysterious tablet. It’s an EBook, but not just any EBook, it’s the fabled “EBook of the Dead”, the Necronimcon app. He turns it on and immediately his romantic weekend turns into a night of survival as he battles hordes of zombies.
EBOOK OF THE DEAD
EXT. COUNTRY ROAD-DAY
Car drives up a road and pulls up to a cabin. With DONNEHUGH and JUDY in it. They get out and walk towards the cabin.
Legend tells of a book written in flame and death. A book that echoes the void itself.
Judy gives Donnehugh a sly smile.
Donnehugh and Judy are sitting near the fire.
Truth or dare?
Donnehugh drops trout.
I dare you to… run outside in your underwear and bring back my tablet.
I thought you we’re gonna give me a challenge!
Donnehugh is running away from the cabin in his underwear. Judy is laughing behind him.
Admiring the view?!
Donnehugh runs through the woods.
A book that never burns, never dies.
Donnehugh, stops and walks into the woods. He comes across a shrine with a tablet resting on it. He picks up the tablet.
A girl’s scream pierces the night.
Something rushes through the night towards Donnehugh, he turns, yells and runs away.
Donnehugh runs back to the cabin. Judy is gone.
He opens the door to revel her lifeless corpse. The tablet turns on in his hands. Donnehugh takes a look at the tablet.
(reading the tablet)
To start, click the NecromICON
(pressing the icon)
Blood starts dripping from his finger.
Cut tot he ebook screen. The screen slowly fills with blood
around the icon, then clears and displays pages of the Ebook
of the Dead.
Judy’s eyes open. She attacks Donnehugh. NECROMIS bursts through the door and shoots her in the face.
What the fuck! Who are you?
(pushing Donnehugh against a wall)
Did you download the book! Did you download the book!
Yes? It got five stars?
(hands Donnehugh a war maul)
Whats this for?
A loud roar sounds in the distance.
It’s gonna be a long night.
Scenes of fighting and havoc follow. Shots of zombie hacking and killing ensues. Pissing in zombie mouthes and guns reloading follow.
EXT. CABIN ROOF-NIGHT
Shaky shots of running thought the night. Necronimis raises a staff above his head on the rooftop. Donnehugh is behind him.
What’s going on?!
(loudly but calm)
A storm is coming.
EXT. CABIN NIGHT
Donnehugh drives the car towards the cabin as zombies chase it.
We have to survive the night!
Lets just close the program.
We can’t close it, we have to wait for the battery to die!
MUSIC FADES OUT
Donnehugh is grasping Necronimis as he dangles off a ledge.
The screen is frozen!
Donnehugh raises the hammer above his head and swings down at the book.
CUT TO BLACK
Title fades in: “THE EBOOK OF THE DEAD”
With the script done my next area of business is to start storyboarding this mother.